Everything you need to know about the Fireworks Championship in Southport this weekend
It’s all about the sights and sounds above Southport this weekend as the fireworks are about to go bang!
The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns to Southport this weekend. Visitors can expect three nights of incredible sights and sounds and the best pyrotechnical teams from around the country battle it out for the top accolade.
Breath-taking displays, perfectly choreographed to music will have you dancing the evening away under the stars. This hugely popular event draws thousands to the seaside town. We sent our Simmo to Victoria Park to meet Joanne and Sarah from Sefton Council to find out more.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fireworks in Southport this weekend….
When & Where?
The British Musical Fireworks Championships takes place at Victoria Park, Southport from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September 2019. The event begins at 8pm on each evening.
Gates open 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment begins at 7pm. The first display will take place at 8pm, the second at 8:30pm and the third (Saturday only) at 9pm. The event closes at 9:30pm.
How to Get There
The best way to travel to see the fireworks in Southport is by public transport. Merseyrail run frequent services from across the region to Southport train station, which is just a 20 minute walk through the town to the waterfront park. Services run every 15 minutes on Sundays. Head to www.merseyrail.org to plan your journey and find out more.
You can also jump on the bus to see the fireworks in Southport this weekend. Arriva North West runs services from Liverpool’s Queen Square bus station to Lord Street, Southport. Download the Arriva M-Ticket app to buy your tickets or the Arriva Bus app to check times and plan your journey. Find out more here.
If you’ve decided to drive to see the fireworks in Southport, visitors are advised to follow the event signage for parking at Princes Park – this is charged at £5 per car on the day – this cannot be prebooked. Disabled parking will be available in the Splashworld Car Park on a first come first served basis.
20:00 Illusion Fireworks Ltb Exhibition Display
20:30 Phoenix Fireworks
20:00 Magic & Miracle
20:30 G2 Fireworks
21:00 Distant Thunder
20:00 Pyro 2000
20:30 1st Galaxy
Tickets start from as little as £7.50 and are now available to buy online here. Online tickets will go off sale at 5pm on each day of the event.
After the online ticket sales have closed at 5pm each day, tickets will be available on the gate – however it’s likely they will sell out. Do yourself a favour and book yours online in advance here and don’t miss your chance to see this amazing spectacle.
Kids under the age of 5 go free!
5 Things You Need To Know about the Southport Fireworks
1 – Tickets are valid for the day and date displayed on the ticket only.
2 – This is an outdoor event to so check the weather and dress accordingly!
3 – Food and Drink concessions will be available on site.
4 – Seating is not provided unless you have purchased a ticket for the seated area. You can take your own chair in to te event site.
5 – Children under the age of 5 go free!
For more FAQ’s about the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport, head this way.
Make A Day of It
Heading to see the fireworks in Southport this weekend? Why not make a day of it and check out our top tips for dining, culture and family fun before the skies light up and the music plays.
Where to Eat
The independent food scene is Southport is superb with more restaurants offering a variety of different cuisines at affordable prices. If seafood and steak are your go to when dining out, a visit to Forge Brasserie is a must. Lord Street bar and grill, Chez Moi is a family run French restaurant specialising in traditional cuisine. If its freshly baked pizza dough, succulent cuts of meat or delicate pasta dishes you covet, head to Pizzeria Mamma Mia on Lord Street. More on Southport restaurants here.
Southport is a historical town with lots to see and do before you head to Victoria Park for the fireworks. Why not arrive early and browse the independent shops and Victorian arcades to find a trinket or special gift for someone special? The Atkinson is a free to enter gallery with loads of activities for kids, a library and more. Marine Lake and Southport Pier are the perfect place for a stroll and to watch the sunset. Don’t forget to play the penny slots and grab an ice cream too.