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Thirteen may be considered an unlucky number, but not for the German city of Cologne, as this year it stages its 13th show on the 13th of July.
This all day event starting around 2pm and mostly free (with some paying options for the best viewing points) culminates in a high impact pyro-musical show which has wowed the world and regularly attracts well over 100,000 spectators.
The inspiration and title of this year’s spectacular is “Dream Catcher” and we expect the music and atmosphere to reflect an ethereal, almost dream-like performance from the nine pontoon bridges of fireworks stretching across the Rhine.
The dancing fountain is another favourite at the event but be warned; stewards will be closing the gates at 21:00 with the nearest viewing area from the main stage area being over the Deutz Bridge a few minutes’ walk away.
We advise making your way to the viewing areas and plan to be settled in by the latest 8pm as demand is high for the better viewing spots, as always it may be worth taking with you spare camera batteries, an umbrella (just in case) and a ground sheet or rug to sit on.
Expect to see the brightly coloured boats which leave from the old town port in a procession down the Rhine before the fireworks kick off at around 11:30, traditionally the watching spectators illuminate both banks of the river with lanterns and sparklers.
The best places to watch are between the Hohnezollera and zoo bridges but we have included a map for your convenience.
Having visited Cologne back in the 80’s, and I’m sure not that much has changed, bier (or beer as we call it) will flow freely and bratwurst, bockwurst, schnitzel and frickadellen will also be in plentiful supply. Further information can be found here.
Every 4th July Macy’s in New York has one of the most amazing fireworks display on the planet.
The 2013 show will take place over the Hudson River and will be used to celebrate the anniversary of the USA’s independence.
The firework show will be the 37th annual show, will last about 25 minutes and approximately 40,000 aerial shells will be launched from barges anchored in the Hudson River.
Every year the show has a theme. The theme for 2012 was ‘Ignite the night’. The theme for 2013 has been revealed and it’s called ‘It begins with a spark’.
Every year the show features the ‘Golden Mile’, which is a fireworks effect stretching over one mile across the Hudson River.
The show is a star-studded event with the 2013 show rumoured to have Mariah Carey performing and Usher is also going to be arranging the music that the fireworks will be played to.
Please see the two below videos for the 2012 fireworks show.
WHAT: Labor Day Weekend Firework Display
WHERE: Boston, USA
VENUE: Boston Harbor
WHEN: Saturday 31st August 2013
Calling all firework lovers from all corners of the world. You may remember a little while back we asked for your support with the PassFire project. Well, we need your help once again in support of another great cause.
The Boston waterfront (not for profit) department need to raise $20,000 to bring back the amazing fireworks display to Boston Harbor on Labor Day Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 31st August 2013.
The Boston waterfront non-profits and public organizations have all got together to make this special event happen again – but they need your help.
The Boston Harbor Association have started a Kick-starter project called ‘Bring Back Boston Harbor Fireworks Labor Day Weekend 2013′ but the project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is raised by Thursday 6th June 2013. You can read more about this special event on their Kick-starter page.
Please donate generously. You can donate as little as $1 and the more kind-hearted donors will be treated to a once in a lifetime experience such as a free ferry ride out to play extreme croquet on the Harbor Islands, free passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art, an amazing 2 hour cruise of Boston Harbor on Wednesday 12th June and exclusive viewing points courtesy of the splendid Boston Harbor Hotel.
Here’s a great video below, courtesy of Boston’s good friend, William McAdoo aka @TheBostonFoodie of a fireworks display that Extreme Sailing put on a couple of years ago over the Boston Harbor – kindly sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka and Boston Common Magazine during the Extreme Sailing Kick-off party in 2011.
Imagine the fireworks display this year if the kick-starter target is achieved :)
Here’s a list of the public and non-profit organizations that strongly support this fantastic family event – Lets all get together and make this happen
The Boston Harbor Association
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Children’s Museum
New England Aquarium
USS Constitution Museum
Boston National Historic Park
Boston Harbor Island Alliance
Design Museum Boston
Freedom Trail Foundation
Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation