Gunpowder, treason and plot may be far behind us but that’s no reason not to celebrate! Brighton and the surrounding countryside throw the biggest Guy Fawkes celebrations in the country so slip on your mittens, grab a mulled wine and peruse our list of what’s happening this 5th November.
Lewes Bonfire Night
Lewes – 5th Nov
Locals love it, foreigners are deeply confused by it and thousands pour in for it. Lewes bonfire night is the biggest celebrated bonfire event in the world. It’s held in the usually peaceful county town of Lewes, East Sussex, every year on 5th November, a 15 minute train journey from Brighton station. Lewes has many different bonfire and firework displays so make sure you know where you’re going first.
Procession from 5:00pm
Shoreham Beach Family Bonfire and Fireworks
Shoreham Beach – Sat 7th Nov
The 2015 Shoreham Beach Family Bonfire and Fireworks promises to be another great fun night out, promising samba bands, face painting and a big beach bonfire.
Procession 6:00pm, Bonfire & Fireworks 7:00pm
Shocktober Fest Fireworks Finale
Tulley’s Farm – Sunday 1st Nov
Enjoy all seven Shocktober Fest Haunted Attractions and then the most spectacular Fireworks to Music show by Dragon Fireworks, finalists in the 2008 UK Firework display competition. Great food, bonfires, fireworks, street theatre, and great frights – if you want them!
Fireworks start from 7.00pm
Tide Of Light Children’s Parade & Firework Festival
Worthing – 5th November
Barties Presents and Worthing Lions brings to you, for the third year, this fabulous, award winning family firework festival. There’s also a free to attend children’s lantern crafting sessions. The lantern parade then takes you through the magical wonderland of Steyne Gardens with the parade led by live music & performance and a street food market. All the fun of the fair on the prom culminating in a spectacular firework display from the end of the pier.
Crafting session 15:30, Children’s Parade 18:00, Fireworks 20:00
Family Fireworks Spectacular
The Nevill Sports Ground, Hove – Sat 7th Nov
A truly spectacular firework display set to music and designed to be suitable for everyone, especially families with children. The display is produced by Brighton Fireworks who have generously sponsored the event. It will last approximately 25 minutes and is choreographed to a fantastic musical soundtrack. Food stalls will be open all evening, and glow sticks and flashing toys will be on sale at stalls inside the grounds.
Gates open at 5.00pm/Poi Fireshow 6:00pm/Fireworks at 7.00pm
Advance tickets – £6 Adult / £4 Child – On the gate – £8 Adult / £4.50 Child
Chailey Bonfire Celebrations
Chailey, East Sussex – Sat 7th Nov
Chailey bonfire society is one of the oldest bonfire societies in East Sussex. The fireworks evening is designed as a family event and themed towards the children to celebrate the 5th November in a fun and safe way. The torch lit procession usually comprises of steam engines, vintage vehicles and themed children’s floats.
5pm – 9pm
East Hoathly and Halland Bonfire
East Hoathly, East Sussex – Sat 7th Nov
This is one of the bigger village bonfire nights and usually attracts a large crowd. The event is in commemoration of WW1 and features unique sculpted bonfires, torchlit processions with visiting societies, marching bands, and a huge fireworks display.
Procession starts at 18:30
More events to be added when announced.