Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2017

Harlow is 70 logoHarlow Council’s annual free admission bonfire and fireworks night takes place at the Showground in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 5 November 2017. With support from Great Parndon Community Association. Please note: there will be no funfair but there will be a food and refreshments village.

This year the event will have a Harlow is 70 theme.

Look out for the Chair's chosen charities St Clare Hospice and Action for Family Carers, who will be shaking their collection buckets to raise vital funding!

Bonfire, fireworks and entertainment

  • Fireworks display at Town ParkPlayhouse Stage from 6pm featuring:
    • ​​The Pauline Quirke Academy
    • Hip Hop Pop
    • Harlow Ballet
    • Forever Jackson
    • Studio 3 Aerial Academy
    • West End Star Rob Houchen
  • Bonfire lit at 6.45pm
  • Fireworks display starts 7pm 

Road closures

Parts of Fifth Avenue a nd ancillary roads serving Fifth Avenue to be closed for a period of approximately 3.25 hours during 17:15 and 20:30 Sunday 5 November 2017.

Car parking

Safety and guidance

Harlow Council is asking residents help to make it a successful and safe night by following these simple rules:

  • Please do not bring fireworks to the event.
  • Please be careful with sparklers
  • Wrap up warmly and wear appropriate clothing and appropriate footwear. Please be aware that the Showground may be muddy.
  • Bring a torch.
  • Please leave all pets at home.
  • Ensure that children are accompanied at all times by an adult, If children become lost or separated please report to the Control Tent situated at the top of the Showground.
  • For your own safety please remain behind the safety barriers at all times.

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More details

  • The toilets next to Pets' Corner will be open - please note these may close 8pm
  • A British Red Cross First Aid tent will situated at the top of the Showground

Cost: Free to attend

Location: Showground in Harlow Town Park

Sunday, 5 November, 2017 - 17:30