Summer Firework Displays

As the summer season starts, the evening skies of North Catalonia whizz, pop and crackle to the sight and sound of fireworks displays, sometimes musical, sometimes echoing over sea and port, or illuminating ancient bell towers, chateaux and mountains.

Here is a list of some of the promised firework displays coming up over the tourist season. Do check however with the local tourist office, that they will still be taking place on the day at the time shown as weather, strikes and other circumstances may causes changes to the schedule.

Also, just a little note on firework safety.  Please be aware that rules & regulations in France are much stricter than in the UK and certain fireworks you can buy in the UK may be banned in France, and for good reason!

Click the link for full details on rules & regulations in France. But, if in doubt, best to leave it to the experts and go to one of the many organised displays – there’s certainly no shortage of them!

Please double check times with the office de tourisme


Wednesday 3rd August
11pm Argelès sur Mer

Saturday 6th
10pm Bolquère

Sunday 7th
9.30pm Canet en Roussillon

Wednesday 10th August
11pm Argelès sur Mer

Sunday 14th August
11pm Canet en Roussillon

Monday 15th August
Le Barcarès
10.30pm Saint Cyprien

Tuesday 16th
10pm Sainte Marie la Mer

Wednesday 17th August
10pm Torreilles
11pm Argelès sur Mer

Saturday 20th August
10pm Banyuls sur Mer

Wednesday 24th August
11pm Argelès sur Mer

Wednesday 31st August
11pm Argelès sur Mer

Although we try to put all firework displays on the list, our information is only as good as the people who send it! 🙂 If you know of a display not on the list, please email us and we will add it to the list –


  1. Fireworks should be banned. They scare pets and terrify wildlife..just for human pleasure. Too much cruelty ius inflicte upon animals (and birds) juyst foir fun. This hedonistic cruelty has to stop.

  2. This year’s fireworks in Elne have left my dog utterly terrified. She will not go out to walk anymore, we have to drive her out to the fields now. Poor thing. We need to outgrow this stupid practice of fireworks! Lasers are best!

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