7th October 2019

The Best Bonfire and Firework Events in Devon

Where and when can you see the best fireworks that North Devon and surrounding areas have to offer? 

We’ve produced a list of the top Bonfire Nights and Firework Displays in North Devon this coming season. This list of family-friendly events are all very popular with locals and holiday-makers alike. 

Woolacombe Firework display

1st November 

Visit The Meadow in Woolacombe to enjoy another year of this popular bonfire and firework display. 

Woolacombe Firework Display takes place on the 1st of  November. The evening will consist of a bonfire to start before the firework finale. The gates open at 6pm.

There will be live music, a hog roast and a BBQ, plus a fully licensed bar. Food and drink will be suitable for all the family. 

More information will soon be available here. 

Appledore Pirates Bonfire and Firework Night

3rd November

This community funded project takes place on the quay of Appledore village, between The Beaver Inn pub and The Royal George. Watch the fireworks, have a pint and enjoy the BBQ - you are guaranteed to have a wonderful evening.

Starting from 7pm, fireworks will be launched depending on the tide. 

Click here for more information. 

Great Torrington Cavaliers Bonfire and Firework Show

2nd November

Held at Torrington Rugby Club, on 2nd  November 2019, will be another fabulous show from the Great Torrington Cavaliers. 

This year's show starts at 7pm prompt with the gates opening at 6pm. 

A bar will be open to all and food will be available. 

It promises to be a classic night of "oohhs" and "aahhs" which everyone will enjoy. 

Click here for more information.

Barnstaple Round Table Fireworks

3rd  November (to be confirmed)

Hosted by Barnstaple Round Table, fireworks will once again be lighting up the sky during the annual show at Barnstaple Rugby Football Club on Mill Road. 

This traditional event is the perfect time to take the entire family to enjoy a fresh autumn evening full of entertainment and tasty treats for all. Entry usually includes a yummy barbecue, refreshments and novelties for children. 

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information on this year's event. 

Bonfire Fireworks Party at The Big Sheep

5th November 

Dig out your woolly hats, scarves and gloves, wrap up warm and enjoy the heat from their BIG Bonfire! Toast your marshmallows, spin your sparklers and tilt your head up high to see the biggest and brightest fireworks around!

The evening kicks off at 5pm with a special Toddler Firework Display at 6pm and the Main Fireworks lighting the skies at 7.45pm.

Back for 2019 - Mini Street food Fest including Pig and Olive woodfired pizzas, Cornish Crepes, Big Pot Kitchen and Cafe Brazil. 

Click here for more information.

Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

5th November 2019 

This event perpetuates Ottery St Mary’s great sense of tradition, of time and of history. 

Every year, for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors. 

The streets and alleys are packed with people, all eager to feel the lick of the barrels flame as the tar barrels are hoisted up onto the local people’s back and shoulders. Seventeen barrels are lit throughout the evening. In the afternoon and early evening, there are women's and boy's barrels, but as the evening progresses the barrels get larger and by midnight they weigh at least 30 kilos. 

It is an incredible night to remember - one of the biggest bonfires in the South West is ignited on the banks of the River Otter and behind it are the flashing neons of the annual funfair.

Click here for more information.

Spooks and Sparks, Ilfracombe Rugby Club

25th October 2019 

Spooks and Sparks at Ilfracombe Rugby Club is a joint celebration of Guy Fawkes night and Halloween.

The Halloween themed event will feature a bonfire, BBQ, haunted house, live music, bar, performers, and of course some spectacular fireworks.

The event promises lots of family-friendly firework fun with all proceeds from the event going to Ilfracombe Rugby Club.

Click here for more information.


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