Blackpool World Firework Championships

Blackpool World Firework Championships

Put these dates in your diary and make sure you don’t miss the Blackpool World Firework Championships! Four brilliant FREE Friday nights – this September.

Blackpool World Firework Championships
Fridays 7, 14, 21 & 28 September, 2018

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

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

Fantastic views enjoyed along the whole of Blackpool seafront.

Blackpool World Firework Championships

Blackpool World Firework Championships – 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. Enjoy a bag of chips and eat them with your fingers – they taste so much better out in the dark night air!

You can enjoy Blackpool World Firework Championships 2018 from anywhere along the seafront. From north to south you’ll be able to see them.

If you fancy coming to Blackpool for a short stay, why don’t you make Blackpool World Firework 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. Have a look for places to stay here.

Enjoy the Lights

Blackpool Illuminations

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

Find out more about the Blackpool Illuminations here

Share your Photos of the Blackpool World Firework Championships

We want to see your photos of the Blackpool World Firework Championships! Email your photos to and we’ll share the best ones.

Blackpool World Firework Championships. Photo: Russell Howarth
Blackpool World Fireworks Championships. Photo: Russell Howarth
Blackpool World Firework Championships. Photo: Claire McGurk
Blackpool World Fireworks Championships. Photo: Claire McGurk

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

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 at the resort and leave afterwards.

Packed promenade for Blackpool World Firework Championships
Packed promenade for Blackpool World Fireworks Competition

You’re advised to use the car parks at the south  and make your way to central Blackpool with public transport. Buses and the tramway will get you there, or the railway.

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.

World Firework Championships 2017

South Africa were crowned the winners at the 2017 World Firework Championships in Blackpool

Blackpool World Firework Championships

Blackpool World Firework Championships won by South Africa

Fireworks for Africa saw off competition from teams from Poland and France with their spectacular display during week three of the championships.

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.

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

The free annual event is among the most popular features in Blackpool’s exciting calendar. Enjoy jaw-dropping displays – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted fireworks engineers in the world. The events always attracts 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.

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World Firework Championships 2016

A team of master blasters from the USA scooped first prize at Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 2016.

Winners of 2016 Blackpool World Firework Championships

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 Firework 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

Blackpool World Firework Championships

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

Blackpool World Firework Championships

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.

Blackpool World Firework Championships

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