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World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

SAVE THE DATE for 2023 World Fireworks Championship Blackpool – Saturday 16 September, Saturday 30 September and Friday 20 October.

The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family with three countries set to participate over three nights in the autumn.

The stunning displays, which are set to music, will take place over the beach in front of The Blackpool Tower. All of them are free to access.

Over the years, the firework events have become one of the resort’s biggest draws. In 2022, each of the events attracted more than 50,000 spectators to the Tower Festival Headland.

All displays are subject to suitable weather conditions. The event will build-up from 7.30pm with an approximate firing time of 8.30pm for each display.

Please note that train strikes are scheduled for the 30 September, coinciding with our second fireworks event. There will be no trains arriving or departing Blackpool. To ensure you don't miss the event, plan your journey in advance, explore alternative transport options, and stay updated on any service disruptions. 


India, Switzerland and Italy will battle it out over the three free events:

Saturday 16 September - India, Amir Morani Fireworks 

The show will be designed by Azan Morani who has designed and programmed some of the largest and most complex shows in the world.
The company was founded in 1937 and has since delivered some of the most prestigious events in India, using state-of-the-art firing and design technology.

Saturday 30 September – Switzerland, SUGYP

Swiss pyrotechnics company, SUGYP, take centre-stage on Saturday 30 September.

Established in 1967, SUGYP, is one of Switzerland’s major pyrotechnics companies, putting on displays all across Europe, as well as competing in international festivals in the Philippines, Macau, Vietnam and Canada.

Each year, the company makes more than 150 shows for Swiss National Day celebrations and has displayed at major events including the Americas Cup and the Lyon Festival of Lights.

Friday 20 October – Italy, Pirotecnica Soldi

The final performance, by Italian fireworks company Pirotecnica Soldi, will take place on the evening of Friday 20 October, to coincide with the launch of this year’s annual Lightpool Festival in Blackpool.

The company was founded by Francesco Soldi in 1869 as a response to architects who wanted to illuminate the facades of churches and buildings on special occasions. Since then, generation after generation has continued a tradition of handcrafting fireworks, which are still made for displays at its factory in Florence.

The firework display takes place over the beach in front of the iconic Blackpool Tower. Take your place along Central Promenade between Central Pier and North Pier to watch the spectacle. 

All displays are subject to suitable weather conditions. The event will build-up from 7.30pm with an approximate firing time of 8.30pm for each display.

Safety Note: Please be aware that tramway will be operational, so please ensure you stay a safe distance from the tramway.

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