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World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

SAVE THE DATE for 2021 World Fireworks Championship Blackpool – September 11, September 25, October 9 and October 23.

We're back with a bang in September! The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break.

For 2021, the event will take place with revised dates and a new launch-pad over the beach in front of The Blackpool Tower.

Saturday 11 September: Russia
Saturday 25 September: Ireland
Saturday 9 October: Germany
Saturday 23 October: Celebratory display and winners announcement from Titanium Fireworks.

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.  Take extra time to arrive and we would recommend 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. 


If travelling to the event by car, we strongly advise parking up early. Most central car parks are usually full a couple of hours before the event starts and become heavily congested. For a full list of Council-owned car parks, please click here

We will once again be operating the P2 car park at Blackpool Aiport, which will offer FREE overspill car parking  to help alleviate congestion in the town centre this Saturday 23rd October. The car park will be open from 14:00 – 22:30 and will be manned and lit, providing secure parking. Please note, there will not be a park and ride service in place. Please make your own way to the nearest bus stops on Squires Gate Lane or Squires Gate tram stop, which is approx. a 10 min walk from the car park. Stewards will be on hand to direct people to the nearest bus/tram stops.

Sat Nav: Squires Gate Ln, Blackpool FY4 2QY

We look forward to seeing you at the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool 2021 for what promises to be another night of spectacular pyrotechnical displays.

*Exact firing times depend on tide times and wind direction. We recommend arriving at 7:30pm. 

Safety Note: Please be aware that tramway and Promenade roadway are both open and operational, so please ensure you stay a safe distance from the tramway and road and cross safely at the crossings. 

Please note that there will be live filming and photography at this event. Any pictures provided maybe used by VisitBlackpool for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included, please contact
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