Your Guide 2 the Lake District

Bonfire Night & Fireworks Displays 2014

(This Page Was Last Updated On November 7th 2014)
fireworks021.jpgDid you know that Bonfire Night, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Night, used to be a compulsory celebration in England up until 1859? After the failure of Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605, English citizens were obliged to celebrate the deliverance of the King on each anniversary of the putting down of the heinous plot.

Don't worry. No one will be making you attend any of the fireworks and bonfire night celebrations taking place in the
Lake District and Cumbria this year! However, attendance is recommended as you are bound to have a fun and safe time with some superb firework displays planned. This is the Your Guide 2 the Lake District choice selection of Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night events in 2014 with many more to be added soon:

• Saturday 1st November - Bonfire & Fireworks Display in Cartmel
Event held At Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, nr. Grange-over-Sands - from 6:00pm
Cartmel Village Trust are holding their annual Bonfire & Fireworks display with refreshments including hot food,drink and cakes - More Details...

carlisle_fireshow.jpgSaturday 1st November - Carlisle Fireshow 2014
Event held At Bitts Park, Carlisle, CA3 8UL - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pre-entertainment starts at 6.30pm with bonfire lit at 7pm. Admission free with collections made for the Mayor's Charity Fund and Rotary Club Carlisle (South) - More Details...

firework_small.jpg • Saturday 1st November - Sedbergh's Annual Bonfire & Firework Display

Event held At People's Hall Playing Field, Sedbergh - from 6:30pm
Sedbergh's celebrations include best
turnip & pumpkin lantern competitions, hot food, soup, cakes, sweets & toys, mulled wine, tea & coffee - More Details...


Saturday 1st November - Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Event held At Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy a buffet supper in their Garden Restaurant followed by an exclusive view of the Bitts Park Fire Show fireworks from their viewing platform. Adults £15.00 Children under 12 years £8.00.

bonfire_night.jpg Wednesday 5th November - Kendal Castle Fireworks Display
Event held
At Kendal Castle (Castle Grove side), Kendal - 7:30pm
Everyone is welcome at Kendal's annual Fireworks display - no admission charge but all donations will go towards next years' event - More Details...

bonfire_small85px.jpg• Wednesday 5th November - Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club Bonfire Night
Event held At the Rugby Club, Kirkby Lonsdale - 7:30pm
The Kirkby Lonsdale Firework Display at Underley Park increases in popularity each year - fairground and hot food available
- More Details...


bonfire_night1.jpg• Wednesday 5th November - Burton Bonfire & Fireworks Display
Event held At Recreation Trust Field Multi-use Games Area, Burton-in-Kendal - Gates open 6pm, fireworks 7pm
With Guy Fawkes and pumpkin competition, hot food and mulled wine - organised by Burton Children's Sports Committee


firework_small.jpg• Wednesday 5th November - Windermere Rugby Union F.C. Bonfire Night
Event held At
Dawes Meadow, Longlands Road, Windermere - 6:30pm
All welcome to attend Windermere RUFC's bonfire night - admission charge.


bonfire_night.jpg• Wednesday 5th November - Hornby Bonfire Night

Event held On field next to car park, Hornby -
Annual bonfire and fireworks display by permission of the Norris family


beech_hill_hotel_fireworks_small.jpg • Friday 7th November - Guy Fawkes Night Party at the Beech Hill Hotel
Event held At the Beech Hill Hotel, Newby Bridge Road, Windermere -
The Guy Fawkes Night Party features a three course dinner, fire performers and grand firework display over Lake Windermere
- More Details...

bonfire_night1.jpgFriday 7th November - Bonfire & Fireworks Display in Coniston

Event held At Coniston Sports & Social Centre, Coniston - from 5:30pm
The annual village bonfire - entry is by donation with food available -

bonfire_small85px.jpg • Saturday 8th
November - Hawkshead Traditional Community Bonfire

Event held At Hawkshead Recreation Ground, Hawkshead - from 5:00pm
A good night out for all the family
is guaranteed at the Hawkshead Bonfire celebration with snacks and live music - More Details...

firework_small.jpg • Saturday 8th
November - Bolton-le-Sands Bonfire & Firework Display

Event held At Community Centre Playing Fields, Bolton-le-Sands - from 6:00pm
Tickets are available from local shops or pay on the night
- Bonfire lit at 6:45pm, firework display starts at 7:15pm with hog roast - More Details...

bonfire_night.jpg• Saturday 8th November - Cockermouth Fireworks Display

Event held At Memorial Gardens, Cockermouth - 6:00pm
The annual
riverside fireworks display in Cockermouth with access via Gote Road

bonfire_small85px.jpg• Saturday 8th November - Cartmel Fell Fireworks Display
Event held From Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell - 6:00pm (start of lantern procession)
With lantern procession, storytelling by Emily Hennessey, mulled wine, children's lantern competition and hotpot supper