Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Manchester 2018

A guide to bonfire and firework events in and around Manchester 2018

What time are fireworks in the city centre, Newton Heath, Salford and Stockport

It's nearly time to celebrate Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to kill the King. Manchester is well-prepared for it, with a host of bonfire and firework events lined up this year to help you celebrate with a bang.

It seems most of the city's parks are hosting the fun, with the celebrations kicking off at Debdale Park Bonfire and Firework Night (Sat 27 Oct), a traditional celebration with a funfair starting at 5pm, the lighting of a bonfire, and fireworks at 7.30pm. On Tue 30 Oct there's the Cringle Park display, while on Thu 1 Nov there's Crumpsall Park. Both are free with fireworks starting at 7.30pm, and funfairs to keep everyone entertained.

Head to Brookdale Park (Mon 29 Oct) for a display the weekend before the main cluster of events, with a funfair and fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Actual Guy Fawkes Night events can be enjoyed at Platt Fields Park (Mon 5 Nov), which is free and comes with the added bonus of food stalls, and a free display in Wythenshawe Park (Mon 5 Nov).

The biggest fireworks display in the city will once again take place at Heaton Park (Mon 5 Nov). The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, and there will be plenty of warm treats available to keep your energy up for the display and the funfair rides on site. Do be advised there will be bag checks on entry, so it might be best to keep your sparklers at home for the after party.

You are definitely not short for choice as to where you can go and remember, remember the fifth of November, as Salford welcomes the Prince's Park Bonfire and Fireworks (Fri 2 Nov), the City Airport Fireworks Spectacular (Sat 3 Nov), which features a performance by Manchester's own Steph Ball, and the Buile Hill Park Fireworks (Mon 5 Nov). The displays begin at 7.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm, respectively, and all displays also feature bonfires and funfairs.

In the south-east, and further away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Stockport is also seeing off the weekend with one display, Poynton Bonfire and Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov). While this is not a free display, the funds raised from ticket sales are to go towards good causes. To keep you entertained until the children's display at 7.30pm, which is followed by the main event at 8pm, there will be a live music stage, a bar and food stalls and the mandatory funfair.

Lastly, if the children in your family have had enough of the funfair rides you can find every year at Bonfire Night events, then the Family Firework Spectacular (Sun 4 Nov) might just blow them all away. Tickets are between £7--£32 (with children under three having all the fun for free), and they give you and your family access to a Super Hero-v-Princess show by Starkidz, an LED puppet show, live music from Joe Astley and, of course, the fireworks display at 7pm.

For more info on Guy Fawkes fireworks displays around the UK, see our Bonfire Night Guide.

Brookdale Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and fireworks. Display begins at 7.30pm.

Brookdale Park, Newton Heath

Mon 29 Oct


  • 17:00

Buile Hill Park Fireworks

Funfair, food and drink available until 9pm. Bonfire lit at 7pm with fireworks at 7.30pm.

Buile Hill Park, Salford

Mon 5 Nov


  • 18:00

City Airport Fireworks Spectacular

Family fireworks fun with funfair, bar and hot food. Fireworks display after 7pm.

City Airport & Heliport, Salford

Sat 3 Nov

£3–£40 / 0161 789 1362

Cringle Park Fireworks Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and fireworks display. Fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Cringle Park, Levenshulme

Tue 30 Oct


  • 17:00 – 21:30

Crumpsall Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and firework display. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Crumpsall Park

Thu 1 Nov


  • 19:30

Debdale Park Bonfire and Firework Night

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair, bonfire and firework display, which begins at 7.30pm.

Debdale Park, Gorton

Sat 27 Oct


  • 17:00

Heaton Park Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Display at 7.30pm followed by the lighting of the bonfire.

Heaton Park, Manchester

Mon 5 Nov


  • 19:30

Platt Fields Park Bonfire & Fireworks

Funfair, bonfire and fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night. The bonfire starts at 7.30pm, with the fireworks display following.

Platt Fields Park, Manchester

Mon 5 Nov

Free / 0161 224 0020

The bonfire is lit at 7.30pm, followed by fireworks.

  • 17:00

Poynton Bonfire and Fireworks

Fireworks display raising funds for good causes. There will be a children's fireworks display at 7pm, and the main display at 8pm.

Poynton Park Car Park, Stockport

Sat 3 Nov

£4.50–£20 / 01625 383700

Prince's Park Bonfire and Fireworks

A funfair kicks off the entertainment, with bonfire at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

Prince's Park, Manchester

Fri 2 Nov


Bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks display will begin at 7.30pm.

  • 17:00

Wythenshawe Park Bonfire & Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair, bonfire and firework display. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Wythenshawe Park, Manchester

Mon 5 Nov


  • 19:30

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