Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Southampton and Portsmouth 2017


What time are fireworks in the city centres, Beaulieu, Cosham and Gosport

South coasters, celebrate Guy Fawkes night this year at one of the many events happening on the 'English Riviera'. In Southampton there's the Ageas Bowl (Fri 3 Nov), with music from Heart FM and The Rock Choir. Plus there'll be hot food, drink and a funfair to keep everyone happy. Just south of the city head to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular (Sat 28 Oct) where this year's display has a Broadway theme. Fancy dress is a must, and an old-school retro fairground with live music, from local band Subdued, will keep the kids entertained. On Bonfire Night weekend, the annual Mayflower Park Fireworks on Sun 4 Nov, with gates opening to plenty of fairground fun from 3pm, and the grand gunpowder event getting underway at 7.45pm.

If Portsmouth is closer to home then try the Fireworks at Gunwharf Quays (Thu 9 Nov), which boasts live music from Nadine Coyle (Girls Aloud) and ends with switching on the Christmas lights or head down to Cosham, where Portsmouth City Council have organised a display and bonfire at King George V Playing Fields (Sat 4 Nov).

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

Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

Old-style fairground entertainments, fancy dress and live music compliment the firework display with an 80s theme.


Sat 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

  • 15:00 – 21:30

Cosham Fireworks Night

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm with fireworks at 7.30pm at this Guy Fawkes Night celebration organised by the Portsmouth City Council Events Team.

Fireworks Extravaganza at Gunwharf Quays

Fireworks display and Bonfire Night celebration with live entertainment and music (including a live performance of Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud) supplied by Wave 105. With the background of the harbour and Spinnaker Tower, visitors can watch a spectacular display from Gunwharf's waterfront. Plus Christmas lights switch…

Ageas Bowl Annual Fireworks Party

Ageas Bowl's Bonfire Night celebration is back, complete with music from Heart Radio and The Rock Choir, plus entertainment from The Heart Angels, competitions, a funfair and an impressive fireworks display. Gates open at 6pm, with the fireworks commencing at 7.30pm. Booking is essential.

Mayflower Park Fireworks

Annual display with fun fair from 3pm and live music from Voice FM. Fireworks from 7.45pm.


1. Chris Thomas29 Oct 2017, 8:27am Report

The best fireworks display in Southampton is at Mayflower Park on Saturday 4th November with live music from Voice FM, an all day funfair and double world fireworks champions. All money raised goes to local charities in Southampton. Buy cheaper tickets online in advance @ www.mayflowerparkfireworks.co.uk

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