A fireworks night to remember!

Ellie Cox

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang

Saturday, 29th October

Weston on the Green will be lighting the bonfire at 6.30pm before its display goes up around 7pm. It costs just £1 with profits going towards the cost of the 2023 event.

Friday, 4th November

Fizz, whizz, pop! The awe-inspiring Fireworks Display at Witney Lakes is back with a bang with food stalls, entertainment and more, our firework display will be a night to remember for the whole family. Wrap up warm and come for a night of entertainment at Witney Lakes Resort’s annual firework display.

Ridgeway Beer, mulled wine, hot dogs, doughnuts and cakes as well as homemade soup to warm you up are all available at South Stoke bonfire and fireworks night in the Recreation Ground. Go along and enjoy the fireworks display choreographed to music by double British firework champions Illusion Fireworks Ltd. All money raised goes to South Stoke School.

Didcot Football Club’s fireworks spectacular is kicking off with fairground rides from 4pm, keep warm next to the bonfire from 6pm and watch the colourful show from 7.30pm. Hot food and drink, a bar, stalls and glows and sparklers will all add to the fun for the price of just £5 per person on the gate.

Expect low noise and more environmentally friendly whizzes and bangs at Strathfield Brake Rec, Kidlington along with all the fun of the fair, stalls, a BBQ and bar. Tickets can be bought in advance from Exeter Hall with a £1 discount.

Hanborough Musical Fireworks promises to be a colourful sight with gates opening at 6opm before the main event at 7.15pm. Fairgrounds rides, candyfloss, a BBQ, mulled wine and hot chocolate will all help to keep you warm while you enjoy the show. Cash only event.

Saturday, 5th November

Thame Fireworks is raising funds for the 3 Thame Primary Schools at Chinnor RFC in Kingsey Road, come along and enjoy a colourful display. E-tickets available now at http://www.thameschoolsfireworks.co.uk/

Oxford Round Table are holding their 54th charity fireworks display on the main day at South Park where you’ll find so much more to enjoy in addition to the traditional display. There’ll be an enormous bonfire built by Round Table members and volunteers, a fully licensed bar, Hebborn’s funfair and a super family tent with dedicated enclosure and viewing area. For tickets visit https://oxfordfireworks.co.uk/the-event

Wallingford Bonfire and Fireworks has become known for the huge pallet bonfire and effigy which is burnt courtesy of the work put in by all the helpful folks at Wallingford 1155 who take great pride in organising the celebrations. Every hot dog, mulled wine, glow stick or sparkler you buy will help fund future events. The event is free but donations are invited on the gate. Look out for the Loose Cannon tents selling ale and Pilsner lager.

Sunday, 6th November

If noisy fireworks are not for you then how about the Festival of Fire and Light at Barracks Lane Community Garden. Join the procession with lanterns and make a head dress to wear. Make your own pizza to tuck into and enjoy warming pumpkin soup over the fire. Cornerstonemusik’s DJ BAPS will be adding to the festival vibes providing some conscious and loving ‘outanational’ selections. The garden is located in a new Resident Parking Zone so please come by bike, on foot or use public transport.

Saturday, 12th November

The week after there are still fireworks to entertain you when Illusion Fireworks return to Abingdon Airfield for the sixth year with a 30-minute display choreographed to music. A massive bonfire will form the centrepiece with fiery fireballs, a huge fairground, entertainers and fire breathers, a high powered light display and children’s firework display all part of the attractions. Book tickets at https://www.xplosiveevents.com/events/abingdon-bonfire-fireworks