Our annual free admission bonfire and fireworks night will take place at the Showground in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 5 November 2023.
At 6.15pm the bonfire will be lit.
At 6.30pm the fireworks display will start.
Fifth Avenue will be closed during the event. The section from Sainsbury's roundabout to Burnt Mill roundabout will be shut from 5.15pm to 8.30pm. The other section, from Sainsbury's roundabout to Mandela Avenue roundabout will be also be shut from 6pm to 8.30pm, so if you're planning to use Sainsbury's, you will need to have accessed the Sainsbury's car park before 6pm.
Parts of Park Lane and School Lane will also be shut from 5.15pm to 8.30pm.
You can see a detailed map and timings of the road closures (pdf)
There is limited parking available for Blue Badge holders only at the Showground car park before 5:45pm (people parked in this car park will not be able to leave until Fifth Avenue has been reopened at 8pm).
Post Office Road car park will be free from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
School Lane car park will be free from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Altham Grove car park will be free from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
First Avenue car park will be free from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Wych Elm car park will be free from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
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