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INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: JULY/AUGUST 2019 (DATES TO BE DETERMINED)
WHERE: MONACO
COST: FREE

The International pyrotechnic competition in Monaco first took place in 1966 and was the first event of its kind. Initially just a pyro competition, it changed to a pyro-melodic competition in 1996 and continues in that format to this day.

Countries compete to thrill the tens of thousands of visitors who gather in the Bay to watch the fireworks explode in the Monegasque skies backed up by a powerful sound system which will ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the full impact of the shows on offer with the perfect marriage of music and pyrotechnics.

Last year the competition became the pyro-melodic event it is today and changed its name to Monaco Arten Ciel.

Café’s and restaurants surround Port Hercule, The Palace and Walls of Fort Antonio so there are plenty of places to meet and greet and many of these have uninterrupted views of the fireworks; so you can sip your champagne, whilst watching the stunning effects.

As with most things, you can do this event either on a budget or as a full spend-fest, depending on what you are looking for:

RESTAURANTS

Blue Bay – French/Mediterranean Cuisine

Quite pricey but as a very special day out, worth every penny with excellent service with taster menus or the full a-la-carte jobby to whet your appetite.

Maison des Pates Monaco – Italian/Mediterranean

This place does a huge range of fresh Italian pasta which the reviews say is second to none. You choose a portion of whichever pasta you want (usually €7 – €10) and then a choice of sauces from €1 for a delicious Bolognese sauce to a creamy salmon sauce for €4.50. Two people can each well for under €30.00.

Sexy Tacos – Mexican (vegetarian/vegan-friendly dishes available)

Reviews for this place are really good and if you want a relatively spicy authentic taste of Mexico, pared back slightly for the European market but if you want a tasty and different meal, get along there as this is ‘the one’.

Les Perles de Monte Carlo – French, seafood specialists, Mediterranean

Specialists in all thing seafood, as they are harbourside and are also wholesale suppliers to the local restaurants. It has an upbeat feel and you can even pick your own lobster.  The restaurant also supplies seafood to local restaurants in the region, so you know it is of the best quality around they even have their own oyster beds! It is not fancy but the food more than makes up for it so if you are a fish and seafood lover, this is THE place to go.

If you are staying in Monaco for a few days, you might want to take in a show – The Beach Boys are in concert over there in July and have been in the entertainment business for over 50-years and are still packing the audiences in.

We will bring you news of the companies participating in the 2019 Firework event as soon as details are available.

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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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