Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near York and Harrogate 2018
What time are fireworks in York, Harrogate, Pocklington, Wetherby, Dunnington and more
There's no better way to spend bonfire night than all wrapped up, warm drink in hand with a spectacular fireworks display for entertainment. Luckily, there are plenty of options around the York and Harrogate area this November to help you celebrate bonfire night the right way.
At the Poppleton Centre Bonfire and Firework Spectacular in York, expect a huge display courtesy of the local community (Mon 5 Nov) with a bonfire, hog roast, live band and lots of food and drink on offer. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm but tickets are limited and available only through advance sale so be sure to get them early.
Elsewhere in York, Dunnington Bonfire, Fireworks and Live Music (Sat 3 Nov) will host a family friendly night, with a five minute quiet display followed by live music and then the main display at 6.30pm.
Within a short drive of the city, in the town of Pocklington, the local council is also taking part in the celebrations with Pocklington Bonfire Night (Mon 5 Nov), which is benefiting the Mayor's charities. There will be plenty of food and drink to keep you going until the bonfire is lit at 5.30pm, with the grand finale of fireworks beginning at 6.30pm. If Monday does not work for you, the Kilnwick Percy Resort Fireworks Night (Sun 4 Nov) starts the party a day earlier, with magician Richard Reynolds, a hot buffet and a chocolate fountain keeping families entertained (and warm) until the 7.30pm display.
Only 5 miles away from Pocklington, in Shiptonthorpe, you can celebrate bonfire night in movie style. Langlands Shiptonthorpe Bonfire Night Celebrations (Sun 4 Nov) is setting its fireworks to the tune of the musical hit of the year, The Greatest Showman. If you want to feel extra special, you can splurge for a VIP ticket, which includes a three-course meal and seating in their events canopy.
Jubilee Park Bonfire and Fireworks (Sat 3 Nov) is also making a return this year, with the profits from ticket sales and the BBQ going towards the upkeep of the park. The bonfire begins at 6.30pm, whilst the fireworks make their big entrance at 7pm. In the meantime, if creativity is your thing, you can also enter a Best Guy and a Best Lantern competition. If you live further West, you can visit Stockeld Park Firework Display in Wetherby (Mon 5 Nov) for another family-friendly affair complete with a fireworks set to music starting at 5.30pm, along with entertainers and fire breathers.
In Harrogate, the 2018 Charity Bonfire (Sat 3 Nov) will take place in aid of various specially chosen charities. Held on the Stray alongside Oatlands Drive from 6pm, the event is free but asks for donations for the chosen charities. Also in Harrogate, the Wetherby Community Bonfire (Sat 3 Nov) will return with fairground rides, food and lots of fun, while in Masham (Sat 10 Nov), the community bonfire will begin at 6.30pm on the Holme.