7 sparkling Derby bonfire night and firework displays you don't want to miss in 2023

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There's plenty of Bonfire Night to be had in Derby from firework displays to family events

Sparkly season will start with a bang here in Derby! Bonfire Night events and firework displays will be aplenty in and around the city in 2023.

This year Bonfire Night (5th November) falls on a Sunday, giving spectators the perfect opportunity to enjoy a weekend full of whizz, pops, whooshes, and bangs.

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To help you get the most out of the weekend's festivities, we have created a fool proof guide with the best Bonfire events and firework displays in Derby.

If you have any more firework events to add to our list please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Fireworks and Fun Fair Night 2023

What do you get if you mix a bonfire event with fireworks and a fun fair?

You’re in for a magical time and this event held at a cricket ground sounds fabulous.

Enjoy rides on fairground classics, and tuck into burgers, hotdogs, confectionary and more.

Date: Friday November 3

Where: Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA

Time: 7pm

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How much: An adult ticket is £15, a child’s ticket is £5, and family tickets are £35.

More information can be found here.

Chesterfield Fireworks Extravaganza 2023

In addition to a themed firework display focusing on decades, this evening will be jam packed with entertainment from Chesterfield Football Club’s in-house radio station and radio presenter Becky Measures.

The crowd can sing along to hits from the 60s until present day, meaning there really is something for everyone.

Date: Friday November 3

Where: Stand Road Recreation Ground, Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8SW

Time: 4.30pm

How much: £3

More information can be found here.

Midland Railway Butterley Fireworks Night 2023

Fans of trains will love this fireworks display with a twist.

Board a train from Butterley, enjoy a firework display with music at Swanwick Junction and explore the Victorian Railwayman’s Church and Demonstration Signal Box.

Enjoy a bonus Spooky Park trip if you dare.

Food and warming drinks will also be available.

Date: Friday November 3 and Saturday November 4

Where: Midland Railway Butterley Station, DE5 3QZ

Time: 7pm on Friday, 7.30pm Saturday.

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How much: An adult ticket is £12.95, a child’s ticket (5-16 years of age) is £1

More information can be found here.

Matlock RFC Bonfire Fireworks 2023

A fun fair, rides, barbecue and scrumptious food is on offer at this bonfire evening.

Organisers have billed this event as an ‘awe-inspiring musical firework and lightshow display like you have never seen before.’

Date: Saturday November 4

Where: Matlock Rugby Club, Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Time: 5pm onwards

How much: Early bird prices for tickets bought before October 31; an adult ticket is £10, a child’s ticket (6-16 years of age) is £5

More information can be found here.

Belper Bonfire Night 2023

This considerately organised event caters for those who love Bonfire Night but who may appreciate a quieter environment.

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Organisers say there will be a quieter child-friendly firework display followed by a second ‘spectacular’ show.

There will also be doughnuts, mulled wine, hot dogs and more, meaning you can really have a good time with the whole family.

Date: Saturday November 4

Where: Belper Meadows Community Sports Club (adjacent to Belper Town FC), Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1BA

Time: 6pm onwards

How much: Early bird prices for tickets bought before November 1; an adult ticket is £6, a child’s ticket (under 16 years of age) is £3.50

More information can be found here.

Buxton Bonfire and Fireworks 2023

This eclectic event packs in fireworks, flambe circus fire performers, zumba fitness and more.

There will also be a smaller and quieter children’s firework display before the main event.

Date: Sunday November 5

Where: Buxton Cricket Ground Park Road, Derbyshire SK17 6SG

Time: 4pm onwards

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How much: An adult ticket is £7.50, a child’s ticket (under 13) is £3.50.

More information can be found here.

Willington Scouts Firework Display 2023

This annual event at Twyford Road Playing Field is well attended and a hit with the local community.

Food and drink will be served.

Date: Saturday November 4

Where: Twyford Road Playing Field, DE65 6BN

When: The event starts from 6.15pm

How much: Free entry

Visit their Facebook page for further updates about this event.

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