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New event brings bonfire night to the Botanical Gardens

A brand new fireworks and lighting extravaganza has been announced for Bonfire Night this year, taking place in Sheffield’s iconic Botanical Gardens.

Illuminate the Gardens will take place over two nights on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November, and the event looks set to become an exciting new addition to the city’s calendar.

A new venture from Events Collective, the team behind this year’s hugely successful relaunch of Sheffield Food Festival, will have something for the whole family –  with delicious street food, a licensed bar stocked by the best local breweries, mesmerising fire performances, great live music and plenty to engage the kids without having to empty your pockets.

There will be an art trail, a number of free activities and a special ‘no bangs’ fireworks display on offer in the early evening. Of course, the real star of the show will be the wonderful venue itself: The Botanical Gardens will be lit to display its stunning features in all their glory, whilst Optimum Fireworks, (who do the finale displays for Beatherder Festival, amongst others), light up the sky for the exhilarating main display.

Tickets will be available to purchase online, with a limited amount of super early bird tickets launched later this month at just £5 adult / £2 child / £12.50 family (2 adults, 2 children). Tickets on the gate will be £8 adult / £4 child / £20 family. Keep an eye on their website at or find them on Facebook.

Competition: Want to win two VIP tickets to Illuminate the Gardens this November? These beauts will give you free entry to the event, two free meals from top local street food traders and a £10 bar tab. Just send an email to with the subject line ‘Exposed September’ by 5pm on Friday 29th September to be in with a chance!

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