About Us

Spirit of ‘76 has been a fireworks staple for Mid-Missouri since 1987. Started by Columbia native John Bechtold, Spirit of ’76 has grown from a seasonal retail tent to one of the largest wholesalers of consumer fireworks. Despite great success, we have always maintained a local retail operation to service the fireworks needs of Mid-Missouri.  

 76fireworkstore.com is just one more way Spirit of ‘76 has found to help Columbia and surrounding areas to celebrate with fireworks. From wedding sparklers to graduation fireworks, we have what you need to light up the sky in style. We put our 30+ years of experience into action, selecting only the best fireworks to carry in our store and online. 

Spirit of ‘76 is proud to remain a local business with our headquarters remaining in Columbia, Missouri and our warehouse in Boonville. We are proud members of the APANFA, and PGI.