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30+ firework displays in Devon in 2024

30+ firework displays in Devon in 2024

Ooooh, ahhhhh! Look skywards for firework displays in Devon in 2024.

This post rounds up all the bonfire and firework events I’ve spotted happening in Devon. Not all take place on 5 November and some have activities like markets, entertainment and regattas happening alongside them.

This post includes firework displays happening over the summer, on bonfire night, in the run up to Christmas, at New Year and beyond.

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Tips for attending firework displays in Devon

Always check the organisers’ websites for the latest information about what’s on as running times and the weather can change quicker than I can update this guide!

Here’s some more tips:

  • Some displays require booking – check before you travel.
  • If you are travelling by car check the parking arrangements before you leave home. Some smaller events do not have dedicated car parks.
  • Be aware the gates may be closed before the fireworks start for safety reasons. So allow plenty of time to get yourselves in position for the best view.
  • Do not bring sparklers. Many event organisers have banned them for safety reasons.
  • Dogs are also not allowed at displays and would probably much prefer to be at home with the TV up loud.
  • Wrap up warm. Most events will go ahead whatever the weather.

Please note that the free events listed here would very much appreciate donations to keep them running in the future and support local charities. Give generously to collections.

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Summer firework displays in Devon 2024

Here’s the Devon firework displays coming up in the summer of 2024:

Kingsbridge Fair Week fireworks – between 20 and 27 July 2024

There’s a firework display planned as part of the Kingsbridge Fair Week at the end of July but if you want to know exactly when they’re happening you’ll have to buy a programme.

Pick one up for £3 in town.

Find out more about Kingsbridge Fair Week.

Beer Regatta fireworks – August 2024

Fireworks are planned as part of Beer Regatta week which takes place between 10 and 16 August this year.

The full programme will be available on the regatta website when announced.

Find out more details as they are announced on the regatta website.

British Firework Championships, Plymouth – 14 to 15 August 2024

Fireworks explode over Plymouth Hoe during the British Firework Championships

The Championships are a spectacle not to be missed and take place overlooking Plymouth Harbour and Sound for extra sea view drama. This is the premier firework display in the country, attracting tens of thousands of people each year.

The fireworks usually start at around 9.30pm each evening. There’s entertainment, including a funfair, and food and drink stalls to enjoy on Plymouth Hoe before the spectacle begins.

The event is free to attend. Dates and timings will be published closer to the event.

For the latest event news and information see the British Firework Championships

Sidmouth Regatta fireworks – 24 August 2024

This year’s Sidmouth Regatta will feature events in the community and at sea as well as a grand firework display on the Saturday night.

The regatta programme continues into the Sunday with more fun events to spectate and participate in.

Find out more about what’s on at this year’s regatta.

Dartmouth Royal Regatta fireworks – August 2024

Fireworks over the River Dart during Dartmouth Regatta

Devon’s royal regatta hosts sports, sailing and family events, plus a ball and live music festival. There’s also a brilliant firework display. Check the website for more details as they are announced.

It’s free to attend Dartmouth Regatta but donations are very welcome.

The 2024 regatta events take place between 24 and 31 August 2024

To see the full regatta programme visit the Dartmouth Royal Regatta website.

Bonfire Night displays in Devon 2024

Remember, remember that November is the biggest month for fireworks in Devon.

It was still early in the year when I updated this guide so a lot of November firework events are TBC. Keep an eye here for updates as they happen.

Firework displays in North Devon

Silhouettes of people in front of bonfire

Here’s where to find fireworks displays happening in North Devon this year:

Firework display at Central Park in South Molton – TBC

South Molton Town Council is hosting a free firework display alongside the award-winning Pannier Market on Bonfire Night.

The display will be run by Two Tigers and begins at 7pm. There will be plenty of street food, plus the market will be open from 3.30pm with a wonderful selection of almost 70 stalls.

This event is free to attend, but donations will be collected on the night in aid of North Devon Hospice. 

Find out more about this display on Facebook.

Fireworks at Kingsley School, Bideford – TBC

Please check with the school for details about this event.

Contact the school for tickets.

Firework Spectacular at The BIG Sheep – TBC

The BIG Sheep’s bonfire night spectacular returns this year and promises to be the biggest and brightest firework display in North Devon,

Buy tickets in advance to toast marshmallows, spin your sparklers and enjoy a rocket display.

Find out more on the The Big Sheep website.

Fireworks at Kings Nympton Playing Fields – TBC

This annual fireworks event returns with a traditional bonfire and snacks as well as rocks galore. There’s also a licensed bar.

The gates to the playing field open at 5.30pm and the display starts at 6.40pm.

Find the Playing Fields and event poster on this website.

Bonfire Night fireworks in Exeter

Here’s the firework displays happening around Exeter this Bonfire Night:

Fireworks at Woodbury Park near Exeter – TBC

The Woodbury Golf Club fireworks display includes family entertainment, food stalls and live music.

Find out more on the Woodbury website.

Fireworks display at Winslade Manor – TBC

There will be a professionally run display happening the the parkland of Winslade Manor this November

General admission tickets give you access to the display, The Forge bar, street food stalls and music provided by a DJ.

VIP tickets are also available giving you access to The Manor with exclusive viewing from the terrace. Also enjoy a special firework buffet menu and the after party in The Forge.

Find out more and buy tickets for the fireworks at Winslade.

Exminster Scouts Fireworks Extravaganza – TBC

The 2nd Exminster Scouts are hosting a fireworks display at Deepway Green in Exminster. There will be food and drinks available at this even in aid of the group and the Deepway Trust.

Doors open 5.30pm and the display starts at 7pm. There will also be a licensed bar, a BBQ, soft drinks and sweets and fun and games provided by the cubs and scouts.

Tickets are available on the gate.

Find out more in the Facebook event post.

Exeter Round Table Fireworks Display, Westpoint – TBC

Support the Round Table and watch a spectacular pyrotechnical display synchronised to the music from the Greatest Showman. The display is being hosted by Radio Exe and put on by Sonic, the 2022 British Firework Display Champions.

There will also be funfair rides, food and drink. Gates open ar 5.30pm and attendees must arrive no later than 7.20pm or they will be be allowed to enter.

Tickets are limited and must be bought in advance.

Find out more on the Westpoint website.

Firework displays in East Devon

Firework display at Westpoint Exeter

Here’s where to find bonfire nights and fireworks in East Devon including Exeter:

Fireworks at Offwell Recreation Ground, Honiton – TBC

This year’s event is happening during October half term. Gates open at 6.15pm and the displays starts at 7.30pm.

Find out more on Facebook.

Fireworks at Topsham Rugby Club – TBC

This year’s display has been confirmed for 6pm on 3 November.

Keep an eye on the club’s website for more information.

Exmouth RNLI Fireworks – TBC

Details of this year’s event are still to be confirmed.

Find out more details as they are available on the Exmouth RNLI events Facebook page.

Fireworks and Tar Barrels at Ottery St Mary – 5 November 2024

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary is a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Be warned, this is not an event for small children and can get very crowded.

Full-sized, lit tar barrels are carried through the street in a procession to the town’s bonfire. A fireworks display follows. The procession usually starts at 7pm.

This event is free to attend.

Find out more about this year’s event on the Tar Barrels website.

Fireworks at Whimple Cricket Club – TBC

The bonfire night fireworks return to Whimple Cricket Club in 2023. The display is being coordinated by the award winning Sonic Fireworks so promises to be a brilliant spectacle.

Gates open from 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm. Gates will close at 7pm.

There will be bars, food stalls, entertainment and music on all night.

Find out more and buy tickets for Whimple fireworks display.

Fireworks at Sidbury Manor, near Sidmouth – TBC

Sidbury’s Annual Fireworks Display returns to Sidbury Manor this year.

Gates open at 5.30pm. There will be food and drink as well as live music from The Conscious Club. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks starting at 7.15pm.

Find out more about Sidbury’s fireworks and how to get tickets.

Firework displays in Mid-Devon

Crowd watching fireworks

Here’s where to find fireworks in Mid-Devon this year:

Fireworks at Cullompton Rugby Club – TBC

Cullompton’s biggest display returns this year with fireworks organised by Sonic Fireworks – winners of the British Firework Championship in 2022.

As well as the display there will be a bonfire, food and a bar. Gates open at 6pm and tickets are available on the night.

Find out more about the display at Cullompton Rugby Club.

Firework festival at Tiverton Golf Club – TBC

This 80s themed firework party includes a dazzling display, kids disco, inflatables and face painting.

There’s also plenty to entertain adults with a bar and live music.

Gates open at 4.45pm.

Find out more and book tickets on Eventbrite.

Bridwell Community Bonfire & Fireworks Celebration – TBC

Lord Ivar, James and the Estate team are hosting a magical family event at this Cullompton estate this Bonfire Night.

As well as fireworks there will be live entertainment and food stalls.

Tickets must be bought online in advance or in person from the Orangery Cafe.

Find out more on the Bridwell website.

Bonfire and Firework display at Templeton Village Hall, near Tiverton – TBC

This annual fireworks display is back for 2023 with a bonfire, bar and other refreshments at the village hall.

Gates open 6.30pm and bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm.

Find out more on the Village Hall’s Facebook page.

If you know of more displays I can add to this Devon fireworks guide drop me a line!

Firework displays in West Devon

Here’s where to find fireworks displays happening in West Devon this year:

Fireworks at North Tawton Rugby Club – TBC

Join the rugby club for its biggest fundraising event of the year which will include plenty of bang for your bucks.

You can buy tickets in advance or on the gate which opens from 7pm for a 8pm start.

Find out more about the fireworks at North Tawton Rugby Club.

Clearbrook Fireworks, near Yelverton – TBC

Clearbrook Village Hall near Yelverton is hosting its annual fireworks display. There will be a massive bonfire, a professional fireworks display and refreshments.

There’s plenty of parking at the hall.

For more information contact the organisers at Clearbrook Village Hall.

Bonfire Night in Plymouth

Here’s where to find bonfire night displays happening in Plymouth this year:

Plymouth Fireworks – 5 November 2024

Plymouth’s traditional Bonfire Night display will return to The Hoe this year.

The celebrations will begin in the afternoon, with fairground rides and delicious food and drink on offer. The bonfire is usually lit at 7.30pm with the display starting at 8pm.

The display is free to attend.

See the Visit Plymouth website for more information.

Firework displays in South Devon

Here’s where to find fireworks in South Devon:

Fireworks Night at Yelverton Golf Club near Plymouth – TBC

This free fireworks displays includes family entertainment provided by Emazdad the Magician. There’s also an indoor barbecue and other refreshments.

The evening gets underway at 6pm.

Find out more about the display at Yelverton Golf Club.

Moretonhampstead Fireworks – TBC

Moretonhampstead Sports and Community Centre’s annual firework display is back. There will be a bonfire, rockets and food as well as a bar.

Tickets are available on the gate which opens at 6.30pm.

Find out more about this fireworks display in Morehampstead.

Teignmouth and Shaldon Bonfire and Fireworks Display – TBC

See a blazing Viking ship set sail from Shaldon Beach followed by fireworks set off at The Point in Teignmouth.

If you’d like to contribute clean wood and Viking themed guys for the Viking Ship bring them to the beach on the day.

The bonfire on Shaldon Beach is usually lit at 6.30pm and the firework display from The Point begins at around 7.15pm. Some of this is tide dependant.

This event is free.

Find out more on the Shaldon Village website.

Fireworks Night at Newton Abbot Rugby Club – TBC

Head to the rugby club on Newton Road for a display and an evening of family fun. There will be food stalls and the bar will be open.

The display usually starts at 7.30pm.

Find out more and book tickets on the Rugby Club website.

Bonfire and Fireworks Party at Lupton House near Brixham – TBC

As well as the display there will be food, glow sticks, a disco and face painting at this family-friendly evening. The event takes place between 4pm and 6pm.

Tickets must be bought in advance from Lupton House or Galmpton Primary School.

Find out more on the Lupton House website.

Bonfire night at The White Horn Inn near Bickleigh – TBC

The White Horn Inn’s bonfire night returns this year. It’s free to attend and there will be live music, a BBQ and outside bar.

Find out more about what’s on.

Winter fireworks in Devon

Firework displays aren’t limited to fireworks night. Here’s one that is happening later this year:

Appledore Pirates Fireworks – TBC

Join the Appledore Pirates for a free bonfire and fireworks display. Take up position between on Irsha Street between The Beaver Inn and The Royal George from 4.30pm for the best view.

There will food and drink available from local businesses, and the pirates will be collecting money to go towards next year’s display.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.

Lanterns, Lights and Luminations in Brixham – 22 to 23 November 2024

This popular event in South Devon includes a magical lantern parade, a firework display, live music, street entertainment, and a market.

Market stalls and entertainment start in the morning, the lantern parade takes place late afternoon, followed by the Christmas light switch on, arrival of Santa and fireworks.

This event is free to attend.

Find out more on Facebook.

Find more things to do in my guide to what’s on in Devon in November.

Christmas and New Year firework displays in Devon 2024

Crowd watching fireworks and celebrating at night

I’ve not spotted any New Year firework displays happening yet, but will be updating this guide as they are announced.

You might also like my post about Christmas events in Devon.

Also take a look at my round up of what’s happening in Devon this weekend.

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Dainton Claire

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

A great guide. NB Honiton is in East Devon not Mid Devon

Claire Hall

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Thanks Claire. Brain fart moment :)

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