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A behind the scenes look at Santa Maria’s “Red, White and Boom” firework show

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 22:42:39-04

For another year, Santa Maria is hosting the Red White and Boom fireworks show.

The creators say it’s one of the biggest shows they do in central California and they expect this one to be bigger and better than ever.

KSBY got a behind the scenes look at how it all gets put together. 

Pyro Technical crews started setting up around 9 a.m. and worked throughout the day. 

 Families across Santa Maria are looking forward to seeing Red White and Boom.

“We celebrate all day and end the night with a boom,” said Doug Silva, a Santa Maria resident. 

Pyro Technical is getting ready to light up the sky for another spectacular fireworks show this July 

“It’s going to be bigger and better and I did the show last year,” show engineer Steve Albert said.

Black tubes are lined up by size inside is where the actual fireworks are shot off.

“On the board, all the numbers are set there and once we wire all these up it wires into the board so this has to play out the board does,” said Alexis Albert, Steve’s daughter, who is the show organizer.

Alexis says there is a lot of thought given to the order of fireworks people see.

“We lay it out by finale and then what goes on at the beginning of the show the middle and the end,” said Albert.

People who enjoyed last year’s crackles and pops are excited to see more.

“It was so interesting and I liked how they were colorful,” said Lana Silva, who saw the fireworks show last year. 

Pyro Technical says they are ending the night with a big boom.

“The finale is going to be crazy,” Alexis said. “If you blink you are going to miss it. There is so much that goes on.”

“I think it’s going to be one of the best shows out here,” Steve said.

Thursday afternoon, a brush fire broke out east of where the fireworks were being set up, but Albert says he got a green light from the fire marshal.

The show starts at 9 p.m. You can watch it from Sierra Vista Park. Admission is free.