Roads to close as 60,000 people hit up Surfers Paradise for annual fireworks spectacular

AS many as 60,000 people are expected to line the Surfers Paradise foreshore this weekend for the annual SeaFire fireworks spectacular.

Some of the world’s best pyrotechnicians from China and the Philippines will go head-to-head and battle it out in the skies over the ocean across three dazzling displays on Saturday night.

The free, non-ticketed event is scheduled to kick off at 6.30pm and run through until 8.30pm.


Police are urging spectators to make the most of public transport and leave their cars at home with several roads to be closed in the entertainment precinct.

The Esplanade will be closed between the Soul building roundabout and Hanlan Street from 4pm, while the southbound lanes of Surfers Paradise Blvd be closed near Elkhorn Avenue from 7.45pm.

Traffic leaving Bruce Bishop Carpark will be assisted by police during the event.

Roads will reopen from 9pm.

Note: An earlier version of this story stated the free event was expected to draw 25,000 spectators to the beach. These figures were provided by the Queensland Police Service. Event organisers are expecting crowds of up to 60,000 people.