Fire Up The Night

September 21, 2019





$25/carload General Admission
Season Passholders save $5.00

The Event

On September 21, three world-class teams representing  Belgium, Vietnam, and Russia will come together for a pyrotechnic competition that will light up the night skies for the 8th annual Fire Up the Night International Fireworks Competition at Coney Island.   Fire Up the Night is the only International Fireworks Competition in the United States.

Spend the day riding rides, canoeing on Lake Como or playing a round of mini golf. Enjoy a LaRosa’s pizza and other Cincinnati favorites plus live entertainment at the world’s largest “empty-pool” party at Sunlite Water Adventure.

In Moonlite Pavilion visitors can experience the unique cultures of the countries competing in Fire Up The Night. Interactive music, dancing, and more will be presented to be both fun and educational for family members of all ages.

Beginning at 8:30 pm, the competing countries will light up the night sky with 3 firework displays as they compete in hopes of being voted the winning display. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will end the evening with a fantastic finale over Lake Como. This family night out begins at 4pm and is sure to be a night your family will never forget.

The Countries


H.C. Pyrotechnics representing Belgium. Since 2015 the team has won 4 First Place awards in competitions in France, Croatia, Germany and Switzerland. They’ve had five major international presentations including, Disney’s Summer is Magic Tour.

Da Nang Fireworks representing Vietnam. Established in 2008, the team has participated in many competitions in the world and were named Champion of the 2014 Global Fest in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and took 2nd place in the Celebration of Life event in Vancoucer, Canada in 2012.

Bolshoy Pradznik representing Russia. This transnational group was established in 1993 and has held more than 8,000 shows around the world. The team has repeatedly taken prizes at international festivals in Zagreb, Barcelona, Shanghai, Moscow and many other cities around the world. Most recently in 2019, they were named the Grand Prix winner in the international championships of pyrotechnic art “Pyro Five Peaks” in Essentuki Russia.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. $25 per carload – includes parking, Rides & Attractions, and event admission.

Admission for Fire Up the Night is $25 per carload and includes parking, rides and attractions, entry to the world’s largest “empty-pool” party and live entertainment and more.

Event Details



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.
Fireworks begin at 8:30pm over Lake Como

The winner will be determined by a 5-judge panel based on presentation, structure and scale, colors, originality and music synchronization.

The first display will begin at 8:30 with about 15 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!

Schedule of Events

4-11 pm: Gates, Rides and Attractions open for admission

4-8 pm: World’s Largest “Empty” Pool Party with inflatables and music by WARM 98.5 with giveaways

4-8 pm: International Celebration in Moonlite Pavilion – beer, wine, and food trucks, PLUS:

8 pm: Greeting and introduction of competitors and judges by FOX19 and WRRM at the stage near Typhoon Tower

8:30 pm: Fireworks begin! Belgium, Vietnam, and Russia will present their displays in a random order, followed by a finale by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks