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Largest, Biggest Fireworks Display > Annually > World: Tondabayashi-city, Osaka JAPAN "Perfect Liberty religious order Fireworks Arts" Claims: "120,000 fireworks! The most biggest scale display in the world."
Largest, Biggest Fireworks Display > Annually > USA: "Thunder Over Louisville" Kentucky Derby Festival Fireworks.
Largest, Biggest Fireworks Display > Ever: Grucci claims; "Statue of Liberty Centennial Fireworks, July 4th, 1986, New York City Harbor. The World's Largest Fireworks Program Ever Displayed!"
Largest, Biggest Fireworks Shell > Annually: Katakai town, Ojiya-city, Nigata pref. JAPAN "Katakai-Matsuri Festival" "Launching one shot per day, that is total two Yonshakudama(48inch shells) during two days of the exhibition."
Largest, Biggest Fireworks Shell > Ever: Guinness claims; "Universe I Part II exploded at the annual Lake Toya Firework Festival in Hokkaido, Japan on July 15, 1988"
Best Fireworks Display > Annually: "Montreal CANADA International Fireworks Competition" "You haven't lived until you've been up over La Ronde Amusement Park on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge they close to traffic so you can see, and feel, the awesome displays go off right in front of your face." W.
2004 Dates:
November 5, Fri. London ENGLAND "Bonfire Night in London" Fireworks. Many locations and times. (""Remember, remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!" Every autumn we remember the gunpowder plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a Catholic rebel, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and James I along with them. Around the country, effigies of this famous traitor are burned on huge fires and thousands of fireworks released into the sky in a uniquely English commemoration of our past. Across London there are scores of municipal displays as well as thousands of private functions. Residents regard their local displays as a source of pride and huge crowds gather to ooh and aah as many thousands of pounds worth of pyrotechnics explode in the sky. Bonfire Night is a wonderful occasion, a chance to get outside, grab some hot food and a drink, and gaze into the night sky shoulder to shoulder with the rest of London.") 020 7437 4370

November 5, Fri. Glasgow SCOTLAND "Glasgow Fireworks 2004". Glasgow Green, 7:30p. ("Come and join us on Glasgow Green for the city's annual fireworks spectacular. Glasgow welcomes everyone to a free, safe and family focused evening of entertainment with a magnificent display which is unparalleled in the UK.") 0871 200 3940

November 13, Sat. London ENGLAND "Lord Mayor's Fireworks". River Thames, 17:00 following Lord Mayor's Procession. ("If you aren't sick of fireworks by this time, the Lord Mayor's Show is close enough to Guy Fawkes to merit a mention here. Indeed, it possibly the most dangerous and amazing of all the public shows in the capital. River barges are piled high with explosives and set adrift on the Thames with several brave men on board. The fireworks are let off between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridge not far from the scene of Guy Fawkes’ attempted crime. Wrap up warm and head for the river. The best vantage points tend to be around the Embankment and Gabriels Wharf. If you are really on the ball get there early and grab the best seats in the house in the public gallery of the Oxo Tower.") 020 7606 3030

November 17, Wed. Little Rock AR "Clinton Center Opening" Fireworks. Riverfront Park, 9p. ("The Jennings Osborne family sponsers the largest fireworks display in Arkansas history in celebration of the Grand Opening of Clinton Presidential Center and Park.") 1-800-PRES-LIB/1-866-773-7542

November 18, Thu. Monte-Carlo FRANCE "International Fireworks Festival" Winner's Display. Dusk. ("This free event attracts thousands from the area to view some of the most beautiful, original and noisy fireworks around. The competition has been held since 1966 and brings pyrotechnic specialists from countries around the world to show off hteir talent. Fireworks begin around 9:30PM or when it is dark. Good viewing from several locations: around the port sitting at a café, from the palace area or along the ramparts of Fort Antoine, and just off the Casino Terrace. Competition continues through the month of August and the winner returns november 18th to create the fireworks display on the evening before the National Fête Day.") (800) 753-9696

November 19, Fri. Pittsburgh PA "Light Up Night" Fireworks Finale. Point State Park, 9 PM. ("Cap off Light Up Night in Point State Park as the Duquesne Light contest winner flips the switch to illuminate the Duquesne Light Tree of Lights at 8:45 PM followed by the Kaufmann’s/Clear Channel Light Up the Sky Fireworks Finale.") 412-566-4190

November 20, Sat. Chicago IL "13th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival" Fireworks. North Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River, 6:55p. ("For more than 40 years, the trees along North Michigan Avenue have been illuminated to signal the official start of the holiday season in Chicago. Join Mickey Mouse and his friends to celebrate magical gatherings in The Magnificent Mile district. Witness Mickey’s magical lighting of more than one million white lights along North Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Wacker Drive, culminating in a magnificent fireworks show over the Chicago River.") 312.642.3570

November 25, Thu. Houston TX "Uptown Holiday Lighting" Fireworks. Post Oak Boulevard, Dusk. ("One of Houston's favorite traditions, the 19th annual Uptown Holiday Lighting will illuminate the area skyline with more than half a million twinkling lights and a festive holiday show with local choirs and bands. For the finale, dazzling fireworks will light up the Houston skies. This year's event will once again come alive on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, along Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown Houston.") 713-621-2011

November 27, Sat. Jacksonville FL "20th Annual Jacksonville Light Parade" Fireworks. Northbank and Southbank, Downtown. ("Kick off the holiday season with a bang! The St. Johns River is transformed into a sparkling cavalcade of holiday spirit as the First Coast’s finest boats and captains parade down the river. This enchanted night is topped off by an unbelievable fireworks display over the river, featuring its signature bridge “waterfalls.” Northbank and Southbank, Downtown, Jacksonville.") 904-630-3690

November 27, Sat. East Peoria IL "Festival of Lights" Fireworks. Downtown East Peoria. ("The official start of the Festival of Lights, the Parade of Lights takes place on three miles of Washington Street, starting on one side of the city and ending just past downtown. The parade includes more than 40 floats shaped entirely from lights, including the 70-foot long float of the famous Clydesdale horse team pulling a delivery wagon, the starship Enterprise illuminated with 48,000 light bulbs, and the 95-foot-long smoke-spewing China dragon. The parade starts and ends with spectacular fireworks displays.") 800-365-3743

December 2,& 3, Thu. & Fri. Chichibu City, Saitama Pref JAPAN "Chichibu Yomatsuri (Chichibu Night Festival)" Fireworks. Chichibu City, Saitama Pref. ("Chichibu Shrine stands in a valley and is regarded as the gateway to the Chichibu mountains. A festival held at the shrine on December 2 and 3 has a 300-year history and is known as "Chichibu Yomatsuri (Chichibu Night Festival) for its splendid events held at night. Festive floats, each weighing more than 10 tons and decorated with rows of lanterns, are carried through town, streets are brightly lit by numerous lanterns, and fireworks are set off, turning night into day around the whole town. On December 3, the festival culminates when the floats are noisily pulled up a steep slope called Dango-zaka.")

December 18, Sat. Hamburg GERMANY "Christmas" Fireworks. Inner Alster Lake, 8:15p. ("Great fascinating fireworks are taking place above the Inner Alster Lake in Hamburg's city centre at December 18th, 8.15 pm. At 7.30 pm the Alster Lake will be enlightened by banyan fires.") 040/300 51 300

December 19, Sun. through December 23 Thu. South Bank Parklands, Brisbane AUSTRALIA "Vodafone Christmas Celebrations @ South Bank" Fireworks. South Bank Parklands. ("Currently into its thirteenth year the Vodafone Christmas Celebrations are a community focused event attracting approximately 300,000 visitors per year. The event aims to present a unique Christmas experience for Brisbane audiences. Come along and enjoy the festive season with the Singing Christmas Tree concerts, outdoor movies, Christmas carolers & fireworks every night.") 61 7 3867 2051

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New Year's Eve Celebrations
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December 31, Fri. "First Night 2005" Cities Worldwide: New Year's Eve 2005 Celebrations


December 31, Fri. Sydney AUSTRALIA "New Year's Eve" Fireworks. ("We’re already well into planning for the 2004 festivities and will update the site later in the year. In the meantime return to the nye03 site and browse pictures, media releases, info on previous sydney harbour bridge effects and the “how to guide” for planning your night.") 61.2.9265 9757

December 31, Fri. Chicago IL "New Year's Eve" Fireworks. Buckingham Fountain, Midnight. ("The lighting of the City continues into 2005 with New Year's Eve and Fireworks. Revelers should gather beginning at 11:40 p.m., December 31 at Buckingham Fountain (located at Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive in Chicago) in order to witness a pyrotechnic wonder that features the lighted fountain countdown to the New Year. At midnight, an explosion of fire and light will continue above the lakefront choreographed to a musical soundtrack that includes rock, pop and classical. Admission is free.") 877-CHICAGO

December 31, Fri. Mt. Washington NH "New Year's Eve at Bretton Woods" Fireworks. Bretton Woods Base Lodge. ("Ring in 2005 with night skiing, a torch-light ski parade, and a fantastic fireworks display! Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet and rock n’ roll party featuring a live band, with party favors, a champagne toast for adults, and a countdown at midnight. Separate children and teen programs are also available.") 800-258-0330/603-278-3320(in NH)

December 31, Fri. La Crosse WI "Annual Skyrockers New Year's Eve" Fireworks. Atop Grandad's Bluff, 590' up. ("The best place to view the New Year's Eve display from the Bluff is from a good friend's house where a party is being held. The next best place is from your car on any street facing east. Don't forget to dress warmly and keep your window open a crack if you leave the engine running to keep warm for any period of time. We start hourly countdown salutes at noon on the hour. The 6PM show is slow and lasts about 10 minutes and is a great little show for the little people who may have never seen fireworks before. The Midnight show lasts 15-20 minutes and of course is quite a bit bigger. Be sure to tune in to WLFN-AM 1490 or WXOW-TV 19 too! Remember you don't have to get in "really" close to enjoy the show. These two displays can be seen from anywhere in the valley which means the Minnesota and Iowa sides too!") 608-784-4880

December 31, Fri. Seattle WA "New Year's at the Needle" Fireworks. ("The 605-foot Space Needle once again will display Seattle's traditional New Year's Eve fireworks show with thousands of pyrotechnic effects at midnight on December 31. More than 20,000 people are expected gather below the tower to watch the fireworks shoot across the night sky and an estimated 400,000 people will be able to view the show from surrounding neighborhoods.") 206-905-2100 or 1-800-937-9582

December 31, Fri. Chicago IL "New Year s Eve Celebration" Fireworks. Navy Pier. ("Navy Pier is the place to be on New Year’s Eve as Navy Pier hosts a spectacular fireworks show and a giant Ferris wheel countdown choreographed to a New Year’s Eve soundtrack. Visitors of all ages are invited to join the Pier in welcoming the year 2005 while enjoying some of the best entertainment around. Admission fees apply for some events.") 312-595-PIER

December 31, Fri. Baltimore MD "New Year's Eve Spectacular" Fireworks. Inner Harbor, Midnight. ("Ring in 2005 with music, ice skating and fireworks at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Complete schedule of events is forthcoming.") 410-752-8632

December 31, Fri. Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL "New Year's in Rio" Fireworks. Copacabana Beach. ("The greatest show of the year There are four kilometers of fireworks exploding in the sky or in the luminous reams on hotel façades and from different barges in the sea. One of the largest fireworks in the world with about 15-minute duration, illuminates the beauty of Copacabana Beach in various colors. Two million people united by the incomparable spirit of Rio greet each other, even if they are strangers, and walk in the direction of the shore to make their offerings. Each one in their own private ritual. The New Year has arrived!") (55) (21) 2442 1300

December 31, Fri. Berlin GERMANY "New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate" Fireworks. Brandenburg Gate. ("New Year's at Brandenburg Gate is meanwhile known as one of the most famous events of Berlin and attracts about a million visitors and Berliners.") 49-30-25 00 25

December 31, Fri. Berlin GERMANY "Silvester New Year's Eve" Fireworks. Brandenburg Gate. ("The first official New Year's Eve event in Germany's capital took place in 1995. It has developed over the years to become the largest Open-Air Party worldwide.Offering peaceful people a place to party, celebrate and welcome the New Year in a unique atmosphere. It is the combination of music, light, stage shows, international stars, DJ towers, dance floors, and not least the fantastic firework display, that makes New Year's Eve in Berlin an Open-Ended Night to crown all nights.") (030) 24 60 33 30

December 31, Fri. Zurich SWITZERLAND "New Year's Eve" Fireworks. Lake Zürich. ("From 8 pm to 3 am on New Year’s Eve, Lake Zürich and the upper Limmat Riverwill provide one of the most attractive holiday settings in Switzerland. 150,000 or more people are expected to show up to be enthralled by New Year’s Eve fireworks. The highlight of the event is the fantastic fireworks display to ring in the New Year, which is set off from two ships on the lake. The wide-ranging holiday program features musical and culinary offerings that are sure to delight every palate and quench every thirst. Zürich’s public transportation trains (ZVV), streetcars and buses will be running on New Year’s Eve until 4 am The detailed schedule can be viewed at www.zvv.ch from December 2004.") 41 1 215 40 00

December 31, Fri. Jacksonville FL "New Year's Eve Celebration" Fireworks. Downtown Jacksonville, Midnight. ("Ring in the New Year in style with Jacksonville's biggest New Year's bash downtown. Featuring food, beverages, live entertainment, Gator Bowl team pep rallies, fireworks and more!") 904-630-3690

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January 1, Thu. Chicago IL Navy Pier "New Year's Day Celebration" Fireworks. 6p. ("The New Year’s fun continues on New Year’s Day. Families are invited to "Start the Year at Navy Pier" with a variety of free family programming on New Year’s Day, January 1. Entertainment will conclude with a New Year’s Day fireworks display, choreographed to all-time family favorites at 6 p.m.") 312-595-PIER

Saturdays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 27. Chicago IL "Light Nights on The Magnificent Mile" Fireworks. Chicago River at Michigan Avenue, 6:30p. ("Turn your winter ‘blahs’ into winter ‘ahhs!’ Winter gardens are illuminated with color and light during Light Nights on The Magnificent Mile. This display includes a 14-block installation of winter gardens transformed with illuminated sculptures from the Chicago River to Oak Street. Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., the event features a spectacular fireworks show over the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. This winter offers family fun for all visitors to The Magnificent Mile from January 8 – February 27, 2005.") 312.642.3570

March 19, Sat. Dublin IRELAND "St. Patrick's Day Skyfest" Fireworks. North & South Quays, 8p. ("St. Patrick's Festival was established in 1996 to turn St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Ireland into a world class festival. Now ranking as one of the seven best parties in the world, St. Patrick's Festival has long outgrown St. Patrick's Day! For five full days Dublin streets are overtaken by carnival style parades, spectacular fireworks and Ireland's largest outdoor dance event. In between street events you can also enjoy a wonderful programme of visual arts and music events. 2005 is a special year with St. Patrick's Festival celebrating it's 10th Birthday! The Festival will run from March 16th - March 20th. Make sure to be in Dublin for the big party!") +353 (0)1 676 3205

May 7, Sat. Bonn GERMANY "Rhine in Flames - Nights of Bengal Fire" Fireworks. Rhine river - between Linz and Bonn, 9:40p. ("On one of the most beautiful current segments of the romantic Rhine river - between the "colorful town" Linz and the federal city Bonn - the Rhine river banks big illumination and firework displays "Rhine river in flames / Rhine river aflame at the seven mountains" takes place. For a festive season-opener the shore promenade and attractions of the on the Rhine river laid towns Linz, Erpel, Remagen, Unkel, Rheinbreitbach, Bad Honnef, Konigswinter and Bonn are lit in the red fluorescent glow of 2000 "Bengal Fire" lights. The red fluorescent Bengal Fire lights the way downstream for a fleet of more than 60 decorated and illuminated ships along a 26 km stretch - the longest stretch of any Rhine in Flames spectacle. Special highlights of this event will be the fireworks in Linz, Remagen, Bad Honnef, on the opposite of Konigswinter and the big finale of the firework in the Bonn Rhine river floodplain (former horticultural show terrain).") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

July 2, 2005 Sat. Rudesheim GERMANY "Rhine in Flames - A Night of Fireworks Magic" Fireworks. Rudesheim, Bingen and Assmannshausen, 10p. ("The towns around the Bingen "Loch" celebrate A night of fireworks magic. Join the festivities as Bingen, Trechtingshausen, Rudesheim and Assmannshausen bathe their castles, churches and the beloved Mduseturm (mouse tower) in an illuminating "Bengal Fire." High above Rudesheim the magnificent Niederwald monument, will also radiate. Between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. a fleet of more than 50 illuminated ships will parade past Rudesheim, Bingen and Assmannshausen. At 10p.m. The first spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky in Trechtingshausen beneath the castle Reichenstein The fireworks will then glide past castle Rheinstein across from Assmannshausen. From the ruins of castle Ehrenfels and castle Klopp in Bingen, the colorful lightnings and the cascading light shoot out as a magical spectacle. Taking place at approximately 11:30 p.m., the grand finale over Rudesheim is a spectacular display of fireworks that will take your breath away and enthuse everyone once more.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

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July 4, Mon. Boston MA "Pops Concert at the Esplanade" 4th of July Fireworks. Charles River 10:30p. (Concert includes Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture, cannons, church bells, sing-a-longs and music synched fireworks.) 888-4TH-POPS

July 4, Mon. New York City NY "Macy's 4th of July" Fireworks. East River/Manhattan East Side - 23rd St. to 42nd St. in Manhattan, 9p. ("The skies above the Big Apple will be lighted by some of the most amazing fireworks ever viewed this Independence Day. Once again Macy's, the world's largest store, will host the 30-minute fireworks extravaganza that has an entire city "oohing" and "aahing." Details about this year's show will be released closer to the event's date." For more info check out Jim's Deli insider info.) 212-494-4495

July 4, Mon. Washington DC "Independence Day Celebration" Fireworks. Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets, 9p. ("Celebrate the nation's birthday in the nation's capital. Don't miss the parade, with more then 100 marching units stepping out at noon along Constitution Avenue. When that's over, popular music groups entertain from mid-afternoon until the fireworks.The National Symphony Orchestra, with guest stars and soloists, performs at 8 p.m. The fireworks show begins around 9:20 p.m. over the Washington Monument grounds.") 202.789.7000

July 9, Sat. Cologne GERMANY "Cologne Koln Lights" Fireworks. Rhine river between the Deutz bridge and the Hohenzollern bridge, 9p. ("In front of the island Groov in Cologne Koln-Porz about 40 passenger boats gather together in the evening to a big boat parade. Once the starting shot is given, the rockets for the 1st big firework soar up on the right Rhine river side of Cologne Koln-Porz. Bengal fire lets the city hall of Cologne Koln light up. The boat parade starts its trip downstream, past Cologne Koln-Ensen, Cologne Koln-Westhoven to Cologne Koln-Rodenkirchen. Fireworks of the 2nd big firework color beautiful pictures in the nightly sky from the left Rhine river side. The round boat cruise goes further along Cologne Koln-Marienburg, Cologne Koln-Bayenthal, Cologne Koln-Poll, while on the way the colorful lights and laterns, which the residents have put on the window sills in their house, are mirrored in the Rhine river. The 3rd big firework is lighted while the boat parade passes Cologne Koln-Poll. In Cologne Koln-Mulheim the 4th big firework takes place. Exploding saluting guns and fireworks provide a further dainty of the special kind for eyes and ears. For the 5th big firework the boats finally anchor in front of the Hohenzollern bridge and behind the Deutz bridge. At about 11:30 p.m. the Pyrotechnician starts the breath-taking main firework, synchronously to a firework music from an over 100 meters long firework boat, which is anchored in the middle of the Rhine river between the Deutz bridge and the Hohenzollern bridge. In a good 30 minutes, star explosions, lightning bombs and other fireworks attract and pull the viewers into their ban.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

Every August 1. Tondabayashi-city, Osaka JAPAN "Perfect Liberty religious order Fireworks Arts" Fireworks. The New PL Religion Hall. 19:00. (Claims: "120,000 fireworks! The most biggest scale display in the world.") 0187-26-2600

Every August 2 & 3. Nagaoka city JAPAN "Nagaoka Fireworks Display". Sinano River. (Features 2 Sanjakudama(36inch shells) and 2 Nishakudama(24inch shells) per show per night! TravelChannel.com says "Part of the Nagaoka summer festival, this pyrotechnic spectacle includes two days of fireworks displays with two shows per day. And the blasts are as big as they come. Sanjakudama, a flowering spark, soars to a staggering 650-meter height and 600-meter diameter, completely filling the night sky. Combine that with the Vesubio starmine often likened to a volcano eruption and Niagara Falls effects for a Japanese wonder with international flavor.") (+81) 424-81-7184

August 13, Sat. Koblenz, Coblence GERMANY "Rhine Aflame on the Rhine River" Fireworks. Rhine and Moselle rivers region from Koblenz, Coblence also in Spay, Braubach, Rhens und Lahnstein, 9:30p. ("Boat parade and fireworks along the Rhine river you'll experience the spectacle. About 80 Rhine river ships with 30.000 people on board glide from the Bopparder Hamm to the Deutsches Eck (German corner), past romantic half-timbered houses, castles and palaces, all bathed in the light of the "Bengal Fire." 9:30 p.m.: Opening fireworks display in Spay, Braubach: Fireworks from the castle Marksburg on the Rhine hills; Rhens: Fireworks on the Rhine border and from the Rhen mineral fountain; Lahnstein: Fireworks from the Hafenkopf (head of the harbor ); Koblenz: Fireworks from the castle Stolzenfels and the Konigsbacher brewery. At approximately 11:00 p.m.: Finale fireworks from the fortress Ehrenbreitstein across from the Deutsches Eck (German corner) at the mouth of the Moselle river.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

August 29 to September 5, Black Rock Desert NV Burning Man Festival. Fire, Not Fireworks. ("Hundreds of San Franciscans ride in convoy to Black Rock Desert Nevada for a week of bizarre fun, parties, fashion shows, neo-pagan rituals, live music, pirated radio programs, drive-by shooting ranges and other unusual games. The climax of the weekend is the immolation of a 40-foot wooden figure laced with neon and filled with explosives. After it collapses in flames, circle dances begin." Not for the squeamish, tickets required. W) 415-985-7471

September 4, Sun. Winningen GERMANY "The Moselle River in Fire Magic" Fireworks. 9p. ("The Mosel / Moselle river festival in Winningen near Koblenz / Coblence is the biggest vine dresser festival on the below Mosel / Moselle. With its long tradition, it's also known as the one of the oldest wine festivals in Germany. The ten-day folk festival starts on the last Friday in August and ends on Sunday in the following week. The crowning conclusion of the Moselle river festival on the second Sunday builds a giant firework under the motto "The Moselle river in fire magic" ("Die Mosel in Feuerzauber"). A firework display starts at 6:30 p.m. from the passenger boat from Koblenz / Coblence. Music and dancing tune in to the splendid spectacle. A magical, beautiful atmosphere spreads out, when in front of the Mosel / Moselle river mountains, a wonderful scenery of pictures develop, which the exploding fireworks draw in the night sky and light up the Mosel / Moselle river gorge in such brightness, that a bengal illumination such as in the events of the "Rhine river in flames" / "Rhine river aflame" won't be missed. But the firework doesn't only offer something for the eyes, but also for the ears, because the already loud bangs of the firecrackers are even louder in the Mosl / Moselle river gorge. The firework display takes about 15 to 20 minutes.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

Every September 9 & 10. Ojiya-city, Niigata pref, JAPAN "Katakai-matsuri" Fireworks. Katakai machi, 19:00 to 22:00. ("Townspeople in Katagai are dedicate fireworks to lokal shrine Asahara with each wish. Two yonjaku-dama(48 inches biggest shell) is a special-feature program of this display. It bloom 800 meters in diameter.") 0258-84-3900

September 10, Sat. Oberwesel GERMANY "Rhine River Aflame - Night of the Thousand Fires" Fireworks. 9p. ("Night of the thousand fires" will be opened at about 9:00 p.m. with a greeting speech of the wine witch and the town mayor. After a short welcome firework display Oberwesel shines its historical town picture. Then a brilliant firework, accompanied by music, draws the night sky into a sea of lights. Exploding fireworks and fire cascades light up the Rhine river banks. The sounds of the fire spectacle echoes against the steep Rhine river hills which surround the Rhine river gorge. The main firework, which is subdivided into separate firework displays, will be shot off from the Rhine river hills and from the opposite side of the Oberwesel Rhine river bank.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

September 17, Sat. St. Goar and St. Goarshausen GERMANY "Rhine in Flames - The Night of the Lorelei" Fireworks. 8:45p. ("At about 8:45 p.m. the first rocket will be ignited from a boat. This rocket builds a prelude to a firework display of the superlative. One after the other, four firework displays begin from the castle Katz (cat) near St. Goarshausen, from the head of the harbor in St. Goar, from the castle Rheinfels (biggest castle ruin in the Rhineland) near St. Goar and from a ferry. In front of the non-reappearing scenery, the fireworks draw exploding pictures in the nightly sky above the romantic Rhine river valley gorge with its steep hills, the illuminated towns and the brightly lighted castles. During this show, many a visitors feel a cold shower run down their back. The fireworks are also an acoustically impressable experience. On the rock hills the explosion sounds of the firecrackers and rockets re-echo several times. In a more contemplative programm, the firework displays show themselves in especially hot and dry years. Because of fire danger, the fireworks can only be ignited from the ferry.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

September 24, Sat. Boppard GERMANY "Glowing Night on the Middle Rhine river" Fireworks. Rhine river banks near Filsen, 9p. ("The first wine festival takes place on the third weekend in September from Friday to Monday and the second wine festival on the following weekend, the fourth September weekend from Friday to Sunday. A highlight on both festivals is the firework display on both Saturdays. Even though the fireworks under the motto "Lightning night on the middle Rhine river" don't belong to the events of "Rhine in flames" / "Rhine aflame", they still attract thousands of visitors every year. Both of the firework displays will be ignited on both Saturdays, each one at about 9:00 p.m. from the opposite side of the Rhine river banks near Filsen. During each of the approximately 10 to 15 minutes of continuous fire work spectacle, the narrow Rhine river valley gorge near Boppard turns into a lighted sea. Star explosion, lightning bombs and other exploding firework displays draw pretty, magical pictures in the nightly skies. The hills which border the Rhine river let the firework noise of the firecrackers and the rockets echo even louder. The firework cascades, which plunge into the Rhine river from the opposite side of Boppard, build the crowing end of the pyrotechnic show. This is how the "Lightning night on the middle Rhine river" is an enjoyment of the special kind for the eyes and the ears, which can only be experienced in few regions in Germany.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

October 1, Sat. Boppard GERMANY "Glowing Night on the Middle Rhine river" Fireworks. Rhine river banks near Filsen, 9p. ("The first wine festival takes place on the third weekend in September from Friday to Monday and the second wine festival on the following weekend, the fourth September weekend from Friday to Sunday. A highlight on both festivals is the firework display on both Saturdays. Even though the fireworks under the motto "Lightning night on the middle Rhine river" don't belong to the events of "Rhine in flames" / "Rhine aflame", they still attract thousands of visitors every year. Both of the firework displays will be ignited on both Saturdays, each one at about 9:00 p.m. from the opposite side of the Rhine river banks near Filsen. During each of the approximately 10 to 15 minutes of continuous fire work spectacle, the narrow Rhine river valley gorge near Boppard turns into a lighted sea. Star explosion, lightning bombs and other exploding firework displays draw pretty, magical pictures in the nightly skies. The hills which border the Rhine river let the firework noise of the firecrackers and the rockets echo even louder. The firework cascades, which plunge into the Rhine river from the opposite side of Boppard, build the crowing end of the pyrotechnic show. This is how the "Lightning night on the middle Rhine river" is an enjoyment of the special kind for the eyes and the ears, which can only be experienced in few regions in Germany.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)

December 31, Sat. Berlin GERMANY "New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate" Fireworks. Brandenburg Gate. ("New Year's at Brandenburg Gate is meanwhile known as one of the most famous events of Berlin and attracts about a million visitors and Berliners. A gigantic firework will introduce you to the new year.") 49-30-25 00 25

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Yahoo! Maps : Maps, Driving Directions, and Times
World Travel Guide.Net: International Travel Info (Excellent Site!)
"First Night 2005" Cities Worldwide: New Year's Eve 2005 Celebrations.
Montreal CANADA International Fireworks Competition: Website for the Great Montreal shows.
Bob Weaver's Fireworks Site: Fireworks Tester, Dealer, Industry Insider and Staunch Rights Defender
Larry Crump's Fireworks Pages: Texan Fireworks Pro's Personal Site
Dimock's Pyro Page: Oldie but goodie, 300+ Pyrotechnics Links
Dave's Fireworks Page: Nova Scotian Pyrotechnician's Personal Page
Pyro-Artist Szabo Elemer's Links Page: Many Excellent Pyro Links at this Hungarian's Site
Swiss based Site: Lots of events info and great photos
Quebec City Competition: International Competition near Quebec City.
Japan-Fireworks.com: Japan Fireworks Displays Calendar. Dates Info. More Info.
Providence RI WaterFire "Singing Bonfires": Good Website for these Excellent Events schedule.
La Crosse Skyrockers: We need more Display Groups like this.
Pyrotechnics Guild International: Good Web Site with Membership Information
W.P.A.: Western Pyrotechnic Association which puts together the "Western Winter Blast" every year in February.
W.N.Y.P.A.: Western New York Pyrotechnic Association
NY Institute of Photography: Fireworks Photos tips from NYIP. Good website for photo info.
Smithsonian: Fireworks Photos and Tips from Smithsonian Photographers
NOVA s Kabooom! Site: Features: "Anatomy of a Firework", "Pyrotechnics" and "Demolition Woman"
National Council on Fireworks Safety: Non-profit Pyro Safety Organization.
The Grucci Company: The First Family of Fireworks (Excellent. Check out the Show Prices. Job Opportunities.)
Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics: Worth a Look
Earth: Live Satellite View of North America (Definitely Worth A Look!)
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