Eyes to the sky for firework fun

Wrap up warm and enjoy the illuminations at the 35th annual Emmett Firework display this weekend
Wrap up warm and enjoy the illuminations at the 35th annual Emmett Firework display this weekend

It is one of the biggest events on the annual calendar, and almost certainly the event that gets the most ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the thousands of folks who make their way to the heart of Milton Keynes to enjoy them.

Of course it’s the annual firework spectacular, and it will illuminate the skies this Sunday evening from 7.30pm.

This year marks the 35th anniversary since the fireworks first made a loud impression on the then still blossoming new city.

Back then the event was held in the area now occupied by The Food Centre, but although the location may have shifted over the years, the quality factor has remained a constant.

Fireworks are a big apart of the fun, but there is more to be had – with the Emmett Funfair, held in Campbell Park from today and through to November 10.

Whether you love the thrill of the rides, or the lure of the candyfloss, at least one visit must be made during it’s stay.

“It’s the looks on people’s faces that makes it worthwhile, and that’s why we keep on doing it,” Keith says.

Their expense is your free night out, so show your appreciation to the Emmett family who are as passionate about the event today, as they were when they first began.