Imagine that you're sitting on a beach in Blanes on a warm summer night when the sky suddenly lights up with fantastic compositions of light and colour. The International Fireworks Competition is one of the most exciting and original events on the Costa Brava.
If you don't want to miss out on it, make a date in your diary for next July. For a few nights, fireworks are the focal point of interest in Blanes for residents and visitors who want to enjoy the world's best displays as they compete for the Town of Blanes Trophy.
Rockets and firecrackers are launched from sa Palomera, a large rock that separates the two beaches of the town of Blanes. People gather in large numbers along the shoreline, looking for somewhere to sit on the sand to enjoy the show.
Fireworks are a long-standing tradition in Blanes, with references to displays in the town dating back to 1891. The fireworks competition was first held in 1971 and has become firmly established over the years, attracting prestigious participants from all over the world.
If you can, plan a visit to coincide with the next competition; you'll see the sky of the Costa Brava like you've never seen it before. The magic of gunpowder will take your breath away.