Going Out with a Bang

If you’ve lived your life with sparkle and flair, now you can soar into the great beyond with the same dazzling panache. Or if you’ve leaned more toward the quiet and unobtrusive, this could be your one last chance to shoot for the stars. What are we talking about? Cremation fireworks.

The rate of cremations in this country has skyrocketed, accompanied by several new ideas for dealing with cremated remains. Just when you thought you’d heard it all, along comes Angels Flight, an innovative company that provides a unique scattering service.

For fees starting at $4,000, Angels Flight will pack your ashes into custom-made fireworks shells and send you off in a blaze of glory. Choose from land, shore, or ocean scattering locations all over California, and Angels Fire will provide a package of services that includes a brilliant display of 200 fireworks shells and all required licenses, insurance, permits and fees. Professional photography, catering, limo service, sound system, and the services of a minister or captain are also available for an additional charge.

Comments (12)

Alan GordonNovember 19th, 2008 at 7:43 am

Certainly a lot more exciting then a burial and probably even cheaper.

bill wrightNovember 19th, 2008 at 7:48 am

are these rockets or mortars?

Perfect MemorialsNovember 19th, 2008 at 9:02 am


The display is done with mortars as opposed to rockets.

Joanna GoldenApril 23rd, 2009 at 7:11 am

This is the perfect way to go to heaven and not grieve but celebrate!! I have always wanted to do this, and now that I have a heart condition and am up in age, I plan on doing it this way. I live on the water in East Fl. and already have my will to do just that. What better way? People see fireworks and they equate them to celabrations. New Years, 4 of July, Labor Day, you get the message. Passing on should not be sad but the release of pain and suffering on earth.. My mortician says we won’t need anything bigger than a pepsi bottle and a bottle rocket. I made up my mind to do it this way years ago in the onset of cancer. Have wanted to be cremated not buried since I was about 8 years old. I have always wanted to go out with a bang, so you might as well make it beautiful and peaceful so everyone who is witness to it will never forget the vision. Thank you for making this wish possible. God bless you and yours.

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Liz SchimmelJuly 8th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

This ROCKS! Having recently been to a funeral and wanting my memorial to be a celebration of how my life is lived – funny, random, happy, smiling – I don’t want my memorial service to be stoic. I thought of cremation fireworks and KNEW there had to be a website devoted to it and here you are! This will definitely be the way I want to be remembered – seeing that I doubt the fire marshall will allow me to be pushed out into the lake and started on fire like the Vikings did.

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[...] A lot of people, many of my friends included, think that Navy Pier is a cheesy tourist trap. Taken in small doses, it actually is a fun and low-budget outing for us. From our place, we walked the nearly two miles through the city to the Pier. It was a hot night with a tinge of breeze. Holding hands, walking through the city’s vibrant nightlife areas, somehow makes us feel very close and happy to be alive. Once on the Pier, we headed for the Beer Garden where there was a live band and, once again, prime people watching: families, couples of all ages, bachelorette parties and the chatter of foreign languages. The piece de resistance for me on Navy Pier is the fireworks choreographed to music. When I die, I want to be sent up in fireworks. I once thought this was an original idea, but going out with a boom  actually is a business now. [...]

IanNovember 21st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

This is absolutely fantastic. I was born on the 4th of July and can think of no better way of going out than this. I’ve seen fireworks that blow up and look like a smiley face, are you able to do that? I’d love it if the last thing that my family and friends were to see of me was that I was happy and that they should be as well. I’d also like to know if this is something that can be paid for long in advance, like a cemetery plot would be

Richard SchoenDecember 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I really enjoyed my fireworks funeral, I paid 7500 USD and it was well worth it, all my family said it was the best funeral they have been to.

Donna UnderhillFebruary 1st, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Fantastic idea…always loved it since the first time I heard about it…and definitely want to go “Out with a Bang”.
Do you have an East Coast branch or affiliate?

PatrickMay 9th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Can you add ashes to rockets and send the fireworks to different locations in the U.S.? What would the cost for say 20 of these be?

DJ McHenryJuly 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I have questions. Do you cremate and do the fireworks? Long Beach? Queen Mary

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