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Blackpool World Firework Championships 2017

Winners of the World Fireworks Championships Announced!

South Africa Crowned Champions at the World Fireworks Championships Blackpool 2017

Fridays 29 September 2017

The Illuminations lit up the promenade, and the Fireworks lit up the sky high above Blackpool thanks to this FREE annual event.

Blackpool World Fireworks Championships

Fireworks were fired over the sea from North Pier, creating a perfect arena at Tower Festival Headland on Blackpool promenade.

Fantastic views enjoyed along the whole of Blackpool seafront.

The team from South Africa have conquered the competition at the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool.

World Fireworks 2017 won by South Africa

Fireworks for Africa saw off competition from teams from Poland and France with their spectacular display during week three of this year’s championship.

Founded in 1996, Fireworks for Africa has steadily grown with the demand for quality fireworks and pyrotechnics shows from their office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Travis Yeatman, Technical Director for Fireworks for Africa, travelled to Blackpool to oversee the display last Friday.

The team’s success was announced on 29 September as UK’s favourite pyrotechnic team, Titanium, put on a spectacular show to close this year’s spectacular competition.

The free annual event is 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, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the Blackpool’s promenade each week.

The winner was chosen by a panel of local judges including Cllr Gillian Campbell; Peter Sedgewick, owner of Blackpool’s piers; and Cheryl Tchobanian, owner of the Beach House Bar and Bistro who again sponsored the judges area.

SAVE THE DATE for next year’s World Fireworks Championship Blackpool – 7, 14, 21 & 28 September 2018.

A Fantastic Free Night Out

Whether you live locally, or are making a day or a weekend of it, it's a great chance to come into Blackpool and enjoy the best that it offers.

Enjoy a stroll in the warm autumn evening air before colder weather sets in. Have a bag of chips with a disposable fork - they taste so much better out in the dark night air!

Enjoy Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 2017 from anywhere along the seafront, from north to south.

If you fancy visiting Blackpool for a short stay why don't you make it 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. Have a look for places to stay here.

Enjoy the Lights

Blackpool Illuminations

The Blackpool World FIrework Championship takes place during Illuminations season too, so on each of the Friday nights you can enjoy the Lights too!

Find out more about the Blackpool Illuminations here

Share your Photos

We want to see your photos of the Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 2017! We'll put them in a Gallery on our Blackpool Illuminations website.

Have a look at photo galleries from the Blackpool Illuminations season here.

Photo galleries on the Blackpool Illuminations website

Travelling Time

If you are travelling into Blackpool to enjoy this event please allow extra time for travel. It's a very popular event and there may be traffic delays when you arrive and leave.

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.

Have a look at our Getting Here pages.

Plan your journey with the handy GoEuro app that will get you from door to door. Find out about local public transport.

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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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World Fireworks Championships 2016

A team of master blasters from the USA scooped first prize at the World Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships Blackpool.

Winners of 2016 World Firework Championships in Blackpool

The competitors in 2016 were winners USA, Australia and Slovakia.

The UK's Titanium Fireworks provided the celebration finale as usual on the final night.

2015 World Firework Championships

Canada were crowned fireworks champions for second year running.

Canada win the Blackpool World Fireworks Championships

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

Canada Crowned World Fireworks Championship Winners for 2014

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

World Firework Championships Finale in Blackpool 2014

World Firework Championships 2013

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

Great British pyrotechnic experts Titanium rounded off the annual spectacle on Friday 27 September, and the French team were crowned the winners.

World Fireworks Championships at Blackpool

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

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