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Fireworks displays and bonfire nights happening in Dorset this year

PUBLISHED: 16:51 29 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:51 29 October 2019

Bournemouth Fireworks 2018, photo credit: Thomas Faull Photography - www thomasfaull com.

Bournemouth Fireworks 2018, photo credit: Thomas Faull Photography - www thomasfaull com.

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We've rounded up some of the best firework displays and bonfire events happening across the county in 2019

2 NOVEMBER

BOURNEMOUTH

The resort's biggest fireworks party at the Littledown Centre has displays at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, including the famous White Knuckle - the South's loudest and latest fireworks show. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Contact: Ticket Hotline - 01202 055550, bournemouthfireworks.net

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BRIDPORT

Organised by Bridport Round Table, gates opens 7pm, fireworks display from 8pm at Bridport Leisure Centre.

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DEWLISH

The annual bonfire night and fireworks display is back in Dewlish, and this year they will again welcome Back to the Shack, who will be playing their foot-stomping blues/folk and classic Americana music. There will be hot food - including pulled pork rolls - as well as a licensed bar serving hot drinks and cakes. For the little ones there will be free activities out of the cold in our marquee. The gates will be open at 5:30pm, bonfire lighting around 6:15pm, before the main fireworks display at 7.15pm. Tickets on the gate for two adults and up to three children will be £15, adults £5 and children £3. Under 4s are free. Ample free car parking on the site.

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DORCHESTER

Fireworks at Dorchester Rugby Club's grounds, Coburg Road. Gates open 6.30pm, display 8pm.

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LYME REGIS

Free firework display on the Cobb at 6.30pm, followed by bonfire on the beach.

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FORDE ABBEY

Pyrotechnic pizzazz with music and street food. Gates open 5.30pm, fireworks from 7pm.

Visit: fordeabbey.co.uk

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CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch Rotary hosts this at Stanpit Recreation Ground. Guy Competition at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.15pm, fireworks at 7.45pm.

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SIXPENNY HANDLEY

The skies above the village of Sixpenny Handley will be lit up thanks to this fantastic display organised by Woodcutts Scouts and sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex. Expect a true community feel, with burgers and sausages from the village butcher and beer and cider from local brewers. Firstwoodcutts.org.uk

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5 NOVEMBER

POOLE QUAY

Live music, street entertainment and family activities from 4.30pm, free firework display at 8pm.

Visit: pooletourism.com

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WEYMOUTH

Fairground (on pavilion forecourt) from 3pm, 6pm judging of homemade Guy Fawkes, 7.40pm, beach bonfire lit, 8pm free fireworks display.

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9 NOVEMBER

SHERBORNE CASTLE

Live music, fairground rides and refreshments from 5pm, bonfire lit at 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

Visit: sherbornecastle.com

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If we've missed off your event, please get in touch with us at ellie.fells@archant.co.uk.

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