Previewing Some of the Best Fireworks Displays in Kent for 2019

Fireworks night is fast approaching, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with information on some of the most spectacular and intriguing displays taking place around Kent.

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Gravesend – November 1st

The Riverside Leisure Area is the place to go in Gravesend this year with a musically-themed fireworks display. The free display also has a funfair and the Stan Lee disco. Catering outlets are also in attendance to feed hungry visitors.

Ashford – November 2nd

The Ashford Rugby Club holds its annual fireworks night on the first Saturday in November. It includes a huge fireworks display that seems to get better every year. A mega bonfire lighting will also take place and there will be plenty of food options and stalls ready to serve up some real ales from three outside bars.

Leeds Castle – November 2nd & 3rd

This night also helps mark the 900-year anniversary of one of Kent’s most well-loved landmarks. It celebrates with ‘25,000 starbursts’ above the castle. It has an ‘around the world theme’ this year and there are fairground attractions and a live DJ set from kmfm’s Garry and Laura.

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Sittingbourne – November 3rd

The Appleyard Sports Bar in Sittingbourne is the location for something a little different from the usual. This year the fireworks will be set off to choreographed music all hosted by a dedicated DJ. As usual, there will be plenty of other standard Autumnal festivities on offer including a BBQ and bar, fairground rides, doughnuts, popcorn, free parking and of course the obligatory candy floss. For parents not wanting to lose their kids, there’s plenty of glow in the dark items for sale.

Canterbury – November 5th

Kent County Cricket Ground plays host to a popular annual fireworks display. This display lasts for a full 20 minutes and promises to be every bit as breathtaking as the cricket team’s recent County Championship winning season. It also features fairground attractions and music from the Old Town Souls.

Maidstone – November 7th

The organisers at the Kenward Trust hope you’ll be shaken and stirred by their fireworks this year. That’s because it features a James Bond theme and a performance from five-piece live band Marylebone Jelly. This one has a strict no-alcohol policy in place which makes it an attractive option for all the family.

Staying in this year?

Some people will choose to stay in with frightened children and/or dogs, or simply prefer to watch the fireworks from home. If this is the case then all is not lost as there are some fantastic fireworks-themed games available online to accompany your night in. There’s always something about to go off on bingo sites such as Paddy Power with the Fireworkz Blitz slot game. Slots have become an enormously popular option for gaming nights in and this particular bonfire-night-themed game features reels that are filled to bursting with fireworks.


If getting creative is your idea of fun then the Fireworks Arcade app will have you mimicking the outside lights, colours, ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as you design a fireworks display directly from your smartphone. It features arcade-style games to play while waiting for the rest of the family to troop back home too

So wherever you live in Kent, and whether you get to go out or not, there’s a fireworks display near you promising some pretty spectacular action. Choose your favourite display and enjoy a night filled with bangs, whirls, crackles, whooshes and maybe a toffee apple too.





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