St Albans Fireworks

05th November 2020

Fireworks will light up the skies across St Albans this Saturday after a successful crowd funder by the Cathedral to create a socially distanced firework display for everyone to enjoy from their homes and gardens.

St Albans Fireworks will be going ahead this Saturday

St Albans Cathedral launched the crowd funder to light up the sky for Bonfire Night with a reimagined firework display, called Look Up Together to replace the usual annual park event which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

St Albans Cathedral needed £20,000 for the fireworks and have almost hit £30,000 in donations from almost 1,500 supporters since it was launched in September.

Look Up Together on 7 November will see a number of 10-minute simultaneous displays fired from undisclosed locations and is designed to be seen from almost all residential areas across the city with fireworks rising to 120m due to their positioning. It will also be streamed live on St Albans Cathedral’s YouTube channel.

Paul Dean, chairman of the Cathedral’s fireworks committee, said: “We were inspired by New York’s approach to this year’s 4 July celebrations, with Macy’s organising aerial displays that could be seen without people needing to leave their homes.”

The annual St Albans Fireworks Spectacular has raised over £750k for charities since it first started 30 years ago. Any extra money donated will go to our nominated charities, Youth Talk, the Hospice of St Francis and St Albans Cathedral for its Covid-19 recovery plan.

Fireworks start at 6pm.