As part of this year’s 50th anniversary city status celebrations, the Swansea Labour-led Council fireworks display will be free to all and will take place on Swansea Beach.
Labour Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “This great sociable occasion will have a real wow factor in a safe, family-friendly environment – and we want everybody to have a great time as we continue to mark Swansea’s first 50 years as a city.
“Our annual fireworks event is Swansea’s biggest display and we expect a huge crowd so we urge all spectators to get there as early as they can.”
The display will be held on Bonfire Night – Tuesday, November 5, from 6-8pm. Fireworks from 7pm. There will be entertainment before and after the fireworks.
The fireworks display will be launched from the beach a couple of hundred yards from the Prom
In the run-up to the display, there will be fire shows on the beach. Before and after the fireworks, entertainment will include walkabout superheroes, stilt-walkers, fire-jugglers and Glow-Bots.
Throughout the event, there’ll be plenty of food and drink choices including gourmet burgers, a traditional roast carvery, hog roast, hot dogs, wood-fired pizza, fish and chips and sweet treats including cakes, sweets, crepes and doughnuts
The fireworks display will be visible around the bay and the best views for this will be on the Prom and the beach between the Civic Centre and the Cenotaph areas.
Traffic in the seafront and city centre areas is expected to be busy so those planning to attend are urged to travel early and to allow extra time.
One of Mumbles Road’s westbound lanes – the one closest to the Prom – will be closed between the Civic Centre and Brynmill Lane, from around 6-8pm for pedestrian safety.
Event car parks will be open from 5pm. Parking will cost £5 per vehicle – all pay on arrival. The car parks are: Recreation Ground, Lacrosse Field, Civic Centre East and West, Guildhall Rotunda, St Helen’s Baths car park, Paxton Street car park. Parking will also be available at Sketty Lane and Singleton Boating Lake car parks, and the usual city centre car parks. Note that the Oystermouth Road car park next to the LC is now closed – and that the St David’s multi-storey over the road is open 24/7.
The event site is in a residential area so please park responsibly. Traffic enforcement officers will be present.