Bonfires and firework events in Salford 2019

Salford skies sparkle as we come together and celebrate our blazing traditions.

Irlam Fireworks and Buile Hill Park Bonfire image

Salford City Council’s firework and bonfire events offer roaring bonfires, breath-taking firework displays, food stalls and thrilling fairground rides.

Prince’s Park Fireworks

  • Date: Friday 1 November 2019
  • Location: Prince’s Park, Liverpool Road, Irlam M44 6BJ
  • Start time: 5pm
  • Bonfire lit: 7pm
  • Firework display: 7.30pm
  • End time: 9.30pm

The Bones of Paine

  • Parade start time: 6.30pm
  • Parade stop time: 6.50pm

Introducing Walk the Plank’s ghostly puppet and skeleton parade to Prince’s Park as an eerie addition to the annual fire display, delivered in partnership with Irlam and Cadishead Festival who celebrate their 70th anniversary in 2020. This spectacularly spooky procession with dancers and music pays homage to a true, two-century-old story of an infamous writer and an unsolved Peterloo mystery: where are the Bones of Thomas Paine now?

For more information on this project, please visit the Working Class Movement Library website.

Buile Hill Park Bonfire Night

  • Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019
  • Location: Buile Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8GL
  • Start time: 5pm
  • Bonfire lit: 7pm
  • Firework display: 7.30pm
  • End time: 9.30pm

Little Sparks in the Park

  • Firework display: 5.30pm

Little Sparks returns this year for a family fun evening. This display is smaller with low noise specifically designed for younger children. Only groups with children under seven can enter the viewing zone. 

These events are free to enter. Please dress appropriately for chilly outdoor weather. No parking at venue. No alcohol. No personal fireworks. Bag searches will take place at the main gates.

We work closely with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to provide these safe family friendly events.

To ensure plenty of sparkle, these events are also kindly supported by a range of Salford partners in the city: Salix Homes, Pendleton Together, ForHousing, Salford Community Leisure and the University of Salford.

As a part of the Treacle Campaign, Salford City Council offer safe events to encourage people to attend fun, professionally organised displays and events. Other events include:

  • Halloween Family Spooktacuar, Sunday 20 October 2019
  • The Witches Walk, Friday 25 October 2019
  • Ellesmere Sports Club Bonfire Night, Friday 1 November 2019
  • City Airport Fireworks Spectacular, Saturday 2 November 2019

For more information on these or other local events, please go to Visit Salford.

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