LANTERN PARADE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY LAUNCHES 2019 BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL ACTIVITIES – FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
The town’s carnival weekend celebrations will start with a bang at the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s ‘Grand Firework Display’.
Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council and supported by Sedgemoor District Council for the fourteenth successive year, the curtain raiser event will take place on Friday 1 November at St Matthew’s Field. The glittering fireworks display, which starts at 7.30pm, has proved popular in the past with spectators and has been well supported by people in and around the Sedgemoor area.
The build up to the fireworks display will start at 3pm, as there will be other attractions at St Matthew’s Field to entertain the family, including a handful of fairground rides, kindly provided by the world famous Chipperfield family.
Local school children will also be getting in on the fun with a special lantern parade which starts at 7pm from the Bridgwater YMCA.
Mike Crocker, president for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “It is terrific news that we are once again able to hold a grand fireworks display on carnival night eve, and it will get the town in the mood for what is to come the following night.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council for their continued generosity. If it wasn’t for the help we receive from local authorities, organisations and companies, our carnival would not be as popular as it is.”
There will be a £5 charge for parking in St Matthew’s Field, with all proceeds raised going towards the Bridgwater Carnival charity. Gates for parking will open at 6pm.
No unauthorised pedlars will be allowed into the field during the event.