More about the firework festival
A competition between some of the world’s most talented pyrotechnic companies.
To compete, the pyrotechnic companies must apply.
If accepted, you’ll find them in Blanes setting up for their show.
The set-up, being an all-day affair, takes way longer than the actual show.
Each show runs for 20 – 24 minutes, and there are two categories for judging – technical and popular.
The focal point for the firework shows is the Rock – Sa Palomera, the rock that marks the end of the coast “Costa Brava” that goes from the French border.
Platja de Blanes is a popular gathering spot to view the spectacle.
Here you’ll find yourself rubbing shoulders with your fellow viewer as the competition attracts lots of visitors.
The fireworks are visible for miles, and one of the best places to view them is from the water.
There are several tourist ferries offering trips, or you can hire your own boat.
This event has a long history dating back as far as the late 19th century.
It’s been running annually for almost 50 years now and considered the biggest firework festival in Spain.