St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular 2017

Sat, 4 November 2017

Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family!

Taking place in Verulamium Park, this amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. Over the years it has raised over £750,000 for local and national charities. This year’s nominated charities are Earthworks St Albans and Waverly Driving Group RDA as well as other charities supported by St Albans Cathedral. 

The Fireworks Spectacular is sponsored by Debenhams Ottaway, Solicitors and is organised by the Cathedral and local volunteer groups. The display is produced by double winners of the British Fireworks Championships, Fantastic Fireworks of Redbourn.

There will be plenty of food and drink for you to enjoy too – with street food stalls, burgers and hot dogs, and licensed bars run by Outside Inns. For more information see St Albans Fireworks Spectacular 2017.

No sparklers or other personal fireworks are allowed in the display area. Access to the display is by all the entry points into Verulamium Park which have manned gates in operation (see map). There is a viewing area for the disabled near Gate 3. Access is by gate  3 with very limited disabled parking available in the car park at the Verulamium Museum (see map).

This event takes place in the dark in a large open space near open water. Please have careful regard for your own safety and that of those you bring with you, especially children. You may find it helpful to bring a torch.

Please also do not bring large bags with you as these will be subject to search which may delay you and inconvenience others.

Display starts 7.30pm prompt (gates open 6pm).


There are big discounts of up to 30% if you buy you tickets in advance.


Discounted advance purchase tickets (until midnight on Friday 3 November)

Children (3 and under): free

Children (under 16):  £3

Adults: £7

Family ticket: £14 (admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16)

Full price tickets (on Saturday 4 November and in cash at the gates)

Children (3 and under): free

Children (under 16): £5

Adults: £10

Family ticket: £20 (admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16)

Ticket purchase instructions

1. Click 'Book Now'

2.  Add tickets to your basket and click 'Continue'

3. Your tickets will have been discounted to the early bird pricing. Click 'Checkout' and follow instructions to payment

Please note that you do not need to apply a discount code.

***Please note that the Cathedral Box Office will stop taking bookings over the phone at 4.45pm on Friday 3rd November, but you will be able to purchase tickets in person on Saturday 4th November.***


***Important Information - Collecting Tickets***

Advance Collection

Tickets will be available for collection from the Cathedral Box Office until 4.45pm on Friday 3rd November.

Collection on the Day

On Saturday 4th November tickets can be collected in person from the Abbot's Kitchen marquee area on the Abbey Orchard between 10am and 6pm.

Please note that the collection point will be for tickets purchased via the Cathedral Box Office only. Tickets purchased at the Alban Arean must be collected there.

The Cathedral collection point will close at 6pm on Saturday 4th November.


By booking your ticket online you are agreeing to the Cathedral Box Office Terms and Conditions

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