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21 firework displays in Kent

Ka-boom! Celebrate bonfire night in style across Kent with our pick of the top family-friendly events

If you don’t fancy DIY-ing it this year with your own pack of pyrotechnics and a few measly sparklers from the local supermarket, how about heading out to one of the brilliant local bonfire nights across Kent? They’re bigger, much better organised and no chance of the rockets falling over and shooting into the house (guilty!). Roll call, please!

Bonfire, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Rusthall, Sat 26 Oct

This free family event is back nice and early on the Sat 26 Oct. Torches will be on sale from 7pm if you’d like to join in the procession which will leave at 7:30pm with fireworks at 8:15pm. 

Gravesend Musical Fireworks, Fri 1 Nov

Gravesend’s popular fireworks along the sea front will return this November after taking a year off to accommodate visitor Benny the Beluga. Don’t miss Smith’s Fun Fair, Stan Lee Disco from 7pm and hot food and drink. Gates open at 6:30pm and the display will begin at 8pm. 

Brenchley & Matfield PTA, Brenchley Memorial Hall, Fri 1 Nov

Brenchley & Matfield PTA will be responsible for lighting up the sky on the 1st of November with a pretty early start at 5:30pm and fireworks at 6:45pm. There will be a barbecue on site and a boozy bar. Single tickets from £3.50 and Family tickets from £14. 

Lamberhurst Bonfire Society, FREE firework display, Sat 2 Nov

Having been to this annual firework display in the past we can testify – it’s a goodie! Always spectacular (and popular) – gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the firework display will start at 7pm (no sparklers or glasses please). It takes place at Chequers Field, Lamberhurst, and there’s a voluntary collection to contribute to the cost of next year’s event.

Sevenoaks Fireworks, Sevenoaks High St, Sat 2 Nov

Bonfire night will once again bring Sevenoaks together for its annual fireworks event this November. Head on down from 5pm for live entertainment and food and drink stalls. The Torchlit Procession will start along the High St towards Dukes Meadow School at 7pm, then Fireworks at 7:45 pm. Adult tickets from £9, Children tickets from £6 and Family tickets from £24 (under 4s are free). 

Tyler Hill Bonfire Night, Canterbury, Sat 2 Nov

Tyler Hill Fireworks is a well established event which has been taking place in the village of Tyler Hill, Canterbury for well over 30 years. The village event will have food stalls, fairground rides, a coconut shy, a tombola and even a hoopla stall! Drinks are available hot or cold. The bonfire is built by locals and villages over a period of 6 weeks and will be set ablaze on the night with fireworks at 7:30 pm. Making everyone “oooh” and “aahh” in all the right places. Adult tickets from £7 and Children tickets from £3.50. 

Tunbridge Wells Fireworks, Dunorlan Park, Sat 2 Nov

Wrap up warm and head over to Dunorlan Park for the most popular firework event in Tunbridge Wells! Gates will open at 5:30 pm with rides for children and food and drink concession stands. Fireworks will start at 7pm and last 25 minutes. Adult tickets from £6 and Children tickets from £4 (under 5s go free).

Edenbridge Bonfire Night, Sat 2 Nov

Don’t miss Kent’s most famous bonfire celebration featuring two massive 10m tall effigies, a torch lit carnival procession and the famous firework display on the 3rd of November. Beginning at 6:30 pm with the procession touring through Edenbridge town with many brightly lit carnival floats, costumed walking parties, and marching bands. The event continues at the Local Recreation Ground for the firework finale, including fairground rides, stalls, and even a DJ! I wonder who the ‘celebrity guest’ will be this year? Procession is FREE. Adult tickets from £8, Children from £4 and Family tickets from £20. 

Benenden Bonfire and Fireworks Display, Benenden School, Sat 2 Nov

A popular bonfire and fireworks display with hot food and a licensed bar, in their new location via Benenden School’s main entrance. Gates open at 5:30 pm so don’t miss the BBQ. The bonfire will be lit at 6:30 pm for fireworks at 7pm. £5 for adults, £2.50 for children under 15 and under fives go free.

Bonfire & Fireworks, Quex Park, Sat 2 Nov

The annual Bonfire and Fireworks will be held at Quex Park in Birchington and it’s the only event in Kent to have two displays of fireworks! This year’s theme is ‘Rock The 80s’ with a Bon Giovi Tribute Band and an 80s music set as the fireworks fill the sky. Get your tickets before they sell out:  

Maidstone Grammar School, Sat 2 Nov

If Pizza Stalls and Gourmet Burgers are your thing, we’d suggest going to Maidstone Grammar school for your fireworks fix! With glow sticks and all! The Fireworks will be kicking off from 7pm. Adult tickets from £10, Student tickets from £5 and Family tickets from £25.

Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov

Travel ‘around the world’ with the Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular, supported by kmfm. 25,000 starbursts will fill the sky over the majestic Castle, which comes towards the end of its 900th anniversary year with the biggest firework display in the South East of England. kmfm Drivetime presenter, Rob Wills will be getting the party started each night with a live DJ set and kmfm Breakfast’s Garry and Laura will there on the night for the countdown! Arrive from 2pm onwards to enjoy live music from singer Adamn Chandler, falconry display, maze and fairground rides for the kids. Fireworks begin at 5:30 pm and live music will continue until 6:30 pm. Adult tickets from £23 and child tickets from £15 (under 4s are free). 

Kent Life, Maidstone, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov

The evening will be entertaining for all ages with activities including face painting, children’s fairground rides, glow sticks galore, a licensed bar and food concessions. The bonfire will be lit at 6:15 pm followed by the spectacular themed fireworks at 6:30 pm. There’s no need to rush off after, stop off at Dotty’s tea room for a luxurious hot chocolate (or two). Adult tickets from £12, Children tickets from £10 and Family tickets from £40.

Brands Hatch, Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov

Get ready to experience the ‘big bang’ at Brands Hatch with their annual Trucks and Fireworks spectacular in November! The Kent circuit’s annual fireworks display is now firmly established as one of the best in the South East, and this year’s display will be the biggest yet. All whilst some of the UK’s finest road-going HGVs take to the circuit with headlights ablaze for a twilight convoy. Action on track will be headlined by the MV Commercial British Truck Racing Association, with races across both days. Plus there’s support series and lots of off-track rides and attractions for an end of season carnival atmosphere. Weekend admission is £27 for adults and £17 for teens (13-15). Sunday admission is £20 for adults and £13 for teens (13-15). Children under 13 free!

Tonbridge Fireworks, Tonbridge Park (The Racecourse Sportsground), Sun 3 Nov

The annual charity display has a new home this November, now in Tonbridge Park. The display starts at 6pm with not only fireworks but also lasers – promises to be bigger than ever! Single admissions are £6 and Family tickets are £20. 

Folkestone Rugby Club, Sun 3 Nov

Gates open at 5:30 where a BBQ with a fully stocked bar (oh yeah!) will be available and a bonfire to warm you up. Fireworks will be professionally displayed at 7:30. Tickets £5 per person. Parking is free but limited! 

Great Chart Primary School, Ashford, Sun 3 Nov

Back by popular demand – you are invited to Great Chart Primary School’s Friends Association spectacular fireworks display! They’ll have all the favourites: BBQ, Glow wands, popcorn, mulled wine and hot chocolate. Gates will open at 4:30pm and the show starts at 6pm prompt. Please no sparklers and remember a torch. Single admissions from £5, Family tickets from £15. Under 3s are free.

Paddock Wood Primary School, Sun 3 Nov

Paddock Wood’s fireworks are back for a third year after last year’s huge success! Live music from The Patinas, Hog Roast, Prosecco, Irish Cream Hot Chocolates, Candy Floss and even a raffle with top prizes – a Kindle and Echo! Tickets to be booked in advanced. Gates open at 4:30pm, fireworks to start at 6pm. Tickets are £5, children under 1 are free.  


Viking Bay Fireworks, Broadstairs, Tues 5 Nov

Broadstairs is pulling out all the stops with an evening of fireworks and live music from 6pm. Hot and cold food available at the Bandstand Cafe.

Spitfire Ground, Canterbury, Tues 5 Nov

The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence in Canterbury once again promises to host one of the biggest Firework Nights in Kent (they hosted over 4,500 people last year!). With live music from Old Town Souls, fair ground rides, all hosted by KMFM’s Laura Crockett in the heart of Canterbury – there’s plenty to remember this 5th of November. Gates open at 5pm for this family friendly spectacular, with the impressive Fireworks display starting at 7:30pm. Adults tickets from £8, Junior tickets from £4 and Family tickets from £20. 

Penshurst Bonfire Night, Sat 9 Nov

Join in at the Penshurst Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular which will be in the field opposite Penshurst Place. Gates will be opening at 5:30pm so don’t miss the refreshments and BBQ. Adult tickets £8, Child tickets £4 and Family tickets £20.


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2 comments on “21 firework displays in Kent”

  • Sarah Slade October 24, 2019

    Swalecliffe Primary School PFA (Bridgefield Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2PH) are hosting a fireworks event on Sunday 3 November. Gates open 4.30pm and fireworks due to start at 6pm. There will be hot food, refreshments and candy floss available to purchase as well as a number of glow up toys. Tickets cost £4.50, age 3 and under are free. These can be purchased from the school.

    • aliagnew October 29, 2019

      Sounds wonderful! Thanks Sarah! Candy floss and glow toys? I’m there! xA


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