The Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Extravaganza at Chester Racecourse – Everything You Need To Know
The Lord Mayor and Chester Racecourse are partnering once again to bring back Chester’s favourite fireworks night event on Saturday 5th November.
This year Chester Racecourse have pulled out all of the stops. There will be two fireworks displays, a funfair, LED light performers and an appearance from the Chester Zoo Lantern Puppets.
The event is now SOLD OUT so there will be no tickets available on the night. Find out everything you need to know here for bonfire night at Chester Racecourse…
The Lord Mayor and Chester Racecourse are partnering once again to bring back Chester’s favourite fireworks night event. The event is run entirely not-for-profit in order to raise money for local charities with staff at the racecourse volunteering to work the event.
When is it?
Saturday 5th November 2022 at Chester Racecourse.
Is the event sold out?
Yes, the event is sold out and only those with pre-purchased tickets will be able to enter the racecourse.
Can I buy tickets on the day?
The event is sold out so there will be no tickets to purchase on the day.
What are the timings for the event?
The gates will open to the public at 5pm. The children’s fireworks display will take place at approximately 6:45pm and the main fireworks display will begin at approximately 7:30pm. The bars will close at 8:30pm, and the funfair and racecourse will close at 9pm.
*All timings are subject to change
What time is last entry?
Last entry to the racecourse is at 7.45pm
Where do I enter the racecourse?
Early bird and general admission ticket holders should access the racecourse via gates 3A, 4 & 5. VIP ticket holders can access via gate 3A.
Those in the County Boxes, including charities should access via gate 4A.
Where do I collect my VIP fairground wristband?
Pre-purchased VIP ticket fairground wristbands must be collected from the Pavilion Suite as soon as you arrive at the racecourse.
How do I redeem my early bird ticket free ride?
Your early bird ticket entitles you to 1 free ride at the Kids Funfair, located in the Dee Stand. Your child will have 2 rides to choose from. Simply show your e-ticket to the fun fair operator when you arrive at the Kids Funfair area.
How can I get to the event?
The scheduled train strike for Saturday 5 November has now been cancelled so those planning to travel by train can now do so. We advise attendees to check travel updates regularly and travel via public transport where possible
Vehicle barriers will be in place so drop off outside the Holiday Inn Express is not permitted.
Will there be parking?
There is no parking available at the racecourse on the day. Parking is available in a range of city centre car parks provided by Cheshire West and Chester council, including the New Market car park.
Where can I access on the racecourse?
The entirety of the grandstand side of the racetrack will be open to all ticketholders on the night. Every ticketholder can move between Dee, Tattersalls and County stands freely, as well as across the track to The White Horse car park where the funfair will be located as well as food vendors.
VIP ticket holders will have access to the Pavilion suite and Pavilion roof viewing area.
Due to limited lighting, the inner paddock area of the racecourse will not be in use by the public for health and safety reasons.
Will there be entertainment?
This year Chester Racecourse have pulled out all of the stops. There will be 2 fireworks displays – one for children and one for adults/everyone. In addition, the racecourse will play host to an entire funfair on The White Horse pub car park.
There will also be LED light performers and Chester Zoo’s Lantern Puppets to welcome guests to the event. Keep an eye out for them for the rest of the night as they take to the stands to walk amongst the crowd.
Will there be food & drink?
Yes, there will be a range of places serving food/drink on the night including racecourse bars/restaurants, as well as third-party food stalls.
Is there a dress code?
We encourage all those attending to dress for the elements. It is likely to be chilly and there is limited cover at the racecourse. We encourage attendees to bring a coat and umbrella just in case.
Which charities are being supported?
The Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Extravaganza is a not-for-profit event, with all proceeds going to five local charities; Share, Older People Active Lives, The Chester Mystery Plays, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and The Chester Lions.