Countdown to the 25th British Fireworks Championships
It’s that time of year again, where teams compete in The British Firework Championships in our hometown of Plymouth! Visiting our ocean city for two days, 17th and 18h August, you’ll get the chance to see this spectacular firework display take over the city.
This event brings in the crowds, and we expect the city to be super busy – why not watch the displays from the water and make an evening of it onboard your boat with drinks and nibbles?
Each year six professional display companies are selected to take part, and every sixth year there is a champions event when winners from the previous five years (plus the previous Champion-of-Champions winner) return to battle out for the overall title of Champion-of-Champions.
The teams taking part in The British Fireworks Championships this year are:
Wednesday 17th August
Thursday 18th August
Fully Fused Fireworks
The first firework display on each evening will take place at 9.30pm and each display will last exactly 10 minutes with a ten-minute gap between shows. There’s also entertainment on Plymouth Hoe on both evenings – with a fun fair, live music and plenty of food options on offer.
The British Firework Championships were started in 1997, Plymouth was favoured to host the event as it was felt that the location was perfect to provide a natural amphitheatre where large scale pyrotechnics could be used safely and watched from a variety of points around the harbour and Sound.
The championships have grown hugely, and are now recognised as the premier annual display in the UK, attracting thousands to our city each August. Despite varying weather conditions over the years, and even a World War II bomb being found on site – the event has taken place successfully every year since it started!
Visit our website to find out about berthing at King Point Marina during the British Firework Championships.