Blackpool World Fireworks Championships

Where: Blackpool, at the Promenade
When: Fridays in September
Time: Event from 7.30 with fireworks from 8.30 approx


In September each year, a competition is held in Blackpool to determine the World Fireworks Champion. Three nations take part, each performing a display on consecutive Fridays, and votes are taken before the announcement of the winner with a British fireworks display in the final week. The event also coincides with the illuminations (see separate article) and the fireworks can be seen all along the seafront.

Helpful Hints

In 2017 the displays are held on Fridays 8th, 15th and 22nd, with the finale on 29th. Performances are subject to weather conditions being suitable to check the event website for up-to-date confirmation. It’s all free of charge.

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