Parks and countryside
Bonfire and firework events come back with a bang
The events attracted just under 19,000 people, with Walsall Arboretum and Willenhall being sell-outs and the sites operating at full capacity.
Following a three-year break due to the pandemic, Walsall Council’s much-loved bonfire and firework displays made a return this November.
The events took place at King George V Playing Fields in Bloxwich, Walsall Arboretum and Willenhall Memorial Park during the bonfire weekend (4 to 6 November). It gave residents the opportunity to enjoy their local parks and see the traditional bonfires and wonderful firework displays, alongside fun fair rides and food and drink stalls.
The events attracted just under 19,000 people, with Walsall Arboretum and Willenhall being sell-outs and the sites operating at full capacity. The Council-run events offered excellent value for money, with a family of four being able to attend from just £18 on the early bird offer, and full prices being held from 2019. After the bonfires were lit at 6.30pm, the attendees watched a spectacular 20-minute display of music.
“ This is the first time we have organised the bonfire and firework displays across Walsall since 2019 and we would like to thank the thousands of residents for attending and showing their support. The events brought people together to enjoy the entertainment on offer.
We are always looking for ways to improve our events. Therefore, we encourage everyone who attended the event to complete the feedback form. We would also welcome comments from those who were unable or chose not to attend. “
To learn from this years' experience and shape future bonfire and firework events, the Council has set up a feedback form via the Commonplace website, where people can share their views: https://walsallsays.commonplace.is/en-GB/proposals/bonfire-and-fireworks-events-what-do-you-think/step1