The 10th August Pyrotechnic Association would like to invite you to its annual spectacular
fireworks display in the Grand Harbour – La Notte di San Lorenzo.

The event, which is now fixed in Malta’s pyrotechnic
calendar, is part of the celebrations in honour of St
Lawrence, patron saint of Vittoriosa (Birgu). This year’s
event, is brought in collaboration with Total Management
Solutions and will be held on the 9th August from
22.00hrs onwards.

La Notte di San Lorenzo is now in its 10th edition and
the organisers are planning another unforgettable
experience for those attending. The ideal viewing location
will be from next to the Vittoriosa Regatta Club, where
music accompanying the fireworks will be set up. As
a prelude to the display, the Associazione Culturale
Musicale Bandistica – Synphonica Città di Viagrande
from Italy will entertain the crowds with music, while the
evening is compared by DJ Dorian Cassar.

The displays will kick off with fireworks synchronised to
the music of Kewkba, a Maltese ballad by Janice Mangion
and to the song Ofenbach vs – Nick Waterhouse. These
will be followed by a variety of traditional multi- break
crackered shells and multi-break coloured shells. Halfway
through the show, there will be another pyro-musical
display, this time to the music of More than You Know by
Axwell Ingrosso. The event will come to an end with a
spectacular display of fireworks synchronised to music
with the theme ‘From Broadway to the Grand Harbour’. A
medley of songs will be featured from renowned musicals
including West Side Story, Staying Alive, Chess, School of
ROck, and Footloose. After the event, you can watch the
ground fireworks from in front of St Lawrence Church.

The Vittoriosa Regatta Club may be reached by using the
first turn on the left after Kalkara Gate. Due to limited
parking facilities, it is advisable to park cars at the Fortini
football grounds, located on the way to Kalkara. You can
also opt to use public transport/the ferry from Valletta.
The celebrations for the feast will reach their climax
the following day, the 10th of August, when Vittoriosa
celebrates its patron Saint. Traditional fireworks will
go off at 08.00 and 12.00 however, the peak is reached
at 19.15hrs with a unique daylight firework display,
welcoming the demonstration with the titular statue of
St Lawrence. More traditional fireworks will accompany
the demonstration as it makes its way along the winding
streets of the City until it re-enters the parish church at
around 23.00.

Besides the aforementioned main events, the 10th
August Pyrotechnic Association has also prepared a
full fireworks programme for the 31st July and between                                                  the 6th and 10th August. On Monday 6th August, the
Association will feature a spectacular audio-visual
show held at the Vittoriosa’s main square from 23.00

While all shows are coordinated and choreographed by
the 10th August Pyrotechnic Association, this year’s
fireworks have been manufactured by Messrs. Jesmond
and Brian D’Amato, Mr. Karol Spiteri and the fireworks
factories of: 25th November of Zejtun, St.George of
Qormi, St. Andrew’s Band of Luqa, St. Joseph of Ghaxaq,
and Our Lady of Lourdes of Qrendi.

The organisers would like to thank the following
sponsors and organisations, without whose support
the event would not be possible: Total Management
Solutions, the St. Lawrence External Festivities
Committee, JAC Steel, the Olde City Pub, Cassar Ship
Repair, Esplora, Sound Solutions, Audio Sound System,
MCP Car Park, Alexandra Hotel, St. George’s Park Hotel,
Paramount Garage, Joseph Bonello Ltd., D’Orsini, Cilia
Building Contractors, Fava Woodworks, Kalkara Local
Council, Don Berto Restaurant, The Temple Bar – Main
Street, Mifsud Garage, Melvin Degiorgio Photography,
Birgu Local Council, the District Police Authorities, 1st
Cospicua Scout Group, Big Bun Bakery & Confectionery,
Grand Hotel Gozo, Sezzjoni Zghazagh Palmizi, Bezzina
Ship Repair, Transport Malta, Elbros, and also to the Hon.
Ministers and Members of Parliament Stephen Spiteri,
Joe Mizzi, Helena Dalli, Glen Bedingfield and Chris Agius.

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