Firework displays and bonfire events in Sussex this year

PUBLISHED: 14:26 23 October 2019

Fireworks over the Marina (Dom Pates, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Fireworks over the Marina (Dom Pates, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)


The skies of Sussex are sure to be lit up this November with some amazing fireworks and bonfire events taking place across the county

We round up some of Sussex's best bonfire and firework events taking place across the county this November.

Battle - Saturday 2 November

Hosted by the Battel Bonfire Boyes, this free event runs all day with ringing of the church bells taking place at 10am and a children's procession following. At 7-45 a maroon will signal the departure of the procession from Market Road.

Cuckfield - Saturday 2 November

Cuckfield Bonfire & Fireworks has developed into one of the village's major annual fundraising events. Visitors can expect the usual huge bonfire decorated with many Guys made by the children of Holy Trinity Primary. The bonfire is lit by the newly elected Mayor of Cuckfield - followed by a professionally run firework display, choreographed to music. The event is being held in the grounds of Cuckfield Park, courtesy of the Mayou family with gates opening 5.30pm, bonfire lit 6.45pm and fireworks to music at 7.30pm. Admission is £8 adults, £5 under 16s and under 4's free, on site parking £2.

Fontwell Park - Saturday 2 November

Celebrate at Fontwell Park this year with the night celebrating 50 years of space exploration. Gates are open from 5pm with the display taking off at 8pm.

Icklesham - Sunday 3 November

This year's event is the Robin Hood Bonfire Society's 22nd and they've got a number of activities planned. Event proceeds are donated to local charities and good causes. Fireworks begin at around 6.30pm.

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Brighton Lions Club - Sunday 3 November

Gates at Brighton Racecourse open at 6pm with admission prices of £12 for adults, £6 under 16's and free for those under the age of 5. The display is set to begin at 7.30pm with refreshments on sale and a licensed bar.

Lewes - Tuesday 5 November

Lewes is the UK's largest bonfire night celebration, The event is a Lewes tradition going back many years and features torch lit processions through the town, followed by bonfire and fireworks displays on the surrounding hills, organised by the local bonfire societies.

Lindfield - Tuesday 5 November

Lindfield Bonfire Society is marking its 125th anniversary at this year's event. The event is free to attend and kicks off with a fancy dress competition, followed by a torch-lit procession around the village.

Rye - Saturday 9 November

At 7.50 the procession will begin from Mason Road following a route throughout the town. The bonfire will be lit at around 8.45pm with the fireworks display beginning at 9pm.


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