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Where to see fireworks displays in the Cambridge region in 2023

There are plenty of options for fireworks displays in and around Cambridge this week - running from village celebrations to city events with thousands of spectators.

Cambridge Fireworks Display

Cambridge’s annual fireworks display is set to go ahead once again on Midsummer Common on Saturday, November 4.

The event, which is sponsored again this year by Illumina and organised by Cambridge City Council, is one of the largest free displays in the region.

A previous fireworks display on Midsummer Common Picture: Keith Heppell
A previous fireworks display on Midsummer Common Picture: Keith Heppell

The fireworks display will start at 7pm and has been designed by multi award-winning company, Pains Fireworks.

For environmental reason there will be no bonfire this year. A Cambridge City Council spokesperson said: “The fireworks display is in keeping with the council’s environmental policy, as we invite people to come and enjoy this collective celebration, rather than marking the event with individual neighbourhood displays. The focus is on an extended fireworks display this year and no bonfire.”

There will be some road closures on the night on 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 between 6pm to 9.30pm as crowds build up.

There will be no access for vehicles - including residents, Blue Badge holders or taxis - for the duration of the road closures. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

For full details go to cambridgelive.org.uk/city-events/fireworks-night.

Histon and Impington Fireworks Extravaganza

This charity evening promises funfair rides and hot food stalls as well as a stunning fireworks display.

The Firework display on Midsummer Common sponsored by Illumina. Picture: Keith Heppell.
The Firework display on Midsummer Common sponsored by Illumina. Picture: Keith Heppell.

Tickets can be bought online at a slightly reduced price or at the gate priced £5 under 18, £8 adult, £15 family. All profits are distributed to village schools

The event takes place on Impington Village College playing fields, Saturday 4th November. Gates open at 6pm. Display around 7pm. Arrive early to avoid queues. No alcohol or sparklers.


Cambourne Fireworks 2023

The fireworks display in Cambourne will be on on Saturday, November 4 at the football pitches off Back Lane. The funfair will start at 5.30pm and the fireworks display will start at 7.30pm, depending on the weather. There will be complimentary mulled wine, licensed bars, sparklers and much more. Organisers warn that parking is limited so please walk if you can.


Milton School Fireworks

Milton School fireworks display will be held on Friday, November 3. Doors open at 5.30pm and fireworks start at 7pm.

Although advanced online ticket sales have finishes, there will still be some tickets available on the gate priced £9 per adult or schoolchild.

Linton fireworks

This year’s theme for the Linton fireworks display is James Bond, so expect to hear some favourite theme tunes along with the explosions. The event organisers are promising a ‘huge’ bonfire as well as food trucks and drinks. All profits from the display are divided between the local village schools, including Linton Infants, Linton Heights and Linton Village College.

The display takes place on Saturday, November 4 from 5pm to 8pm at Linton Infants School, Church Lane Linton Cambridge CB21 4JX

Advance tickets are priced at £14 (plus booking fee) for a family ticket (up to two adults and three children) or £6 (plus booking fee) for a single ticket. Prices go up at the gate. Buy them at Sweet Talk News, Linton or Acorn Garage, Abington or online, from


Willingham Scout Group Fireworks Spectacular

Due to the recent rainfall which left Willingham Recreation Ground underwater, the display will now taker place at Highgate Farm, on Over Road, Willingham, CB24 5EU on Saturday, November 4 from 5pm.

Please be aware the ground will still be wet and muddy so wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Parking is limited and walking to the venue is advised. Blue Badge parking will be available.

Family tickets are £8, individual tickets are £4.


Over fireworks

The display is organised by Over Community Association, the charity side of Over Community Centre. This is a free event, but donations are kindly requested on the night to help cover the cost of the firework display. The event takes place on Saturday, November 3 from 6pm to 9pm at Over Community Centre, 16 The Doles.

Burwell Cricket Club fireworks

The display will take place on Saturday November 4, with gates opening at 5pm and the display taking place at 7pm. It will be held at Burwell Cricket Club, Tan House Lane, Burwell CB25 0AR. There will be food vans and hot drinks available. Tickets can be bought at the gates for £5 (cash only). Children in pushchairs go free.

Ely Fireworks Display

This huge fireworks display will take place at Cherry Hill Park, Ely, on Saturday November 4. There will be fairground rides and food outlets and the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm followed by fireworks are at 7pm.

Tickets, in the form of wristbands, are priced £8 for adults, £4 for children or £20 for a family ticket. They are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre; Hive Leisure Centre, Leisure Village; Ely Fudge Company, 31 Market Place; Toppings Bookshop, 9 High Street, Atrium Fitness, 39 Newnham Street; Littleport Bargain Centre, 9 Main Street, Littleport; Jak Hibs, 33 High Street, Soham.

On the gate, tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

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