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Fireworks at Franklin’s Gardens: Event Cancelled

*** Franklin’s Gardens have confirmed that our drive-in Fireworks display on November 7 has unfortunately been cancelled, due to the nationwide month-long lockdown announced by the Government. All ticket purchasers will be automatically refunded via their original payment method within the next 30 days. ***


Franklin’s Gardens is set to host the most spectacular fireworks display in Northampton in 2020 – with tickets for the drive-in event now on general sale!

While the stadium’s hallowed turf might be more used to showcasing explosive offloads and thunderous tackles, the Gardens will instead be lit up on Saturday 7 November by an almighty array of pyrotechnics.

Gates will open from 5pm onwards with the Northampton fireworks show set for 6.30pm in Car Park D and provided by industry specialists Entertainment Effects.

A socially-distanced entertainment experience, Fireworks at Franklin’s Gardens will be a unique drive-in event where you can enjoy the display from the comfort and safety of your own car.

Franklin’s Gardens has also partnered with local radio station N-Live, who will broadcast live from the show so spectators can tune in on their car radios and play the accompanying playlist for the fireworks display.

Tickets are on sale NOW for just £25* per car. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

This event is dependent on prevailing government guidance at the scheduled date, and therefore is subject to change.
Book with confidence – refunds will be offered if for any reason the event cannot go ahead as planned.


*plus £1.50 booking fee.

Additional Information

  • All current Covid-19 social-distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to, to ensure everybody has an enjoyable and safe experience.
  • Fireworks at Franklin’s Gardens is an organised gathering whereby we will know in advance those who are attending, enabling contact with attendees before, during and after the event.
  • No different from people attending other socially-distanced events; our expectation is that people will already be attuned to the measures required.
  • We have a traffic management team on site. Tickets will be scanned through the windows, so no human contact necessary.
  • Toilet facilities will be provided with social distancing health and safety management and sanitisation measures in place.


Q: Is it safe to attend?
A: We have worked closely with the local authority to ensure that this event is in line with all the Government’s latest guidelines so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time. You should not attend if you have any symptoms, or have been advised to self-isolate.

Q: Can I get out of my car to watch the fireworks?
A: Yes, you will be allowed to stand next to your vehicle to watch the display, adhering to social distancing guidelines. All adults and older children (11+) will be required to wear a facemask at all times they are outside of their car.

Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Gates will be open from 5pm and the display will begin at 6.30pm.

Q: Will there be food and drink available?
A: There will not be any food or drink stands at this event; this is to limit people moving around the site as far as possible, helping to maintain social distancing. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but please take all rubbish home with you.

Q: Will there be toilets available?
A: There will be toilets available with strict social distancing in place and regular cleaning – please wear a face covering at all times when walking to and using the toilet facilities.

Q: Can I leave my vehicle overnight?
A: You are unable to leave you vehicle overnight. Stewards will help you to safely leave Car Park D once the display has finished.

Q: How many people can I have in my vehicle?
A: You are limited to however many people your vehicle is legally allowed to carry, and by current Government guidelines on mixing households and maximum group sizes.

Q: What happens if Government guidelines change and the event is cancelled?
A: If the event is unable to go ahead you will be provided with a full refund (excluding booking fee).

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