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Blackpool Fireworks Championships – The World’s Best Compete

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Connect Comfort and Uplift

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When early Autumn approaches people start to get excited about the upcoming Blackpool Fireworks Championships!

Pyrotechnic teams from all over the world will go head-to-head in the annual Blackpool fireworks championships in September. Top class world teams will compete for the coveted title, with displays taking place over four Friday nights starting on the 11 September 2020.


Blackpool Fireworks Championship Programme

The annual fireworks championship is FREE, and is among the most popular event in Blackpool’s exciting calendar, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the Promenade each night.

Friday 11 September 2020: TBC
Friday 18 September 2020: TBC
Friday 25 September 2020: TBC
Friday 2 October 2020: Celebratory display and winners announcement from Titanium Fireworks.

The displays feature jaw-dropping pyrotechnics – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted pyrotechnic engineers in the world.

There’s so much to do in Blackpool so if you’re here for the Blackpool Fireworks why not stay for the weekend, or week! Here’s our suggestion of the top Things To Do In Blackpool. If you fancy staying over check out our blogs Blackpool Where To Stay and Where to Eat in Blackpool.


This year’s events take place every Friday;

2020 World Fireworks Championship Blackpool – 11, 18, 25 September & 2 October 2020.


The winner will be announced during the exciting finale event on 2 October (TBC) which features a showcase from the UK’s very own Titanium Fireworks.

VisitBlackpool are working once again with the amazing Titanium Fireworks to deliver this world-class, pyrotechnical event.

Simon Page, Director of Titanium Fireworks said: “Titanium Fireworks are absolutely delighted to be organising the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool again this year. Facilitating overseas companies to deliver their displays in this wonderful resort and working from the majestic North Pier is a privilege. We also love closing the season with our own show on the last Friday.”

The winners will be chosen by a panel of local judges.



In  2019 the Ukraine’s dazzling Dance of Fire won the annual World Fireworks Championship Blackpool.

They beat off international competition from Estonia and last year’s winners (2018), Canada, to take the coveted title. It was announced during a celebratory display by Titanium Fireworks.

Dance of Fire impressed judges and public alike with their amazing pyrotechnical expertise and synchronization of fireworks to music.

In addition to the fantastic fireworks competition, anyone attending the event will be invited to stay on and enjoy the Blackpool Illuminations atmosphere as well as projections onto the front of the Blackpool Tower buildings.  Watch for free from the Comedy Carpet several times every night, with extra performances at weekends and over the October half-term.

All displays and start times are subject to suitable weather conditions.  Please allow for plenty of time to arrive at the event.

There are plenty of restaurants and eating establishments available on the promenade and in the town centre to enjoy before and after each display.

To stay up-to-date during for these events, head over to the dedicated VisitBlackpool Blackpool Fireworks page



All displays subject to suitable weather conditions. The event starts from 7:30pm, with the first fireworks firing from approximately 8:30pm. Please note that due to the popularity of the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool, there may be traffic delays arriving and leaving the event.  Please take extra time to arrive and would suggest if travelling by car to park in the southern car parks and use the tramway to travel to the event.  Alternative public transport via the rail systems and buses are also recommended.



Other great Blackpool Events to out in your diary:

  • Ride the Lights 2020 – 1 September 2020 (7pm to 10pm) –Ride at any point along the promenade from Starr Gate at South Shore to Red Bank Road in Bispham. Please note Ride the lights is not a bike race, it’s a FUN and FREE bike ride open to all. A great opportunity to get out in the open air on your bike with both family and friends. Find our more – FREE EVENT.
  • Blackpool Illuminations 2020 – 4 September to 8 November 2020 – The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ (find out more about Blackpool Illuminations history here). Find out more about Blackpool Illuminations, including 2020 switch-on times, illuminated tram tours and how you can visit the lights here. Blackpool Illumination Switch on 4 September – FREE EVENT
  • Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST 2020 – 17, 18 and 19 October 2020 – THE SLIMIEST EVENT OF THE YEAR IS BACK! Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST returns to Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool, in partnership with VisitBlackpool. Seats sell FAST for competitions and tickets.
  • Lightpool Festival 2020 –  October – Blackpool’s award-winning Festival is back 16 to 31 October half-term 2020. The festival will provide a spectacular mix of live performance, light-based art installations, the return of the illuminated tram parade. For more information – FREE EVENT.


There’s so much to do in Blackpool so if you’re here for the Blackpool Fireworks why not stay for the weekend, or week! Take in a top show at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre of here’s a few suggestions of other Things To Do In Blackpool. If you do stay over check out our blogs Blackpool Where To Stay, if you need to eat check out Where to Eat in Blackpool.




Blackpool Grand

Take a look at what’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Autumn / Winter 20/21


Blackpool Grand set out a COVID-Community Communication Programme (CCCP) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our aims were simple, to CONNECT, COMFORT and UPLIFT. We would Connect people by offering tutorials on communication tools like Zoom and conduct community face-to-face meetings (book readings, youth groups and more). Comfort through stories of heritage, memories and storytelling, and to Uplift visitors spirits through laughter and exercise. Please do enjoy and if you can afford to donate please do.


The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice around COVID-19, visit the World Health Organisation. If you’re in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


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