Wrap up warm, brave the Autumn chill and stay safe at the FREE official dazzling firework displays and bonfires organised across the City of Manchester, 2019.
The are free bonfire events from 29 October to 5 November. Stay safe, please do not bring your own fireworks, sparklers or alcohol. Dogs will not be permitted, except Assistance Dogs.
Parking at sites is limited, so TfGM is encouraging people to use public transport or Get a Quote from Belle Vue for drop off and collections for small and large groups without the need for parking.
The 5 November events are very popular so Belle Vue and TfGM recommend that you arrive an hour before the bonfire and fireworks to avoid disappointment and difficulty accessing the event.
One of the best parts of Autumn is that we get to celebrate Bonfire Night and attend fireworks shows across the North West.
We may need to brave the damp, cold and darkness, but it’s all worth it when we see Manchester’s skyline crackle and sparkle.
Events are taking place across the region, with some of the biggest taking place in the heart of the city. We have listed the biggest official events in Greater Manchester which are free and are endorsed and supported by Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.
Bonfire Night celebrations give the perfect opportunity to meet with family and friends for a fun-filled evening in front of the fire – all in the name of Guy Fawkes.
This year, November 5th falls on a Tuesday, and while there are still a lot of festivities taking place on the night, some have been organised for the weekend to make things less of a rush from leaving work.
All of these events in Greater Manchester are free to enter, and have other entertainment on offer such as a funfair, as well as food and drink stalls. Treacle toffee, black peas, toffee apples and more!
Manchester City Council has also warned that searches will be in place at all events. Therefore, they advise visitors to leave unnecessary bags at home to avoid huge queues.
You won’t be able to bring your own alcohol or fireworks to these events. Also drones are also not permitted – a new ruling based on the uptake of this technology and the risks associated with competing and non-coordinated elements in the airspace above us.
The message from Manchester City Council is that is also recommends people use public transport, because parking on site is limited. Belle Vue offers many solutions. Call on 0161 947 9477 and tell us your party number, places where you want us to pick you up/drop you off and we will get you safely there and home in warmth, comfort, style and luxury!
So, if you’re a Manchester local or wanting to head closer to the centre of the region to celebrate the fifth of November, then here’s what is taking place in Greater Manchester:
Crumpsall Park – Tuesday, October 29
North of the city is the event at Crumpsall Park, which is perfect for those who just can’t wait for the 5th of November.
The funfair takes places from 5pm until 9.30pm, with fireworks being lit for 7.30pm.
Like others, the event is free.
Debdale Park – Wednesday, October 30
An event is taking place at Debdale Park, which is set amongst woodland and a scenic reservoir.
The funfair will start at 5pm and finish at 9.30pm.
Fireworks will light up the sky from 7.30pm.
Entry is free.
Etihad Stadium Manchester – Thursday, October 31
Etihad’s event will take place on the same night as Halloween, which could cause some clashing of celebrations.
The funfair is set to start at 5.30pm until 9.30pm, with fireworks set to be lit at 7.30pm.
Entry is free.
Cringle Park – Sunday, November 3
A perfect way to end the weekend, Cringle Park’s event will kick off from 5pm.
Fireworks will light up the sky at 7.30pm, with a bonfire to follow.
Entry is free.
Brookdale Park – Monday, November 4
Making your Monday night more exciting, Brookdale Park is on hand.
They’re offering a funfair from 5pm until 9.30pm, with fireworks set to light up the area at 7.30pm.
Entry is free.
Heaton Park – Tuesday, November 5
According to an event listing on the Manchester City Council website, the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, with the fireworks taking flight shortly afterwards.
The event will be finished by 10pm.
Gates will open at 5pm – and you can kill time on the fairground or by grabbing a bite to eat while you wait for the displays to start.
The Heaton Park Bonfire Night event is completely free and isn’t ticketed – you can just turn up.
Wythenshawe Park – Tuesday, November 5
The Wythenshawe Park bonfire and fireworks display takes place on Bonfire Night itself, Tuesday November 5.
The site opens at 5pm, along with the funfair and food stalls.
The fireworks display begins at 7.30pm and the bonfire will be lit afterwards.
The event runs until 9.30pm.
Entry to the Wythenshawe Park event is completely free.