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.
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”.
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.
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.