SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION

WHAT: SAN SEBASTIAN FIREWORKS
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 11TH – 18TH AUGUST 2019
WHERE: LA CONCHA BAY, SAN SEBASTIAN
COST: FREE

If you’re a fireworks lover of any kind, then this is a festival that you must not miss.

Not only is it the fireworks festival in Sebastian, but also the celebrations are underway from Great Week or “Semana Grande” in Spanish, you may also hear it referred to Aste Nagusia as this is the Basque name for the celebration. 2019 will be a weeklong party with lots planned there is something for all the family to enjoy.

The official opening of the festival is the ceremonial firing of the cannon in Alderdi Eder gardens in the evening around 7pm. You will see fires in many areas of the city the most common places are the Paseo de la Concha and surrounding streets, but wherever you visit during this time there is an abundance of activities and things to do and see. Music performances, street parties, concerts, sports activities plus much more. And the highlight and the biggest event of the week towards the end of the celebration. This is when the International fireworks competition takes place, Scores of locals and visitors flock to the city to witness worldwide participants compete against each other in a chance to win the famous “conchade oro” prize.

The competition is held on La concha beach, but you can also view the fireworks from other points around the city as well such as Zurriola Beach, Urgull Mount or from the port as well. If you want to watch from the beach it is advised to get there early as it can become quite crowded, this is a prime viewing spot. Not only is the Concha beach known as one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, but the fireworks and the reflections on the sea making it a magnificent display and 2 shows for the price of one.

Each night of the week a different competitor will take their artwork to the skies showing off the colours and effects to the best of their abilities to entertain and capture the audience.  Competing this year are as follows:

Saturday 10th August – Pyrotecnic Valecea (Araba/ Alava)

Sunday 11th August – Ciels En Fete (France)

Monday 12th August – Scarcella Fireworks (Italy)

Tuesday 13th August – Pirotecnia Vulcano (Madrid)

Wednesday 14th August – Pirotecnia Gironina (Valencia)

Thursday 15th August – IP Innovative (Germany)

Friday 16th August – Hermanos Caballer Pirotenicos (Castellon)

Saturday 17th August – Pirotecnia Ricasa (Valencia)

On the final day of the competition, the votes are cast by the public and the jury and the award ceremony takes place. To end the evening with a bang the crowds are then treated to special pyro musical display.

With plenty of things to see and do around this week if you can’t make the official start of the celebrations, and you are going to be in Spain, make sure that the fireworks are in your diaries as this is one competition that does not disappoint.

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BEAULIEU FIREWORK SPECTACULAR 2019

WHAT: BEAULIEU FIREWORK SPECTACULAR 2019
WHY: FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
WHERE: NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2019
COST: SEE WEBSITE

If you, like us, cannot wait until Bonfire Night for your pyro fix, this year’s celebration will be themed “out of this world” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. With plenty on offer for the whole family, as well as a top-secret pyro musical to end the evening with a bang, make sure that you grab your tickets early and visit one of the largest fireworks displays in the South.

Sit back and enjoy the live music and entertainment or simply have a go on the traditional fairground rides. Make a full day of it and visit the attractions that Beaulieu has to offer. Wander around the beautiful palace house and its grounds and gardens or take a ride on the monorail. Car enthusiasts can take advantage of the fitting in a visit to the world of Top Gear or have a walk around the National Motor Museum. (there may be extra charges for some of these).

The fireworks will end the evening with a bang as they light up the skies above with a kaleidoscope of colours and effects, all perfectly timed to music lasting over 25 minutes nonstop.

TICKET PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Advance purchase (available up to 5pm on 24th October)

Adults £13.50 / Child £8.75 / Family £38.00

Standard Price / Tickets on the day

Adults £14.50 / Child £9.00 / Family £42.00

*Family ticket covers 2 adults and up to 3 children, or 1 adult and 4 children, child prices apply to children aged 5-16years, under 5 are free. *

THE PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

3pm – National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens and Beaulieu Abbey will be open. Ride the monorail and rides *world of top gear will close*

5pm – Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, and play area will close

7pm – Live music in Wave 105 stage

7:40pm- fireworks

8:05pm – Live music on stage, enjoy the rides and monorail until 9pm

9:30pm – Event ends. National motor museum closes

All timings are approximate and may be subject to change.

Please note that you cannot bring any sparklers, folding chairs or seats with you due onto the site with you. It is advised to bring a torch as this may be necessary in some areas. The main event of the fireworks begins at 7:30pm with the full 30 to 40-minute show of pyro musical delight. Watch the skies over new forest light up in array of colours and effects all perfectly timed.

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2019 PROMS SPECTACULAR

WHAT: PROMS SPECTACULAR
WHERE: HOLE PARK, BENENDEN ROAD, ROLVENDEN, KENT & STANSTED PARK, ROWLANDS CASTLE, HAMPSHIRE
WHEN: SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST (HOLE PARK) & SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST (ROWLANDS CASTLE)
COST: TICKETED EVENT – ADULTS £37.50 / CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER £15.00

For the first time in the South of the country, Brightling Entertainment is providing musical and explosive concerts this summer in some of the most beautiful historic state homes and gardens in the Hampshire and Kent countryside.

First to produce the spectacular display is Hole Park. This is one of the best-known gardens in Kent and is set over 16 acres of land in a magical parkland setting. The second of the list is Stansted Park a listed Edwardian house set on a 1,800-acre estate within the South Downs national park.

The programmes for both locations are packed with an evening of entertainment including a spitfire display, parachute teams, classical music and of course our favorite; plenty of fireworks, lights, and lasers all accompanied by British war themes.

This is a ticketed event so make sure that you get these in advance as they may not be available on the day. Also, there is no seating options or reservations of seating, so it is advised to arrive early to grab yourself a spot. As it is an informal open-air picnic concert you can bring along your own chairs, picnic blanket, and picnics with you but there is no BBQ’s, etc allowed on the sites.

Programme for both days

4:30pm – Gates open, pick your perfect viewing spot and settle down and unpack ready for the evening ahead.

6:30pm – The Kent Tigers Army Parachute Display Team take to the air performing highly intricate and technical canopy formations for the crowds.

7:30pm – Spitfire Display – filling the skies above with displays that are accompanied to opening pieces of classical music.

7:30pm to 10pm – Proms Spectacular Orion Orchestra – Sit back, relax and enjoy the music in the beautiful surroundings of the countryside.

10:00pm – The events differ slightly on the finale, but both have a memorable ending to a memorable day.

Stansted Park – Laser light display – a spectacular laser light displays synchronised to the music.

Hole Park – fireworks display from Meteor Fireworks synchronised to music.

Wherever you decide to visit you are guaranteed to have a first-class evening so grab the champers and a picnic and have an evening with a difference this summer in the countryside.

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