Last sparks: This weekend is the finale of Montreal's summer-long fireworks festival

Aug 5 2022, 2:51 pm

You might want to keep your head up this weekend as the nine-week fireworks show in Montreal is ending.

The L’International des Feux Loto-Québec will set off a Saturday fireworks show, concluding its summer-long run.

Under the theme “Finale des Étoiles,” pyrotechnic firms Panzera and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will combine their talents to present this year’s finale — a dazzling display that will pay tribute to legendary rock band Genesis.

Saturday’s show will feature a mesmerizing display that will sparkle to the rhythm and melodies of songs like “Turn it on Again,” “Abacab,” “Dance on a Volcano,” “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” “Invisible Touch,” and much more.


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Founded in 1895 by Paolo Rozzi, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks is a family business renowned for its “breathtaking displays and thunderous finales,” says Six Flags. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks has participated in Montreal’s competition six times and won the Silver Jupiter in 1992 and 2005.

Panzera, also a family business, was founded in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century. Maestro Giovanni Panzera also served as Artistic Director for L’International des Feux Loto-Québec from 1987 to 2000.


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June marked the return of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec in Montreal, the first full-scale fireworks display in over two years.  Montreal’s fireworks festival is the largest pyrotechnic competition in the world and features different weekly themes, gathering firework teams from all over the world.

Firework fans can catch the display from the launch site at La Ronde for $60 to $76 (available online) or any of these phenomenal options across Montreal for free.

The show starts at 10 pm and will take place rain or shine.

Finale des Étoiles

When: Saturday, August 6
Time: 10 pm (rain or shine)
Price: $60 to $76 (on-site at La Ronde); free (outside of La Ronde)

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