Fireworks & Bonfire Night

The Bonfire and Fireworks Night  |  Tuesday 5th November 2019  |  Midsummer Common

With the arrival of autumn preparations are underway for Bonfire Night, one of the city’s most spectacular events of the year, and it’s FREE!

Provided by Cambridge City Council, the annual event is one of the largest free displays around and regarded as the safest and best way for the whole family to enjoy Bonfire Night. One of the city’s longest running and best-loved traditions, spectators fill historic Midsummer Common to watch together, as the night sky is transformed into a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colour. And this year’s compere for the evening is BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter, Jeremy Sallis.

Although the event is free, we do respectfully ask for a recommended donation to help with the costs of the event.

6pm-10pm Food Stalls & Fairground

7pm Firework Display

Bonfire will be lit after the firework display.


Cambridge City Council’s Executive Councillor of Communities, Anna Smith said: ‘The Cambridge Bonfire Night firework display and funfair has been one of the highlights of my year since I first came to Cambridge as a student. And I know that it's a highlight for many other local residents. I'm delighted to be part of a city council that can run a free display of this quality for the community to enjoy.’

Designing this year’s display once again is historic and multi-award winning company, Pains Fireworks, flagbearers for professional firework displays for nearly 200 years. Spokesperson, Tom Cranmer said: ‘The display will be a high impact traditional firework show that will light up the skies above Cambridge! The sequences within the display will contain combinations of glorious colours and effects that will blend with each other perfectly to deliver a magical show for residents and visitors to this historic city. Events in Cambridge bring together people from a variety of different multicultural backgrounds and our vision is to deliver a variety of beautiful effects coupled with intense and co-ordinated colours that show great artistry and imagination throughout the display.’

Large numbers of people are anticipated, allow plenty of time for your journey, arrive early and wherever possible walk, cycle, or use public transport.
Additional Park & Ride services will be available for the evening.

Event information can be found here.

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