Following the news that all council led bonfire night events have been cancelled this year, including the much-loved annual celebration at Heaton Park, we still wanted to make sure that you can enjoy your night with all the bonfire toffee and hot chocolate you can find. We’ve hand-picked some of the smaller events which will still be taking place so that you don’t have to skip out on the bonfires and fireworks this year!
Since the bigger, council-funded events have been cancelled, this year is a perfect opportunity to celebrate bonfire night with a local firework display and bonfire. We think these picks will give you the perfect nostalgia feeling and make for a truly wholesome evening.
Urmston sports club will be hosting a bonfire night event this year and it’s set to be exactly how you remember spending bonfire night in your childhood days. With a firework display, bonfire, and food stalls serving up burgers and hotdogs, you can’t get more traditional than that! If you want to support the sports club and experience a wholesome evening then make sure to buy your ticket now. The event will be held on 5th November from 7:30pm to 11pm.
If you fancy something a little less traditional but still in keeping with Bonfire Night, the Droylsden firework display might just be the perfect place to go. Hosted by the Aldwinians Rugby Club, the display will be synchronised to music, and with additional attractions like fun fair rides, food stalls, games, a DJ, and of course a bar, it’s set to be a fantastic night with a thriving atmosphere. The firework display will take place on 6th of November and tickets are on sale now.
Firework night at Lancashire Mining Museum is back this year and it’s set to be a fun night filled with unique attractions. Alongside a firework display, the venue will be complete with fairground rides, fun competitions, and even a ukulele band! Of course, you can’t enjoy the night on an empty stomach, so hot food will be served all night – and for those with a sweet tooth, you can indulge in the ultimate autumnal snack (our all-time favourite!) toffee apples.
If you want to make the most of bonfire night falling on a weekend this year and celebrate in a totally different way, then we have got you covered too. Some of our favourite Manchester clubs and venues have taken this night as an opportunity to put on bonfire specials, and we think these will definitely be worth checking out.
If you can’t choose between seeing the fireworks or going to a club, then you don’t have to. An exciting firework display is coming to The Carlton Club on the 5th November where you can enjoy 2 hours of fireworks before heading to the Carlton social hosted after the display. There, a DJ will pump up the crowd and get the party going. While the firework display is open to everyone, provided you get your tickets, please note that the social will only allow over 18’s to enter.
West Indian Sports and Social Club are hosting a bonfire night special on the 5th of November with a night of 80’s and 90’s R&B classics performed by talented DJ’s, Gordon West, Alex Yearwood, and Godfrey Pemberton. To end the night, Gold in The Shade, a well-known 90’s recording artist, will take the stage in a live performance of some of their best funk and soul mixes. Whether you grew up listening to these classics or just have an appreciation for 80’s jams, this event is sure to be a good vibe for all, so make sure you grab your tickets.
In another bonfire night special, Hidden Manchester will be holding a garage and drum & bass night with some of the best UK acts performing, including Kobe JT and Yumna Black. The event will take place on the 5th of November across two floors of the club to ensure good vibes all night long, so If you want to attend the event then make sure you get your early release tickets soon.