EVENTS GUIDE: Northamptonshire fireworks 2017

We bring you the biggest and best fireworks guide around featuring events across Northamptonshire for 2017.

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 4:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:12 am



WHAT: Northampton Borough Council’s fireworks display

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WHERE: Racecourse, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Fairground rides/food stalls from 2pm, Heart FM leading the entertainment from 5pm, LED glow and fire show 5.45pm with live music from Pure Genius, fireworks 7pm, event closes at 8pm


OTHER INFO: Parking - the council is reminding people that parking is not available on site. A limited number of parking spaces will be available at the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus. Spaces will be provided in car park 2 only, between 4pm and 9pm.

In addition, multi-storey car parks close-by, such as St Michaels, St Johns and the Mayorhold, provide a free weekend parking offer to anyone who wants to park in the town centre and walk to the Racecourse.

Travel - The council advises that there will be some disruption to roads surrounding the park, including Kettering Road, East Park Parade, Kingsley Park Road and St Georges Avenue, from 2pm as people make their way to and from the Racecourse.

In addition, there will be footpath closures from St Georges Avenue and Trinity Avenue across the park to the Kettering Road, whilst the fireworks display is set up.


WHAT: Superhero vs Villains Bonfire night

WHERE: Duston Mill, Upton Way, Sixfields, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 4 2017

TIME: 2-9.30pm - Guy Fawkes competition 7pm, first display 7.15pm, bonfire 7.30pm, main display 8pm, live music until 9.30pm

HOW MUCH: £5 each

OTHER INFO: Live bands, fun fair, beer tent, hog roast, food stalls

Free parking, come dressed as your favourite superhero or villain

WEBSITE / TICKETS: Buy in advance at Duston Mill fireworks / 01604 422299


WHAT: Fireworks night at Billing Aquadrome

WHERE: Billing Aquadrome, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Fireworks from 8pm

HOW MUCH: Free entry / £5 car parking

OTHER INFO: Food available

WEBSITE / TICKETS: Billing Aquadrome fireworks


WHAT: Boughton Pocket Park Bonfire Night

WHERE: Boughton Pocket Park, Howard Lane

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 4.30pm, fireworks by Titanium Fireworks 5.30pm

HOW MUCH: £3.50 in advance, £5 on the gate (subject to availability, tickets numbers are limited)

PARKING: Parking is very limited please avoid parking in the village.

OTHER INFO: Food, beverages and glowsticks sold in aid of the Boughton Pocket Park are only on sale inside the park. Any vendors outside are not associated with the charity

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now from Smiths Farm Shop, Brampton Lane, Chapel Brampton

If you have any questions please email [email protected]


WHAT: Roade Fireworks Display

WHERE: Roade Football Club, Hyde Park Road, Roade

WHEN: Friday, November 3

TIME: Funfair 6pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm

OTHER INFO: There will be a record number of fireworks at this year’s event


WHAT: Compton Estates Club Bonfire Night

WHERE: Compton Estates Club, Castle Ashby Village, Northampton, NN7 1LJ (opposite the old Falcon Hotel)

WHEN: Friday, November 3

TIME: Bonfire & refreshments available from 7pm. Fireworks from around 7.30-8pm

HOW MUCH: No entry fee but organisers appreciate a reasonable donation on the gate. It does get busy so it’s recommend you are there by 7.30pm

OTHER INFO: Burgers, hot dogs, homemade spicy soup, barrels of Adnams and sweet stall

Free parking, suitable for all ages.


WHAT: Bonfire and fireworks display hosted by Quinton House School

WHERE: Quinton House School, Upton Hall, Upton, NN5 4UX

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7

TIME: 6-7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Pay on the gate on the night. Tickets £4 adults, £2 children (under 5s free) or £10 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)

OTHER INFO: BBQ and mulled wine at the display in the school grounds




WHAT: Fireworks at Wicksteed Park

WHERE: Wicksteed Park, Kettering

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Doors/funfair 5pm, band session from Tresham College 5.30pm, Heart FM 6.30pm, bonfire 6.45pm, band session from Tresham College 7.30pm,

fireworks display 8-8.20pm, stage show ends and Big Bopper’s disco starts 8.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £4.50 after Monday, October 23 and £5 on the night. Book before October 23 for £4




WHAT: WRFC and Wellingborough Round Table Annual Fireworks Display

WHERE: Wellingborough R.F.C, Cut Throat Lane, Great Doddington, Wellingborough, NN29 7TZ

WHEN: Friday, Novmber 3

TIME: Car parks open 6pm, food and drink from 6.30pm, fireworks 7.45pm

HOW MUCH: £10 per car

OTHER INFO: BBQ and hog roast, soup, sweet stall, hot and cold drinks and more before and after the fireworks display

Drivers please note - traffic management, when leaving the club, left turn only please (towards Gt Doddington




WHAT: Corby Borough Council’s Bonfire and Firework Display

WHERE: Corby Boating Lake, NN17 2UN

WHEN: Friday, November 3

TIME: 6.30pm torchlight procession assembles at the Corby East Midlands International Pool Car Park entrance, 6.45pm procession moves to the bonfire at Corby Boating Lake led by a piper, 7pm bonfire, 7.30pm fireworks

HOW MUCH: Free - donations welcome

OTHER INFO: This year Made in Corby are joining the event and are bringing some street entertainment with them, including Titan the Robot!

Titan, the 2.4m tall robot created by Cyberstein Robots Ltd will be meeting crowds in James Ashworth VC square between 6.30 – 7pm and again at 8 – 8.30pm.

Other street entertainers will also be making a presence in the area around the Boating Lake Cafe so make sure you keep a look out!

Please note that the fireworks will be set off on Westcott Way, opposite the bonfire.

Please do not park by the roadside or on the verges near the Boating Lake, use town centre car parks only and remember to wrap up warm and wear suitable clothing and footwear. Also the area is dark so you may want to bring a torch along with you.

As usual, this event is completely free, but there will be a bucket collection on the night, all donations are very much appreciated and will go to registered charity Northants Four by Four Response who are also volunteering on the night.


WHAT: Brigstock Bonfire Night

WHERE: Brigstock Meadow

WHEN: Sunday, November 5

TIME: Gates 5.30pm, bonfire 6pm, fireworks 6.30pm

OTHER INFO: Guy competition. Mulled wine, hot dogs and novelties for sale.

TICKETS: Tickets from Brigstock shop - adults £3, children £2. Tickets on the evening are £4 and £2.50


WHAT: Wilbarston and Stoke Albany 30th anniversary bonfire and firework display

WHERE: Wilbarston Village Hall playing field

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

HOW MUCH: Free - donations welcome

TIME: Competitions judged 6.30pm, bonfire 7pm followed by fireworks


WHAT: Rockingham village annual bonfire night

WHERE: Behind the Village Hall on Main Street, Rockingham

WHEN: Sunday, November 5

TIME: Planned start for 6.30pm
OTHER INFO: BBQ and raffle

HOW MUCH: Free entry but proceeds towards the cost of fireworks appreciated




WHAT: Rushden Fireworks

WHERE: Rushden Hall Park, NN10 9NG

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 6pm, live music 6.30pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm, live music to finish

HOW MUCH: Advance (from various locations) £5 adult, £3 child / on the night £6 adult, £4 child


WHAT: Fireworks Frenzy

WHERE: Santa Pod Raceway

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: 4-7pm

HOW MUCH: From £20 per car

OTHER INFO: Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, stunt display, drifting, bonfire, fun fair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment




WHAT: Daventry Town Council’s firework display

WHERE: The Parker E-ACT Academy, Ashby Road, Daventry, NN11 0QF

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 6pm, display 7.30pm


OTHER INFO: Fireworks will be set to music by MLE Pyrotechnics. Refreshments will include burgers, sweets, toffee apples, doughnuts

PARKING/ROAD CLOSURES: Information providers by Daventry Town Council - There will only be accessible parking on site at this event (blue badge) therefore walking to the event is advised, if walking please remember to use the safe crossing points when coming to and from the event.

If you need to bring a vehicle, please use only public parking spaces and not the highway as we want to minimise disruption to the residents.

At the end of the event vehicles on site will not be permitted to move until all pedestrians have left the site.

From 18.30 to 20.30 on Saturday 4th November, Welton Road will be temporarily closed north of the junction by Falconers Close to south of the roundabout by Osprey Drive. There will also be a parking restriction in place on Ashby Road.

The Town Council would like everyone to be safe at the event, therefore CCTV will be in operation, bags may be searched for safety at the request of stewards and no fireworks or sparklers are permitted at the event.

Lost child wristbands will be available from the Town Council Offices (3 New Street) prior to the event and on the night via our medics. If any children are lost or found on the night, please approach the nearest steward.


WHAT: Flore Village Annual Fireworks event

WHERE: Brodie Lodge Playing Field

WHEN: Friday, November 3

TIME: Site opens at 6pm, candle light procession from the Scout Hut at 6pm, bonfire lit 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Donations to Flore Scout Group / £1 for procession

OTHER INFO: Food, drink, sweets, kids rides and live entertainment on from 6pm

WEBSITE: Search for ‘Flore Fireworks 2017’ on Facebook for latest updates


WHAT: Hollowell Steam & Heavy Horse Bonfire Party

WHERE: Hollowell Steam Rally Field

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 5pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £1 per person

OTHER INFO: Fairground attractions, food stalls, bar, steam traction engines, vintage vehicles and displays, fairground organs

WEBSITE: Hollowell Steam


WHAT: Kelmarsh YFC Bonfire Night County Social

WHERE: Crick Marina, NN6 7SQ

WHEN: Monday, November 6

TIME: 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £2 on entry

OTHER INFO: Hot drinks, cold cans and light refreshments will be available


WHAT: Pattishall bonfire and fireworks display

WHERE: Pattishall Playing Field & Village Hall, School Road, Pattishall, NN12 8NN

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gate/cafe 6pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £3, children (5-16) £1, free for under fives

OTHER INFO: Hot food, drinks, sweet and glow sticks for sale




WHAT: Friends of Nicholas Hawksmoor School Firework Spectacular

WHERE: Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, Balmoral Close, Towcester, NN12 6JA

WHEN: Friday, November 3

TIME: Gates open at 6pm

HOW MUCH: In advance - adults £4, children (3-16 years) £3, under 3s free, family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £15

On the night - all £4

OTHER INFO: Fireworks, bonfire, novelty items, BBQ and refreshments, Year 6 lantern parade

TICKETS: Available from October 31 from the school office


WHAT: Silverstone Fireworks and Stunt Show

WHERE: Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

WHEN: Sunday, November 5

TIME: The displays and demonstrations will start at around 6.15pm but your tickets also include access to the Silverstone Walter Hayes Trophy on the same day so join organisers a little bit earlier and enjoy the last of the track action for the 2017 season

HOW MUCH: £12 adults, children (under 15) free. The first 500 adult tickets purchased will receive a free hot dog voucher to be used on the day

OTHER INFO: In addition to the fireworks, there will be stunt demonstrations

WEBSITE / TICKETS: Silverstone Fireworks or call 0844 3750 740


WHAT: Ashton Primary School Fireworks In Association with Mens Own RFC

WHERE: Mens Own Rugby Club, Ashton

WHEN: Sunday, November 5

TIME: Doors 6pm, bonfire 6.15pm, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: £3 adult, £2 children

OTHER INFO: Raffle, bar, mulled wine, BBQ, confectionery, toys

TICKETS: Buy on the gate. Proceeds to Ashton Primary School




WHAT: Brackley Town Fireworks

WHERE: Magdalen College School, High Street, Brackley

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 5pm, fireworks 7pm

OTHER INFO: Fun fair, charity stalls and refreshments available




WHAT: Rugby Round Table 66th annual firework spectacular

WHERE: Whinfield Park, Rugby

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates open 4.30pm, live music 5pm, fireworks 6.15pm

HOW MUCH: £5 in advance, £7 on the gate, under 3s free


WHAT: Kibworth Rotary Fireworks

WHERE: Field opposite RD/A6, Kibworth

WHEN: Saturday, November 4

TIME: Gates 5.30pm, bonfire 6.15pm, fireworks 6.45pm

HOW MUCH: Advance tickets (from Kibworth Post Office) adults £6, children £2.50 / on the gate £7 adults, £3 children

OTHER INFO: In aid of Kibworth and Fleckney Scouts, Guides and youth groups


This events guide will be updated in the run up to November 5 by the Northamptonshire news team.

To add your fireworks event into the listing please email digital editor [email protected] with as much information as possible.

Alice Dyer