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Pyrotopia: Festival of Fire Arts

  • Pyrotopia: Festival of Fire Arts

    Watch the flames come to life at Pittsburgh’s first festival of fire and electrical arts!

    Saturday, April 28, 2012
    The Historic Pump House (near Lowe’s in the Homestead Waterfront)

    NOON-5pm: Kid's activities presented by the Children's Museum and the Carnegie Science Center

    8pm-MIDNIGHT: Main event

    Both events are FREE and open to the public!

    • Fire spinners and dancers from Steel Town Fire
    • Fire hooping by Daniel Lewis (aka Apex)
    • Fiery Flamenco Dancing by Carolina Loyola-Garcia
    • Flaming Simon and Pyrostomp, created by Eric Singer
    • A six-foot tall Tesla Coil built by Pittsburgh engineer Mark Barlow
    • Demonstrations of fire-related arts, including glassblowing and metal casting
    • Ground-effect fireworks by Pyrotecnico of New Castle
    • EL-wire costumes and LED art
    • An extra-special lighting of the Carrie Blast Furnace complex by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

    Hosted by Phat Man Dee and Andrew the Impaled. Music by DJ Zombo.

    Special afternoon activities for children (led by the Carnegie Science Center and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh)
    • Black Light Bubble Art

    • LED Lanterns
    • Learn how fireworks get their color

    FREE ADMISSION! Open to the public! Accessible by bus and bicycle!

    Pump House at the Waterfront (near Lowe's), 880 Waterfront Drive East (across from USX Building)

Pyrotopia Web Site

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  • pyrotopia

    We'd love to get your feedback on Pyrotopia! Please email your comments and suggestions for next year's event to [masked]. Thanks!

    May 2, 2012

  • pyrotopia

    Hi all, just wanted to let you know that we won't cancel the event unless we get really heavy rain tonight. We are expecting some drizzle tonight, so dress warmly, wear outdoor shoes, and pack an umbrella just in case!

    April 28, 2012

  • Leslie

    Just so everyone is aware of the schedule, per the Pyrotopia Facebook page, the events from noon to 5:00 are children's events. There are no events scheduled from 5:00 - 8:00. The main event runs from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

    April 27, 2012

  • pyrotopia

    Hi Cristen, Pyrotopia will be held at the Pump House in the Homestead Waterfront (at the end near the Rankin Bridge). Here's a Google map with the exact location and parking information:

    April 23, 2012

  • Cristen

    Can someone help me with where this is exactly?

    April 22, 2012

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