Aberdeen Fireworks Night

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Beach Boulevard
Free

This years theme is musicals. Thanks to everyone who voted on the theme on the Aberdeen City Council - City Events Facebook, we have now gathered your favourite musical numbers - come along on Tuesday 5th November to find out if your favourites have made the final cut!

Hosted by Northsound 1's Jeff and Lauren in the Morning

  • 6.30pm - Fire jugglers and charity fire walk.
  • 7.30pm - 20 minute fireworks display set to music.

Help and Advice

  • Park and Ride from Bridge of Don, Kingswells and Souter Head Road at Aberdeen Altens Hotel (formerly Altens Thistle Hotel).
  • The best vantage points for the display are around the Beach Boulevard, Queen's Links and Esplanade areas.
  • Blue Badge parking is available on Links Road with access via Urquhart Road. Space is limited and is available on a first come first served basis. At the end of the display drivers will be held back until the crowds have left the area.
  • Remember to wrap up warmly, leave dogs at home and please don't bring your own fireworks or alcohol.

Park and Ride

On Tuesday 5 November, Park and Ride buses will transport spectators direct to the beach and return to Park and Ride sites immediately after the event ends. Avoid the traffic and take advantage of free parking. Low floor wheelchair accessible vehicles will be used on all services. 

Fares

Adult £2 return
Child £1.50 return
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £6.50 return

Kingswells Park and Ride

Kingswells Park and Ride is on the A994 at Kingswells. The journey will take about 30 minutes.

Outbound timetable Return timetable
Kingswells Park and Ride 18:00 18:30 Cotton Street  20:00 20:15
Beach Boulevard 18:30 19:00  Kingswells Park and Ride  20:30 20:45

           

Bridge of Don Park and Ride

Bridge of Don Park and Ride can be accessed by turning off Ellon Road (A90) onto Parkway East, then right onto Exhibition Avenue which takes you right to the site.

Outbound timetable Return timetable
Bridge of Don Park and Ride 17:40 17:55  18:10   18:25 18:40 Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade 20:00 20:15

 

Outbound timetable Return timetable
Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade 17:55 18:10 18:25 18:40  19:00 Bridge of Don Park and Ride 20:15 20:30

 

Souter Head Road Park and Ride

Souter Head Road Park and Ride is at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel, off Souter Head Road. The journey will take about 35 minutes

Outbound timetable Return timetable
Souter Head Road Park and Ride   17:50 18:20 Cotton Street  20:00 20:15
Beach Boulevard 18:25 19:00 Souter Head Road Park and Ride   20:35   20:50

 

Road Closures and Traffic Restrictions 

There are road closures and traffic restrictions in place for the Fireworks.  For details of these please visit Aberdeen Firework Night: Road Closures

We highly recommend you use public transport or the Park and Ride services from Bridge of Don, Kingswells and Souter Head Road (Aberdeen Altens Hotel, AB12 3LF) Park and Ride sites. They all have drop off and pick up points very close to the display area.

No, there isn't any dedicated parking for the event. There is a limited amount of parking for Blue Badge holders only on Links Road between Urquhart Road and the Beach Ballroom with access via Urquhart Road. Don't forget your blue badge and spaces are available on a first come first served basis. After the event, please be patient as you will need to wait for the crowds to leave before you can drive away.

Most of the roads close at 5.30pm and re-open at 9.00pm on Tuesday 5 November but there are some exceptions. See full details on the road closures and traffic restrictions.

More than 12,000 people attend this event each year, so we must close the nearby roads to make sure everyone can enter, watch and leave the Queens Links area safely.

In line with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recommendations, we advise that you do not bring sparklers to public displays and events.

No, in the interests of public safety we do not allow any fireworks or sky lanterns at the event. Anyone found with fireworks will have them removed.

As this is a very popular and busy event please ensure you keep a close watch on young children at all times. Please tell your children that if they get lost to tell a Police Officer or Event Steward wearing hi-visibility clothing. Parents and carers should immediately report a lost child to a Police Officer or Event Steward with a description of their appearance and clothing.

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