One popular event in Macau is the annual “Macau International Fireworks Display Contest”.  World acclaimed fireworks companies participate in this spectacular event and transform Macau’s night sky in a magnificent atmosphere.

The 2012 “Macau International Fireworks Display Contest” is in its 24th year. The Contest has been grown over the years into an internationally acclaimed event.  Teams from around the world participate in one of the best events of its kind and are ready to light up the nights of Macau and the hearts of the spectators.

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This year’s participating teams include acclaimed fireworks companies from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, United States, Portugal, France, Japan, Australia, Italy and Mainland China.  In addition, the fireworks companies from France and Italy are making their debut performances at this year’s “Macau International Fireworks Display Contest”.  Furthermore, each fireworks team has been requested to complement it’s one-of-kind fireworks spectacle with additional sound and music. Visitors can enjoy the unique combination of music, sound and light best at the waterfront of the Macau Tower Outdoor Plaza, at the Macau Tower Street seaside as well at the square in front of the Kun lam Statue on Ave. Dr Sun Yat Sen.

Insider Tips:

For all of you who don’t want to stand with the crowds and would like to enjoy the firework display from the distant or an alternative point and still would  like to enjoy the music simply turn into Radio Macau’s Chinese Channel live broadcast at FM 100.7.

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest 2012

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest 2012

The 24th edition of the “Macau International Fireworks Display Contest” takes places on the following dates and times at the Sea Area in front of the Macau Tower:

Date:  September 8th
Time:  9:00pm   Korea (Woori Fireworks Inc.) / 10:00pm   Thailand (Thailand Fireworks)

Date:  September 15th
Time:  9:00pm  Taiwan (Syyuan Fireworks Co., Ltd.) / 10:00pm   Australia (Infinity Pyrotechnic)

Date:  September 22th
Time:  9:00pm   Portugal (Pirotecnia Minhota, Lda.) / 10:00pm   France (Lacroix-Ruggieri)

Date:  September 29th
Time:  9:00pm    Japan (Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks Co., Ltd. / 10:00pm   USA (Pyro Spectaculars by Souza)

Date:  October 1st
Time: 9:00pm   Italy (Orzella Fireworks S.r.l) / 10:00pm   China (Panda Fireworks Group Co., Ltd.)

Avenue: Sea Area in front of the Macau Tower

Admission: Free

How to get from Hong Kong to Macau?

You have many different options to travel between Hong Kong and Macau. Please refer to the article “Getting to Macau” to get more information.