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April 25, 2013 11:25 am  

Fireworks by Grucci Return for Carnival

By Source Staff — April 25, 2013

This year’s Carnival fireworks spectacular will once again be produced by the world-renowned Fireworks by Grucci of New York.

Saturday’s event will be the seventh consecutive Carnival engagement by Grucci, but the fireworks veterans were actually the first to produce the finale for V.I. Carnival more than 24 years ago.

“Given the budget constraints and shortfall of private sponsorship investment, we are indeed grateful and honored to carry on the traditional fireworks program for V.I. Carnival,” said Steve Bornn, local fireworks finale producer and production manager, in a statement released from his office.

The best spots from which to view the fireworks are downtown at Carnival Village and its adjacent waterfront area, the release said. The show begins at 9 p.m.

The fireworks will be staged from a barge in the cove across from Carnival Village, the release said, and boats normally anchored in that area will be required to relocate from the restricted zone.

The 17-minute fireworks display is being orchestrated by St. Thomas-based Left Lane Productions and Events, and is supported by assistance from Tropical Shipping, Boynes Trucking Systems, Crowley Marine, Brooks Transport and Challenger Trucking.

In 2009 Grucci set the world record for the largest fireworks display in Dubai, and the 170-year old company has produced shows for presidential inaugurations and the Olympics.

Left Lane produces region pyrotechnic displays including those for visiting corporate events, weddings and other occasions.

Happy Carnival, everyone. Enjoy the fireworks!


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April 25, 2013 12:21 pm  

are they tonight or saturday? another post said tonight. i wonder if i can see them from stx


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April 25, 2013 1:00 pm  

Saturday. Carnival fireworks are always on the last day of Carnival after the adults parade @ 9PM.

The fireworks last night were for a corporate event @ Frenchman's Reef and not the usual routine.

They generally set up the fireworks barge in the harbor.
Hope they don't catch Hassell Island on fire as has been done on occassion in the past as it's been so dry, lately.
Have no idea if you can see it from STX which is 36 miles away from sea bouy to sea bouy. That might be stretching it.

Have a safe and fun carnival, everyone.


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April 25, 2013 1:21 pm  

I think I saw some of the corporate event fireworks from STX last night at 8:28pm. I was inside, so the viewing conditions were not ideal. When I went outside a minute later, they had stopped.


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April 25, 2013 2:04 pm  

thanks i will try for saturday since i missed last night


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April 26, 2013 12:21 pm  

Weren't the fireworks at the parade yesterday? I'm confused.


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April 26, 2013 12:40 pm  

Wed. was the Food Fair and the fireworks that took place that evening were for a special corporate event at Fr. Reef Hotel/Marriot and were not sponsored by the Carnival committee and had nothing to do with Carnival. Thurs. morning was J'ouvert which was curtailed as you all know.
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Fireworks signifying last day of Carnival traditionally take place at night/9PM on Saturdays after the Adult's Parade.
Today (Fri.) is the Children's Parade.


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April 26, 2013 12:41 pm  

Weren't the fireworks at the parade yesterday? I'm confused.

No, that was a very small private corporate display from Frenchman's Reef. The Children's Parade is today and the Adult Parade is tomorrow, following which the Carnival fireworks around 9PM are the grand finale of the festivities. Enjoy!


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April 28, 2013 2:05 pm  

Last night (Saturday), I could see the STT carnival fireworks from STX. At arm's length, the bursts were about 1/8" high. Here are some cropped pics taken with my pocket camera (Canon PowerShot A4000 IS) with 32x digital zoom, 1 second exposure, on a tripod. They look terrible, and I don't know where the camera was focusing, but I thought it was interesting that anything came out.


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April 28, 2013 2:17 pm  

They should be submitted to The Daily Globe as irrefutable evidence of UFOs.


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April 28, 2013 8:38 pm  

i forgot to look


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April 28, 2013 9:08 pm  

Why bother!


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April 28, 2013 9:56 pm  

Fireworks are part of the best thing about Carnival!


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April 29, 2013 6:39 am  

How did you embed the photos????? Sheese I've been trying to do that for over a year.


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April 29, 2013 1:00 pm  

How did you embed the photos????? Sheese I've been trying to do that for over a year.

The short answer: Upload the image somewhere else, and then click the little “mountain and sun” icon which does “Insert image URL.”

The long answer:

First, you have to upload the image somewhere else. This forum will not host images. And the image has to be directly reference-able by its .jpg or .gif address. Other image types might also work. I use http://tinypic.com/ which is fast, free, anonymous and gives you the direct image address you need, in several formats for various purposes (forums, emails, etc). It also resizes images if you want. Other sites like flickr.com are harder to use and you really have to dig to find the direct image address. If you want to embed an image that’s already online, go to the web page containing the image, and on the image, do right-click, Properties, and copy the entire address (eg: http…blahblahblah.jpg).

Second, when composing your message on this forum, click the little “mountain and sun” icon which does “Insert image URL.” It’s next to the smiley face. Then paste or type the image address. Preview the result to confirm that it looks right before posting it, because it’s easy to get wrong.


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April 29, 2013 1:14 pm  

How did you embed the photos????? Sheese I've been trying to do that for over a year.

Also, the photo embed feature was partly broken for a while. It wouldn't embed from tinypic.com and possibly from other sites. Islander fixed it in Feb 2013, at my prompting.


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