Fireworks & Bonfire Night

Display at 7pm, Monday 5th November 2018
Midsummer Common, Cambridge.

6pm -10pm, fireworks display at 7pm

Cambridge's Bonfire Night is one of the most popular events in the city's calendar and Cambridge City Council are proud to have provided this free event for over 20 years. This would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses as well as donations from the general public.

Bonfire, food stalls and fairground rides 6pm – 10pm. The first rocket will be launched at 7pm followed by the lighting of the bonfire.

Large numbers of people are anticipated, allow plenty of time for your journey, arrive early and wherever possible walk, cycle, or use public transport.

In order to create such a superb free public display of this scale, in addition to support from the business community contributions from the public are essential and donations of at least £3 are encouraged.  Text BANG to 70500. Please give generously to help keep this great event alive.

Compere for the evening will be BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Jeremy Sallis 



2018 Park and Ride Firework information

On Monday 5th November 2018 Cambridge hosts its annual firework display on Midsummer Common, with some major road closures in place from 6:00pm – 9.30pm. During this Closure Park & Ride buses will still be able to service all City Centre bus stops, with the exception of Newmarket Rd from 7pm (see below).
The Madingley P&R bus will unfortunately not be able to serve the inbound Bridge St bus stop from 6pm and passengers will need to alight in St Andrews St. Park & Ride buses will be operating prior and after the event, with the display scheduled to start at 7pm, so please plan your journey.
An increased P&R service will continue to use their scheduled stops prior and after the event, to assist people for the event.
Details of these increased buses and their locations are listed below.
Babraham Park & Ride will not have an increased service and the last departure for that is 20:31 Emmanuel St, stop E5.
Towards Madingley Park & Ride – St Andrews St Stop S2, Last bus 8.30pm
Towards Milton Park & Ride – Drummer St Stop D1, Last bus 8.30pm
Towards Trumpington Park & Ride – Downing St Stop D1, last bus 8.30pm
Towards Newmarket Park & Ride (after 7pm) – Drummer St Bus Station Bay 4, last bus 8.30pm

Download the map and this information in PDF format HERE

Information for Disabled People

To download the information sheet please click HERE

Road Closure Information

• Victoria Avenue, Trafalgar Road, Trafalgar Street, Fair Street, New Square, Jesus Lane and Kings Street between Four Lamps Roundabout and Manor Street, and a part closure of Maids Causeway between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, as the crowds build up. 

• In the interests of safety, there will be no access for vehicles including local residents, blue badge holders or taxis for the duration of the road closures.

• Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

• For the duration of the road closures, Short Street and Bridge Street should be used to leave the area.

• Access to the De Freville Estate will be via a one one-way system between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, in order to reduce traffic congestion experienced previously on this night. Hamilton Road will be one way, westbound only and there will be no entry into Hamilton Road from Chesterton Road. Aylestone Roadd will beone way, westbound only. Pretoria Road will be one way, northbound only. Kimberley Road will be one way, southbound only.

• Lime Kiln Road, between Worts Causeway and Queen Edith's Way, will be closed to vehicles, between 6.15pm and 7.45pm

Register now to assist with Cambridge's Bonfire Night Charity Bucket Collection

The City Events team are seeking volunteer bucket collectors for the 2018 Fireworks Display on Midsummer Common to undertake the cash donation collection between 5.30-8.30pm on Monday 5th November 2018.
There will be a voucher for a free meal and drink for use at participating catering stalls given to everyone who kindly takes part in the collection. 
This free event is organised by Cambridge Live to create a safe environment for the people of Cambridge to celebrate Bonfire Night. You are helping to collect money towards the cost of the display and to support the organising charity, Cambridge Live who deliver free City Events that bring diverse communities together. Whilst the Council provide considerable funding and despite donations and sponsorship from businesses, it is not enough money to pay for all the costs and so we are dependent on donations from the public. In order to keep it admission free, we are asking that everyone give at least £3 to help preserve this free event for our community.
Please CLICK HERE to register to assist with this year's Bonfire Night Charity Bucket Collection.