Dazzling fireworks, exhilarating entertainment, flickering bonfires, delicious food and drink, and new memories with family and friends — there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy seasonal fireworks displays across the Isle of Wight this autumn. And it’s all just a short, relaxing trip away on a Wightlink ferry.

Arreton Barns Fireworks 2017

The charmingly traditional village-esque Arreton Barns host their annual fireworks display as part of their Halloween celebrations this year.

Kicking off from 7:30pm on Friday 27th October, spectators are invited to warm up warm and watch the bonfire crackle while the skies fill with colour.

Pop into The Dairyman’s Daughter for something to eat and drink while you’re there.

Entry for this fireworks celebration is just £4.00.

Fireworks extravaganza at Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine bonfire night fireworks Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, throw their fireworks party from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday 4th November.

A DJ will be spinning the decks aboard the pirate ships in Pirate Cove, providing music to back the epic fireworks display. There’ll also be entertainment in the form of dynamic fire and light shows, plus a variety of food and drink to keep you warm.

It’s a great evening out for the entire family, and a prime opportunity to see Blackgang at its finest! Entry is £15.00 per person, or £55.00 for the entire family.

Bembridge fireworks in Steyne Park

Bembridge Youth and Community Centre host their 2017 fireworks display on Friday 3rd November, taking place in Steyne Park.

For this year, event organisers will present a selection of stalls inside the hall, food stands outside the hall, and a DJ on the terrace. The bar will also be open!

Gates open at 6:30pm and the fireworks ignite the horizon from 7:30pm. Entry is free, but donations are welcomed to help support the event in the future.

Sandown Carnival

Sandown Carnival fireworks Isle of Wight

Watch the spectacular Sandown fireworks finale at the close of the seaside resort’s November 4th carnival celebrations, and watch bright bursts of colour reflect in the water around the pier.

Before the fireworks begin at 8:00pm, the evening’s proceedings kick off with Morris dancers at 5:15pm, a jukebox jazz performance from 5:45pm, and a pyrotechnic spark show on the beach.

There’ll also be an extreme fire show performance on the beach at 7:00pm, and guest appearances from characters like Spider-Man and Cheeko the friendly squirrel during the night.

Entry is free, but donations are welcomed by collectors at the event, to help the annual staple of Sandown’s events calendar continue for years to come.

Yarmouth Fireworks 2017

Head to Yarmouth on Sunday 5th November for the annual Yarmouth fireworks display and Bonfire Night celebrations.

Enjoy the hog roast and get merry on mulled wine, stay warm with hot chestnuts and toffee apples, and take part in the Guy Fawkes competition in the square at 6:30pm.

Before the display proper, there’ll be a torch light parade to the Common for all to revel in.

Gunwharf Quays fireworks – an alternative view from Ryde

Gunwharf Quays fireworks Portsmouth

Beat the crowds by watching the Gunwharf Quays fireworks from Ryde Beach! Seeing Portsmouth’s skyline lit up from across the Solent waters is a truly unique experience.

The display takes place on Thursday 9th November. Be on Ryde Beach for 6:00pm. That’s when the entertainment in Gunwharf begins, and the fireworks will follow shortly thereafter.

Remember to wrap up warm!


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