Whether you’re looking for traditional Bonfire Night shenanigans or more alternative goings-on to mark the occasion, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Bonfire Night in Manchester and the North.
This year, Freight Island has teamed up with acclaimed purveyors of outdoor arts, Walk the Plank to present Fireworks & Fire Garden at Mayfield Park. Expect a fiery night-time promenade experience for all ages with dazzling fire sculptures and a fireworks display above the city.
For those looking further afield, Light Up Lancaster is a two-day festival of art and light that illuminates the streets, gardens and historical venues of Lancaster; culminating with a grand finale when fireworks soar above Lancaster Castle. And the River of Light Festival usually graces Liverpool’s famous waterfront just in time for Bonfire Night, too. Take a jaunt along the 2km walking trail to see huge sculptures and a dramatic display of illuminated visual art and spectacular light projections.
Alternatively, you could head to one of Manchester’s vantage points, and stay warm and dry with the smuggest cocktail you’re ever likely to sip.
Remember, remember to get your plans in for the 5 November. It’ll be here before you know it.