The LORD Mayor’s Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Chester Racecourse on Saturday, November 2.

The event will begin at 5pm, when gates will open to welcome members of the public onto the racecourse. Two displays will entertain the crowds, a children’s display at 6:45pm and the main display at 7:30pm.

Capital North West & North Wales Drivetime presenter Ben Sheppard will host the evening from the commentary box, playing music to the crowds throughout the evening and lead the all-important display countdowns.

In addition to the fireworks on the night, there will be a fairground located across the track and plenty of food and beverage outlets from which to purchase drinks and snacks.

The ‘Kids Zone’ in the Dee Stand will have additional free activities for youngsters aged 10 and under, including glow in the dark face painting and lantern making.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Mark Williams said: “Fireworks at the racecourse are a firm family favourite and I’m delighted that this year is the Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Extravaganza, supported by the Chester Charter Trustees. Professionally organised displays are by far the best and safest way to watch fireworks. Please join me for what will be a fantastic event that also supports the Lord Mayor’s Charity.”

Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, Richard Thomas said: “Last year 8,200 spectators enjoyed a fantastic event, with almost £10,000 raised for charitable causes in a true amalgamation of community spirit and collaborative working with our fellow city-centre stakeholders. We look forward to another show-stopping night this year and the opportunity to further support our charity partners through the generosity of the visiting public.”

A bucket collection will also be conducted on the night by Share’s team of volunteers, who will be positioned across and around the periphery of the racecourse. Proceeds raised from donations and the sale of tickets will go towards providing help and support for homeless people across Cheshire, Flintshire and further afield.

Debra Webb, Chairperson, Share Board of Trustees said: “We are a local charity, managed by local volunteers, providing humanitarian aid to the homeless and those in need across Cheshire, Flintshire, and the refugee camps across Europe. Our work with the homeless, refugees and many other vulnerable people is funded solely by the generous donations of the people of Chester and Flintshire and we are sure that everyone will once again get behind this event and make it a huge success.”

Tickets cost £5 when bought in advance and children aged four and under get in free. Tickets can also be purchased on the gate for £6.

To buy tickets, go online at or visit the Chester Racecourse Box Office in person.