The Best Bonfire Night and Firework Events in Sheffield

Here are some of the best places to see the fireworks in Sheffield this Bonfire Night!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 31st Oct 2023

Whether you live in Sheffield or are local to the surrounding towns, the skies will be lit up in a mesmeric fashion this Bonfire Weekend, and we want you to be there, mouths agape, warmed by the bonfire, as you watch the explosions in the sky. 

However, you may be stuck on where to watch the fireworks in Sheffield. Well, right here on Skiddle, we have a great array of events, both in the city and further afield and across South Yorkshire (as we know travelling into the city may not be for everyone), that you, your pals, or your loved ones can all attend together to celebrate the annual tradition.

So, without further ado, let's light the match and shoot off to one of these sensational firework displays in Sheffield



Illuminate The Gardens 2023

When: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: The Botanical Gardens in Sheffield

Prepare for an enchanting night at Illuminate The Gardens 2023 in Sheffield, this year with a captivating Myths & Legends theme. Explore over 10 mesmerizing light installations and enjoy a laser show in the iconic glass pavilions. Families can choose between 'low bangs' fireworks in the early evening or a thrilling main display.

Amidst the magic, savor street food, and drinks from the bar, and enjoy kids' activities and vintage fairground rides. However, the true star of the night is the Botanical Gardens itself, aglow with stunning lighting.

This event sells out every year and is truly Sheffield's best, head to their website and secure tickets before it's too late!



Autumn Lights at Don Valley Bowl

When: Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield

Get ready for a sensational Bonfire Night celebration as Autumn Lights returns to Sheffield's Don Valley Bowl on Sunday, November 5th. This year promises to be even better than the last as DJ Ryan Swain and a live band set the stage, a lively funfair gets the blood pumping, and delicious street food tantalises taste buds; all before the night sky is painted in explosion with Sheffield's BIGGEST firework display.

Not only all of this, but the event will feature glowing roaming performers, live fire performers, and an early children's firework display that is a bit quieter than the main event.

Don’t miss out on a night of fun and spectacular fireworks! Grab your tickets on their website!



Yorstox Firework Spectacular with Stock Car and Banger Racing

When: Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind day of racing and fireworks at Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield as Yorstox presents the Firework Spectacular with Stock Car and Banger Racing on Bonfire Night 2023.

This thrilling event promises to tear up the ground and light up the night sky, marking the grand culmination of the racing season season. As the day unfolds, you can witness the adrenaline-pumping action of National Ministox, V8 Hotstox, Heritage F2, and the hilariously entertaining Reliant Robins.

Fans can immerse themselves in all the racing and firework excitement for just £5 per person, make sure to head down early (from  1:30pm) to witness both the exhilarating Stockcar Finals and an awe-inspiring firework display. Grab tickets on thee Yorstok website now!



Night of Colours Fireworks

When: Sunday 5th November 2023

Where: Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster

if you don't mind making the short trip to Doncaster for some Bonfire festivities, then Doncaster Racecourse is bringing back its momentous Nigh of Colours firework night this year!

It's a mesmeric event with festivities catering to all ages, where everyone is encouraged to dress in their most colourful attire. Children can enjoy free face painting, a lively Kids Disco, creative colouring, and a Circus Skills Workshop, whilst also tackling the thrilling funfair that offers rides for all ages!

But, obviously, the highlight of the night is a breathtaking firework display, featuring rockets, Catherine wheels, and more, oh and don't worry about the weather; they've got you covered with an optional viewing area.

It's a family night set to dazzle and delight, creating lasting memories for all, and is only a short trip outside of Sheffield!



Clifton Park Bonfire Event

When: Saturday 4th November 2023

Where: Clifton Park in Rotherham

If you don't mind the short trip out to Rotherham to see the night sky lit up with fireworks, then the annual Clifton Park Bonfire Night is coming once again in 2023!

This thrilling event promises an unforgettable evening of family fun, with a funfair to delight all ages, a roaring bonfire that will cast a warm and welcoming glow, and the main event, a mesmerizing fireworks display that will paint the sky in the prettiest of colours.

The best part? The event is absolutely free to enter, so you can savour every moment without breaking the bank. So why don't you round up the family, get them wrapped up in their warmest coats, and head down for an evening of pure joy at Clifton Park?



Locke Park Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2023

When: Saturday 4 November 2023

Where: Locke Park in Barnsley

While this one is the furthest out from Sheffield, being in Barnsley, we still think it warrants inclusion, as it really isn't too long of a round trip, plus, this one ios all for charity, so we'd like to give it all the support it can! So make the trip and celebrate Bonfire Night at the Locke Park Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display!

Organised by Barnsley Round Table volunteers, this family-friendly event offers funfair rides (not included in the entry ticket), food and drink stalls, a massive bonfire created from donated fire doors, and obviously, a dazzling 15-minute fireworks display to cap off the night in style. This is all while supporting local charities and causes with event profits staying in the Barnsley community.

So head to their website and buy tickets for a hand and heartwarming Bonfire evening in Barnsley!




Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.