Thames Festival Fireworks 2009
The mayors Thames Festival 2009 fireworks display will take place this Sunday the 13th of September 2009. This is the 12th anniversary of the mayors Thames Festival and should be a big celebration.
Over half a million people attend the festival each year and these years fireworks promise to be the most spectacular display yet with half a kilometre of the river being washed in light.
Fired from barges in the river Thames, located directly between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridge the fireworks are scheduled to start at 9.45pm sharp so make sure you are there early to get a good spot to view from.
One ton of pyrotechnics will be fired from the barges in less than 10 minutes, making this one of the best displays of the 3 that are permitted on the Thames each year. Mike Jones of Pains Fireworks, who are organising the display, was the 2007 winner of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition which is widely accepted to be the premier fireworks competition in the world. The Thames Festival has become a highlight on the world tour and the fireworks which will end the Night Carnival part of the Festival will be watched by tens of thousands.
The Night Carnival has become a key feature of the Thames Festival, inviting a colourful parade of dancers, costumed performers, musicians and revellers to take over Victoria Embankment and Blackfriars Bridge. Thousands of people join the Night Carnival in a vibrant procession of lanterns, costumes and floats, guaranteeing a memorable London occasion. The Night Carnival is held on Sunday 13th September, the final day of the festival which is sure to end with a bang.
The Blackfriars Bridge, Victoria Embankment and the Waterloo Bridge are the best spots to see the fireworks from and should fill up fast, don't forget to head down early to get the best viewing spot and enjoy the stalls, music and carnival atmosphere.
Anyone reading this after the Fireworks display has been very welcome to leave a comment and tell us your thoughts on this year's display.