World Fireworks Championships Blackpool

The World Fireworks Championships are back in Blackpool!

The World Fireworks Championships take place in Blackpool between the 9th and 30th September, and much like last year when Canada took the glory, some of the world’s best pyrotechnic artists will be in town to light up the night sky in superb and spectacular fashion.

The best thing is that it’s all free. Simply take your place anywhere along the famous promenade on one of the evenings listed below (each event is on a Friday night). Bring the whole family down, as if last year was anything to go by, the kids – parents and grandparents too – will be in awe of the breathtaking spectacle overhead.

Where to watch

Get yourself comfortable, perhaps beside The Tower Headland. Make a night of it: maybe pick up some some fish and chips or an ice cream if the weather holds, sit back and see the entire resort up in lights – don’t forget you’ll also get to see the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations as well.

Expect a perfectly-synchronised soundtrack which will provide a stunning accompaniment to the jaw-dropping displays. Who will win this year? Will it be Australia, Slovakia or the USA? See what times each nation is performing, so you can go and show your support!

Dates for your diary

  • Friday 9th September – Australia, Skylighter Fireworks
  • Friday 16th September – Slovakia, Privatex Pyro
  • Friday 23rd September – USA, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks
  • Friday 30th September – Celebration Display by UK and Winner Announcement

Choose the night that most suits you, or come to them all – either way you’ll have a night to remember and the kids will be talking about it for weeks on end, perhaps you will be too!

For more ideas of fun Blackpool-based activities, check out our things to do  – which let’s be honest, you’ll never have trouble with in Britain’s favourite seaside resort.

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