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NOTTE DI FIABA 2018

WHAT: NOTTE DI FIABA 2018
WHY: FIREWORK FESTIVAL AND FIESTA
WHERE: RIVA DEL GARDA, (OVERLOOKING LAKE GARDA, ITALY)
WHEN: 23rd to 26th AUGUST 2018
COST: FREE

This magical event has become the centre piece of celebrations in and around Lake Garda annually for the last 60-years.

Riva del Garda plays host to tens of thousands of visitors annually, both from within Italy and of course from around Europe and the rest of the world. Notte di Fiaba translates as ‘fairytale night’ and with fun, fantasy and fireworks, it really is the perfect combination.

Notte di Fiaba Riva del Garda

The event has up to 100 activities to take part in or observe but they are all fairy tale related and this year, the main theme for 2018 is ‘Little Mermaid’ so the entertainment is suitable for the whole family.

There will be:
• Concerts
• Craft corners
• Games
• Story telling
• Face painting
• FIREWORKS!!
• Food – including delicious gourmet burgers, artisan beers, locally smoked meat specialties and hot and crispy calamari

The fireworks will be the responsibility of Martarello Group, Italy which was originally set up almost 100 years ago by the founder, Giovanni Martarello. In 1949, his son took over the business but sadly, following his death, the business became the responsibility of his wife Maria. With 5 children to care for, she went on to show incredible strength and fortitude as she continued to grow the business into one which is acknowledged around the world for the incredible displays the team have created.

The firework display will take place at 10pm and is completely free of charge so pick your spot, sit back and watch the elegant fire-dance in the sky over the stunning setting of Lake Garda.

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DOSHIN/UHB FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2018

WHAT: DOSHIN/UHB FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2018
WHY: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHEN: FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018 APPROX: 19:40PM – 20:30PM
WHERE: TOYOHIRA RIVER
COST: FREE

Be amazed this summer with over 4,000 lighting up the night sky over Sapporo. The Doshin / Uhb fireworks festival, or the Toyohira River Fireworks Festival as it is sometimes known, is the most popular fireworks festival held in Hokkaido. Put in your diaries to make sure you certainly don’t miss this summer pyro action.

The venue for this fantastic evening is along the Toyohiragawa river between Horohirobashi and Minamioohashi. The event itself is steeped in history spanning over half a century and this year will mark the 63rd time the event has been held in Sapporo City. It is the only event that is held on the riverbank of the Toyohira river, so as you can imagine there are crowds of locals and tourists alike that flock along the riverbanks to witness this magnificent display.

Lasting 60 minutes long be you can be up close and personal to the display in the area between Minamo-Ohashi bridge or the Horohia bridge over the Toyohira river. Please note as this is the closest place to the launch site expect to be a little cramped and everyone is aware that this is the best spot to be in for the best views.

If you don’t want to be in the heart of the action there are a few little spots away from the launch site that will still give you perfect views of the display. Nakajima Park is within walking distance of the river, you can sit on some of the terraces in Hoheikan, or for a really different view and evening, there are rowing boats available to hire and take out on the water.

There are little or no shops around for food and drinks, so it is advised that you take anything you will need for the evening with you. With 1 million visitors at least, each year and the number growing year upon year it is advised that you arrive and get your spot as early as possible on the day.  In the event of bad weather on the day the fireworks will be rescheduled to the following day.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

  • Part 1 – “Summer night fantasia” Launch star mine
  • Part 2 – “Art of Fire” Launch star mine
  • Part 3 – “Grande Finale” Widestar mine et al.

With over 4,000 rounds of fireworks been launched on the river. The show itself is split into three sections with small intervals in-between so that the air can clear from the smoke and give everyone the maximum viewing pleasure.

So, make sure that this summer you don your Yukata and join the crowds to witness the biggest and best pyrotechnical display on the Toyohiragawa river.

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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.

Fireworks Oostende 21  Juli

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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