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Firework displays and bonfire events in Sussex this year

PUBLISHED: 14:26 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:53 06 November 2018

Dark and crowded streets of Lewes for the fire parade of the yearly celebration of the Bonfire night festivities (MKHP/Getty Images)

Dark and crowded streets of Lewes for the fire parade of the yearly celebration of the Bonfire night festivities (MKHP/Getty Images)

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

Battle - Saturday 3 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. ‘The Guy’ joins the start of the procession at around 7pm with the bonfire lighting, fireworks and effigy all from 9pm.


Fontwell Park - Saturday 3 November

Celebrate at Fontwell Park this year with the night set to pyro-musical tracks, featuring pop mixes from the last few years. With dodgems and fairground rides, it’s sure to be a fantastic event for all the family.


Icklesham - Sunday 4 November

This year’s event is the Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s 21st and they’ve got a number of activities planned. Event proceeds are donated to local charities and good causes.

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Brighton Lions Club - Sunday 4 November

Gates at Brighton Racecourse open at 6pm with admission prices of £10 for adults, £5 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 - Monday 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 - Monday 5 November

This is another free event starting with a fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall. A torch lit procession heads around Lindfield ending up at the Common where the lighting of the bonfire and the traditional bonfire prayer takes places. All of this is followed by a firework display sure to light up the Mid Sussex skies.


Rye - Saturday 10 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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