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GLOBALFEST INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018

WHAT: GLOBALFEST INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION/FESTIVAL
WHERE: ELLISTON PARK, CALGARY, CANADA
DATES: 16TH – 25TH AUGUST 2018
COST: $20 BUT CHECK SITE FOR MORE DETAILS AS PRICES MAY VARY

The Calgary Fireworks Festival started in 2001 after a painstaking search for a suitable venue which was large enough to hold a firework competition both safely and with enough space for the spectators to enjoy and it has never looked back.

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Today, the festival is an amalgamation of the firework festival with the cultural arts. Today, Globalfest brings in tens of thousands of visitors annually to see the myriad of cultural pavilions (there will be 20+ at the 2018 event) and experience great tasting delicacies from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Caribbean as well as local munchies so there is something for every taste.

There is live music, heritage dress and cultural music to be enjoyed around the event.

Of course, the fireworks are an intrinsic part of the proceedings and here are the teams firing and the dates they will be displaying:

UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE – 16TH AUGUST 2018
SPAIN – PYROTECNIA ZARAGOZANA – 18TH AUGUST 2018
PHILIPPINES – BLUE PEACOCK FIREWORKS – 21ST AUGUST 2018
CHINA – CHANGSHA MEITAI FIREWORKS – 23RD AUGUST 2018
MEXICO – SIRIUS PYROTECHNICS – 25TH AUGUST 2018

The displays will be judged by an appointed jury who will be basing their scores on the following;

1. The quality of the display
2. The originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
3. Brilliance and richness of colours used
4. 25% of the music used is native to the presenting country
5. Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
6. Team’s use of a compulsory piece: “The Planets – Mars, the Bringer of War” by Gutav Holst
7. The scope of the work

The doors will be open to gain entry from 6pm but there will be absolutely no admission after 9.15pm so ensure that you get there in plenty of time to get to your spot before the fireworks begin.

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HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION

WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN MAY AND SEPTEMBER 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: THE ROYAL GARDENS OF HERRENHAUSEN, HANNOVER, GERMANY
COST: VARIOUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TICKETING INFORMATION

A staggering 55,000 spectators will fill the beautiful gardens at Herrenhausen to kick off this year’s fiercely fought pyrotechnic competition. The competition runs from May to September annually in what is described as the ‘best historic gardens in Europe’.

First to show their pyro skills are the team representing Italy; Scarpato Pirotecnia from Rimini, Italy and this team have won events around the world in their time and as one of the first families of fireworks, they have the expertise in their genes. Winners at Courcheval and Cannes as well as taking part in thousands of displays and festivals around the world.

There is a full programme of entertainment on offer, including;

• Live music
• Theatrical/street performers
• Dramatic art

There will be a Venetian carnival feel in a nod to the incredible talents of one of Italy’s first firework families.

This is the 28th event of its kind in Herrenhausen and the doors will be open to the public and the early entertainment will begin at 6pm and will run through until 11.30pm.

We will bring you details of the forthcoming events as details come to hand.

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HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT FIREWORKS 2018

WHAT: HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT FIREWORKS
WHY: FIREWORK FESTIVAL
WHERE: ENGLISH BAY, VANCOUVER, CANADA
WHEN: SATURDAY 28TH JULY / WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST / SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2018
WHAT TIME DO THE FIREWORKS START: 10:00PM
COST: FREE / RESERVED SEATING STARTS FROM $44

The Honda celebration of light is into it 28th consecutive year and is still one of the most popular events in Vancouver. Throughout the days and evenings, the crowd expected over the 3-day period is growing year on year. With up to 1 million spectators last year, the organisers are expecting the event to be bigger and better than ever before. Beaches and parks in and around English Bay will be packed out with everyone wanting to get their spot early to get the best views of the displays.

For the first time in the history of the event, the competitors must all follow a theme and incorporate this into the firework display along with the music. The theme for this year as chosen by the public vote is all “love”.

Red Heart Firework Effect

The fireworks are all set up and fired from barges located in English bay and ‘blast off’ will take place at 10pm every evening come rain or shine; so, make sure that you don’t only arrive early but that you come well prepared.

For the prime viewing spots for the event, you can pre-book into the observation lounge making sure you and family or friends have the best seats in the house for the show. Prices cost $44 so around £26 per ticket. This is plus the applicable services and charges.

If you fancy doing something a little more different then there are bars and lounges offering different packages with not only some of the best seats in the house but also including food and drinks packages.

The three main places to watch the fireworks are Second Beach, English Bay, and Kitsilano / Vanier Park. All of them offer plenty things to do for all the family along with an array of food stalls to sample the local cuisine, live music performances and of course at the end of each evening an incredible fireworks display.

The programme for the event is as follows –

• Saturday 28th July – South Africa – Fireworks for Africa
• Wednesday 1st August – Sweden – Unique Pyrotechnic
• Saturday 4th August – South Korea – Daehan Firework Co

The companies are judged by some industry experts, sponsor representatives and some local celebrities. Along with this you as the audience also get your chance to vote as there is now an app available to download. Once all the competitors have fired, the judges then add up the marks and the winner of the show will be announced, and the prizes and trophies are handed out.

This certainly is going to be one of biggest and most beautiful sky filling events in the Canadian event calendar, so make sure that you get yourself along to witness this first hand for yourself.

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