With one month to go until Bonfire Night plans are in place for Plymouth to host a family evening of fireworks, fun, entertainment and most of all…..a bonfire!
Taking place on Thursday 5 November on Plymouth Hoe the evening celebrations will begin at 4pm when fairground rides and catering stands open.
The presenters of Heart FM South West will keep visitors entertained with an exciting music programme from 6pm on the stage which will be located on the grassed area near the Royal Citadel.
Located on the grass area by the Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse, timber provided by Babcock will create the bonfire which will brighten the dark skies and provide warmth for the evening. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30.
Creating a cosy atmosphere, visitors can gather around the fire with hot chocolate, tea, coffee and hot food that can be purchased from the many catering stands that will be available.
A fantastic firework display will also take place with Pyrovision setting off an assortment of rockets, fountains and firecrackers from the Royal Citadel at 8pm.
Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, Peter Smith, said: “Remember, remember the 5th November! Following tradition Plymouth will once again provide visitors to Plymouth Hoe an evening of fun entertainment and fireworks. It’s a real family event which has been running for years so remember to dress up warm and enjoy the show.
“Babcock has kindly offered to provide the timber for us again so it’s going to be an impressive bonfire.”
Visitors to The Hoe on Bonfire night are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance and use public transport wherever possible. Disabled parking will be available on the Hoe for those displaying a blue badge. This can be accessed via the Elliot Street entrance from 5.30pm.
Further information about this evening will be available on visitplymouth.co.uk nearer the event date.