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Blackpool World Firework Championships 2016

The World Fireworks Championships are back in Blackpool!

Over four Friday nights, the Blackpool sky will light up with the magnificent World Fireworks Competition.

2016 Blackpool World Firework Championships

Fridays 9, 16, 23 & 30 September

The Illuminations light up the promenade, and the Fireworks lit up the sky high above Blackpool thanks to the FREE annual event, held centrally on Blackpool promenade at Tower Festival Headland, with great views to be had along the whole of Blackpool seafront.

If you live locally it's a great chance to come into town in the evening and enjoy a stroll in the still warm evening air before autumn sets in, and a bag of chips with a disposable fork - they taste so much better that way!

If you fancy visiting Blackpool for a short stay why don't you make the Fireworks Championships the weekend when you come to visit? There's so much to see and do, whatever the weather, you can be sure of a great time.

9 September - Skylighter Fireworks from Australia
16 September - Slovak Privatex Pyro team
23 September - Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks compete for team USA 
30 September - grand finale

* Build up from 7.30pm and shows starting at 8.30pm.
* All displays subject to suitable weather conditions.

If you are travelling into Blackpool to enjoy this event please leave extra time for travel, as this is a popular event and there may be traffic delays when arriving/leaving. You're advised to use car parks at the south of the resort and the tramway to travel to the event. Public transport via the rail systems and buses is also recommended.


Remember to keep an eye on the Events Calendar- each of the dates is listed individually, along with hundreds of other things to do on the Fylde Coast

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Line-up Announced for Fireworks Events

Pyrotechnic teams from all over the world will go head-to-head in the annual fireworks championships in Blackpool this autumn.

Top class teams from Australia, Slovakia and the United States will vie to win the coveted title, with displays taking place over four Friday nights starting on September 9.

It will mean a brand new winner will be crowned this year, after a team from Canada, Feux D’Artifice, put on an incredible display to scoop the prize last year, seeing off competition from China and France.

The free annual events are among the most popular features in Blackpool’s exciting calendar, featuring jaw-dropping displays – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted fireworks engineers in the world and attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the Promenade.

This year’s events take place every Friday from 9 September with Skylighter Fireworks from Australia kicking things off before the Slovak Privatex Pyro team take to the stage on 16 September and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks compete for team USA on September 23.

The winner will be announced during the exciting finale event on 30 September which features a showcase exhibition from the UK’s very own Titanium Fireworks team.

As well as the fireworks displays, the LightPool projection shows on to the Tower will take place every night, so stick around after the shows and watch them from the Comedy Carpet.

The winner of this year’s fireworks competition will be chosen by a panel of local judges.

All displays and start times are subject to suitable weather conditions.


2015 World Firework Championships

Canada crowned fireworks champions for second year running

The team of master blasters from Canada scooped first prize at this years Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships, making Canada the winners for two years in a row.

Canada win the Blackpool World Fireworks Championships

The free annual firework displays are among the most popular features in Blackpool’s exciting calendar, featuring jaw-dropping displays – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted fireworks engineers in the world and attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the Promenade each week.

This year, they also provided the perfect opportunity for thousands of people to see LightPool, Blackpool’s exciting new Las Vegas-style digital projection show on the front of Blackpool Tower.

Thanks to the Friends of Blackpool Tower Facebook page for this great clip

Teams from Canada, China and France competed head-to-head in the 2015 fireworks championships in Blackpool.

More about the Blackpool Illuminations here


Blackpool World Firework Championships 2014

Over four consecutive weekends in September, the skies lit up above Blackpool once again when the Firework Championships were back in town! 

The event gathered together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite with a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - and a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break.

World Fireworks Championships in Blackpool


Canada Crowned World Fireworks Championship Winners for 2014

Blackpool firework championships

Canadian master blasters Firemaster Productions have been named winners of Blackpool’s World Fireworks Championships 2014.

Blackpool hosts the World Fireworks Championship each year in September when tens of thousands of people make the trip to the resort each week to watch the amazing pyrotechnics light up the skies.

World Firework Championships Finale in Blackpool 2014

World Firework Championships Finale in Blackpool 2014

World Firework Championships Finale in Blackpool 2014


Firework Championships in 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people were treated to amazing displays at the annual festival throughout September as competitors from Ireland, France and China battled it out to be named winner.

And as Great British pyrotechnic experts Titanium rounded off the annual spectacle on Friday 27 September, it was the French team who were crowned victors.

Jean-Charles Audoubert (pictured right) was part of the winning team and described their art as a theatrical performance.

World Fireworks Championships at Blackpool

World Fireworks Championships at Blackpool

World Fireworks Championships at Blackpool

Take a look at this short video of the finale, with thanks to our friends at MediaFilms.

Some of your great photos:

Michelle Kershaw Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionMichelle Kershaw

Claire McAllister Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionClaire McAllister

Georgina Hienz Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionGeorgina Hienz

Claire McGurk Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionClaire McGurk

Louise Hiller Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionLouise Hiller

Wade Quilty Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionWade Quilty

Russell Howarth Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionRussell Howarth

World Fireworks Championships Winners for 2014Canadian World Fireworks Championships Winners for 2014 - Firemaster Productions

French team, winners of the World Firework Championships in Blackpool, 2013Focus Pyro with their winning trophy in 2013

Fireworks off Blackpool north pierFireworks off Blackpool north pier

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