Fireworks Night is Saturday 5 November 2016.
The fun starts at 6:00pm when a torchlight procession leaves from the town centre. The procession will be led by St Sebastian’s band and various local dignitaries. If you have never attended the procession we strongly recommend it. The sight of several thousand people with 500 flaming torches walking down Broad Street is truly memorable.
At the same time the funfair opens on Cantley Field for those who choose not to join the procession, This year the funfair promises to be even bigger than last year with many rides for young children as well as scary rides for the older ones.
A number of food vendors will offer a variety of tasty snacks. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD
The fireworks start at 7:30pm and the display will wow the audience just like other years. There will also be a big bonfire.
All proceeds go to local charities. Our target this year is to raise £25,000 for good causes, so please support us. This year’s main beneficiaries are listed on the Beneficiaries page.
There are a number of ways to buy programmes, as described on the Buy Programmes page.
Parking around Cantley Field is very limited so we strongly suggest you park in one of the town car parks and enjoy the Torchlight Procession to the field. All council-run car parks make a nominal £1.00 charge for overnight parking, but please note that those run by Euro Car Parks may charge more.
DOGS: We are aware that many dogs are frightened by fireworks and may react unpredictably, so could be a danger to small children. We therefore don't encourage people to bring them. However, if you are convinced that this wouldn't apply to your dog then you can bring it
THIS EVENT IS RUN ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTEERS WEARING YELLOW LIONS, ROTARY OR UNICORN TABARDS. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY. PLEASE DO NOT BUY FROM ANY UNAUTHORISED TRADERS WHO MAY SET UP FOR PERSONAL PROFIT.
Torches are sold at the organisers’ discretion and the purchaser’s own risk. Leather gloves are recommended
Please do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers of your own as they would be dangerous in a crowded environment.
Fireworks and fairground attractions can be dangerous. Whilst all reasonable precautions are taken to ensure the safety of spectactors, anyone attending does so at their own risk.
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.
These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we are able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828
Wokingham Fireworks 2013, courtesy Tim Davis
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