Free Sports Events in Blackpool

Blackpool is proud to host some great sporting events and championships throughout the year. The events are usually free for spectators so, if any of these, or other events are taking place during your stay in Blackpool, you might like to go along and see.

World Fireworks Championship

Blackpool Fireworks - Free Attraction

The World Fireworks Championships usually take place in Blackpool at weekends throughout September so a great event to come and see during the Illuminations. The firework display is staged on one of the piers so you can watch from anywhere on Blackpool promenade and get an amazing view. Top firework companies from around the globe will be invited to stage pyrotechnical displays, bringing an International flavour to Central Promenade during the opening weeks of Blackpool’s World Famous Illuminations season. To out-shine their opponents, entrants must demonstrate cutting edge pyro-musical design with a display that represents the style or traditions of their country. Each competing company will launch fireworks particular to their homeland and showcase their own pyrotechnical expertise, to win the public vote. The World Fireworks Championships is a truly spectacular event not to be missed.

Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show - Free Attraction

The annual Blackpool Air Show is another spectacular event which takes place sometime during the summer off the South Promenade. It usually attracts many thousands of visitors to the resort and spectators can watch from the piers or anywhere along the south or central promenade. Blackpool hosts an annual Air Show along the fabulous Blackpool Promenade where spectators can enjoy a wide variety of aircraft including: Vulcan Bomber, Red Arrow Display Team, Sea King Helicopter, Wing Walkers and many more.

These are just a few of the free spectator sporting events that take place in Blackpool each year. You will find a list of events on the following website so you can check to see what’s on during your stay in the resort.


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