Blackpool Fireworks Championships

Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 2023

Returning for 2023, the amazing FREE event on Blackpool promenade is set to light up the skies once again with 3 dazzling displays!

Blackpool Welcomes The Best Pyrotechnic Displays in the World

This year, the dates are confirmed as

  • Saturday 16th September 2023 – Heat 1
  • Saturday 30th September 2023 – Heat 2
  • Friday 20th October – Heat 3

Usual Timings of the Event

The crowds will start to build from 7.30pm with the first fireworks fired at approximately 8.30pm

Whilst the famous Blackpool illuminations light up the whole of Blackpool Promenade, these amazing fireworks displays which are choreographed to music will light up the skies.

The stunning displays, which are set to music, will take place over the beach in front of The Blackpool Tower and just a stone’s throw away from Coral Island. All of the displays are free to access.

Getting to the Event

Traffic builds early and roads into Blackpool get very busy due to the sheer volume of traffic – Public transport is recommended.

If you are wishing to travel by car, visitors are advised to park n the southern car parks and use the trams to travel directly to the event.

The fireworks are fired from the North Pier – so for some of the best views of the displays – book your seats at the Viva Vegas Diner & Bar

Please remember all displays are subject to weather conditions, things could change at the last minute.

2021 World Fireworks Championships

The winners of the 2021 competition were Germany – with their amazing display captured from our roof online here

The finale was a stunning display by Titanium Pyrotechnics – captured on video from the roof of Viva Blackpool online here

2019 World Fireworks Championships

The winners of the 2019 competition were Ukraine – Dance of Fire and are still reigning champions beating off competition from Estonia and Canada.

To see the winning display, check out the video courtesy of YouTube / Pleasure Beach Thrills