Cosham fireworks 2018: What time does it start? Do you need tickets? Is there parking? Everything you need to know about display 

Portsmouth’s annual King George V playing field firework display will take place tonight and here’s everything you need to know. 

When is it and what time does it start? 

Portsmouth firework display is this week

Portsmouth firework display is this week

The King George V playing fields, in Cosham, will take place on Wednesday, November 7. 

The free event will open at 4pm where there will be a children's funfair (under 12's only) as well as a variety of catering units. 

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm, followed by a spectacular firework display at 7.30pm which will begin after a countdown led by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Portsmouth

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Do you need tickets? 

The firework display is free – so you won't need to purchase tickets. 

Cllr Steve Pitt, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said:  ‘Our free annual fireworks display is always really popular and attracts lots of people from across the city. 

‘Arrive early, bring your friends and family and enjoy the evening and the display.’ 

What about parking? 

The display, funded by Portsmouth City Council always draws the crowds so please avoid driving if possible although parking is available at Lakeside.

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Please follow the advice from marshals and use the underpass from Lakeside to the event site to avoid crossing Western Road. 

Visitors are also asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the display, as these are not permitted on site, as they are a health and safety risk.