The biggest and best charity fireworks display in Bristol


Below is a list of things that you might like to know with regards to the firework display on the 4th of November 2023 at Canford Park.

Q. Where can I buy tickets?
A. Tickets can only be purchased online in advance of the event.

Q. What time is the firework display?
A. The gates open for admittance at 17:30 with the main display starting at 19:00. Remember to arrive early to get a decent viewing spot!

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Standard Tickets are priced at £10.00 per person. However, we will be running an “early-bird” promotion* where tickets will be available at a discounted price of £8.00 up until 21st October (full price will apply after this date).

* Early-bird tickets will be on sale from 26th September 2023.

Children under 3 are admitted free of charge.

Q. Who gets the profits?
A. The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal, as well as both Bristol Round Table’s and The Rotary Club of Clifton’s charities. We therefore leave the option for our clubs to also support other local charities and appeals. The organisers and other volunteers give their time and skills freely for charity and don’t profit by even a penny.

Q. Can we bring our own fireworks and/or sparklers?
A. No. Give them up at the gate. Bringing and setting off your own fireworks and/or sparklers is dangerous and STRICTLY PROHIBITED. We don’t want you hurting yourselves – or others. Anyone caught in possession of them will be escorted off site immediately – with no ticket price refund.

Q. Can we bring alcoholic drinks?
A. No. Give them up at the gate. Bringing in alcohol is not a good idea in a crowd and is strictly forbidden. Anyone caught in possession of alcohol will be escorted off site immediately- with no ticket price refund.

Q. Will you be providing entertainment?
A. Just as with previous events held, we will have a fantastic ambling band to entertain the crowds before the main firework display!

Q. Do you have disabled parking?
A. No – unfortunately there are no reserved or disabled parking facilities. We are recommending that people walk or take public transport, as we are promoting this as a local event. However, once you are at the gate, access is flat and we will make sure wheelchair bound spectators have a good view. Just ask a marshal.

Q. Can I buy food and drink?
A. Yes, we have a number of excellent official food and non-alcoholic drink stalls that can be found on-site. We advise against anyone buying any items from street vendors outside the site area, as they will not be official food and drink sales staff and we cannot be responsible for any poor quality products.

Q. Will you be selling glow sticks etc.?
A. Yes! We have a high quality supplier and all profits are returned to charity, so buy from us at a reasonable price once you are inside the site. Any street vendor selling glow sticks etc. outside Canford Park will not be an official seller – we advise against buying such items as we cannot be responsible for the quality of these products. Please also be aware that we will NOT be accepting cash for Glow Stick sales – card or contactless payment only – thank you.

Q. How long do the fireworks last?
A. The fireworks go on until we run out of matches. No really, the firework display will be of a very high standard and will last around 16 to 18 minutes, carried out by the winners of The British Firework Championships 2023!

Q. Who are you putting this spectacular firework fiesta on for?
A. The display is for anyone, but especially those living in the local area and Bristol generally, (although many others are attracted from further away), therefore, the proceeds will be going mainly to charities serving the local Bristol area.

Q. Will you have any funfair stalls and rides?
A. We will NOT have any such stalls or rides as our objective is to keep this event as simple as possible – and cheaper for parents with funfair-loving children!

Q. Will you have a bonfire?
A. No – it will purely and simply be a spectacular firework display only.

Q. Under what circumstances could the event be cancelled?
A. Canford Park is reasonably well sheltered and so the weather conditions would have to be fairly serious for the committee to cancel the event. Your safety is our number one priority, so all aspects are constantly reviewed.

Q. Will there be an area designated for lost children?
A. Yes – there will be an area designated for directing any lost children and this will be The Pavilion which as you look at the fireworks is adjacent to the tennis courts.  Please inform your children that if they ever become lost they will need to find someone with a hi-viz yellow jacket who will direct them to The Pavilion.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. In the unfortunate event that we have to cancel the Fireworks Fiesta at any point up until the gates open at 17:30 (on Saturday 4th November 2023) a full refund for the face value of the ticket(s) purchased will be issued. In the unlikely event of the Fireworks Fiesta having to be cancelled after 17:30 (either before or during the display), unfortunately, we will NOT be able to offer any refunds.