The annual stunning spectacle of colour and music returns to Clissold Park on Saturday 4th November with the Hackney Fireworks Display.
Kids fun fair rides, street performers and food and drink stalls are just some of the entertainment set to accompany the 2017 display which sees fireworks synchronised to music.
This year’s theme is ‘movies’, and residents are encouraged to channel their creative side and dress up as their favorite movie character.
Gates open at 5.00pm and the display starts at 7.30pm. The display is 20 minutes and is suitable for all ages. Entertainment may be weather-dependant.
*** Hackney Resident Special Offer ***
300 free tickets are availble to Hackney Residents…… tickets are allocated on a first come basis….. free tickets will go live at 12 noon on Friday 6th October and will expire as soon as the tickets have gone.
*** EVENT FAQs ***
Are there car parking facilities?
No, there are no car parking facilities available for the event. Where possible please walk or use public transport and plan your journey to and from the event in advance.
Is the event site well-served by public transport?
Yes, the site is serviced by the following public transport options:
These bus routes stop close to Clissold Park:
- 141, 341, 106, 393, 73 and 476
Trains (Overground and Underground) The following train stations are located within a short walk of Clissold Park:
- Arsenal – 10 minute walk
- Finsbury Park – 15 minute walk or 106 bus
- Manor House – 10 minute walk
- Stoke Newington – 15 minute walk
Train station locations can be downloaded using the link below: www.map.hackney.gov.uk/Find-My-Nearest-Internal/?UPRN=10008286964&CAT=CT08
What time should I arrive at the event?
Gates to the event open at 5.00pm with the display scheuled for 7.30pm. Please aim to be inside the park by 6.45pm, this will allow time to move into the audience area ready for the start of the display at 7.30pm.
Please do not leave entry until the last minute and factor in time to move through the ticket barriers.
Do I need to buy a ticket for my baby?
If your child is in a pushchair / buggy then you will need to purchase a child ticket. However babes in arms will not require a ticket.
How do I gain access to the event site?
The event site has three main entry gates:
- Gate B: On Green Lanes by Highbury Quadrant (Idea for those travelling from the general direction of Manor House Tube Station or from this local vicinity)
- Gate C: On Stoke Newington Church Street at its junction with Green Lanes (Ideal for those travelling from the general direction of Cannonbury Overground Station or within this local vicinity)
- Gate D: On Stoke Newington Church Street by Clissold Road (Idea for those travelling from the general direction of Stoke Newington High Street or from this local vicinity)
Please note the following gates will not be accessible:
- Green Lanes by Greenway Close;
- Stoke Newington Church Street by Spensley Walk;
- Queen Elizabeth Walk/Grazebrook Road;
- Stoke Newington Church St by Lordship Terrace / Queen Elizabeth Walk;
You can select you entry gate at the point of purchase, this will be displayed on your ticket. Stewards will be on hand to provide assistant and directions.
How long does the display last?
The display will start at 7.30pm and lasts for 20 minutes. Please note that due to the animal enclosure within the park, the display is a low noise display with it being choreographed to a musical soundtrack.
Will there be food and drink vendors at the event?
Yes, a number of local restaurants and food vendors will be selling a selection of food and drink from 5.00pm to 8.30pm.
Will there be any entertainment?
The park will be animated with street based performances and imaginative lighting to allow users to experience the park in a different way. There will also be some childrens funfair rides.
Confirmed entertainment and timings will be updated on this website.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No, alcohol can not be brought into site. Any alcohol brought onto site will be confiscated by event security.
Alcohol can be purchased and consumed in two of the onsite bars.
Can I bring in my own fireworks?
No, fireworks will not be allowed on site, please note sparklers are also not permitted. Any fireworks and/or sparklers brought onto site will be confiscated by event security.
Can I bring my dog along?
No, the event is operating a no dog policy. We advise local residents to keep all pets indoors during the display.
Will the fireworks affect the animals in the enclosure, including the deer?
No. In conjunction with the firework operators, we have carried out a recent firework test, which was overseen by an animal specialist, to ensure the animals’ welfare will not be compromised as a result of the event. The display has been designed using fireworks approved during the test fire.
In addition, an animal welfare expert will be onsite during the display to observe the animals and ensure their welfare is not compromised throughout the event.
Is there a disabled viewing area?
Yes, there is a viewing area within the ‘no dog’ area of Clissold Park. Please note this area is on grass. Access to this space can not be pre-booked and will be allocated on a first come, first served basic.
I can no longer attend the event, am I able to get a refund?
Unfortunately we are unable to process refunds for this event.
What happens if the event is cancelled due to adverse weather?
Please note the event will only be cancelled as a result of the weather if it is deemed unsafe to continue.
Hackney Council will provide regular updates via facebook, twitter and via the Council’s website on the status of the event and any changes.Please check the updates before starting your journey.
Who can I contact if I have specific questions in advance of the event?
If you have specific questions or require additional information that is not included within the FAQs, please contact the Park Events Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 8356 4309