WHAT: PENGHU INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2018 WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL WHERE: PENGHU ISLANDS, TAIWAN WHEN: 19TH APRIL – 21ST JUNE 2018 COST: FREE
This firework event has been part of the entertainment calendar now since 2003 and continues to entertain both locals and visitors alike in and around Taiwan as well as bringing much-needed funding to the local economy.
Organised by Penghu County Government, there are 23 firework display events with 17 set over the sea at Magong City’s Guanyinting Recreation area plus additional displays on some of the other areas on the Penghu Archipeligo.
There are around 90 islands in the Taiwan straight all of which have areas of stunning natural beauty featuring:
• Stunning beaches
• The whistling blowholes – these are created by air being pushed out as sea water enters the cavern below – this is in the small fishing village of Fenggui
• Penghu Great Bridge – this bridge connects some of the islands together and was constructed in 1970
• Food – the area is best known for the huge array of seafood on offer which is plentiful, cheap and delicious
This is a country steeped in culture and nods to its history can be seen everywhere.
The fireworks will be provided by a number of local and international pyrotechnic companies including representatives from:
Alongside the fireworks, there will be an air show, local musicians and singers and performance artist making it a full entertainment package.
WHAT: PENGHU OCEAN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2015 WHY: FIREWORK FESTIVAL WHERE: GAILLARDIA PULCHELLA, GUANYIN PAVILION RECREATION AREA, MAGONG CITY, TAIWAN WHEN: 20th APRIL 2015 – 19th JUNE 2015 (EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY) COST: FREE
The Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival is simply for the sheer enjoyment of fireworks, to welcome the Summer and of course, give a much-needed boost to tourism in the region.
Back in 2002, the region hit the international news headlines for all the wrong reasons as a scheduled flight crashed shortly after take-off resulting in the deaths of 225 people. Naturally, this had a massive impact on the area and Tourism dropped dramatically and whilst there was some improvement after the 2002 tragedy, last summer saw another plane crash into the river, taking the lives of another 48 people in the process and again, the islands are back at square one.
This year’s firework festival will take place twice weekly (every Monday and Thursday) from 20th April all the way through to 19th June 2015. The countries represented this year are:
PHILIPPINES THAILAND ISRAEL CZECH REPUBLIC CHINA
The islands are a honeymoon paradise so there is not much by the way of ‘entertainment’ but the food is exceptional, particularly the seafood. On display nights there will be local handicrafts and local musicians to provide the entertainment alongside a small number of concession stalls.
What: Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival 2014 When: 16th April to 24th June 2014 Where: Guanyin Pavilion Recreation Area, Magong City. Taiwan Cost: FREE
The Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival is one of those ‘happy fests’ that draws tens of thousands into the area for the event which brings together a huge range of activities and attractions to enjoy.
The food includes a massive selection of delicious seafood dishes before you sit back and enjoy the fireworks every Monday and Thursday evening from 14th April until the 19th June.
The fireworks hail from all over the World including Brazil, Finland and China and when they are lighting up the night skies over the area announced as one of the most beautiful bays in the World, you know it has memorable written all over it.