Since 1999, Blackpool has hosted a World Firework Championships inviting three of the World’s finest pyrotechnic teams to compete for the title of Blackpool World Champion in a battle of the skies. Each team has to create a show using the ancient art of pyrotechnics to show the style, tradition and passion of the country they represent to best effect.

Free Blackpool Event

This FREE annual event takes place at the Tower Festival Headland on Blackpool Promenade on consecutive Friday evenings in September/October each year. Over four Friday evenings in September/October, the promenade at Blackpool has been illuminated by spectacular firework displays as China, France and the reigning 2014 Champions, Canada, went head-to-head to win the 2015 title.

Blackpool Fireworks Championship

Friday 2nd October saw Blackpool host the final of the 2015 World Fireworks Championships. The UK gave a Celebration display and the winner for 2015 was announced.   Congratulations to the winners – Quebec-based Orion Fireworks, who helped Canada retain the title formerly won by their fellow countrymen, Firemaster Productions.

We were blessed with some fantastic, warm evenings this year and huge crowds have gathered on the headland and along Central and North Pier to witness these fantastic displays.

Want to find out more?

If you fancy watching the Fireworks Championships in September 2016 why not stay at Merlewood Holiday Apartments for a short break and use the time to experience all the Fylde Coast has to offer in the Autumn.   Keep an eye on our Blog or ‘Like’ our Facebook Page to find out dates and details of 2016 events as they are announced.

Fireworks Championship 2015Image credit  Donna Doyle