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British Musical Fireworks returns with a bang: All you need to know!

The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns this month and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the annual three day spectacular

A staple of the annual Southport events calendar, the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Victoria Park is a huge crowd pleaser following the Southport Air Show and the Southport Flower Show.

As with other fantastic events, Southport is expected to be increasingly busy between September 28 and September 30 and we are encouraging residents and visitors alike to plan their journeys in advance.

Traffic & Travel

Visitors to the Fireworks are advised to take advantage of public transport in and out of the town centre. 

Road closures include:

Rotten Row (Beach Road to Duke Street) 4pm – midnight

The Roundabout Junctions of Marine Drive/Esplanade/Victoria Way 6pm- midnight

Marine Drive (Ocean Plaza to Weld Road) 7:45pm – midnight

Residents who are not attending the British Musical Fireworks are advised to plan ahead and travel via alternate routes around Southport. 

Signage will be in place to minimise as much disruption as possible.


A main public parking area will be made available for a rate of £5 per at Princes Park, which is within a short walking distance of Victoria Park.

Esplanade Car Park is part of the event and as such will be closed on all three days from 7pm.


A visit to the Fireworks is not complete without sampling the shopping and restaurant delights of the town. 

Before taking in the show each night, why not explore the fantastic array of shops, restaurants and bars which Southport has to offer? Lord Street is only a few minutes walk away from Victoria Park.

From the quaint and quirky offerings of Wesley Street to the hustle and bustle of Chapel Street’s high street giants, Southport has it all. The town’s Northern Quarter comes alive after dark with an array of wine bars, bespoke beer shops and clubs, while the town centre is renowned for its tasty restaurants and thirst quenching bars 

For additional ideas on what to do during your stay, check out VisitSouthport.


Southport is one of many beautiful places across Sefton and we want to keep it that way. We actively encourage both visitors and residents alike to make sure they are responsible for their own rubbish and dispose of it in a sensible manner. 

If you cannot find a bin to dispose of your rubbish responsibly, please take it home with you.