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Fireworks displays in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich and across Suffolk in November 2023





With bonfire night on the horizon, here is our roundup of Suffolk firework displays you can enjoy with your family in November.

As the Abbey Gardens firework display in Bury St Edmunds won’t be going ahead this year, we have made a list of some of the biggest displays in the county, with one even attracting a 90’s popstar.

From the Big Night Out in Long Melford – to the display and bonfire night at the Food Museum in Stowmarket, you certainly won’t need to miss out on your firework fix.

Bury St Edmunds fireworks at the Abbey Gardens will not take place in 2023. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Picture: Mark Westley
Bury St Edmunds fireworks at the Abbey Gardens will not take place in 2023. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Picture: Mark Westley

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club is set to return for 2023, with under fives getting in for free.

Tickets for adults cost £6 on the gate or £5 online, with more information available on the rugby club’s Facebook page.

The display at the rugby club’s ground on Southgate Green will take place next Friday, November 3 – gates open at 6pm.

Food Museum – Stowmarket

If it is a traditional bonfire you are after, look no further than the Food Museum in Stowmarket which will be running their firework event on Saturday, November 4.

As well as keeping warm by the fire, families will get to enjoy spectacular fireworks and amusements.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children – with further details available on the Food Museum’s website.

There is plenty of parking around the museum and families with tickets will be let into the grounds from 6pm.

Fireworks in Suffolk. Picture: Mecha Morton
Fireworks in Suffolk. Picture: Mecha Morton

Christchurch Park – Ipswich

Known as one of the most traditional firework displays in Suffolk, the Christchurch Park fireworks in Ipswich have been running for more than 50 years.

In 2023 the fireworks will be on Saturday, November 4 with gates opening at 6pm with children under five going free.

Ticket information can be found here.

People watching the fireworks at Christchurch Park will also get to see local acts perform across three live music stages.

Fireworks Festival at Trinity Park – Ipswich

Even popstar Peter Andre can’t keep away from the fireworks in Suffolk.

The 90’s star is set to take to the stage at the Fireworks Festival at Trinity Park Ipswich, also on Saturday, November 4.

Trinity Park will open at 3.30pm giving those waiting to watch Andre and the fireworks a chance to soak up the atmosphere.

The details you need to book your tickets can be found here.

Entertainment will start at 4pm culminating with the choreographed fireworks at 8pm.

Big Night Out - Long Melford

This year’s Big Night Out in Long Melford, near Sudbury, will be at a new location for 2023 – Kentwell Hall, following its cancellation last year.

Organisers of the event on Friday, November 10, are promising and 18-minute spectacle, with a display which will include carousel fireworks.

All the information you need about Big Night Out and Kentwell Hall can be found here.

Gates to the Big Night Out will open at 6pm with a laser light show and disco starting at 7.30pm.

Then the fireworks, with a special James Bond theme, will kick off at 8pm.