Your guide to Cambridgeshire fireworks displays and Bonfire Night in 2019
The leaves are falling, toffee apples are already in the shops and it’s time to start thinking about the crackle of bonfires and where to enjoy the most spectacular fireworks displays in the region. We’ve gathered together all the details for the best fireworks and bonfire celebrations to enjoy in Cambridgeshire in 2019.
FRI NOV 1
KIMBOLTON FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
The award winning Kimbolton Fireworks Display returns to the picturesque grounds of Kimbolton Castle for 2019. There will be live music, a funfair, a licenced bar and food stalls. Tickets are: £12.50 for adults and children under 16 go free. Pay on the door. Gates open at 6pm.
SAT NOV 2
HISTON AND IMPINGTON FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA - Cancelled
Impington Village College playing field: The Histon and Impington Fireworks Display 2019 has been called off due to high winds - see our separate story.
SAT NOV 2
Cambourne Fireworks Display 2019 will take place this year on Saturday November 2 at Great Cambourne Sports Fields on Back Lane.
Volunteers from Cambourne Army Cadets, Girl Guides, Police cadets, scouts and brownies will be out in force collect your Donations. The funfair will be open from 6pm till late. Free Mulled wine will be available while stocks last so come early to avoid disappointment. There will also be sparklers, hot refreshments and a licensed bar. The main event will start at 7.30pm; the timing is weather dependent for the safety of all spectators.
Please also be advised there is limited parking and everyone is encouraged to walk where possible.
SAT NOV 2
FIREWORKS IN HEMINGFORD
The display will be held at The Big Field Site, off London Road, St Ives. Gates open 5pm. The bonfire will lit at 5.30pm and the fireworks show starts at 6.30pm. The spectacular display is provided by Cambridge Fireworks, the 2019 runner-up and 2018 winner of the Fireworks Championship held at Eastnor Castle and Ragley Hall. Visitors can enjoy one of the biggest bonfires in Cambridgeshire, a fun fair and food and drink stalls.
Tickets: Under 16s go for free with an accompanying adult. Advance adult ticket: £6. On the gate adult ticket: £7.50.
Advance tickets are available from:
Hemingford Grey: Hemingford Stores, Hemingford Pavilion
St Ives: St Ives Nursery, Just Cards, Jones Boat Yard, Gibbs and Dandy, Select Convenience, The Cambridge Building Society, Genesis Hair and Beauty, Optimum Beauty, The Golden Lion, Escape and Create
Houghton: Houghton Community Store
Brampton: Brampton Post Office
Fenstanton: Ash's Shop / NISA
Somersham: Medway Fisheries
Huntingdon: The Papworth Trust
SAT NOV 2
SAWSTON BONFIRE NIGHT
Huckeridge Hill, Sawston: This free event is run by Sawston Parish Council with assistance from the ATC, Scouts and the Bellbird School PTA. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks start at 6.45pm. Spicers Sports Ground car park will be open for disabled parking. Please don’t bring sparklers.
SAT NOV 2
ELY FIREWORK DISPLAY
Cherry Hill Park, Ely: Crowds can enjoy barbecue food, take part in a Guy competition and help raise money for local charities. this year's event will open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and the display itself starting at 7pm.
Advance tickets, priced at £5 per adult, £3 per child, and £15 per family ticket (two adults and two children ) are available from Sainsbury's Customer Service, Ely Fudge Company, Topping's Bookshop, Atrium Fitness, Ely Tourist Information Centre, Twin Motor Company in Sutton, Littleport Bargain Centre and Soham Books, or online from visitely.org.uk.
SAT NOV 2
LINTON FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Linton Infant School, Linton: Firework display, bonfire, guy competition, live music, barbecue and drink stalls. This year the event welcomes Pizza Passione as well as Linton's own Wylde Sky Brewing. All profits from the evening are shared between the village schools. Doors open at 6pm, bonfire lit 6.30pm, display starts 7pm. Tickets £5 per person / £12 for a family in advance. Advance tickets are priced at £12 (+ booking fee) for a family ticket (up to two adults and three children) or £5 (+ booking fee) for a single ticket through eventbrite.co.uk.
If you prefer not to pay the booking fee, you may still purchase at Sweet Talk News, Linton or Acorn Garage, Abington.
SUN NOV 3
Held onMillenium Green at 6.30pm. Sausages, soups, snacks and hot drinks available.
Tickets: Adults £5 and children free.
TUE NOV 5
CAMBRIDGE BONFIRE NIGHT
Midsummer Common: Cambridge’s Bonfire Night is one of the most popular events in the city’s calendar with about 25,000 people attending. Cambridge City Council has provided this free event for more than 20 years. The event runs from 6-10pm with a fairground and food stalls. The fireworks will be at 7pm and the bonfire will be lit after the fireworks.
Cambridge City Council’s executive councillor of communities, Anna Smith 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."
A donation of £3 is encouraged to support this event.
Road closure information
Closed between 6.00pm 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 6.00pm to 9.30pm, as crowds build up.
The roads sometime re-open around 8:15-8:30pm but the road closure is officially in place until 9:30pm, in case there are still people on the roads exiting the event.
Firework night Park & Ride information
On Tuesday 5th November 2019 Cambridge hosts its annual firework display on Midsummer Common, with some major road closures in place from 6:00pm – 8.30pm.
During this closure Park & Ride service buses will still be able to service all City Centre bus stops, with the exception of Newmarket Rd from 7pm (see below).
The Madingley Park&Ride bus will unfortunately not be able to serve the inbound Bridge St bus stop from 6pm and passengers will need to alight in St Andrews St.
Park&Ride buses will be operating prior and after the event, with the display scheduled to start at 7pm, so please plan your journey.
An increased Park&Ride service will continue to use their scheduled stops prior to and after the event, to assist people for the event.
Details of these buses and their locations are detailed below:
Babraham P&R will not have an increased service and the last departure for that is 20:31 Emmanuel St, stop E5.
Towards Madingley Park&Ride – St Andrews St Stop S2, last bus 8.30pm
Towards Milton Park&Ride – Drummer St Stop D1, last bus 8.30pm
Towards Trumpington Park&Ride – Downing St Stop D1, last bus 8.30pm
Towards Newmarket Park&Ride (after 7pm) – Drummer St Bus Station Bay4, last bus 8.30pm
TUE NOV 5
GODMANCHESTER GRAND FIREWORK DISPLAY AND BONFIRE
The event is moving location this year to Godmanchester Rover FC, Bearscroft Lane, Godley Green, PE29 2LQ.
Updates to follow from Godmanchestercommunityassociation.org.
BAR HILL SCHOOL PTA FIREWORKS
Head to the primary school in Gladeside where the fireworks display will take place on the school field from 6-7.30pm.
SAT NOV 9
HISTON & IMPINGTON FIREWORKS DISPLAY
The display on Impington Village College playing field was originally scheduled for November 2, but was rescheduled after a Met Office weather warning over high winds.
Gates will open at 6pm and fireworks will begin at 7pm.
The event will also feature rides, food and refreshments and will raise money for the schools in Histon and Impington including the infant school, junior school and Impington Village College.
See our piece on the rearrangement for details about tickets.