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Blackpool World Firework Championships 2017

The World Fireworks Championships is back in Blackpool!

Over four Friday nights, the Blackpool sky will light up with the magnificent 2017 World Fireworks Championships

Fridays 8, 15, 22, 29 September 2017

The Illuminations light up the promenade, and the Fireworks light up the sky high above Blackpool thanks to this 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.

* 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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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

Rozzi’s Fireworks saw off competition from teams from Australia and Slovakia with a spectacular display during week three of this year’s championships.

Michael Lux from Rozzi Fireworks, show designer and fifth generation Rozzi, joined the company in 2012 and was joined by his wife Tayte for their display on Friday 23 September.

The team’s success was announced on Friday night as great British pyrotechnic team, Titanium, put on a spectacular show to close the Championships.

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 each week.

This year, they also provided the perfect opportunity for thousands of people to see Blackpool’s three exciting new 3D LightPool digital projection shows available to watch for free from the Comedy Carpet several times every night, with extra performances at weekends and over the October half term.

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


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.

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Claire McGurk Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionClaire McGurk

Russell Howarth Blackpool Fireworks CompetitionRussell Howarth

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