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Bonfire Night 2017

Bonfire Night in 2017 is on Sunday 5th November, but there are many firework events taking place across the whole week throughout South East England. See our events calendar for a wealth of inspiration and ideas.

Counties covered include Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight. There are plenty of things to do for the whole family and lot of entertainment for the kids.

Best Firework Displays in the South East

  • November 4 2017, Windsor Fireworks - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Maidenhead Road, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ
    Hold your breath, make a wish and count to three as Royal Windsor Racecourse transforms the Fireworks & Music Spectacular into a Wonka filled Wonderland. Witness the Oompa Loompas at work with treats and surprises throughout the evening!
  • November 4 2017, Mayflower Park Fireworks, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AQ
    All money raised goes to local charities in Southampton who desperately need help. There is an all day fun fair starting at 2pm, fireworks from 7:45pm and live music.
  • November 4-5 2017, Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL
    Celebrate the Best of British music at the South East’s biggest display. See incredible fireworks choreographed to music with projections displayed on the 12th Century Castle walls.
  • November 5 2017, Brighton Lions Fireworks Display, Brighton Racecourse, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ
    The display is scheduled to start at 7.30pm and the gates will open at 6.00pm. There will be fairground rides for the children before the display, and refreshments will be available. A licensed bar will be open.
  • November 9 2017, Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TZ
    Gunwharf Quays’ renowned fireworks extravaganza is back with a bang, and this year’s entertainment is set to be bigger and better than ever before, all hosted by Wave 105. There will be live performances and a waterfront fireworks display that is certain to wow the crowds.
  • November 4 2017, Fontwell Park Fireworks & Music Spectacular, Fontwell Racecourse, Fontwell, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0SX
    This year, the fireworks will be set off to music from Disney and the Fun Fair, Dodgems and Game Stalls will return to keep the families entertained throughout the evening. Fancy dress is encouraged for children and adults alike, so come dressed as your favourite characters with some great prizes up for grabs for the best fancy dress.

What is Bonfire Night and who is Guy Fawkes?

Also known as Guy Fawkes Night, the event originates from the failed Gunpowder plot of 1605 and has been marked in Great Britain for more than 400 years. Arrested guarding explosives intended to assassinate the King, Guy Fawkes became synonymous with the plot and it’s his effigy associated with the phrase ‘penny for the guy’.

To celebrate the survival of King James I, bonfires were lit across across London and an Act of Parliament was passed calling of an annual thanksgiving. Although its connection with politics and religion has dwindled throughout the years, the numerous events taking place in South East England show the celebrations to be as popular as ever.

Fireworks Safety

If attending a display, ensure that Bonfire Night passes safely and without incident by following fireworks safety tips as set out by event teams. When buying fireworks for your own party, look out for the British Standard Kitemark BS7114.

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