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British Firework Championships

9th August, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10th August, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth’s Waterfront next week! Each year, thousands of people attend this highly anticipated event, for those of you who may not have been before, here is an idea of what you can expect…

The lights from the fair ground rides on the Hoe can be seen for miles around, creating an exciting atmosphere with lots of happy faces. The smell of candy floss and hot dogs fills the air, which coupled with live music from local bands gets the party started! As the night draws in, everyone is huddled around with coats zipped up, scarves and wooly hats on.

Small children sit on their parents shoulders to see over the crowds and ensure they have the best view of the fireworks! From previous years we know that the sky will light up with every colour and we love watching the reflection on the waters of the historic Plymouth Sound.

For those of you wanting to make a weekend of it, why not book into the hotel where at the end of the night, a short walk will bring you back to the warmth and hospitality of the Duke. Enjoy a night cap in the Lounge with the fire roaring, a comfy bed and complementary breakfast the following morning. What better way to finish a spectacular evening.

The following information was provided by Visit Plymouth, for full details, please click here.

This year’s competitors are as follows:

AJ Pyrotechnics – from Folkstone, Kent
Dragon Fireworks – from Chertsey, Surrey
Nemisis Pyrotechnics – from Nantwich, Cheshire
Selstar Fireworks – from Selsey, West Sussex
Smart Pyrotechnics – from Devizes, Wiltshire
The UK Firework & Events Company – from North Finchley, London

Entertainment on the Heart stage
Wednesday
7.30pm Michael Collings
8.45pm Chay Snowdon Band

Thursday
7.30pm Tom Baker
8.45pm Tribal Rights

Thank you to the fantastic team at One Plymouth for providing the stunning images above, we cannot wait to see this years photos!

Here are a selection of images that we took last year, we are very much looking forward to attending next week!

Details

Start:
9th August, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End:
10th August, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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