Ross Lions Annual Bonfire and Fireworks

poster for Ross Lions bonfire and fireworks 2017

The Ross Lions’ Annual Bonfire and Fireworks display for 2017 takes place this year on Saturday 4th November in the grounds of the Chase Hotel, with fun for all the family.

This event has taken place (regardless of the weather!) for many years, so this year’s event will maintain the tradition and the aim is to make an event for all local families to enjoy. Entry will cost £6 per adult and £4 per child (aged 16 or under) and this can be paid on the gate. Family tickets for adults with children will prove good value for those who come together. Please remember, however, that this is a charity fundraising event and by supporting Ross Lions Club you can be sure that every penny raised is used for good, charitable, causes.

The gates open at 6.00pm. The Lions and volunteer helpers join together to sell hot-dogs, burgers, and drinks. There will be on the field selling illuminated lightsticks and flashing novelties. If people buy these from the Leos they can also be sure that the money raised will also be used for charitable causes.

At 7pm, young members of a local scout group will form a procession, bringing their lanterns to light up the perimeter of the field. The procession will end with the lighting of the bonfire by a member of the Lions Club. The fireworks begin at 7.30pm and after a loud and lively display they will end with a ‘Goodnight’ message.

A lot of work goes into planning and organizing the evening and the Lions are determined that everyone should have a fun and safe time. For this reason, everyone needs to know that alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the Chase grounds. Also, Ross Lions want to remind everyone that this is a display, so people must not bring in their own fireworks. For safety, sparklers are not allowed. There will be stewards patrolling to offer help and advice and volunteer members of St. John’s Ambulance will also be present on the field.

Ross Lions Club for put on this fantastic event year after year for the people of Ross-on-Wye and the town’s visitors to enjoy. All profits go to Lions Charities and anyone who knows of an individual or group that need help can make contact by writing to the Secretary, email:

To find out more about Lions, including how to join the Club, look at our website where you will also find a link to our Facebook page. Anyone interested in possibly joining the Ross Lions Club is welcome to contact us for a chat with no obligation.

Ross on Wye Lions Club 0845 8335786