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.
USA crowned world fireworks champions 2016
A team of master blasters from the USA scooped first prize at the World Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a look at this short video of the finale, with thanks to our friends at MediaFilms.
Some of your great photos:
Canadian World Fireworks Championships Winners for 2014 - Firemaster Productions
Focus Pyro with their winning trophy in 2013
Fireworks off Blackpool north pier
Blackpool Firework Championships
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