Accomplishments

  • Washington D.C. July 4th at the National Mall (2013-2017)
  • Rutgers University 250th Anniversary – 2016 (Tri-Campus Celebration)
  • Major League Soccer All Star Games and MLS Cup (Annually since 2012)
  • Super Bowl XVLIII (Aerial Display Elements)
  • Dana Point, California July 4, 2016
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods (Annually The Largest July 4th Display in New Mexico)
  • Wrestlemania 33 Orlando, Fl (Aerial Display Elements)
  • SailFest, New London
  • Statue of Liberty Bicentennial Celebration
  • XV Olympic Winter Games, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Cunard 175th Anniversary (Queen Mary 2 Boston Harbor)
  • Jones Beach State Park July 4, 2016
  • Princeton University Reunions (Annually For Over 20 Years)
  • Celebrate our Stars and Stripes (Amboys – NJ Largest Independence Day Celebration)
  • Coney Island Amusement Park (Weekly Summer Series)
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer (Annual Productions)
  • Golden Nugget Casino Grand Opening, Atlantic City (Roof Top Display)
  • Walt Disney World
  • “Kaboom” Fireworks on the Navesink
  • Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
  • John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA
  • Trump National Golf Course Grand Opening, NJ
  • Hilton Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
  • Peekskill Celebration, Peekskill, NY
  • Target Stores Grand Opening Celebration
  • Universal Studios, Florida
  • Sea World, Florida
  • Six Flags Amusement Parks
  • New Jersey Devils Hockey
  • US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Nassau Bahamas Quincentennial
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Salve Regina University 60th Anniversary Celebration, RI
  • State of Vermont Bicentennial Celebration
  • Killington Ski Resort, Vermont
  • Jay Peak Ski Resort, Vermont
  • Winter Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Inn of the Mountain of the Gods Resort, NM
  • New York International Festival of the Arts
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NY
  • New Year’s Eve, Central Park, New York
  • Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • South Street Seaport, New York Harbor
  • Ronald McDonald House, Long Island, NY
  • New Jersey State Fair
  • Ski Windham, New York
  • >Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • >New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • New Jersey Pops
  • Raceway Park, NJ
  • Newark Bears Baseball, Newark, New Jersey
  • Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Club, NY
  • New Jersey Cardinals Baseball, Augusta, New Jersey
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Resorts & Great Hotels Private Meetings Summit,
  • The Greenbrier Hotel, Greenbrier, West Virginia
  • Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware
  • New Year’s Eve at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
  • Wachovia Corporation, Charlotte, NC
  • Celebrations, Florida
  • Tupperware International Headquarters, Florida

For over 120 years, GARDEN STATE FIREWORKS, INC. has performed thousands of displays, all over the world, for every event imaginable. GARDEN STATE FIREWORKS, INC. remains the oldest and largest American Manufacturer of display fireworks.

International Titles

World Champion

International Festival of Fireworks – Monte Carlo, France

Grand World Champion

18th International Festival of Fireworks – Monte Carlo, France
Finale Competition 1978-1982

Silver Jupiter

International Fireworks Festival at La Ronde – Montreal, Canada

First Place

28th Annual International Fireworks Competition – San Sebastian, Spain

People’s Choice Award

28th Annual International Fireworks Competition – San Sebastian, Spain

First Place

31st Annual International Fireworks Competition – San Sebastian, Spain

People’s Choice Award

31st Annual International Fireworks Competition – San Sebastian, Spain

Special Distinction Award

31st Annual International Fireworks Competition – San Sebastian, Spain

Major Displays

GARDEN STATE produces over 90% of the displays presented in our home state of New Jersey, and has produced Fourth of July spectaculars for literally hundreds of major cities across the nation, including our Nations Capitol, July 4th displays in Washington, D.C.

1997- Present Princeton University; 250th Anniversary Celebration and the Annual Princeton Reunions Celebration (12 musically choreographed displays)

 


 

2006-2011 KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink, in Red Bank, NJ. KaBoom! is the largest Independence Day Celebration in New Jersey. In 2006 Garden State performed an amazing computer fired display launched from multiple barges in the Navesink River choreographed to a radio simulcast on Q104.3. The display was regarded as the best display to ever grace the Navesink River. In 2007 GARDEN STATE returned and proudly exceeded expectations by outdoing the prior year’s performance.

 


 

2006-2012 Entergy Nuclear Power, Peekskill New York. For two consecutive years Garden State delivered state of the art pyro-musicals choreographed to a radio simulcast on WHUD radio. Radio personality Mike Bennett of WHUD exclaimed “The Best We’ve Ever Had!” after the display and continued to rave about the quality of the choreography on the WHUD morning show the next day.

 


 

Liberty State Park. For over 25 years, GARDEN STATE has provided the July 4th Fireworks display for Jersey City with performances in Liberty State Park or on the water adjacent to the Statue of Liberty. In 2007 GARDEN STATE answered the call to upgrade the display to a sophisticated computer fired pyro-musical and left the crowd in awe.

 


 

The World Cup. GARDEN STATE was proud to supply the fireworks to celebrate the Italian Soccer team’s World Cup victory. When Italy captured the championship when the U.S. hosted the World Cup Finals, Garden State was there on short notice to deliver an exciting performance.

 


 

Coney Island Amusement Park. For over a decade GARDEN STATE continues to illuminate the historic amusement park at Coney Island, NY every Friday night during the summer operating season.

 


 

For New York City’s 1986 Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration, GARDEN STATE was honored to provide the welcoming display for the first of the “tall ships” at South Street Seaport, and then went on to produce the fireworks for the “Boston Pops/Barry Manilow Concert” in Liberty State Park and the highly acclaimed “Classical Salute to Liberty” with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park.

 


 

On February 28, 1988, GARDEN STATE had the honor of presenting the fireworks for the Closing Ceremonies at the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The display was seen world-wide via television, and caused on-site commentator Peter Jennings of A.B.C. to exclaim, “When you want the best you go to The Santore Brothers!”

 


 

American Express 2006-2007. Computer fired, musically choreographed displays on the Hudson River in the New York City Harbor.

2011 – Present MLS All-Star Game. GARDEN STATE supplies the annual crowd pleasing display.

 


2007 – Present Trump National Golf Course, Bedminster, NJ. GARDEN STATE supplies a crowd pleasing display.

 


 

“Woodstock ’94” and Woodstock ’99” GARDEN STATE supplied two memorable performances for the Woodstock Music Festival Anniversary celebrations.

 


 

Hilton Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ 2006. GARDEN STATE was proud to deliver the New Year’s Eve Celebration for the Hilton. Garden State helped the Hilton ring in the New Year with a bang! The display was the first display fired from a beach in Atlantic City in over 30 years.

 


 

GARDEN STATE has executed the very prestigious Fireworks at Hagley program, a series of world-class pyromusicals presented annually at the Hagley Museum and Library, home of the first Du Pont black powder factory in Wilmington, Delaware.

 


 

During the winter months, New England’s ski resorts are frequent beneficiaries of GARDEN STATE’S aerial excitement. We have presented regularly scheduled displays at Killington, in Vermont.

 


 

GARDEN STATE performs many of the shows seen in New York City waters, including many of those at Manhattan’s famous South Street Seaport, opening each Seaport season with their popular “Holiday Series”. Other shows at the Seaport have included displays for “the Bon Jovi wedding reception”, and every year since 1987, “The Fireworks Ramayana,” a retelling of the Indian epic poem in fireworks for the Association of Indians in America’s annual Deepavali Festival.

 


 

Other New York shows include The N.Y. International Festival of the Arts, New Years Eve in Central and Prospect Parks, the opening of the World Financial Center, the Ronald McDonald House Gala and for over ten years GARDEN STATE has supplied the fireworks for the Heritage of Pride Festival on the Hudson River.

 


 

In July 1995 GARDEN STATE had the honor of presenting the fireworks for The Special Olympic World Games, in New Haven, Connecticut.

 


 

And no list of our activities would be complete without mention of the display presented annually since the 1930’s in mid-July for the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society of Berkeley Heights, N.J. This show, a pyrotechnic spectacular in the Italian tradition featuring the Santore’s world-famous multiple break exhibition shells and rarely seen groundwork, has become an attraction for fireworks lovers from around the country and around the world.

Looking out around the world, GARDEN STATE has lit up the sky from the banks of Saint Petersburg, Russia for The Goodwill Games, to San Sebastian Spain for the 31st Annual Fireworks Competition. Across the nation, Garden State performs annually at the Cranberry Festival in Harwichport, Massachusetts; to The NFL Playoff Games, and the Fourth of July Celebration, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garden State has continued to evolve to provide state of the art computer fired musically choreographed displays around the country.