Bonfire Night

River of Light

Saturday 5 November 2016, 4 - 8pm

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Bonfire night in Liverpool will be as you’ve never seen it before this year as the Mersey turns into a River of Light!

Culture Liverpool at Liverpool City Council and Wirral are joining forces to bring you an unforgettable fireworks celebration. For the first year ever, Bonfire Night in Liverpool will take place on the Waterfront, with a mid-river firework display to wow the crowds on both sides of the river. Star Fireworks, one of the most successful and experienced firework display companies in Europe and the current British Fireworks Champion of Champions, will be delivering the show.

Plus, there’ll be some added extras, turning this into one of the most ambitious fireworks events in the country!


Sugar House Steps
5 – 6pm

Join us at the Sugar House Steps by John Lewis for a spectacular fire show by Bring the Fire Project – a Liverpool based fire arts company. We’ll be drumming up the excitement right before the main event, so don’t miss it. It’ll be an exhilarating pyro-performance! And the Waterfront is just a few minutes away down Thomas Steers Way, so you’ve got the best spot in the city.

River Mersey

The main event! The fireworks display itself will take place from three barges placed in the middle of the River Mersey, so spectators in Liverpool and Wirral will be able to enjoy it. The display will last for around 20 minutes.

Chavasse Park
7 – 8pm

After you’ve enjoyed the amazing display, head back into Liverpool ONE where there’ll be even more impressive routines from Bring the Fire Project in Chavasse Park – perfect pre-dinner entertainment!


For more information, visit the River of Light website.

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