The free annual events are among the most popular features in Blackpool’s exciting calendar, featuring jaw-dropping displays – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted fireworks engineers in the world and attracting tens of thousands of visitors to Blackpool’s famous Promenade.
Blackpool’s Illuminations season is under way after a star-studded night of entertainment featuring showbiz royalty, Dame Barbara Windsor, and a host of musical talent.
Blackpool’s famous Illuminations are set to be out of this world thanks to collaboration with European Space Agency and astronaut, Tim Peake. “Chasing Stars” is one of three new digital mapping projections created for the 2016 LightPool show which sees spectacular 3D animations projected on the Blackpool Tower buildings during the Illuminations.
ach Friday from the 9th to the 30th September the skies above Blackpool will be lit up as we host the 2016 World Fireworks Championships. The event will see the best of the world’s firework displays all in one place. It will be amazing entertainment for all the family and a perfect opportunity to spend the weekend exploring what Blackpool has to offer.
In the Blackpool Illuminations Headquarters a busy team of engineers, electricians and designers are making the final preparations for this years Blackpool Illuminations Display which will see Blackpools famous promenade lit up in over 1,000,000 lights!
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool announces an exciting new programme of shows for 2016/ 2017. With an incredible line-up of drama, musicals, dance, opera, music and comedy – there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Grand! For more information about The Grand’s New Season or to book for any show, call the Box Office on 01253 74 33 39 or visit the website.
With the park open until after the fireworks display, guests can ride into the night on the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One, check out the twists and turns of Infusion at twilight, enjoy a night race on the Grand National and take a night flight into dusk on the Red Arrows Skyforce.
Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back for 2016. Blackpool Air Show running on the 7th & 8th August 2016 is always a popular seafront display that attracts thousands to the resort. Book your fully accessible 3, 4 or 7 night Air Show break and get £20pp OFF when quoting “AUGUST-20” BOOK NOW OR FOR MORE DETAILS CALL – 01253 341218
Two of the UK’s top dance and music acts are to perform at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On celebration, it has been revealed. The show on Friday 2 September, which is being delivered in association with Nickelodeon and Club MTV, will be directed in part by Ashley Banjo, choreographer and leader of the Britain’s Got… READ MORE
Grab your cycle helmet and join us along the promenade for one of the most exciting nights of the year; Ride the Lights! On Tuesday 30th August between 7pm and 10pm cyclists get to enjoy a preview of Blackpool Illuminations as the promenade closes to all cars. Riders will get a chance to see… READ MORE