Bonfire night 2017 is set to be the best yet, with more theatrics, events and celebrations to look forward throughout the season. This is a great time of year to gather with family and friends and bask in the beauty of blazing bonfires and fireworks.
Here in the UK, we’re fortunate enough to have thousands of spectacular bonfire night celebrations held up and down the country and best of all, a good proportion of them are free to attend.
To help you enjoy bonfire night on a budget, we’ve found the best bonfire night events in your region, so that you, your family and your friends can make the most of this year’s celebrations. Simply find your region below and see which bonfire night 2017 events are on offer near you!
Southwark Fireworks Night
If you live in Greater London, the annual Southwark Fireworks Night is an event that you won’t want to miss. The event is completely free for Southwark residents and will be held in Southwark Park on Sunday 5th November.
As well as a dazzling firework display, you’ll be able to enjoy festive food and drink, funfair rides and other entertainment, to make your night even more special.
Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza
For South East England residents, the Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza in Portsmouth is the place to be this bonfire night.
At this event you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic live entertainment alongside a waterfront firework display and to top it all off, it’s completely free of charge to attend.
This event is being held on Thursday 9th November rather than on bonfire night itself, however, with the array of entertainment planned, you won’t want to miss it.
Plymouth Hoe Bonfire Night
Plymouth’s premiere bonfire night celebrations will be held on the 5th November on The Hoe.
Radio Plymouth are hosting the night’s entertainment and there will be fairground rides open from 4pm. Take the family along to this joyous event to enjoy the food, drink and entertainment that make this event so spectacular.
For more information, head to the Visit Plymouth website.
The Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display is not only special because of the entertainment on offer, it’s also a charity fundraising event.
Admission is free, however, donations are encouraged as the event is held to raise money for local charity organisations. Whilst this is a small price to pay, your money will be going to a worthy cause.
Find out more about this firework display and others in the West Midlands.
The sky over the North West is set to sparkle again this year, with a plethora of fun fireworks events to be held on bonfire night 2017.
The Heaton Park firework display is free to attend and will be held on Sunday 5th November. However, there are number of other free and ticketed events in and around Manchester to choose from! Click here to find one in your area.
Fireworks at the Font
This year, bonfire night festivities are being held at the Fort in the North East. Enjoy a beautiful firework display over the River Tyne as well as free access to the museum and cafe.
For more bonfire night events being held in the North East, visit the North East Family Fun blog.
Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds Bonfires and Fireworks Extravaganza
Over 70,000 people flock to the biggest bonfire in Leeds, held at Roundhay Park and it’s easy to see why with a number of fantastic festivities planned for the event.
The extravaganza is being held on Friday 3rd November and the huge bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, followed on by a vibrant firework display at 8pm. Find out more on the Leeds.gov site here.
Nottingham City Council Firework Display
This fantastic event is to be held at the Forest Recreation Ground on Sunday 5th November and is completely free for attendees.
If you’re a local resident, be sure to take your friends and family to the biggest bonfire in the East Midlands this bonfire night!
East of England
Kings Lynn Family Friendly Firework Display
Visit The Walk in Kings Lynn on Friday 3rd November this year, to experience a firework display like no other.
This is a perfect event for the family as there are a number of stalls and fun fair rides for all ages to enjoy.
Click here to find out more about the event.
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From the team here at icount, we hope you and your families have the most brilliant of bonfire night celebrations this year!