The dates for the Blackpool Fireworks 2023 World Championship have been anounced.

Fireworks displays will take place on Saturday 16th September, Saturday 30th September and Friday 20th October and remember the world famous Blackpool Illuminations are in their full glory for the whole of September, October and right up until the new year.

The Blackpool Fireworks 2023 Competition displays are famous for 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. 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 fireworks are launched from North Pier, which is closed to the public for the duration, and the best viewing point is Tower Festival Headland with the Irish sea providing an awesome backdrop to the best fireworks displays that I have seen. There is plenty of room for all, but large crowds can be expected when the weather is good so arriving early may be a good bet.

For the 2023 season the displays will run during September and October 2023, the Blackpool lights 2023 will be in full swing for the whole period and the weather can be very mild at times, I have attended in short sleeved shirts, but it is England and the weather can also be a little cooler so be prepared for any event, in the event of severe weather the evening may be called off or postponed, check before attending if the weather is uncertain.

The Blackpool Fireworks 2023 World Championship Program

  • Saturday 16th September – India – Amir Morani FireworksVisit SUGY website (English version) (slow loading).

    The show will be designed by Azan Morani who has designed and programmed some of the largest and most complex shows in the world.

    The company was founded in 1937 and has since delivered some of the most prestigious events in India, using state-of-the-art firing and design technology.

  • Saturday 30th September – Switzerland – SUGY Visit SUGY website (English version).

    Established in 1967, SUGYP, is one of Switzerland’s major pyrotechnics companies, putting on displays all across Europe, as well as competing in international festivals in the Philippines, Macau, Vietnam and Canada.

    Each year, the company makes more than 450 shows including 250 shows on one day for Swiss National Day celebrations and has displayed at major events including the Americas Cup and the Lyon Festival of Lights.

  • Friday 20th October – Italy – Pirotecnica Soldi Visit Pirotecnica website (English version).

    The final performance, by Italian fireworks company Pirotecnica Soldi, will take place on the evening of Friday 20 October, and will coincide with the launch of this year’s annual Lightpool Festival in Blackpool.

    Pirotecnica Soldi was founded by Francesco Soldi in 1869 as a response to architects who wanted to illuminate the facades of churches and buildings on special occasions. Since then, generation after generation of the Soldi family have continued a tradition of handcrafting fireworks, which are still made for displays at its factory in Florence.

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. Check with the Blackpool Tourist Information Centre if in doubt. Telephone 01253 478222 9am to 5pm

The last Friday is always a spectacular event, don’t think you will be missing anything by coming on the last Friday, the display will be as spectacular as any of the other evenings, Blackpool Fireworks 2023 World Championship is surely the cream of fireworks displays in England.