It’s that time of the year again and the season of bonfires starts in Sussex. From Brighton to Lewes, there are plenty of options to warm your heart and brighten up your winter nights. Here’s a complete guide of all events you don’t want to miss…
FRI 2 NOV
Worthing RFC Firework Display, Worthing
Worthing RFC party is the perfect place for a full Friday evening. There will be music throughout the evening and plenty of entertainment with fairground rides, hot food and pubs. Gates open at 6pm with a huge display starting at 7.30pm. Although you can purchase tickets in advance, there will be tickets available on the night.
FRI 2 NOV
Preston Park, Brighton
A child-friendly event, the Preston Park funfair and fireworks display will have tons of rides and entertainment for the family. With a carnival atmosphere, the event is completely free and will have a 20min firework show that beings at 8.15pm. Grab some candyfloss and enjoy a spectacular event.
SAT 3 NOV
Sussex Cricket Fireworks Night, Hove
This traditional firework night takes place in Hove’s Central County Ground and will raise money for local charities. You can expect more than a beautiful light show, as live music will be played all night. The party stats at 6pm and the firework display will begin at 7:30pm.
SAT 3 NOV
The Nevill Fireworks, Hove
In tune with a spectacular soundtrack, the award-winning team from Brightfire Pyrotechnics produces the Nevill fireworks. You’ll be able to enjoy a truly amazing show with choreographed fireworks while listening to great music. Food and drinks will be available as well as glow sticks and flashing toys to get in the mood. The display starts at 7pm and gates open at 5pm.
(Nevill Playing Fields, Nevill Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 6NF)
SUN 4 NOV
Brighton Lions Firework Display, Brighton
The Brighton Lions’ annual fireworks display at Brighton Racecourse is considered to be one of the best in the country and is promising to step up in 2018. The gates will open at 6pm which will give you enough time to enjoy all rides and get yourself a drink before the display starts at 7:30pm. It will last for 30min this year so get your “ooh’s” and “aah’s” ready!
MON 5 NOV
Lewes Bonfire Night, Lewes
The largest and most famous bonfire night in the country, the annual celebrations in Lewes are unforgettable. With processions all over the city and seven main societies that march through out the city, Lewes is filled with torchlights, dramatic colours and fireworks displays all night. To see the majority of the processions, the best viewpoints are around the Cliffe Bridge – but with more than 30 visiting societies and numerous marching bands you will be able to feel the party spirit anywhere in the city. Just remember to head down early to secure a nice spot.
This year all the events are ticketed, so you should aim to get yours on the main Lewes Bonfire Celebratons website before Sat 4 Nov. Tickets are also available from society members and the Lewes Tourist Information Centre.
MON 5 NOV
Worthing Lions, Worthing
Over in Worthing, you can see the huge fireworks display being set off from the Pier’s southern pavilion, organised by the Worthing Lions club. You can enjoy a beautiful parade of fireworks right by the seaside. You don’t need any tickets to watch the display and every donation and money raised during the night will go back to the town’s communities and charities.