Manchester City Council

Celebrate Bonfire Night at our spectacular free family-friendly events

It will be Christmas before we know it...

.. But first, it’s time to step out in the Autumn chill and take in the free, dazzling firework displays which will be held at parks across the city, to celebrate Bonfire Night.

This year’s events, organised by Manchester City Council, will be held between Tuesday 29 October and Tuesday 5 November. 

Due to the enduring popularity of the events - especially those held on 5 November, at Heaton, Wythenshawe and Platt Fields parks - attendees are advised to leave their bags at home where possible and arrive at least an hour before the scheduled time for the fireworks display, to avoid disappointment.  

It is not permitted to bring any fireworks, sparklers or alcohol to the events, while dogs will not be allowed to enter, with the exception of assistance dogs.   Searches will be in place, to help make sure that everyone stays safe.

Heaton Park, Platt Fields Park and Wythenshawe Park all have designated car parking reserved for Blue Badge holders.  Road signs will direct people to the Blue Badge parking areas at these sites.  

With on-site parking limited and to avoid non-essential car usage, residents are urged to make their way to their chosen event by public transport wherever possible.  To plan your journey, go to  

Executive Member for Skills, Culture and Leisure, Councillor Luthfur Rahman, said: "These free events are always incredibly popular with local families, so please make sure you arrive early for your local celebration.  Wrap up warm, bring a torch and most importantly, enjoy the show."

For further information and to find your nearest event, go to

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