Happening a couple of days early, the Kingston fireworks is one of the largest displays in South London with crowds of 4-5000 people expected. The event is ticketed and held in Kingsmeadow stadium, with the fireworks being launched in time to music. There will be food stalls and fair rides from 6.30pm and the fireworks will begin at 8pm – last entry is at 7.45pm though so be sure to get there in time.
Although entry is not free, any surplus money made at the event is going to good causes – last year £8000 went to charities including Kingston Samaritans, the Kingston Can Appeal and towards equipment for the children’s ward at the Kingston Hospital. Tickets can be purchased on the day, online or at a number of local ticket spots, card purchases only available online. Advance tickets are £4 and tickets bought at the gate are £5.