Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no escaping the fact that bonfire night 2019 is just around the corner and with the 5th November landing on a Tuesday this year, there will be firework displays in Southampton during the weekends either side of it – and quite possibly every night throughout the week too! While many, myself included, would prefer bonfire night to be just that, midweek events aren’t always practical and the beginning of November does tend to turn into bonfire week. However, if you love ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ at the sparkly skies, you can take your pick of which Southampton firework displays to attend, and with many being on different nights why limit yourself to just one display? There are plenty to choose from around Southampton and nearby, from Winchester to the New Forest.
Unfortunately Southampton’s biggest annual bonfire night event, the Mayflower Park fireworks display will not be going ahead in 2019 due to maintenance work being carried out at the park. The organisers, Southampton Round Table will be supporting the Winchester Round Table’s firework display this year instead (details further down this page) and they hope the popular event will return for 2020.
Saturday 26 October
Another big local firework display which always draws in the crowds is the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular. With an ‘Out of this world’ theme, the 2019 Beaulieu fireworks display is set to be a bonfire party to remember! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this firework display in the New Forest will be set to a top-secret playlist based on the theme. I suspect a spot of Sinatra and Bowie may be on the cards! Get your tickets here.
A little further across the Forest, the New Milton Fireworks event will celebrate its 56th year. The Round Table firework display raises money to help local charities and individuals in need.
Friday 1 November
The popular Ageas Bowl Fireworks Party returns to the home of Hampshire cricket for bonfire night 2019. With a funfair, music, games and more, this is set to be a fun Friday night out for all the family. Find out more here.
Saturday 2 November
Join the Spooktacular at Testlands Hub for a frightfully good time! There will be music and fairground attractions, along with two firework displays, including an early one which sounds ideal for the little ones.
This year, St Mary’s Stadium is playing host to Southampton’s ‘Greatest Fireworks Show’, set to all your favourite songs from the hit musical. With a laser show and funfair too, don’t miss out on your tickets – get them here.
Don’t miss #SaintsFC’s fireworks spectacular at St Mary’s next month! 🎇
Tickets are now available: https://t.co/oCLTAgCRyb
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 12, 2019
Friends of The Hamble School are bringing back their Fireworks Spectacular for 2019, which is held at Royal Victoria Country Park. This is a lovely waterfront setting for the fireworks display and there’s also a funfair and the RVCP miniature railway. Ticket information can be found here.
Sunday 3 November
The Fawley Firework Spectacular is hosted by Gang Warily Recreation Centre and there’ll be music and a funfair too.
Totton and Eling Cricket Club’s firework display is always a popular local event, with plenty of entertainment including fairground rides and a DJ. With a hog roast and BBQ to look forward to, it’s worth allowing a little extra time to soak up the atmosphere before the show begins. Full info can be found here.
Thursday 7 November
The Spooks and Sparks fireworks display in Chandlers Ford is organised by the Hiltingbury Schools PTA. You’ll be able to enjoy a Baynham’s BBQ or treat yourself to hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!
Friday 8 November
IBM Hursley Club will be hosting A Night of Fireworks – fun for all the family, with music, food and drinks available. Further details can be found here.
Saturday 9 November
With Southampton’s Round Table firework display not going ahead this year, the Winchester Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks is set to be even more popular than usual (and it’s been a sellout in advance for the last few years) – so get your tickets early! A torchlit procession will meander through Winchester’s historic streets, then onto the North Walls Recreation Ground. Find out how to buy tickets here.
SO Mum x
Featured image source: Pixabay