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Light up the sky with Tamworth's spectacular fireworks show
Another explosive pyrotechnic display is on the cards as Tamworth's free fireworks event makes its comeback for another year. The countdown is on to the biggest and most popular event in Tamworth's calendar as the free fireworks spectacular returns with a breath-taking light show in the skies above the town's Castle Grounds on Saturday 2 November. The extravaganza will return with a bang, bringing another great evening of fun for the whole family. This year's impressive display of fireworks, set to music, will illuminate the skies above Tamworth at 7pm, with entertainment taking place from 5.30pm. Included among the evening entertainment will be fire performers, face painting, a sparkler zone, family activities, artisan food stalls and a funfair.

Tamworth Fireworks
Be sure of a place for Tamworth's spectacular fireworks display

Organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, the fireworks display has become a firm favourite in the town's annual calendar of events and has attracted upwards of 25,000 people in recent years. Due to the event's popularity, visitors are asked to plan ahead and be patient when travelling to the event and moving in and out of the main arena. People are advised to walk or use public transport where possible and to arrive in plenty of time for the fireworks as some footpaths around the area will close during the display for safety reasons. Entertainment will continue after the main fireworks display for anyone who wants to wait for the crowds to reduce before making the journey home. There will also be the opportunity to visit Tamworth Castle after dark, from 3pm to 7pm. No viewing of the fireworks will be possible from inside the castle. Normal admission prices for the castle will apply.

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Entertainment also includes fabulous fire-eating

Councillor John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Culture and Operational Services, said: "This event has become incredibly popular over the years, drawing visitors from near and far for an amazing display of pyrotechnics and entertainment. We are delighted to be able to host such a large event for the 11th year, free of charge. We are lucky to have the resources and facilities to make it all possible. I hope lots of families come along to the Castle Grounds and enjoy the celebrations." The Tamworth fireworks spectacular is sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre.
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Why? Fireworks spectacular returns with a bang
When: Sat 2 November
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: Free
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