Earth Wind and Fireworks! 2013
by local resident, Nadine Ong
As a local resident of Dartford, I always go to the fireworks display held in Central Park on bonfire night which is usually on the first Saturday of November. This is an annual event organised and run by the Dartford Lions Club.
The fireworks always start at 8pm, but I am usually in the park well before, camera around my neck, as I love watching the bonfire and the crowd of people milling around. I also love the children gathered around the bonfire, happy and waiting for the countdown.
The atmosphere is always a cheerful one. Glow sticks being waved in the air is truly a magnificent sight, making a beautiful rainbow of colours in the dark..
We all wait patiently for that all exciting countdown.... And the fireworks display never fails to impress everyone and excite the little ones. And not forgetting the fun fair which is usually arrives in town few days earlier.
Thanks to DARTFORD LIVING magazine for this colourful review
Dartford Lions Fireworks
& Bonfire Extravaganza
Our fireworks display is now in its 41st year.
The first display was held at St Vincent’s Boys Home, Temple Hill in 1972.
Dartford Lions have been very proud to help with the organising of this special event and all the other Firework Nights over the past 40 + years.
With the funds raised by the sale of tickets and bucket collections on the day are distributed to amongst others EleanorLions Hospice, local schools, charity organisations. Organisations both local and international benefit from our fundraising
Dartford Lions invite all residents of Dartford (and from further afield) to join us for our Annual Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza on:
Saturday 2nd November 2013
CENTRAL PARK, DARTFORD
Gates and Funfair open at 5.00 pm
Bonfire is lit at 7.15 pm
Fireworks 8.00 pm sharp
Forrests' Fun Fair - Charity Sidestalls - Refreshments
We would like to express our thanks to the Lions Clubs of Northfleet & Ebbsfleet, Swanley & North Downs and Bexley & Sidcup and to other Lions members and friends from around the Dartford area for their terrific support in making this year's event possible.
We should also like to express our thanks to Dartford Borough Council for their cooperation.
On Gate: Adult - £5.00 Child - £3.00
In Advance: Adult - £4.00 Child - £2.00
Tickets will be on sale at the following venues:
CRAFT FRAMES, 21 West Hill, Dartford. (Tues-Sat)
ELLENORLIONS HOSPICE SHOP, Spital Street, Dartford
ELLENORLIONS SPECIAL TREATS, Darent Valley Hospital
CAFE IN THE PARK, Central Park Dartford
PRIORY CENTRE, from Thursday 25 Oct to Sunday 27 Oct, and Friday 1 Nov and Saturday 2 Nov, 0930 to 1600 on each day
Proceeds from this event will go to the EllenorLions Hospices and other Dartford Lions Charities.
This event is suitable for families, however, parents should be aware that the evening will feature several loud bangs which could be frightening to very young children. Also for this reason no dogs are allowed in the park during the evening. Please be aware that displays of this type are subject to the weather, and under certain circumstances such as high winds, the crowd may be asked to move away from downwind of the fire for their own safety.
Dartford Town Centre will be very busy, it is advised that visitors where possible use public transport. Visitors to the Fireworks should try to purchase tickets before the event, to save queuing on the evening.