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Firework displays in Devon 2022

Firework displays in Devon 2022

Ooooh, ahhhhh! Look skywards for firework displays in Devon in 2022.

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 during the summer, on bonfire night, in the run up to Christmas, at New Year and beyond.

Check the organisers’ websites for the latest information about what’s on when. Some displays require booking and 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.

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

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

Summer firework displays in Devon 2022

Here’s the Devon firework displays coming up in the summer of 2022:

Dartmouth Royal Regatta fireworks, Dartmouth – 24 – 27 August, 2022

Fireworks over the River Dart during Dartmouth Regatta

Devon’s royal regatta hosts sports, sailing and family events throughout the three days, plus a ball and live music festival. There’s also a brilliant firework display on the Saturday night.

You can also see impressive visiting ships moored on the River Dart throughout the festivities. Families will love the children’s fancy dress competition, scavenger hunt and a shopping village showcasing local companies.

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

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

Plymouth Firework Championships, Plymouth – 17-18 August 2022

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 will start from 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.

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

Bonfire Night displays in Devon 2022

Remember, remember that November is the biggest month for fireworks in Devon. I’ll update dates and event details as they are announced in 2022. In the meantime, here’s where you’ll find them around the county:

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:

Fireworks & Bonfire Fiesta at The Big Sheep, North DevonTBC November 2022

The BIG Sheep in Bideford will be celebrating this year’s Guy Fawke’s night with live music, a bonfire and what’s billed as the biggest fireworks around.

The event opens at 4.30pm with the fireworks display at 7pm.

Find out more and book tickets on The Big Sheep 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 Woodbury Park near Exeter – TBC 2022

The Woodbury Golf Club fireworks display is back with a bang in 2021. Gates open at 5pm with the display starting at 7pm.

There will be stalls where you can pick up a snack as well as sweet treats, family entertainment and music.

Find out more and book tickets on the Woodbury website.

Fireworks at Offwell Recreation Ground, Honiton – TBC 2022

There will be fireworks and a bonfire at Offwell Recreation Ground in Honiton this year. The bar will be open and you can pick up a barbecued snack while the kids play on the bouncy castle.

The display starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 for 16s and over.

Find out more on Facebook.

Exeter Round Table Fireworks Display – TBC 2022

The Exeter Round Table Annual Charity Fireworks Extravaganza takes place at Westpoint Arena on Bonfire Night.

As well as the fireworks there will be fairground rides, food and a licensed bar.

There’s free parking on site and Stagecoach offer a special ticket rate.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Devon Air Ambulance website.

Fireworks night at Exeter Golf and Country Club – TBC 2022

Exeter Golf Club’s firework night returns this bonfire night with a display to music, as well as bars and barbecues, mini kids’ rides and a family disco.

Gates open for ticket holders from 5.30pm.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Exeter Golf and Country Club website.

Exmouth RNLI firework display at Exmouth Rugby Club – TBC 2022

Exmouth RNLI will be hosting the biggest fireworks display in Exmouth this year.

The event will take place at Exmouth Rugby Club’s Imperial Recreation Ground to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI.

There will be food served by local vendors with everything from American Philly cheesesteak from Dans Kitchen Exeter to Morrocan Treats from Little Marrakech. Yum! 

If you prefer something sweet there will also be candy floss and donuts to chomp on while you enjoy the firework display.

Find out more and book tickets on Eventbrite.

Fireworks and Tar Barrels at Ottery St Mary – 05 November 2022

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 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 near Exeter – 05 November 2022

Bonfire night and fireworks return to Whimple Cricket Club this November.

As well as the display there will be a bar, food stalls and a disco in the clubhouse.

Find out more and book tickets on Eventbrite.

Firework displays in Mid-Devon

Crowd watching fireworks

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

Oops! I haven’t spotted any. If you can give me a hand to fill in this gap in my Devon fireworks guide drop me a line!

Firework displays in South Devon

Here’s where to find fireworks in South Devon including Plymouth:

Teignmouth and Shaldon Bonfire and Fireworks Display – 29 October 2022

Bonfire Night is back for 2022. It will be a week early this year due to very high tides on November 5th/6th.

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.

This event is free.

Find out more on the Shaldon Village website.

Plymouth Fireworks – 05 November 2022

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.

Fireworks Night at Newton Abbot Rugby Club – 05 November 2022

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.

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

Christmas and New Year firework displays in Devon 2022

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.

In the meantime, here’s the festive firework displays taking place to celebrate Christmas 2022:

Lanterns, Lights and Luminations in Brixham – 26 November 2022

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 at 10am, the lantern parade takes place at 5pm, followed at 6pm by the Christmas light switch on, arrival of Santa and fireworks.

This event is free to attend.

Find out more on Facebook.

Christmas fireworks and fun at The BIG Sheep – TBC 2022

The BIG Sheep family attraction in North Devon is hosting a a festive fireworks display this Christmas.

Buy tickets in advance for the BIG Christmas Bonfire where you’ll be able to toast marshmallows, spin your sparklers and enjoy a rocket display. You might even catch site of Santa sampling some the delicious festive food on offer.

Find out more on the The Big Sheep website.

If you know of other firework displays in Devon this Christmas and New Year get in touch.

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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