Southwark Council announces 2018 Fireworks Night

27 September 2018

Southwark Council is delivering its fifteenth pyrotechnic extravaganza to mark Fireworks Night this year. The display is free to residents and one of few fireworks events in the capital to fall on the very night Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding explosives beneath parliament on 5 Nov, 1605.

Southwark’s fireworks display is named one of the best in the capital by visitlondon.com, and this year’s promises another superlative show, uniquely synchronised to music.

Tickets will be free for people who live in Southwark, but because of the night’s huge popularity, those from outside the borough will have to pay a small fee. Everyone will have to book tickets online and they sold out last year, so people are advised to snap them up quickly.

Gates open at 5pm and final entry to the park is at 6.30pm. Food, drink and entertainment are available until 8pm and ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

People are encouraged to plan their travel in advance and make sure that they arrive at Southwark Park in good time, as local routes will be very busy on the night.

Cllr Rebecca Lury, Cabinet Member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities, said: “Fireworks night is my favourite night of the year so I am delighted that we are able to, once again, provide a free fireworks event for the people of Southwark. This year promises to be spectacular and I hope to see as many local people and families taking advantage of their free tickets and enjoying this year’s wonderful community event.”

Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 22 September, so residents are encouraged to sign up early.

Page last updated: 27 September 2018