Glasgow Green Fireworks
The Guy Fawkes (or Bonfire Night) celebrations in Glasgow Green are unfortunately cancelled for 2021.
Organisers Glasgow Life say they will be unable to hold the hugely popular event around the same time that the major COP26 climate summit is being held in the city. Organisers Glasgow Life say that preparing and then clearing Glasgow Green for the event takes several days and as such they have chosen to cancel the event so that the park remains available to people in early November while COP26 is on.
The Glasgow fireworks show offers a free, safe and family oriented evening of fun. There will be a funfair and onsite catering, which will be available from 5pm with the fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Don’t miss one of the greatest events in Glasgow’s calendar!
The night is not just about fireworks though; there will be pre-show music and fun (details still to be confirmed, but usually this is from 6.30pm hosted by local radio stars), a funfair and food and drink stalls. Enough to make sure that everyone is entertained!
This year’s theme hasn’t been announced yet.
Even though in Glasgow we love to call the 5th “bonfire night”, there is no bonfire at Glasgow Green.
You should enter Glasgow Green from the west end of the park, any entrance on the Saltmarket or Greendyke Street is suitable as the other sides will have no public entry.
Entry is free, and it is usually very busy. Last year more than 50,000 people turned up to watch the fireworks at Glasgow Green! If you want to be a the front, you will need to get there early, though you get a good view from most of the park, just look up!
Road Closures – If your driving on the 5th please be aware of road closures on Greendyke Street, Charlotte Street, Montieth Row and Montieth Place. These roads will be closed to vehicles between 4pm and 9pm.
Access via St Andrew’s Bridge and the River Walkway will be closed from 5pm on 5th November and will not re-open until 8am on 6th November.
For Your Safety
- Do not bring fireworks, sparklers, alcohol or pets to the Glasgow Green fireworks.
- Follow the directions of stewards and police
- Dress appropriately – We live in Glasgow and there is always a good chance we will get rubbish weather!
Like all outdoor events, the weather may cause the event to be postponed or cancelled. We will keep you as updated as we can!