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Our guide to Cambridge Bonfire and Fireworks Night




Cambridge Bonfire and Fireworks Night is one of the most popular events in the city’s calendar with about 25,000 people attending on Midsummer Common today (Tuesday, November 5).

Cambridge firework display on Midsummer Common. Picture: Keith Heppell. (20834517)
Cambridge firework display on Midsummer Common. Picture: Keith Heppell. (20834517)

Provided by Cambridge City Council, the annual event is one of the largest free displays and runs from 6pm to 10pm and includes a fairground and food stalls.

The fireworks start at 7pm and the bonfire will be lit afterwards.

Cllr Anna Smith, the council’s executive councillor of communities, said: “The Cambridge Bonfire Night firework display and funfair has been one of the highlights of my year since I first came to Cambridge as a student. And I know that it's a highlight for many other local residents. I'm delighted to be part of a city council that can run a free display of this quality for the community to enjoy.”

Designing this year’s display once again is historic and multi-award winning company, Pains Fireworks.

Tickets: A donation of £3 is encouraged to support the event.

Cambridge firework display on Midsummer Common. Picture: Keith Heppell. (20834528)
Cambridge firework display on Midsummer Common. Picture: Keith Heppell. (20834528)

ROAD CLOSURES

The following roads are officially closed from 6pm to 9.30pm:

Victoria Avenue, Trafalgar Road, Trafalgar Street, Fair Street, New Square, Jesus Lane and King’s Street between Four Lamps Roundabout and Manor Street, and a part closure of Maids Causeway will be closed between 6-9.30pm, as crowds build up.

The roads sometimes reopen around 8.15pm to 8.30pm but the closures are officially in place until 9.30pm, in case there are still people on the roads leaving the event.

PARK & RIDE

Fireworks night Park & Ride buses will be operating before and after the event.

Stop 1: Madingley P&R

Stop 2: Milton P&R

Stop 3: Trumpington P&R

Stop 4: Newmarket P&R

During the road closures, Park & Ride service buses will still be able to service all city centre bus stops, with the exception of Newmarket Road from 7pm.

The Madingley Park & Ride bus will not be able to serve the inbound Bridge Street bus stop from 6pm – passengers will need to alight in St Andrew’s Street.

An increased Park & Ride service will continue to use scheduled stops prior to and after the event.

Here are the details:

Babraham Park & Ride will not have an increased service and the last departure for that route is 8.31pm from Emmanuel Street, stop E5.

Towards Madingley Park & Ride the last bus from St Andrew’s Street, Stop S2, is 8.30pm.

Towards Milton Park & Ride – Drummer Street Stop D1, the last bus is at 8.30pm.

Towards Trumpington Park & Ride, Downing Street, Stop D1, the last bus is at 8.30pm.

Towards Newmarket Park & Ride (after 7pm), Drummer Street Bus Station Bay 4, the last bus is at 8.30pm.




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