3rd November 2015
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The 5th of November 2015 is almost here, so here is our guide to Bonfire Night in Guernsey for you, with information on local public firework displays and some firework safety tips.

Let us know if you are organising a Bonfire Night and/or Firework Display event this year that is open to the public. We would be more than happy to add it to this guide and, if full details are provided, also publicise it in our local event listing for Bonfire Night.

Public Bonfire/Firework Events in Guernsey

Click the links below on the organiser names for further details of each event from our event listings. The times shown here are for when the fireworks begin, not for when the events begin.


Thursday 5th November 2015

2nd Guernsey Scout Group
5.45pm - Wayfarer Centre, Rue du Haut, Vale.

Northerners' AC
6.00pm - Northfield, Grand Fort Road, St Sampson.

Guernsey Raiders RFC
7.00pm - Garenne Stand, Footes Lane, St Peter Port.

Rovers AFC
7.00pm - Rovers AC Ground, Port Soif, Vale.

Belgrave Wanderers FC
7.00pm - The Track, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson.

Vazon Elim Church
7.00pm - Vazon Elim Church, La Mare Road, Vazon.

Friday 6th November 2015

Saints (St Martins) FC
6.30pm - Blanche Pierre Lane, St Martins.

La Houguette School PTA
6.30pm - La Houguette School, St Peters.

Saturday 7th November 2015

Castle Breakwater Display
6.30pm - Castle Breakwater, St Peter Port.


Firework Safety

If you are helping to organise or run a public event, or holding your own private fireworks display, please be aware of the following safety tips to help you stay safe at all times:

  • Obey local laws and customs. If fireworks are not legal where you live, please do not use them. In Guernsey please be aware that for 2015 local people are requested to only hold private fireworks displays on the following evenings: 5th, 6th or 7th November 2015.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Use fireworks responsibly - never throw them or aim them at people or property.
  • Always have water close to hand, either a hose or bucket.
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Do not try to alter them or combine them together.
  • Never relight a dud firework that has failed to go off. Wait 20 minutes before returning to the firework and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the person lighting the fireworks, and that person should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated lighter" person setting off your fireworks who remains teetotal for the evening.
  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. Younger children may wave safer glowsticks instead.
  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks or other illegal explosives - they can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the local police or fire station.

For further safety information please see the British Pyrotechnists Association website or the States of Guernsey's safety advice.

Animal Safety

Please be aware that fireworks terrify pets and other animals, so please follow the GSPCA animal friendly firework code to protect your pets and the local wildlife. Please visit the following page at the GSPCA website for full details:

GSPCA Firework Advice

Here at thebestof Guernsey we hope that you have an enjoyable Bonfire Night. Stay safe!

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