Garden State Fireworks - The Santore Bros. World Champions

Our Awards

World Champion
International Festival of Fireworks
Monte Carlo, Monaco, France

Grand World Champion
18th International Festival of Fireworks
Finale Competition
Monte Carlo, Monaco, France

Silver Jupiter
International Fireworks Festival at La Ronde
Montreal, Quebec, 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

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Accomplishments

Washington DC July Fourth Celebration
Macy’s New York July Fourth Celebration on the Hudson
Statue of Liberty Bicentennial Celebration
XV Olympic Winter Games, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg, Russia
John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA
Walt Disney World
“Kaboom” Fireworks on the Navesink
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 at 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
Ski Windham, New York
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New Jersey State Fair
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 110 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.

1997-2007 Princeton University; 250th Anniversary Celebration and the Annual Princeton Reunions Celebration (12 musically choreographed displays)

2006-2007 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.

2006-2007 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.

Trump National Golf Course, Bedminster, NJ. GARDEN STATE supplied a crowd pleasing display in 2007.

"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.