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Firework Festival, Cannes

International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art, Cannes

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The bay of Cannes has been hosting this International Firework Festival since 1967. The displays are held on various dates throughout July and August and each event attracts over 200,000 people who come to "oooh" and "aaah" at the amazing colours and effects that light up the whole of the bay.

Firework specialists from around the world attend this festival to dazzle and delight audiences with their pyrotechnical expertise as well as competing to win the coveted 'Vestale d'Argent' and also the 'Prix du Public' (Audience Award).  The 2014 event brought together the winners of these awards from the previous 3 editions and each of them returned to Cannes with the aim of carrying off the prestigious 'Vestale d’or', one of the world's major firework trophies, which is only awarded once every 4 years.

Each display has a different theme and musical accompaniment from around the world and the 2017 line up has artists from as far afield as Canada, Austria, the Philippines and Italy. 


  • Event
  • Art
  • Family Activity
  • Festival / Fiesta
  • Outdoor Event
  • Public Event
  • Venue Style
  • Open Air / Outdoors

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