In 2013 Big Bang Boom was voted "BEST ANNUAL AREA EVENT" by the people of Northeast Nebraska community in a poll done by 94 Rock!!
The 2012 show is now history and it was another great display. The addition of the lasers added another dimension to the show which, at this time we are evaluating. A big thanks to the sponsors who help bring this to you. Affiliated Foods Midwest and Alter Metal and Scrap
To commemorate America's Bi-Centennial in 1976 the first fireworks show was shot at Skyview Lake with a $1500 budget. Orville Carlisle and Doug Zastrow put on that first show. This annual show has continued to grow and expand with the addition of many activities at Skyview since that time. Big Bang Boom, Inc. was formed in 1999 to coordinate the efforts of Norfolk's fireworks display that is touted as one of the largest in Nebraska. In 2003 Big Bang Boom, Inc. made a giant stride forward to help make the then "SATURDAY IN THE PARK" fireworks show the very best it could be by the addition of digitally fired fireworks supplied by J & M Displays of Yarmouth, Iowa setup and shot by Big Bang Boom committee members using the E-Z Fire control system. This technology allowed for choreographed shell breaks to the music being played. This also allowed for the addition to the show of Big Bang Boom's signature "fireballs”, which has added to the intensity of the production. In 2007 the name of the event was changed to "Boomfest" to encompass the diversity of the event. In 2011 the next step was taken with addition of the Pyrodigital firing system which allows for even more precise firing of the show. Big Bang Boom, Inc. now operates on a budget of nearly $40,000 which is made possible by fundraisers and sponsorships. Big Bang Boom, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.
Boomfest is a fun-filled day of family oriented activities prior to the fireworks. Vendors are available with vast variety of food and drink. In addition, there is an inflatable midway for the youngsters as well the Life Net air ambulance will be on site during the event.
There will be a large variety of foods, drinks and snacks. Visiting one of the many vendors will bring pleasure to your taste buds with ethnic foods to kettle corn to the all american hamburger. There will also be glow necklesses available throughout the park. Look for Boy Scouts that will be selling the glow necklesses.
If anyone has questions about being a food vendor please feel free to call Troy Uhlir at 402-841-6386.
There will again be an inflatable midway for the youngsters begining at 12pm until 9pm. Cost is
The Life Net air ambulance will be onsite in the afternoon from 4pm-6pm, it will be available to view unless it is needed to transport a patient
New this year will be helicopter rides around the City of Norfolk (2 person ride $100, 3 person ride $120) and there will be a wood carver booth that will make 3 items that will be auctioned or raffled off before the fireworks show. There will be a band playing during the afternoon until show time. "An Evening" is a John Denver tribute band. www.facebook.com/AnEvening
More new attractions this year include the Great Idaho Potato Truck from the Great State of Idaho. It will be on display for the entire show. The YMCA and Big Bang Boom, Inc. will be sponsoring the Red, White, Boom 5k Obstacle Course for adults age 13+ and a 1/2 mile course for kids ages 6-12. All kids under age 8 must have an adult over age 13 guiding them through the course. The race will be held the morning of Boomfest at Skyview Lake. 7am check-in, 730am pre race meeting, 8am start (there will be several heats). Kids course begins at 10am.
As always remember to bring your Big Bang Boom Box (portable radio) to the lake and listen to the synchronized music of the fireworks display on one of the following radio stations: 94 Rock (94.7 FM ) US92 (92.7) 106 KIX (106.7) & Lite Rock (97.5). The Big Bang Boom Committee strives to make this show bigger and better each year. For 38 years this has been our goal and we have made this our mission.
With PreShow beginning at 9:45 pm and the main show starting at 10:00pm, we will light up the sky with fireworks supplied by J&M Displays of Yarmouth, IA. The magnificent show is shot by your very own BIG BANG BOOM shoot crew from right here in Norfolk. The fireworks are digitally and electronically choreographed to a vast array of music put together by the fireworks committee, so don't forget to bring your Big Bang Boombox so you can listen to the show on your favorite local radio station: 94 Rock (94.7), US 92 (92.7) 106 KIX (106.5) or Lite Rock (97.5).