Blackpool is celebrating the autumn season with an additional night of spectacular fireworks.

The free Fireworks Fiesta night will be staged on the Promenade on the evening of Saturday 13 October.

It will follow hot on the heels of four World Firework Championship events which featured performances by France, Romania and Canada, and which will culminate with a showcase demonstration on Friday 5 October.

The additional event, which will be produced by firework experts Titanium has been funded from destination marketing monies paid to the resort for the ongoing disruption to rail services.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted to announce a fifth night of fireworks in the autumn season.

“As always the four nights linked to the World Fireworks Championships have proved hugely popular with residents and visitors alike and we know that there will be huge turn-out for this bonus fifth night, particularly as it is being staged on a Saturday.

“This additional free fireworks event will herald a fantastic programme of entertainment lined up for October including Slimefest and the Lightpool Festival.”

The fireworks will, as in previous years, be fired from North Pier with build up from 7:30pm and the show starting at 8:30pm.

Please allow for plenty of time to arrive at the event.  There are plenty of restaurants and eating establishments available on the promenade and in the town centre to enjoy before and after each display.

In addition to the fantastic fireworks competition, anyone attending the event will be invited to stay on and enjoy the Blackpool Illuminations atmosphere at Lightpool, where there will be new projection shows for this year projected on to the front of the Blackpool Tower buildings.

For up to date information, head over to our dedicated Fireworks page

We’ve still got all this to look forward to so save the dates in your diary:

  • Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool31 August – 4 November – Britain’s most spectacular light show returns to Blackpool Promenade for another year with Lightpool projections from 7th September – FREE!
  • The World Fireworks Championship Blackpool7/14/21/28 September – Blackpool plays host to the best fireworks display teams in the world with the competitors planning more dramatic and spectacular displays than ever before to wow the crowds – FREE
  • Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST – 20, 21 & 22 October – The Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST ticketed shows will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Arena, Blackpool Pleasure The six shows across 3 days will feature live performances, games, characters and plenty of slime, music and mayhem! All shows sold out but check www.nick.co.uk/SLIMEFEST for competitions to win tickets.
  • Lightpool Festival – 25–27 October – Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back for October half-term. The festival will provide a spectacular mix of live performance, light-based art installations, the return of the illuminated tram parade and a special collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic on 18 October.  For more information go to www.visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival