Liverpool is gearing up for an unforgettable Bonfire Night … and there will be fireworks.

For all you first years new to the city, or returning students who love a good firework display, grab your scarfs and warm drinks because here’s all you need to know about Liverpool’s biggest Bonfire Night event.

Uniting both banks of The River Mersey, Liverpool City Council and Wirral Council have partnered up to host a spectacular waterfront display this Saturday – including fireworks, pyrotechnics and aerobatics.

Usually located in Sefton Park or Newsham Park, the free event will this year transform the Mersey into ‘The River of Light’, being the only official display hosted by the city council.

Kicking off at 4pm with street entertainment from the ‘Bring the Fire Project’ performers, the event will conclude with the main display set to explode at 6.30pm and last around 20 minutes. If you want to get a good spot, you should head down to the waterfront early to get a great view, which runs from Alexandra Tower on Princes Parade to the Arena and Convention Centre.

The current British Fireworks ‘Champion of Champions’ and ‘Stars Fireworks’ have created the showcase for the centre of the river, whilst the Twister Aerobatic Team will venture sky-high, firing pyrotechnics from the wings of their planes. But that’s not all – there’s additional waterside action including live music, UV face painting and illuminated street theatre performers, so there’s plenty to keep you and your housemates entertained.

We all know that every student loves a good bargain, so why not venture into town as there are special offers available from The Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE and Liverpool BID Company to complement the occasion.

So if you’re new to Liverpool, or just fancy seeing what the City has to offer, then gear up for a weekend of colour, culture and celebration.


For more information and scheduling of all the events visit the official Culture Liverpool website