Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Southampton and Portsmouth 2018


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 2 Nov), with music from Heart FM and The Rock Choir. Plus there'll be hot food, drink and a funfair to keep everyone happy. Doors open at 6pm with fireworks form 7.30pm. Royal Victoria Country Park Fireworks Display is back after taking 2017 off due to renovations in the park boasting miniature steam train rides, a funfair, stalls and fireworks form 7.30pm. Just south of the city head to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular (Sat 27 Oct) where this year's display has a 80s theme. Fancy dress is a must, and an old-school retro fairground with live music (from 80s tribute act Kevin 17), will keep the kids entertained. On Bonfire Night weekend, the annual Mayflower Park Fireworks on Sun 3 Nov, is organised by Southampton Round Table to raise money for local charity, with gates opening for fairground fun from 3pm, and the grand gunpowder event getting underway at 7.45pm.

If Portsmouth is closer to home then try the Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza (Thu 8 Nov), which boasts live music from Wave 105 and ends with switching on the Christmas lights or head down to Cosham, where Portsmouth City Council have organised a bonfire (from 7pm) and fireworks (at 7.30pm) at King George V Playing Fields (Wed 7 Nov).

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

Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Extravaganza

Fireworks display and Bonfire Night celebration with live entertainment and music 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 on with late night shopping until 9pm. With collections for…

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.

Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

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

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.

Royal Victoria Country Park Fireworks Display

Tea rooms open late, miniature steam train rides, a funfair and, of course, the traditional fireworks display provide the entertainment at this Bonfire Night event. Fireworks at 7.30pm.

Mayflower Park Fireworks

Annual display with fun fair from 3pm, fireworks from 7.45pm. All money raised goes to local charities.


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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