Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Southampton and Portsmouth 2019


What time are fireworks in the city centres, Beaulieu, Cosham and Gosport

South coasters, celebrate Guy Fawkes night this year at one of the many events happening on the 'English Riviera'. In Southampton there's the Ageas Bowl Fireworks Party (Fri 1 Nov), with funfair rides and food on offer when gates open at 6pm, before the fireworks spectacular lights up the sky at 7.30pm. The Royal Victoria Country Park Fireworks Display (Sat 2 Nov) will also be making a welcome return, with food and activity stalls a-plenty, alongside miniature steam train rides and music from Wave 105's Tony Shepherd, before the fireworks display at 7.30pm.

Unfortunately the annual Mayflower Park fireworks will not be going forward this year, due to refurbishments taking place at the park. However, St Mary's Stadium will be hosting The Greatest Fireworks Show (Sat 2 Nov), with a choreographed fireworks display set to songs from the hit musical. There will also be a circus-themed fancy dress competition, a laser show and other live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The annual fireworks display over at Wellow Primary School (Sat 9 Nov) will also have a Greatest Showman theme, with the bonfire lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks display going up at 7pm.

West of the city, the Totton and Eling Cricket Club (Sun 3 Nov) promises a fun, family-friendly evening of pyrotechnics in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, alongside a DJ, fairground rides, a hog roast and more. While to the north of Southampton, the Winchester Round Table will be hosting their annual Bonfire Night celebrations (Sat 9 Nov), with a performance by the Winchester Rock Choir outside the Guildhall before the torchlight procession leads audiences down to the fields behind River Leisure Park Centre. There the bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm, before the fireworks display at 7.45pm.

If Portsmouth is closer to home, head down to Cosham (Wed 6 Nov), where Portsmouth City Council have organised a bonfire (from 7pm) and fireworks (at 7.30pm) at King George V Playing Fields, which will also have a funfair for the wee ones under the age of 12. Or nip across the harbour to Gosport, where the HMS Sultan will be hosting a Bonfire Night celebration (Wed 30 Nov) with firebreathers, rides and food stalls for the whole family.

For more info on Guy Fawkes fireworks displays around the UK, see our Bonfire Night Guide.

Wellow Primary School Fireworks Display

Themed annual firework event with a The Greatest Showman theme. There's refreshments, glowsticks and sparklers. Bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks from 7pm.

Cosham Fireworks Night

Bonfire and fireworks display with a kids' funfair and a variety of food stalls. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm, followed by the firework display at 7.30pm.

Winchester Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks

Annual torchlight procession to celebrate Bonfire Night, with bonfire and fireworks display organised by Winchester Round Table. Entertainment from 6pm, bonfire lit 7.15pm and fireworks 7.45pm.

The Ageas Bowl Annual Fireworks Party

Bonfire night with music, competitions, a funfair and an impressive fireworks display.

Royal Victoria Country Park Fireworks Display

Tea rooms open late, miniature steam train rides, a funfair and, of course, the traditional fireworks display provide the entertainment at this Bonfire Night event.

HMS Sultan Bonfire and Fireworks Night

An evening of entertainment with fire breathers, funfair, food and more. Gates open at 6pm, with bonfire lit at 7.15pm. Main display from 8pm.

The Greatest Fireworks Show

A spectacular fireworks display with live entertainment and a dress competition.

Fireworks Display

A fun night with fireworks display, activities, hot drinks and a BBQ.