World Fireworks Championship
The World Firework Championship takes place at Blackpool each year and is one of the most popular events on the annual calendar at the famous seaside resort. Throughout September and October, three nations compete for the title with thrilling firework displays lighting up the night sky. Thousands throng the promenade in front of Blackpool Tower for a view of the displays, each of which lasts over 20 minutes.
Over the past few years, the World Fireworks Championship has grown to become one of the biggest draws in Blackpool, the displays synchronised to music. The 2023 events are estimated to have attracted in excess of 150,000 spectators over the three displays.
India, Switzerland and Italy were the competitors for the 2023 event and it was India who emerged as winners with a spectacular display on the opening weekend. The performance was undertaken by Amir Morani Fireworks who have been in existence since 1937 and who have been involved in some huge displays in their own country using the latest state of the art technology.
The World Fireworks Championship runs alongside the famous Blackpool Illuminations which take place between August and January each year. The illuminations are also a huge draw for the town with thousands of visitors travelling to see the world famous six-mile display.
As part of the annual illuminations display, brightly coloured and illuminated heritage trams regularly travel up and down the promenade and you can book a ride on these trams by booking well in advance. Families of all ages can also enjoy a spectacular ‘Lightpool’ festival each year which involves stalls, live music, parades and light displays. The best news is that it is completely free and takes place in the centre of town right in front of the famous Blackpool Tower.
The dates for the 2024 World Fireworks Championship have now been confirmed as:
Saturday, 7th September
Saturday, 21st September
Saturday, 5th October