East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to “choose local” this bonfire season, supporting locally organised events rather than setting off fireworks or having bonfires in your own gardens. So we’ve rounded up some of the events taking place across the county and urge people to stay safe, stay local and have fun.


Firle Bonfire Night

Firle Place, West Firle, BN8 6LP

Saturday 29th October, 7pm-11pm

Info: Fire site entry £10+ booking fee per adult. Children under 13 free.
Tickets available on gate for £15
Free car parking in a field, disabled parking close to entry gate available.
Car parking will be signposted from the A27 and directed by stewards. No parking in village.
Licensed bar and hot food available.
Members processions start at 7pm in the village. This is a traditional Sussex bonfire where the members will walk the village with flaming torches on their way to light the grand bonfire followed by the spectacular firework display.
Fireworks from approximately 9pm.


Uckfield Rugby Club display

Hempstead Playing Fields, Uckfield, TN22 1LX

Saturday 29th October, 7pm-11pm

Info: URFC welcome you to join us for our free grand firework display! BBQ & bar will be available.


The Saffrons fireworks display

The Saffrons Sports Club, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1EA

Friday 4th November, 6pm – 10pm

Info: Gates open at 6pm, display at 7.30pm with food and drink in the grounds by Long Man Brewery, Cadence, and more. Buy your tickets online in advance.

Visit The Saffrons website for more information


Hastings and Bexhill Rugby Club firework display

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club Park Avenue, Hastings, TN34 2PN

Sunday, 6th November 2022, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Info: Come along to the Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club from 5.30pm to enjoy amazing fireworks. There will be a BBQ with burgers, hotdogs, chips, plus bar and refreshments. Tickets are £10 for a family of 5 or £3 per person.

Purchase on Eventbrite or via the Club House Bar.


Lewes bonfire celebrations

There are records of 5th November celebrations in Lewes back to the 1600s, and the celebrations have got bigger and bigger as time’s gone on. Read more about the history of Lewes bonfire celebrations here.

Although it can be tempting to go to the biggest event in Lewes, it quickly gets overcrowded. There aren’t many public facilities, the streets are very narrow, parking and public transport is very limited, and there are many road closures. There will be no trains calling at Lewes, Glynde, Southease, Falmer and Cooksbridge after 3pm on Saturday 5th November.

Trains will not start calling again until the first trains on Sunday 6th November.

You can find out more about the plans that are in place for Lewes bonfire celebrations here.


You can find a longer list of events taking place across Sussex on the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service website.

If you are still thinking of having your own display at home, or using sparklers, read our top tips for  enjoying fireworks safely or read the firework safety advice from Rospa.