The Festival of Fireworks has been organised by worldwide firework display experts Jubilee Fireworks since 1999. It is a well-loved event held on the first Saturday of September each year, in the stunning grounds of Catton Hall in Derbyshire. Jubilee Fireworks has earned global acclaim in firework design and standards, most recently providing fireworks for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Four incredible firework displays set to music and choreographed by leading display teams, light up the skies and amaze spectators. Unlike most firework events, there are no ‘competition rules’ to the style of design, so each company is able to showcase their artistry without restriction, and why so many people tell us that they’ve never seen anything like it before.
Thousands of aerial shells are set off during the Festival of Fireworks. Typically at a firework event, you may see aerial shells with a maximum diameter of 6″. We have fired shells with a diameter of 16″! These shells are rarely seen in the UK and were specially imported into the UK by Jubilee Fireworks specifically for the Festival and the only event in the UK that you may see such enormous and stunning effects.
Seeing is believing…
Caterers serving culinary delights will be situated in the Catton Hall grounds from 2pm. Take advantage of the many varied food stalls cooking up delicious foods from around the globe.
With the addition of desserts, hot and cold beverages, and an licensed bar, we think everyone in your party will be fully satisfied.
For those who want to enjoy the day to its fullest, we host a Steam Rally (weather permitting), plus Classic and Vintage vehicles of all shapes and sizes, in front of the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall.
Vintage steam engines and miniature vehicles fill the lawns, which can all be enjoyed alongside our Food Festival from 2pm onwards.
Children will love looking at all of the fascinating vehicles at our Festival. We even have a few traction engines which will allow rides plus steam gadgets that make all sorts of whistles and pops.
And for those who like to let off some of their own steam – we have bouncy castles and other activities for them to enjoy.
"All 4 displays were amazing and the last one....WOW, and this is from someone who has seen the Fireworks in Orlando..."
"Amazing evening of fireworks, capped by the final display from Jubilee Fireworks! Gets better every year!"
"What a fantastic well organised event. Will be back next year. Your display was the best we have been to."
"I have been to a lot of firework displays, including Disney in Florida and Niagara Falls and Catton is by far the best I have seen."
"Amazing night, mine & my family's first visit - won't be the last. Well done to all. Loved every second!"
"Would recommend this to everyone and anyone and this will definitely now be an annual event in my life!"
"Amazing day. The event was well organised, the fireworks were amazing and the flame show at the beginning was excellent. Jubilee finished off the event with the best display I have ever seen and that includes Disney."
Catton Hall is located in the village of Walton-on-Trent on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, near Derby, Burton-on-Trent, and Tamworth. For sat nav, please use DE12 8LN and then follow the entrance signs. Or alternatively, click here to go direct to Google Maps and get directions.
Our event is very popular for day-out coach tours. We welcome coach companies who want to add us to their list of exciting activities, and give discounted rates on large bookings. Please send us an email to , or alternatively give us a call during office hours on 01384 402255 and speak with either Andrew Wiggins (Event Organiser and Display Director), or Jubilee Fireworks owner Chris Pearce.
Our digital ticketing system means customers receive their tickets instantly via a download link. Spectators can either print their tickets, or show their downloaded tickets via their smart device, where each ticket’s unique QR code will be recognised at the gate.
This means peace of mind for every customer, no tickets lost during delivery, and no hassle if a ticket gets lost or damaged – simply reprint!
Festival of Fireworks organiser Jubilee Fireworks was founded in 1987 by MD Chris Pearce. Andrew Wiggins; Display Director and organiser of the Festival, has won Gold awards in multiple major firework competitions around the world. You can find more on their accomplished history here.
How to get in touch
If you would like an interview, please contact Jubilee Fireworks MD Chris Pearce at . Andrew Wiggins is Jubilee Fireworks Display Director, and also the Festival of Fireworks organiser, and can be reached at .
Alternatively you can give either Chris or Andrew a call during office hours at Jubilee Fireworks HQ on 01384 402266.
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