The Blackpool illuminations have been switched on for yet another year, but each Friday holds an even greater spectacle with a competitive free firework display held near the tower head. The finest firework and pyrotechnic experts will be providing breath taking displays. The fireworks are set to music and are launched from the North Pier. Best places to view are the Tower Festival headland ,the promenade and the pier. Arrive early to secure a good viewing spot. During September the illuminations themselves will be switched on around 7.30 p.m. and remain on until midnight. The illuminations will remain on until Sunday 10th November. Once described as artificial sunlight they have been a major part of Blackpool’s attractions since 1879 and have been a guiding light ever since. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy them once again this year.