Fireworks events this Saturday
The official Guy Fawkes' Night was on Thursday - but Saturday is the day most displays are happening. There are big displays in Norwich and Fakenham and traditional smaller events at villages around Norfolk.
The official Guy Fawkes' Night was on Thursday - but Saturday is the day most displays are happening.
Heading the list has to be Norwich family favourite Sparks in the Park, returning to Earlham Park. Backed by the EDP and Heart 102FM, the city council-organised event features two displays, live music, a lantern procession, funfair and bonfires. Gates open at 5pm, with Children's Fireworks at 6.30pm, bonfires at 6.45pm and the Big Bang Fireworks at 8.30pm. And they're not kidding about the 'big bang' bit - 2.5 tons of fireworks will be ignited!
There will be no parking available at Earlham Park this year, except for disabled badge holders - use the bus instead. Services include a Konectbus link from Thickthorn Park & Ride from 5pm. Buy advance tickets (to Friday November 6) at �6 for adults, and �3 for ages five and over, from city Sainsbury branches, EDP offices (booking fee applies), Norwich TIC (booking fee) and City Hall cashiers. On the day the price will be �7.50 and �4.50.
Plenty of spectacle too at the Norfolk Showground, which features the Radio Norwich After Dark Fireworks Display and Funfair (gates 4pm, children's display 6.30pm, main display 8.45pm). Last year's event was attended by more than 10,000 people and this year the plans are to make it bigger and better with a large international funfair among the attractions.
The parking area for the main display is in Red car park entry from the A47 via the Easton Roundabout. Children's display attendees should use the separate car park just off the Longwater roundabout. Admission: Adults �6, ages five to 12 �5.
The Corpusty and Saxthorpe Bonfire has been a traditional village event for more than a century, and returns with a procession at 6pm, bonfire at 8pm and fireworks. There's free admission and parking, but give generously to the bucket collection for local causes.
- 1 Suffolk woman and her three dogs die in London crash
- 2 Seven beach walks with a cafe pit stop to try in Norfolk
- 3 Police stop 85 vehicles in one day amid safety crackdown
- 4 Tomorrow's lunar eclipse: How and when to see it
- 5 'Awe and disbelief' as thousands of bees swarm pub garden
- 6 Seaside bar taken over for three weeks by Hollywood crew shooting film
- 7 Neighbours' tribute to crash victim who 'thought the world of her dogs'
- 8 Century-old farm machinery firm invests £6m in its factory's future
- 9 Dog and group cut off by tide saved after being spotted waist-high in water
- 10 'Opulent' farmhouse with pond on sale for £799k
Other local displays include Fakenham Firework at the Hempton racecourse (gates 5pm, display 6.30pm, �15 per car - maximum of five people per ticket). This year's event, which features North Norfolk Radio, will be supporting that popular cause Help for Heroes this year.
At Beetley (off Chapel Lane, to the north of the village near Dereham) the Bonfire and Firework Party opens its gates at 5.30pm, with the fire lit at 6.15pm and fireworks at 7pm (admission charge applies), while Mulbarton Scouts hold their display at their HQ in Common Road, with gates open at 6pm, bonfire at 7pm and display at 7.30pm.
Check out our listings for more displays.