AUTUMN is in full swing and before you know it, Bonfire Night will be upon us.

It really is a beautiful time of year and perfect time to wrap up and head to a gorgeous firework display or bonfire with the family.

Due to the pandemic, many displays had to be cancelled last year so many organisers are hoping to come back with a literal bang in 2021.

Some events and displays get booked up fast – so make sure to book your ticket as soon as possible.

1. Light Up Lancaster 2021, Market Square, Lancaster
When?
5 November – 6 November
Cost? Free
Description: “During the first weekend of November, join us in Lancaster city centre on a family-friendly trail of discovery and enjoy the transformation of the city into a magical installation of light.

“Catch free performances dotted amongst secret squares and well-known buildings, and experience captivating light projections, amazing performances, music, dance, film and fireworks.

“As an antidote to the hard times we have all experienced over the last 18 months, this year Light Up Lancaster has adopted the theme, Flights of the Imagination”.

Wristbands for the fireworks viewing areas will be available via www.lightuplancaster.co.uk.

2. Burnley Mechanics Theatre display, Manchester Road, Burnley
When? TBA
Cost? TBA
Description:

Tickets for this year’s mega bonfire and firework display go on sale ONLINE ONLY on Monday 4th October by visiting the Mechanics website.

Visit their website on Monday to secure yours: https://burnleyleisure.co.uk/.../burnley-mechanics-theatre/

3. Fireworks at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
When? 6 November
Cost? Ticket prices for Blackpool Pleasure Beach start from £39 for adults and £33 for kids.
Description: The Pleasure Beach is open on Saturday 6th November from 11 am – 5 pm, but make sure you stay until the end as we will be putting on an incredible Fireworks Display to celebrate our 125th year in style!

Visit the Pleasure Beach website for tickets.

4. The Thornton Bonfire 2021, Brownside Road, Burnley
When? 5 November
Cost? £4 for adults and £2 for kids
Description:

At the event, the fire will be lit at 6.30 pm and food will be available; adults can also enjoy the outside bar.

Tickets for this event are on sale now – pick them up at The Thornton or Fitzpatrick’s.

Find out more on their Facebook page.

6 November
Cost? Monetary donation
Description:

 

 

“After a year away, the hottest event in town returns bigger and better.

The fire will be lit at 6:30pm with a spectacular firework display lighting up the sky at 7:30pm.
 

“But that's not all, we will also have a range of food stalls, alongside indoor and outdoor bars. Whilst the kids can enjoy themselves on our fairground rides.
 

“All welcome with admission again by donation, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's chosen charity.”

 

6. Bonfire Night at Rawtenstall Cricket Club, Bacup Road
When? 5 November
Cost? TBA
Description: More details are set to be announced about the event close to the time.

The event will start at 6pm and last until 11pm.

In previous years, ticket prices started at £3 and tickets could be purchased from the club itself.

There was also a bar, barbeque and fireworks display.  

Keep up-to-date on the Rawtenstall Cricket Club’s Facebook page.

7. Gisburne Park Estate spectacular bonfire & firework display, Gisburne Park, Ribble Valley
When? 5 November
Cost? From £8.60 Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket.
Description:

“Our legendary bonfire sets the scene for an amazing firework display along with an incredible list of supporting local food and drinks brands.

“Expect an evening full of entertainment, great food and drink to be enjoyed by the all the family.”

Guests can expect firework displays, fire dancers a bonfire and food and drink supplied by local businesses.

The event will be held from 5pm to 9pm.

Get your tickets via Eventbrite.

 

8. Clitheroe Castle, Castle Playing Fields, Clitheroe
When?
6 November
Cost? Adults- £5
Children -£2.50
Teen (12-17) - £3
Family ticket - £10
Description:

This event has been jointly organised by the Clitheroe Rotary, Ribblesdale Rotary, Clitheroe Round Table and Clitheroe Lions.

There will be a bonfire and a fireworks display.

9. Gregson Green Community Centre, Gregson Lane, Preston
When? 6 November
Cost? £6 adults / £4 children
Description:

This year we have tried to buy reduced noise fireworks, going for a more colourful display over noise, as the retailers have made more reduced noise fireworks available after last year. The majority of volunteers are pet owners and understand the issues.”

Find out more on the Community Centre’s Facebook page.

10. St Mary’s RC Primary School PTA event, Longsight Road,  Osbaldeston
When? 4 November 2021
Cost? £4 adults / £3 children/ £10 family ticket
Description:

Music, food, drink and a fantastic bonfire display can be expected at this school PTA event.

Gates open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6:30 pm.

You can pay at the gate or get your tickets from St Mary’s RC Primary School PTA  Facebook page.

Are any events taking place before November?

If you just can’t wait until next month, there are plenty of spectacular displays and events taking place this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, Blackburn’s Corporation Park will play host to a fantastic fireworks display as well as a children's funfair.

Gates will open at 5pm on both nights and admission is £1 for children and £2 for adults.

It’s also the finale of the Lancashire Encounter festival this Saturday (2 October).

From 7pm, there will be a mesmerising torchlight parade held by the Mayor of Preston, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said: "I cannot wait for the parade and fireworks; it will be a spectacular event for the city and a fitting tribute to thank the key workers who have given so much for the community in the collective struggle against Covid-19.

"It is also our thank you to the residents, businesses and community groups that have pulled together throughout this difficult period by looking out for one another and making Preston proud.

"As we close the curtain on what is proving to be a wonderful Lancashire Encounter festival, I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming people into the city centre to enjoy a stunning fireworks display and everything else on offer in Preston."

Visit the Lancashire Encounter website for more information about the festival.