The best local bonfire nights near you

How will you remember the 5th of November? The advice for the best bonfire experience is to stay local, as many roads around town bonfires will be closed, making access in and out difficult.



Here’s our selection of five of the best firework and bonfire displays in East Sussex in 2017:

  • Seaford bonfire

When: Saturday 21 October

Celebrate Guy Fawkes night with a procession through the town centre, fire barrels, marching bands, and of course a bonfire and firework display. Seaford Bonfire has more details.

  • Battle bonfire

When: Saturday 4 November

This event runs all day with ringing of the church bells taking place at 10am and a children’s fancy dress competition following. The procession starts at around 7.30pm with the bonfire lighting, fireworks and effigy all from 9pm. You can find out more at Battle Bonfire.



  • East Hoathly bonfire

When: Saturday 11 November

Kick off the evening with the processions from 7pm, grab some local food and see the evening out with some cracking fireworks. More information can be found at Family Grapevine.

  • Rye bonfire

When: Saturday 11 November

Watch fireworks as they are launched from the far side of the fishing fleet moor from the salts, Hilders cliff, the cricket pitch, the back of the Queens pub or the Monckbretton bridge area. More information: Visit 1066 county

  • Robertsbridge bonfire

When: Saturday 18 November

The procession sets off from Station Road, ending at the recreation ground where the bonfire will be lit, followed by fireworks. The evening will finish with the explosion of this year’s effigy – which will remain a secret until the evening! Find out more at Visit South England

Firework safety: East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service offer firework safety advice and have more links to local events.