Remember remember the 5th of November…
There are dozens of bonfire events and fantastic fireworks displays taking place all over Cornwall. From small community gatherings to big and bold bobby dazzlers, whatever your preference you’re sure of an ooh-ahh-mazing time. So wrap up warm and head out under the stars to watch explosions of colour light up the night skies, eat bonfire toffee and write messages with a sparkler.
Here are a few suggestions to get your fire-party started:
Polperro – Saturday 4th November
Head over to the delightful fishing village of Polperro on Saturday 4th November for their annual bonfire on the beach and firework display, where stunning Peak Rock is the backdrop. Gunpowder, treason and plot haven’t been forgotten as there’s also a children’s Guy Fawkes competition, while a barbecue in aid of the Rowing Club will keep hunger at bay. Entry is free but donations are gratefully received to help cover costs.
Callington, Ginsters Firework Spectacular - Saturday 4th November
The annual Ginsters fireworks display will take place at Callington Community College.With children's attractions, hot food and free entry, what could be better? Gates open at 5.30pm, with the display set to kick off at 8pm.
St Ives – Sunday 5th November
In St Ives you can watch the fireworks at Porthminster beach, entry from 6.30pm. No charge but donations welcome, with a BBQ and refreshments available.
St Agnes – Sunday 5th November
From 5:30pm onwards, there will be a kids entertainer, mulled wine and cider for the adults, food stalls, toffee apples, and the obligatory firework display and bonfire. At the Driftwood Spars Hotel, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes.
Falmouth Firework Display – Sunday 5th November
Boasting the biggest firework display in Cornwall, Falmouth Cricket Club on Trescobeas Road is the place to be if you like your illuminations epic. A whopping £7,500 worth of fireworks will be set off to explode in time to music. In safe hands, Falmouth Firefighters organise this one, complete with food and drink stalls, fairground rides and fire-eaters (naturally) all proceeds going to charity. Gates open 6pm, fireworks at 7pm, £4 for adults and £2 for children.
Penzance Magpies Football Ground – Saturday 4th November
On Saturday 4th November, the Magpies football ground will host the ever-popular evening of fireworks, food and music. Penzance Silver Band will be there showcasing a selection of pop and rock music through the ages. Gates open at 5.30pm, £3 for adults and £1 for children.
Newquay Sports Centre, Sunday 5th November
Organised by Newquay Town Council, Visit Newquay and Newquay Sports Centre, this free firework display will take place at 7pm on Sunday 5th November. Visitors are advised to arrive at 6.30pm, but don't worry you can spend this time getting your face painted and buying food and drinks from the refreshment stalls.
Pool, Heartlands – Sunday 5th November
Heartlands at Pool will be hosting their 5th annual bonfire night celebration on the 5th as well. With local musicians, street food and activities and entertainment for all the family, it's sure to be a fun-filled evening The even will begin at 6pm, fireworks at 8pm. Free admission, but parking charges apply.
Malpas, Heron Inn - Saturday 4th November
With over £5000 worth of fireworks set to light up the skies,this year's annual riverside display at the Heron Inn is sure to be worth a visit. Free parking is available at Boscawen Park and a shuttle bus will take you to the event for a small charitable donation. The free event takes place from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Launceston, Coronation Park, Saturday 4th November
With all profits going towards improving Coronation Park, tickets must be purchased in advance form the Tourist Information Centre, 01566 772321. The beacon lighting takes place at 7pm, followed by the firework display at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £2.50 per child, with a family ticket for £12.50.
Gwinear – Friday 4th November
If you're looking for something a bit smaller, the village of Gwinear Churchtown are holding their bonfire party night on Friday 4th November. With a bonfire in the garden, and the kind of firework display you’d find in your own back yard (we’re talking cut-price selection box here, no expense spared…) it’s £2 on the door, everyone welcome. A range of food and drinks are available to buy on the night.
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