Sep 11, 2018

Sparks Fly in Macau! All You Need to Know about the Macau Grand Prix 2018 and the Fireworks Display


The next three months will be a very exciting time to be in Macau, for two reasons - the annual fireworks and the Macau Grand Prix, arguably the biggest in the world. Both events have been running strong for decades, with the Fireworks Contest entering its 29th year and the Grand Prix entering its 65th. Yes, you read that right!



The 65th Macau Grand Prix:


The Macau Grand Prix is perhaps the biggest in the world, featuring the best motorcycles, WTCC and Formula 3 racers. The races themselves take place on Macau’s twisting Guia street circuit, considered by many to be among the most difficult in the world. The event, scheduled from November 15-18, 2018 will see racers travel a circuit length of 6,120m across 15 laps.


The prestige of the races can’t be understated. Over the course of six and a half decades, many of the greatest world champions have traversed this circuit, including Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Lucas di Grassi, Felix Rosenqvist and more. 



Tickets are available at The race generally starts at 315 Macanese Pataca. If you’re travelling in for more than just the Grand Prix, www.grandstandmotorsports.ukis a great option as they offer packaged tours starting from £1,529. The best part is that the tours offer much more than just the race, including access to view the practice sessions. For that matter, of course, Macau is a fascinating place to visit at this time of year!


What to do in Macau: 


The month of November will also see a food festival take place from November 9th to 25th. There’s even a series of festivals the prior month in October, such as the 21st Lusofonia Festival, the Chung Yeung Festival and more. Macau’s not called the Las Vegas of Asia for nothing!


The Cotai Strip is filled with massive casinos and malls providing 24x7 entertainment. If you’re a history junkie, then the island offers extremely interesting colonial architecture, a throwback to days under Portuguese rule. The island itself is a cultural melting pot and is a town that’s almost impossible to get bored in.



Macau International Fireworks Display Contest:


If you’re in Macau early September, however, make sure you don’t miss the 29th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest! This global attraction is quite unique to the city.


Representatives from firework companies of ten different countries will compete in a fireworks contest that’s guaranteed to dazzle anyone. This year is the 29th edition of the contest, growing stronger every year. Firework companies from Korea, Belgium, France and China are debuting in the Display this year.


There’s a reason the tradition has been drawing crowds for 29 years. The fireworks display makes for magical nights in the seafront area, with the Macau Tower overlooking it.


Dates: September 8, 15, 24 and October 1

Venue: Sea Area in front of the Macau Tower

For more information, visit here.



Macau is a must-visit destination and it has everything that anyone could possibly want to do. It’s one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Asia and, whether you’re a racing fan or not, it’s undeniable the coming few months are going to be absolutely stacked with activities!


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