Coney Island Amusement Park

Fire Up The Night

Saturday, September 24


See four fireworks shows in one night! You'll be amazed as teams from around the world compete for best fireworks display, followed by a stunning finale by Rozzi's! Plus, enjoy Coney's Classic Rides, live entertainment, and Party inside Sunlite Pool! Join us for this spectacular display of sound, color and music along with an evening of family fun like no other!

Gates open at 4pm. Fireworks begin at 8:30pm. 
$25 per carload - includes parking, Classic Rides and event admission
  • Carload pricing applies only to average size vehicles (cars, trucks, minivans) with legally seated passengers. Additional passengers will be charged $5.00 per person.
  • Season Passholders (passholder must be driving): $20 per carload
  • Commercial and high-capacity vans and limousines: $50.00
  • Buses and RV's: $100.00
  • Walk-ins: $5.00
  • No re-entry
  • No outside food or beverage permitted
  • Guests may bring chairs for seating. No lounge chairs or oversized chairs please.
View Fire Up the Night photo gallery 
Fireworks begin at 8:30pm over Lake Como

Competitor and judge introductions will begin at 8:00. 

The winner will be determined by a 5-judge panel and audience text vote. Panel will judge based on presentation, structure and scale, colors, originality and music synchronization. Audience text voting will open after final competitive display. Text info will be distributed on flyers at gate and will be posted throughout the park!

The first display will begin at 8:30 with about 20-30 minutes between each display. Following the international competition and Awards Ceremony, Rozzi's Famous Fireworks will fire up the night in a thundering finale not to be missed!

Yuengling Party Inside Sunlite Pool: Sunlite Pool will be EMPTY so you can take a seat and enjoy a great viewing spot for the fireworks
More Event Highlights

Classic Rides included with carload admission - see pricing above

Beer Tasting in Moonlite Pavilion - Sample an array of craft and international beers

P&G Big Band will perform at Moonlite Gazebo from 6:00-8:00pm

Betelgeuse Magic Show at Lakeside Pavilion at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30

2nd Wind, one of Cincinnati’s favorite show bands will perform in Moonlite Pavilion 4:00 to 8:00pm

• The event main stage for competitor and judge introductions is located in the northwest corner of the Pool area near the park's main gate

• In addition to our great concession stands, plenty of food & beverage locations will be set up around the park for your convenience


• Due to fireworks safety regulations, Kellogg Avenue (along Lake Como) and Coney Island's Gate One will be closed intermittently beginning at approximately 8:25pm. They will reopen briefly between each of the four fireworks displays. Vehicles parked through Gate One may not exit while the Gate is closed. Exiting through Gate One may resume between fireworks displays if Kellogg Avenue traffic allows.

•When traveling to Coney Island on I-275, you may use Exit 72 (Kellogg Avenue) or Exit 71 (New Richmond) to reach the park

• When leaving Coney Island, you can reach both eastbound and westbound I-275 whether you turn right or left on to Kellogg Avenue during exiting

Thank You to our 'Fire Up the Night' partners.

Dr. Pepper



Ultimate Air Shuttle



The inaugural ‘Fire Up the Night' in 2012 was the first fireworks competition EVER to be held in the United States! We thank all teams who have competed in this unique event and congratulate our champions from each year!




Skylighter FireworX (Queensland, Australia)

Fireworks do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Fantastic Fireworks (Pepperstock, England)

Team Australia

SpainPirotecnia Caballer S.S. (Valencia, Spain)
JapanHanabi Yokohama Co. (Yokohama, Japan)
GermanyInnovative Pyrotechnik (Stuttgart, Germany)

Team Japan
FranceBrezac Artifices (Le Fleix, France)
PortugalGrupo Luso Pirotecnia (Almada, Portugal)    
ItalyPanzera (Carignano, Italy)
Team Portugal
USAAlonzo Fireworks (Mechanicville, NY, USA)
CanadaSirius Pyrotechnics (Quebec, Canada)
MexicoLux Pirotecnia (Mexico City, Mexico)
Team Canada