WHAT: OSTEND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018
WHY: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHEN: VARIOUS DAYS THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST
WHERE: GROOT STRAND, OOSTENDE BEACH, BELGIUM
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, Ostende beach is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, but also home to some of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the Summer months.
Everywhere you visit in Ostende during summer there is always something to do and see, with plenty of events, festivals, markets, and funfairs dotted in and around the city. A perfect way for taking in these fantastic sights and sounds is to climb aboard the miniature train or take a horse and carriage ride.
As well as lots to see and do the beaches are also very popular; not just with the locals, but with many of the international visitors Oostende plays host to annually. Make sure that if you are wanting a perfect view of the fireworks that you arrive as early as possible to try and grab that perfect spot on the beach.
The fireworks are held on the Groot Strand between the Krusaal and the Venetian Galleries every evening. However, the grand finale is held a short distance away on the beach a Strandplein Mariakerke. The whole event is organised by the tourism Oostende and only eight of the best Belgian fireworks companies all compete for the cash prize.
A professional jury is put in place to pick the 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes, but you also have a chance to vote for your favorite as there is also a viewer’s choice prize awarded at the event.
Voting for the winner is on the day of the fireworks from 11pm to 11pm the next day.
Schedule for the event:
• Monday 9th July – 23.00pm – A and T Magic
• Monday 16th July – 23.00pm –CBF Pyro Technics
• Saturday 21st July – 23.00pm –L’Etincelle
• Monday 23rd July – 23.00pm – T & T Fireworks
• Monday 30th July – 23.00pm – Party Fices
• Monday 6th August –22.30pm – LPL Fireworks
• Monday 13th August – 22.30pm – Vangelabbeck Events
• Wednesday 15th August –22.30pm – DBK fireworks
(ALL FIREWORKS FIRED FROM GROOT STRAND ONLY THE 15TH AUGUST FIREWORKS ARE FIRED ON STRANDPLEIN MARIAKERKE)
If you enjoy a trip to the beach and are pyro mad like us here at Epic fireworks, then this is not an event to be missed so make sure you add it to your diaries.