Fireworks Displays and Shows Worldwide Events Calendar.
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Mar. 13, Sat.
Dublin IRELAND "St. Patrick's Day Skyfest" Fireworks. North & South Quays, 8p. (Check website for furthur details.) +353 (0)1 676 3205
Mar. 28, Sun. Macon GA "Cherry Blossom Festival" Fireworks. Wesleyan College. ("A grand fireworks show sends the festival out with a BANG! Bring your blankets to relax on the campus of beautiful Wesleyan College as the night sky explodes into dazzling color! Free Event.) 478-751-7429
Apr. 17, Sat. New Orleans LA "21th Annual French Quarter Festival" Fireworks. Mississippi River. ("You can't get more New Orleans than this showcase for hundreds of local musicians on 14 stages throughout the historic Vieux Carré. There's jazz, from Dixieland to contemporary and brass bands, classical, Cajun and zydeco, rhythm and blues, gospel and everything else in between. Plus sample classic New Orleans cuisine from nearly 60 food and drink booths, kick your heels up at an opening evening gala, tour private patios, enjoy fireworks over the Mississippi River, participate in children's activities, join in a second-line parade, attend art exhibits & music workshops and lots more".) 800-673-5725/504-522-5730
Apr. 17, Sat. Louisville KY "Thunder Over Louisville" Kentucky Derby Festival Fireworks. Ohio River waterfront in downtown Louisville. 9p. More "Thunder" Info. ("Now in its 15th year, Thunder Over Louisville continues to deliver a pyrotechnics spectacular like no other. Created as the Opening Ceremonies of the Kentucky Derby Festival, it offers an explosive kick-off to two entire weeks of celebration in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. With an estimated average attendance of half a million people, it has become the largest annual event in its region." Claims to be largest annual Fireworks in the US but so does Detroit-Windsor Fest. Email W if you’ve seen them both.) 502-584-6383
Apr. 24, Sat. Meriden CT "26th Annual Daffodil Festival" Fireworks. Hubbard Park, 8:30p. ("600,001 daffodils can't be wrong! They create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms throughout the1,800-acre Hubbard Park in Meriden, Connecticut, each year. You'll not only see an amazing 61 different varieties of daffodils, there will also be crafts, amusement rides, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display for you to enjoy!") 203-630-4259
April 29, Thu. Corpus Christi TX "Buccaneer Days Festival" Annual Fireworks. Corpus Cristi Bayfront, 9:15p. ("Pirate flags are flying, the ferris wheel is turning, bands are tuning up, athletes are warming up, and at night all eyes turn skyward as the fireworks begin to explode over the bay. For the past 65 years, every April, marauding pirates have sailed into Corpus Christi Bay, captured the mayor and proclaimed the city under a state of siege. Revelry is the order of the day as the mayor is forced to walk the plank while proclaiming the arrival of Buccaneer Days.") 361-882-3242
Apr. 30, Fri. West Palm Beach FL "SunFest 2004" Fireworks. Flagler Drive. 9p. ("SunFest is Florida's largest music, art and waterfront festival. Held annually in West Palm Beach the first weekend of May, SunFest attracts more than 300,000 people over five days.") 800-SUNFEST/561-659-5980
May 1, 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). Every town and village along the route celebrates the weekend with festivals and events. You're invited to join the music, dance, and Rhineland festivities.") 0179 250 6757(Inside Germany)/+49 179 250 6757(Outside Germany)
May 8, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 7:51p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
May 29, Sat. South Padre Island TX "Memorial Day Fireworks Over the Bay". Bayside 9:10p. ("Annual Summer Weekend Fireworks tradition kicks off. Fireworks every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day!") 800-657-2373
May 29, Sat. Chicago IL Navy Pier "Memorial Day Weekend Celebration" Fireworks. Lakefront from Navy Pier to Adler Planetarium. ("Navy Pier kicks off its summer activities with TWO brilliant fireworks shows. The first on May 29, followed by a second on May 30, as Navy Pier presents a fireworks display synchronized to a patriotic soundtrack scheduled on Sunday! Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy non-stop entertainment and programming, as well as the chance to win round-trip transportation for winner and companion to various American Airlines destinations all weekend long.") 773-481-WXRT
May 29, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 8:12p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
May 30, Sun. Raystown PA "Memorial Day Weekend" Fireworks. The Marina. Dusk. ("Our Memorial Day Fireworks will begin at dusk. Come and enjoy our spectacular fireworks display at The marina. Our Lake Raystown Resort DJ will be on The Bistro Deck from 8 - 11 PM for a special Memorial Day Dance.") 814-658-3500
May 30, Sun. Chicago IL Navy Pier "Memorial Day Weekend Celebration" Fireworks. Lakefront from Navy Pier to Adler Planetarium. ("Navy Pier kicks off its summer activities with TWO brilliant fireworks shows. The first on May 29, followed by a second on May 30, as Navy Pier presents a fireworks display synchronized to a patriotic soundtrack scheduled on Sunday! Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy non-stop entertainment and programming, as well as the chance to win round-trip transportation for winner and companion to various American Airlines destinations all weekend long.") 773-481-WXRT
Wednesdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day, Hampton Beach NH "Weekly Summer Fireworks". 9:30pm. ("Every Wednesday and Holidays at 9:30 PM, May 30th, June 23rd & 30th, July 4th, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, August 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, September 1st & 5th.") 603-926-8718
Thursdays, Late June to Labor Day, Old Orchard Beach ME "Town Square" Weekly Fireworks. On the beach next to The Pier, 9:45p. ("Starting in late June every Thursday evening through Labor Day at 9:45 pm on the beach next to The Pier. Sponsored by Palace Playland, Village Park, The Pier, and other local businesses.") 207-934-2500
June 4, Fri. Portland OR "Rose Festival Opening Ceremonies and Fireworks Spectacular." Tom McCall Waterfront Park. 9:55p. ("Celebrate the launch of the 2004 Rose Festival with Oregon’s largest fireworks display.") 503-227-2681
June 4, Fri. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 8:16p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
June 12, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. Opening. (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
June 19, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Spain). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
June 20, Sun. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 8:24p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
June 23, Wed. Detroit MI and Windsor CANADA "International Freedom Festival" Fireworks. Detroit River, 10:06p. ("Bring family and friends to the Marshall Field's Target Fireworks - the flagship event of the International Freedom Festival on Wednesday, June 23, 2004. Celebrate the longstanding friendship between the citizens of Windsor and Detroit at the 46th annual blockbuster event of the summer.") 313-923-7400
June 26, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Japan). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
June 26, Sat. Toronto CANADA "Ontario Place" Fireworks. Ontario Place. ("China Fireworks Show!") 416-870-8000
June 27, Sun. New York City NY "Pride Week Dance 18" Fireworks. Pier 54 (@ 13th st. and the Hudson River) 10:30p. ("Heritage of Pride, organizer and producer of New York City's Pride events, presents the annual Dance on the Pier. Starting at 4:00 PM, join us on the waterfront for a great afternoon and evening of dancing on Pier 54 in Hudson River Park. We're thrilled to bring you DJ's Robbie Leslie and Tony Moran on the turntables with Ross Berger making his beautiful magic in light. As you dance the day away against the backdrop of the sun setting against the New York City skyline, prepare to be dazzled by a flurry of fireworks set to music as the Dance ends at 10:30. In its 18th year, the Dance is a great, queer New York City tradition.") 212-807-7433
July 1, Thu. Toronto CANADA "Ontario Place" Fireworks. Ontario Place. ("CANADA DAY FESTIVAL FIREWORKS!") 416-870-8000
Nightly July 1 to July 5, Thu. - Mon. Marin County CA "Marin County Fair" Fireworks. Over the Lagoon, 9:30p. ("The 2004 Marin County Fair, will be the summer's biggest community celebration, with traditional fair favorites and exciting only-in-Marin attractions. The fair has earned a reputation for innovation, imagination and quality family entertainment. The 59th edition promises to uphold this tradition, opening Thursday, July 1, and running through Monday, July 5, 2004. All five days there will be intriguing events and exhibits, thrilling rides and contests, and we will have plenty of world-class entertainment for a thoroughly uplifting experience. Celebrate the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and the future of the Marin Center campus at the 2004 Marin County Fair. Every night of the fair there will be a dazzling fireworks display by Pyro-Spectaculars.") 415-499-6400
July 2, Fri. Columbus OH "Red, White & Boom!" Fireworks. Washington Blvd. between Broad and Town, 10p.("For years, Red, White & Boom! has been widely regarded as the greatest fireworks display in the Midwest – a display that boasts an original fireworks soundtrack by WNCI-FM, 97.9. More than 500,000 people will gather downtown to fill the buildings, the parking lots and the streets within a several mile radius.") 614-891-BOOM
July 3, 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 Mäuseturm (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)
July 3, Sat. Madison WI "Rhythm & Booms!" Independence Day Celebration. Warner Park. ("Check back soon for more information.") 608-833-6717
Saturdays, July 3 to Sep. 4, Vancouver Island BC "Butchart Gardens Weekly Summer" Fireworks. Admission Charge, Times vary. ("Superb fireworks in The Gardens' magnificent setting. Every Saturday night, July 3rd through to September 4th, these lavish shows dazzle visitors with their unique blend of spectacle and music. Bring warm clothing and, if desired, a cover to sit on the ground.") 250-652-4422
July 3, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Italy). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 3, Sat. Toronto CANADA "Ontario Place" Fireworks. Ontario Place. ("Portugal Fireworks Show!") 416-870-8000
July 3, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 8:24p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
July 3, Sat. Addison TX "19th Annual Kaboom Town" Fireworks. South end of the Addison Airport. ("Addison’s most explosive party of the year. Dazzling fireworks are choreographed to music and simulcast on the radio plus food, live music and spectacular historic warplane fly-bys. Rated one of the top 10 shows in the country by USA Today in 2002 and one of the 25 shows in the country by the Wall Street Journal in 1999.") 1-800-ADDISON
July 4, Sun. Longwood Gardens PA "2004 Fireworks & Fountains." Longwood Gardens. 9:15p. Adults $25.("Four spectacular evenings of fireworks and fountains are scheduled this summer. The first three shows (Italian Festival) are set to Italian music by Puccini and Respighi, and the final show (Celebrate USA) is set to patriotic American music. Parking is limited, and admission is by advance reservation, although tickets can be purchased the evening of the display if available. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome after 7 pm on these evenings. Food and drink, tripods, and radios are not permitted in the Gardens." Adults $25.) 610-388-1000 ext100
July 4, Sun. 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, Sun. New Orleans LA "Go 4th on the River" Fireworks. ("Saturday(?), July 4, 2004 - Riverwalk's annual celebration of Independence Day, with free concerts in the afternoon and fireworks over the river from dueling barges at 9pm.") 504-522-1555
July 4, Sun. Evansville IA "Evansville Freedom Festival" Fireworks. ("The primary mission of the Freedom Festival Foundation of Evansville, Indiana, Inc., is to conduct an annual Thunder Festival in the Greater Evansville area for the benefit of all citizens in celebration, recognition and appreciation of their liberties, rights and freedoms; to promote the principles of freedom, justice and equality throughout the year; and to assist in preserving and strengthening the basic rights, privileges, freedoms and equalities of all citizens upon which these United States were founded in 1776. The Evansville Freedom Festival salutes the veterans in the tri-state area.") 812-424-2986
July 4, Sun. Seattle WA 16th Annual "Family Fourth at Lake Union" Fireworks. Lake Union 10p. ("Washington Mutual Family Fourth at Lake Union brings you Independence Day fireworks magic and wizardry for its 16th year high above the shores of Seattle's Gas Works Park. Both Japanese and American fireworks masters are spending the winter and spring months choreographing and perfecting a pyrotechnic masterpiece for Seattle. The entire fireworks display will be digitally timed to a moving score of patriotic music that will be broadcast throughout Gas Works Park, as well as simulcast on KUBE 93 and 95.7 KJR FM, so bring your radio along as you watch from the hills surrounding Lake Union. But if you can't imagine pulling yourself away from your decks and backyard barbecues, KING 5 will be broadcasting the fireworks live beginning at 10 pm. Your favorite KING 5 personalities will be there to help you celebrate Independence Day with the thousands of patriotic revelers in Gas Works Park. But why not make a day of it? Plan on joining us at Gas Works Park on the Fourth beginning at noon to enjoy a free day full of family activities, food and fun. And more importantly, stake out a great spot in the Park to watch the fireworks when night falls. We'll see you at Washington Mutual Family Fourth!") 206-281-7788
July 4, Sun. Tacoma WA "Tacoma Freedom Fair" 4th of July Fireworks. Commencement Bay, 10:30p ("Tacoma Freedom Fair events will cover two miles of the Ruston Way waterfront on the 4th of July. The schedule includes six live entertainment performance areas featuring country, rock, folk, jazz, blues, reggae, Latin, folk, music and dance. Those attending will find games, rides, a kids carnival, and an open-air market with arts, crafts and an international food court. There will be a pole vault competition, a log boom for boaters, a classic car show and a Metro Parks Family Fun Zone filled with activities including a very special guest, J.P. Patches. Highlighting the day will be the Tacoma Airshow and the spectacular Emerald Queen Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza, but for this year, be watching for something special immediately before the launch of the fireworks.") 253-756-9808/360-352-8911
July 10, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Spain). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 10, 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)
July 14, Wed. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Holland). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 17, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (China). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 21, Wed. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (France). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 21, Wed. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 8:15p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
July 23, Fri. Longwood Gardens PA "2004 Fireworks & Fountains." Longwood Gardens. 9:15p. Adults $25.("Four spectacular evenings of fireworks and fountains are scheduled this summer. The first three shows (Italian Festival) are set to Italian music by Puccini and Respighi, and the final show (Celebrate USA) is set to patriotic American music. Parking is limited, and admission is by advance reservation, although tickets can be purchased the evening of the display if available. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome after 7 pm on these evenings. Food and drink, tripods, and radios are not permitted in the Gardens." Adults $25.) 610-388-1000 ext100
July 24, Sat. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
July 24, Sat. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Germany). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 28, Wed. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
July 28, Wed. Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition”. La Ronde Amusement Park, 10p. (Grand Finale). (Get up on the Jacques-Cartier Highway Bridge for the best fireworks view you've ever had. W.) 800-797-4537
July 31, Sat. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
Every Aug. 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 Aug. 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
Aug. 4, Wed. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
Aug. 7, Sat. to Aug. 13, Fri. West Fargo ND "2004 Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention" Fireworks. CAM-PLEX. 8:30p nightly. (PGI Convention displays are open to the public for a nominal charge each evening. Fireworks displays and competitions start each evening around 8:30 p.m. The Convention itself is open to PGI members (membership prior to May 1, 2004 required) only.) 307-682-0552
Aug. 7, Sat. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
Aug. 11, Wed. Quebec CANADA "International Fireworks Festival". Montmorency Falls Park, 9:30p. ("On Wednesdays and Saturdays (July 24 to August 11). Each fireworks display lasts 25 minutes. (35 minutes the last night). The team putting on the best display wins the coveted grand prize, the Solstice Loto-Quebec. Tickets categories are: general admissision, reserved seating, special packages, and the dinner & show combination at the Manoir Montmorency overlooking the competition site.") 1.888.934.FIRE / 418.692.3736
Aug. 14, 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)
Aug. 14, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 7:28p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
Aug. 20, Fri. Longwood Gardens PA "2004 Fireworks & Fountains." Longwood Gardens. 9:00p. Adults $25.("Four spectacular evenings of fireworks and fountains are scheduled this summer. The first three shows (Italian Festival) are set to Italian music by Puccini and Respighi, and the final show (Celebrate USA) is set to patriotic American music. Parking is limited, and admission is by advance reservation, although tickets can be purchased the evening of the display if available. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome after 7 pm on these evenings. Food and drink, tripods, and radios are not permitted in the Gardens." Adults $25.) 610-388-1000 ext100
Aug. 21, Sat. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (Australia) (Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Aug. 22, Sun. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (China)(Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Aug. 23, Mon. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (India) (Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Aug. 28, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 7:26p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
Aug. 28, Sat. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (Japan) (Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Aug. 29, Sun. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (Canada) (Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Aug. 30 to Sep. 6, 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
Aug. 30, Mon. Calgary CANADA “TransCanada's Global Fest 2004” International Fireworks Competition. Over the lake at Elliston Park, 9:30p. (Finale) (Website not updated for 2004 as of 3/21/04 but dates were emailed to FDSW by festival communications with this disclaimer: "These dates are subject to confirmation. We do not expect for it to change significantly though".) 866-666-8308
Sep. 5, 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 Sep. 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
Sep. 11, Sat. Longwood Gardens PA "2004 Fireworks & Fountains." Longwood Gardens. 8:45p. Adults $25.("Four spectacular evenings of fireworks and fountains are scheduled this summer. The first three shows (Italian Festival) are set to Italian music by Puccini and Respighi, and the final show (Celebrate USA) is set to patriotic American music. Parking is limited, and admission is by advance reservation, although tickets can be purchased the evening of the display if available. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome after 7 pm on these evenings. Food and drink, tripods, and radios are not permitted in the Gardens." Adults $25.) 610-388-1000 ext100
Sep. 11, Sat. Providence RI "Waterfire" River Bonfires. Fire, not fireworks, 7:03p. ("WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music that serves as a melodic accompaniment to the normal sounds of urban life. The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire." Waterfire is well worth the trip and is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community really supports the arts. W.) 401-273-9727
Sep. 11, 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)
Sep. 18, 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)
Sep. 25, 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)
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"First Night 2005" Cities Worldwide: New Year's Eve 2005 Celebrations.
Montreal CANADA “International Fireworks Competition: Website for the Great Montreal shows.
Quebec City Competition: International Competition near Quebec City.
Japan-Fireworks.com: Japan Fireworks Displays Calendar. More Info.
Providence RI WaterFire "Singing Bonfires": Good Website for these Excellent Events schedule.
NY Institute of Photography: Fireworks Photos tips from NYIP. Good website for photo info.
Smithsonian: Fireworks Photos and Tips from Smithsonian Photographers
The Grucci Company: The First Family of Fireworks (Excellent. Check out the Show Prices. Job Opportunities.)
Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics: Worth a Look
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
National Fireworks Association: Fireworks Rights Group. Holds NFA Expo in September.
American Pyrotechnics Association: Pyro Trade Association with State Laws Directory.
National Council on Fireworks Safety: Non-profit Pyro Safety Organization.
Dave's Fireworks Page: Nova Scotian Pyrotechnician's Personal Page
Larry Crump's Fireworks Pages: Texan Fireworks Pro's Personal Site
Bob Weaver's Fireworks Site: Fireworks Tester, Dealer, Industry Insider and Staunch Rights Defender
Dimock's Pyro Page: Oldie but goodie, 300+ Pyrotechnics Links
Pyro-Artist Szabó Elemér's Links Page: Many Excellent Pyro Links at this Hungarian's Site
French Events Site: Lots of events info and great photos
NOVA’s Kabooom! Site: Features: "Anatomy of a Firework", "Pyrotechnics" and "Demolition Woman"
Massachusetts Events Site: Pick Month or All Months from list then use your browser’s Find function to search for fireworks events.
West Virginia Events & Fesitvals: Pick Month from list then use your browser’s Find function to search for fireworks events.
Pennsylvania Fireworks Events: A keyword search result for fireworks of State's tourism site events listings.
California Events Calendar: Pick Months from list then use your browser’s Find function to search for fireworks events.
Maine Events: Use your browser’s Find function to search for fireworks in this list of State’s events. Good links.
Texas Fireworks Events: A keyword search result for fireworks of State's tourism site events listings. Many 4th of July Events.
Kansas Fireworks Events: Many 4th of July Events.
Connecticut Events: Use your browser’s Find function to search for fireworks in this list of State’s events.
Iowa Fireworks Events: Keyword search for fireworks in State's tourism site events listings. Many 4th of July Events.
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World Travel Guide.Net: International Travel Info (Excellent Site!)
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