In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the Macao International Fireworks Display to reach its 30th edition this year, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has invited an unprecedented number of twelve extraordinary world-class pyrotechnic teams to present twelve spectacular fireworks displays themed as “Duo Celebrations for Macao” from early September until the 1st October Golden Week.
Instead of inviting ten teams to perform on five fireworks evenings, MGTO has arranged for twelve
teams to dazzle on six fireworks nights for the first time, as the Fireworks Contest arrives at the
30th anniversary this year.
The 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest will stage twelve fireworks shows on 7th, 13th, 21st, 28th September, 1st and 5th October. In the order of performance, the Fireworks Contest will pit twelve teams from Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, Korea, United Kingdom, Romania, South Africa, Canada, France, China, Japan and Australia against each other. The fireworks companies from Malaysia and Australia will make their debut in Macao, while the other ten teams have joined the Contest in Macao before, with seven of them returning home with titles. All the contestants boast rich experience and extraordinary artistry in creation of fireworks shows. The lineup promises wondrous performances this year.
Diversity of outreach programs
MGTO supports local community organizations and enterprises to organize community tourism activities that resonate with the Fireworks Contest, to enliven the city with stronger vibes during the event. The activities include a weekend program of DIY workshops for the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, scheduled at Anim’Arte NAM VAN on every fireworks evening from 7th September to 5th October, and the 4th Macau International Lantern Festival, to be held along Anim’Arte NAM VAN and the Waterfront Promenade of One Central Macau and Wynn Macau (Avenida de Sagres) from 7th September to 15th October. The activities will enable visitors and residents to soak in a cultural and artistic ambience in Macao while enjoying the dazzling fireworks.
Joy doubles up in Fireworks Carnival
MGTO and the General Union of Neighbors Association of Macau will co-present the Fireworks Carnival next to the Macau Tower from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the six fireworks evenings. The Carnival will be a confluence of culinary delights, performances, parent-and-kid workshops and games, offering a palette of more fantastic experiences. The top three entries in the Songwriting Contest last year will be presented on stage during the Fireworks Carnival.
For more event details, please visit The 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest’s
official website at http://fireworks.macaotourism.gov.mo or Macao Tourism Malaysia’s Facebook