September is the month that the Blackpool skies light up with sensational pyrotechnic displays at the annual Blackpool World Firework Championships providing stunning firework displays on Friday nights during the month making a great start to a long weekend in Blackpool which includes the world famous Blackpool Illuminations which are switched on at the end of August.

Blackpool international fireworks competition
Blackpool International Fireworks Competition image © Paul Brown Photography.

The Blackpool Fireworks Display Competition is famous for its ground breaking, breathtaking displays attracting the top pyrotechnics experts from around the world and this year will be no exception with fierce competition for the accolades on the final Friday evening. The competition culminating in a non competing firework display from the United Kingdoms very own Titanium Fireworks team on the final Friday. Fireworks displays are loved by all the family, young and not so young alike, bring along the whole family for an exhilarating evening of stunning audio visual entertainment.

The competitors at the 2018 Blackpool World Fireworks Championship are from France Romania and Canada and will be showing their style in displays on each Friday evening in September:

The 2018 Blackpool World Firework Championship Program

  • Friday 7th September – Pandora Pyrotechnie. France.
  • Friday 14th September – Pyro-Technic Transylvania. Romania.
  • Friday 21st September – Firemaster Productions. Canada.
  • Friday 28th September – Celebration Display by UK Titanium and Winner Announcement.

The event is free and attracts large crowds so get there early and pick your spot on Tower Festival Headland. The build up starts at 7.30pm with first ignition around 8.30pm each Friday evening. The event is subject to weather of course and may be re located further up the Promenade or postponed in the event of adverse conditions.

The Teams Competing in 2018


Since its creation 2007 Pandora Pyrotechnie, has a real passion for fireworks displays. The company today enjoys a national and international reputation in the design of premium entertainment, combining fire, music, light and video, providing a different view of the fireworks.

With new technologies it enables us to achieve performances that reveal a genuine artistic approach, by carefully orchestrated choreography that invite you to a unique sensory and emotional experience.

If passion, professionalism, guarantee quality work, experience and teamwork are the keys to its success. The unique designs of Pandora Pyrotechnie, claiming it to be a recognized reference for your firework displays.


Pyro-Technic Transylvania has been on the market since 1998 being one of the flagships of successful pyrotechnical events due to its collaboration with numerous event-organizing companies and public institutions in Romania.

The culture and tradition of using fireworks in Romania has evolved amazingly, being supported by the passion, professionalism and dedication of our specialist ready to turn your fireworks display into the most beautiful experience.


Firemaster Productions is a professional fireworks company with a different idea of what a fireworks display should be all about. It should be more than a show, it should be an entertainment experience.

We are located in the Niagara Region, Ontario, and have been in the fireworks display industry for over 15 years. Our award winning technicians’ vast experience results in more colourful and entertaining displays at an economical price.

Our technicians have been credited with designing many world-class shows at firework competitions, major celebrations, and annual events. Our highly experienced staff of designers produce all aspects of the fireworks display in-house, including the musical soundtrack, show designs, and the construction of special effects.

Non Competing Display

Titanium Fireworks Once again the UKs Titanium Fireworks will be providing the grand finale on Friday 28th September with a non competing fireworks display followed by the announcement of this years winner.

Visitors arriving by car follow signs for south or central car parks.

Blackpool Illuminations are on into November this year, plenty of time to arrange a weekend break to enjoy the bracing sea air and a warm Blackpool welcome.

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