L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUEBEC

WHAT: L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUEBEC
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2018 – WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST 2018 (FIREWORKS START AT 10PM EVERYNIGHT RAIN OR SHINE)
WHERE: LA RONDE AMUSEMENT AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARK, MONTREAL
COST: FREE

2018 sees the skies light up over Montreal as the 34th edition of the L’International des Feux Loto Quebec, the largest and most prestigious firework competition in Canada gets underway.

The event was established in 1985 and continues to thrill audiences from across the region with events on Wednesdays and Saturdays (selected dates, please check with their site for more information) throughout the Summer.

The site of the event is a full amusement park and is one of the largest in Quebec. All firework competition tickets will allow full access to La Ronde Park, so you can enjoy all the fun of the fair with full-on thrill seeker rides and some for the less adventurous (or young) as well as a wide range of food concessions.

In the earlier years of the competition they had traditional firework displays, but now everyone in the competition gets creative as possible to bring the best display to the viewer by combining the fireworks with music to make supersized pyro musical displays.

The show will start with a special tribute to Abba, followed by the greatest pyrotechnic companies from all over the world competing in the 8-day competition. The competitors represent all corners of the world, Austria, China, Canada, the United States, Australia and for the 1st time the Philippines are joining in the race looking to bring something new and exciting into the competition. With the closing ceremony, you will be shaken but not stirred as the last evening is all James Bond themed.

Here is the full schedule for the event

Saturday 7th July – Opening the show is Royal Pyrotechnie with a Tribute to ABBA.

Wednesday 11th July – SteyrFire from Austria the theme of Lets Dance

Saturday 14th July – Dancing Fireworks Group from China with the theme of The Butterfly Lovers

Wednesday 18th July – Apogee from Canada with the theme Immortals

Saturday 21st July – Dragon Fireworks from the Philippines with the theme Of Games and Thrones

Saturday 28th July – Pyrotechnico from the United States with the theme of Rock Loves… Redux

Wednesday 1st August – Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia with the theme of Shapeshifter

Wednesday 8th August – Closing the event with a fantastic finale is Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks-Panzera with the tribute to James Bond Movies: For Your Eyes Only.

As you can see from this year’s line-up there is a variation of not only a tribute to music with the fireworks but dance, movies, video games, mythology and folklore something for everyone to enjoy young and old.

The competitors are from the best of the best around the World and hold a huge number of awards and accolades amongst them.  Howard and Son’s have just finished the Commonwealth Games opening and closing displays and 5th generation pyrotechnicians Rozzis Famous Fireworks have just lifted the silver in the 2018 Malta International Fireworks Festival.

The 2017 competition was won by the UK’s own Jubilee Fireworks who picked up the Gold Jupiter award with a show including a brilliant choice of music and some great colour/effect mixes.

Winning the silver Jupiter prize was Fairyland from France and the Bronze Jupiter went to Macedos Pirotecnia from Portugal.

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OSTEND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018

WHAT: OSTEND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018
WHY: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHEN: VARIOUS DAYS THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST
WHERE: GROOT STRAND, OOSTENDE BEACH, BELGIUM
COST: FREE

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.

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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.

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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.

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CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE FEUX D’ARTIFICE PYROMELODIQUES DE MONACO

WHAT: CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE FEUX D’ARTIFICE PYROMELODIQUES DE MONACO / INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC CONTEST MONACO
WHERE: QUAI RAINIER III MONTE CARLO – PORT DE MONACO / PORT HERCULE
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST JULY 10PM, SATURDAY 28TH JULY 10PM, SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 9:30PM AND SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 9:30PM.
COST: FREE

Fireworks lovers from Monaco and all around the world will be treated to a pyro musical spectacular once again this summer. The competition was first introduced by Monaco’s town hall in 1996 and since that time, the competition has grown into a must-see yearly event that takes place with two shows in July and two in August.

International Competition of Musical Fireworks of Monaco

The best European manufacturers and professional firing team’s make sure that they plan meticulously to ensure that the displays hit the set guidelines set out, before submitting it to the Jury and hoping they are chosen for a shot at the grand prize.

The jury is made up of members of Monaco’s municipal council as well as other representatives. The participants are scored on points given out of 10 by each jury member. The criteria for this is based on the quality and originality of the pyromusical design, precision and synchronization, a variety of colours, choice of music, overall general impression of the show and the finale piece chosen.

They also must make sure that the show must be 20 minutes long and be completely undisturbed. After all the competitors have produced their shows the points are then calculated, and the winner is announced.

THE PROGRAMME FOR 2018 IS:

SATURDAY 21ST JULY – 10PM – MARTARELLO SRL – ITALY
SATURDAY 28TH JULY – 10PM – VALECEA PIR SL – SPAIN
SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST – 9:30PM – MACEDOS PIROTECNIA – PORTUGAL
SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST – 9:30PM – ENIGMA FIREWORK LTD – BULGARIA

The displays themselves are set off from the Quai Rainier III, all along the area of Port Hercule there are powerful sound systems set up giving the spectators an outstanding experience of the shows.

Check out the display from last year’s winners Steyfire Austria:

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