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Fireshow 2019

Published on 18 July 2019

Fireshow 2019

This year’s Carlisle Fireshow will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

The United States' Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

The Bitts Park Fireshow will be held on Saturday 2 November and is set to be another sparkling Carlisle event not to be missed!

The centre piece of the 40-foot bonfire will be a giant moon with a curved façade with a video projection of planet Earth. More than 2,000 spectacular sparkling fireworks will also light up the sky.

It will be the 32nd Fireshow event staged by Carlisle City Council and is organised in conjunction with Merlin Fireworks Ltd.

Pre-entertainment for the event will start at 6.30pm and the Bitts Park bonfire lit at 7pm. A fairground will be open between 5pm and 9pm on Castle car park (formerly known as Devonshire Walk car park).

The event will be hosted by BBC Radio Cumbria’s Caroline Robertson. Caroline currently presents the radio station’s mid-morning programme.

Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr John Mallinson, said:

“This year’s event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. As well as a 40-foot bonfire, there will thousands of fireworks and it is set to be must-see event not to be missed.”

Admission is free. A charity collection will be held with all donations going towards the Rotary Club of Carlisle South, (which donates most of its fundraising efforts to local good causes) and the Mayor’s Charity Fund (CFM’s Cash for Kids, Guide Dogs UK and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice). Volunteers will be holding charity buckets on the entrance to the event and organisers are asking the Fireshow’s adult spectators to consider giving at least £2 each.

Carlisle Fireshow is a family event and no alcohol will be permitted on site or within the fairground in Castle car park (formerly known as Devonshire Walk car park).

More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the City Council event.

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