Tuesday, 30 June 2009


FIREWORKS lighting up the skies above Plymouth Sound will be the headline event of the second half of this year's Plymouth Summer Festival.
The annual British Fireworks Championships returns to Plymouth this August during what has been tagged Golden Week.
So far the festival, which opened in May with the Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival, has seen events including the Plymouth Half Marathon and Honda powerboats.
The next three months will be kicked off by superstar rock n’ roller Rod Stewart headlining at Home Park on Thursday.
The Festival’s Golden Week (August 11-17) features the British Fireworks Championships on 11- 12 August, race action on the water with the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race on 11- 12 August and great food as the City Centre welcomes back Plymouth Flavour Fest from 14 – 16 August.
The fireworks start at 9.30pm and will see displays by Dragon Dynasty, Phoenix, Skyburst, Vulcan, Celebration and Highlight.
Other Festival highlights between now and the end of September include the Classic Boat Rally on 2 - 4 August and Navy Days on 5 – 6 September.
Full details are available at plymouthsummerfestival.com


We’ve got a huge range of exciting maritime, music, arts and food and drink events as well as a massive variety of free entertainment on offer.
It makes Plymouth the South West’s number one destination for a great day out and somewhere you’re sure to find something for the whole family.
Come and enjoy our fantastic coastal location. We look forward to welcoming you to our festival city.
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