Championship Fireworks Blackpool

Championship Fireworks Blackpool

World Fireworks Championship Blackpool 2017

Don’t miss the spectacular FREE event on the Blackpool calendar, this year from the 8th – 29th September.

The world’s firework elite will compete with a series of shows that will amaze and entertain the whole family. Why not take an extended weekend break at the Gurkha Hotel to take advantage of this opportunity.

Fireworks are fired over the sea from North Pier, on Blackpool promenade.

Friday 8 September – Super Power from Poland

Friday 15 September – Brezac Artifices from France

Friday 22 September – Fireworks for Africa

Friday 29 September – Celebration finale from the UK’s Titanium Fireworks, and announcement of the winner

The displays at Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 2017will be fantastic, the best fireworks companies and engineers in the world. They’re synchronised to music for a fantastic show!


The Beach House Bar & Bistro are sponsoring the judges HQ and proprietor Cheryl Tchobanian is one of the judges. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council and Peter Sedgwick, owner of Blackpool’s three piers, make up the judges team.

The event starts from 7.30pm, with the first fireworks firing from approximately 8.30pm.All displays subject to suitable weather conditions.



Hotel for Blackpool Illuminations 2017

Hotel for Blackpool Illuminations 2017

Blackpool Illuminations 2017

01 Sep 2017 – 05 Nov 2017

The Gurkha Hotel is the perfect location for your trip to Blackpool, our rate are among the most reasonable you will find BOOK NOW.For more information on events in our resort town follow this link

Blackpool Illuminations attract millions of visitors every year.If you have never experienced ‘the lights’, then you are missing out!, there is nothing like it anywhere! The Blackpool promenade was the first to use electricity to attract tourists in the world. The original attraction was known as ‘Artificial Sunshine’ and has been a spectacular feature of the resort town since 1879, the greatest free light show on earth!

The star studded Celebrity Switch-On night!

The best night in Blackpool’s events calendar,  in association with MTV, featuring headline performances by Example and DJ Wire, Conor Maynard, Diversity and Louisa Johnson.
Tower Festival Headland Arena on Friday 1 September, also sees the return of Club MTV DJs R3wire and Varski.

 Blackpool’s heritage trams ride the Illuminations

For Illuminations season, book a ride on of the historic, fantastic heritage trams operated by Blackpool Transport. Take the opportunity to get the feel of the art deco era of the 1930s.
The famous tours of the Illuminations depart from the Pleasure Beach Loop stop each evening at dusk from September 2 until November 5, for more detail on the Heritage Trams contact Blackpool Transport.

Blackpool Illuminations £2 million investment 

Coastal Communities Fund made this investment in 2015 to create the  LightPool at Blackpool Illuminations – a wonderful and electrifying new attraction. LightPool transforms The Blackpool Tower into a sea of light, colour and sound, a digitally-mapped multi-media show is projected on to this iconic building.
View from the Comedy Carpet – the area of the Promenade in front of The Tower. A completely FREE tourist experience throughout the illuminations period!

Enjoy Blackpool and your stay at the Gurkha Hotel




Book Gurkha Hotel Stay for Blackpool Airshow 2017

Book Gurkha Hotel Stay for Blackpool Airshow 2017

Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13.

The world’s leading aerial aerobatic display teams, the Red Arrows will perform between the Central and North Piers om the Blackpool Promenade.

 Confirmed for both days for this year’s show are the RAF Typhoon display team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring the Spitfire, Hurricane and a Lancaster Bomber.  There’s been an airshow in Blackpool for more than 100 years and it’s one of the longest running ones in the world. The initial major airshow was held at Blackpool Airport in 1909 with over 2000 spectators witnessing the most primitive planes take to the skies.
Jazz & Blues and Livewire

Jazz & Blues and Livewire

If you are coming to Blackpool for one of our amazing music events, why not book your stay with us at the Gurkha Hotel.

Jazz & Blues Festival FREE!

July 1st and 2nd 2017

Now it’s third year, the Blackpool Jazz & Blues Festival returns with Live Music at the Winter Gardens.  The years festival also hosts an outdoor event in St John’s Square (weather permitting) Sat 1st July 2017.

For a full listing of artists and the time they will be appearing follow this link:

Saturday night at 8.00pm you will see:         SHOTGLASS – Rock and Blues

Shotglass are one of the Fylde’s premier classic rock covers bands. Featuring experienced live musicians, we are known for our authentic on-stage replication of some of the great tracks in classic rock spanning 5 decades. With bags of high quality experience (Read a little more about our musical backgrounds; Touring America, supporting The Merseybeats and tuning up in a lift shaft with Lemmy), high-energy performances and a top-quality PA for superb sound, SHOTGLASS always deliver.Shotglass are a must to see:


August 25th to 27th 2017

The August Bank Holiday weekend, Blackpool’s Headlands Arena will be hosting some of the world’s biggest musical stars for LIVEWIRE Festival, Three days of fantastic music covering 50 years!

The unique and world famous The Jacksons will headline the Friday. on  Saturday 1980s  Pete Waterman’s Hit Factoryline-up features some of the biggest pop hits of the , which includes the man himself, as well as Jason Donovan, Pepsie & Shirlie, Go West, Samantha Fox, Sinitta, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), and Undercover.

Sunday’s concert stars  Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff who have worked together since the late 90’s are teaming up again for a rare UK appearance.

Will Smith and D.J.Jazzy Jeff

Will Smith had his first hit record Men in Black the global chart topping tune from the movie of the same name.