Bonfire and Fireworks Night 2018

Harlow Council’s annual free admission bonfire and fireworks night takes place at the Showground in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 4 November 2018.

We organise the event with support from Great Parndon Community Association.

There will be no funfair, but there will be a food and refreshments village.

Look out for the Chair's chosen charities Streets2Homes and The Dolphin Children's Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital, who will be shaking their collection buckets to raise vital funding!


  • 6pm - join us at the Playhouse stage for music, dance, comedy and more before the display begins
  • 6.45pm - bonfire lit
  • 7pm - fireworks display starts

Road closures

Parts of Fifth Avenue and roads serving Fifth Avenue will be closed for approximately 3.25 hours during 17:15 and 20:30 Sunday 4 November 2018.

Car parking


We ask residents to follow these safety guidlines: 

  • do not bring fireworks to the event.
  • be careful with sparklers
  • wrap up warmly and wear appropriate footwear - the Showground may be muddy.
  • bring a torch
  • leave pets at home
  • children must be accompanied by an adult at all times - if children become lost or separated, please report to the Control Tent at the top of the Showground
  • remain behind the safety barriers at all times.

A British Red Cross First Aid tent will situated at the top of the Showground

More information on fireworks safety


  • the toilets next to Pets' Corner will be open, but may close from 8pm
Sunday, 4 November, 2018 - 17:30