Belgium, Vietnam and Russia Compete at Coney Island's Fire Up the Night International Fireworks Competition

They compete, you win

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Fire Up the Night

International teams of pyrotechnic experts will head to Coney Island to compete in a fireworks face-off for the eighth-annual Fire Up the Night.

The three countries competing — Belgium, Vietnam and Russia — will go head to head in a sparkling showdown for international bragging rights. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges.

And fans can spend the start of the day riding rides, canoeing in Lake Como, partying in the empty Sunlite Pool or exploring the cultures of each participating country in Moonlite Pavilion via music, dancing and other educational fun.

4 p.m. gates; 8:30 p.m. fireworks Saturday (Sept. 21). $25 per carload. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., California, coneyislandpark.com.

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