Would you enjoy going on a wonderful holiday to see world famous architecture and stunning fireworks displays? Then you might want to consider heading to Tarragona in Spain in the early weeks of July. The city will host the Tarragona International Fireworks Competition and it’s surely one of the best in Europe.
The competition has been running since 1990 so it will be the 28th year of the competition. The event is one of the most beloved in the world – some big players in the world of fireworks have performed in this Mediterranean festival.
Tarragona International Fireworks Competition 2018
The competition will take place from July 4th to July 7th. At the time of writing, the information regarding the participating teams was not yet announced. However, the competition has drawn in some great firework companies in recent years so it’s going to be an epic competition for sure. Here’s a clip from a display from 2015 to get you in the mood for fireworks.
The participating groups will perform their displays, which are required to combine music and fireworks. The winner will be chosen by a jury appointed by the City Council, and they will receive a lovely prize for their efforts. When judging the teams, the jury will take into account things like firework height, velocity and colour. In addition, the winning team gets to perform at the Santa Tecla Festival later in the year. This is another traditional and popular festival in Spain. The Santa Tecla Festival will take place on September 23rd.
The displays will take place near the city’s stunning waterfront. The Playa del Miracle beach offers a beautiful backdrop for the displays. Each display has historically started after 10 pm – be sure to get there on time, as around 60,000 visitors are expected to wander on the streets of Tarragona during the festivities.
What else is happening at Tarragona?
Of course, this festival isn’t just about a fireworks display. The beautiful city will have plenty of other events taking place throughout the day and night. Not only are fireworks companies selling their latest products to firework retailers and distributors, but the public will also get to enjoy shows, good food and drink all day long.
Each day, the city streets will have different musical, theatrical and dance performances, the restaurants will offer the tastiest tapas for you to try and different installations will brighten up the mood. It’s an all-around fiesta for you to enjoy!
How to find more information
Since there isn’t much information out yet, you might want to keep your eye out for news on the official Spanish Tourism website. There’s also a website for tourism for Tarragona, which has a wealth of information available regarding where to stay and what else to do.
If Tarragona International Fireworks Competition is out of your reach this year, you can always shop for stunning fireworks from the Firework Crazy website. You can recreate the displays and have a lovely festival in your garden.