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Harrogate Stray Bonfire and Fireworks 2012

Fireworks TockwithThe Harrogate Stray Fireworks and Bonfire will be on Saturday 3rd Nov 2012.

6.00pm – Stray FM buildup

6.30pm – Lighting of the bonfire

7.15pm – Fireworks

The charity event is being  run by the Harrogate Round Table for the 41st successive year.

Being one of the few remaining bonfire events where an entry fee is not charged, Harrogate Round Table are reliant on the generosity of the public on the evening to donate as much as they can afford to this years supported charity which is Saint Michael’s Hospice.


This years’ community service chairman Alan Fisher said:

With over 11,000 people expected (weather permitting), this is by far the biggest single FREE public gathering of the year in Harrogate. No Round Table volunteers get paid for any of the hard work that goes into planning this event, building the bonfire or clearing up so the public can be assured that ALL the money they donate is going to a very worthy cause. Without those donations, this sensational FREE event would sadly not happen.

This is our 41st year of organising this event, we always try to ensure a great warm family feel where everyone can watch the display in safety. You sense a real community spirit and it’s great to see so many families enjoying the event.


Directions & Parking

The bonfire is held on the grassy area known as the Stray directly to the south of the Empress pub which is HG1 4SP.  There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity so the area is likely to be highly congested.

To avoid being sat in lengthy queues, we strongly recommend leaving your vehicle in the town centre (free parking after 6pm) and walking from there which is only around 15 mins, or take public transport where possible. Why not make an evening of it by having a bite to eat in one of the many local award winning restaurants?

Parking on the Stray is not allowed.

If you would like to help out, or find out more about round table and the great fun you can have raising money for local charities go to


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