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 3rd November
Head over to the delightful fishing village of Polperro on Saturday 3rd November from 6pm - 9pm 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 Guy Fawkes competition, while a barbecue in aid of the Rowing Club will keep hunger at bay.
Callington, Ginsters Firework Spectacular - Monday 5th November
The annual Ginsters fireworks display will take place at Callington Community College on Bonfire Night itself. With entertainment and live music from Pirate FM, hot pasties and a hog roast, plus free entry, what could be better? Gates open at 5.30pm, with the display set to kick off at 8pm.
St Ives, Porthminster beach - full details tbc
In St Ives you can watch a spectacular display of fireworks light up the sky and the sea at Porthminster beach. There will be a BBQ and refreshments available with live music and a great atmosphere.
St Agnes – Monday 5th November
From 6pm - 9pm, the Driftwood Spars Hotel in Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, will host their annual fireworks display. This free event is always lots of fun and there's usually children's entertainment, food stalls, toffee apples, mulled wine & cider, as well as the fantastic firework display and bonfire.
Falmouth Firework Display – Monday 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 £8,000 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 at 6pm, fireworks at 7pm, £4 for adults and £2 for children.
Penzance Magpies Football Ground – Saturday 3rd November
On Saturday 3rd November, the Magpies football ground will host the ever-popular evening of fireworks, food and music. Penzamba Band will be there showcasing a selection of pop and rock music through the ages. Gates open at 6pm, £3 for adults and £1 for children.
Pool, Heartlands – Monday 5th November
Heartlands at Pool will be hosting their 6th annual bonfire night celebration this year. With local musicians, street food and activities and entertainment for all the family, it's sure to be a fun-filled evening The event will begin at 5pm, with fireworks at approximately 8pm. Free admission, but parking charges apply.
Launceston, Coronation Park, Friday 2nd 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.
Coverack, Monday 5th November
Join in the bonfire night celebrations in Coverack village from 6pm on the 5th. The fireworks will be set off at 7pm from the harbour, which offers a fantastic setting for a dazzling display. Head to the Bay Hotel lawn for refreshments, a BBQ, a raffle, lucky dip and glow sticks!
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