Bonfire and fireworks night

Our annual free admission bonfire and fireworks night will take place at the Showground in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 7 November 2021.

We are planning for the event to go ahead, but we will be monitoring the government's coronavirus guidelines closely, and if the guidance changes, we may not be able to hold the event.

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Please consider taking a lateral flow test before and after the event. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus, please do not come.


At 6.45pm the bonfire will be lit.

At 7pm the fireworks display will start.

Road closures

Parts of Fifth Avenue, Park Lane, School Lane and some roads serving these roads will be closed for around 3.5 hours between 5pm and 8.30pm on Sunday 7 November 2021.

Car parking

There is limited parking available for Blue Badge holders only at Showground car park before 6:15pm (people parked in this car park will not be able to leave until Fifth Avenue has been reopened at 8.30pm)

Post Office Road car park will be free from 6pm to 8pm

Wych Elm car park will be free from 6pm to 8pm

The Water Gardens car park will be free from 6pm to midnight

You can look at the locations of our other council car parks

There is also a large car park at Harlow Town train station


The toilets next to Pets' Corner will be open, but will close from 8pm


We ask residents to follow these safety guidelines: 

  • 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