We couldn't welcome such a huge international event to Sunderland without having a few fireworks to celebrate!
There are three separate displays:
WEDNESDAY 11 AND THURSDAY 12 JULY, 9.30PM.
To close the event on Wednesday and Thursday a short fireworks display will take place, from the East side of the Port. The best views will be from in the Port, Town Moor, St Peter's Riverside and Roker Beach.
FRIDAY 13 JULY, 9.45PM*
Pyrotechnics will be included in Cirque Bijou's amazing high-wire walk from the riverside up to Wearmouth Bridge. Best viewing for the whole show will be St Peter's Riverside.