Riverside Fireworks is being held at
Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 3SJ
Tel: 07879810960

Located in the Riverside Cark Parks (DH3 3SJ). Follow the signage to the drop off area adjacent to the Donald Owen Clark Centre.

For those who have not pre booked car parking permits there is ample parking in the town centre. Please follow the pedestrian signs to the riverside park.Other car parks located in the Chester-le- Street area can be found at

On behalf of Stanley Events we would like to thank you for buying tickets for the Riverside Fireworks Display, we cant wait to welcome you to the event.

We have an exciting evening of entertainment planned including fun fair rides, fire breathers and singers. There will be the chance to meet and greet Frozen princesses, super heroes, and transformers plus a children's fancy dress competition. All overseen by Star Radio breakfast show presenter Wes Stakes. All of this culminating in a 22 minute display set to music tracks from  all of your favourite superhero characters.

We have a wide range of food and drink stalls to whet your appetite including a texas BBQ stall, pizza, burgers and more.

Roads around the event are expected to be busy and to help our staff welcome you to the event it would be appreciated if you could arrive in plenty time with your tickets for the event printed out and ready to be checked.

If you have bought event parking please make your way to the site and follow the pre booked event parking signs. Its important that you clearly display your printed parking permit in your windscreen so our team can see it clearly. 

If you have not bought on site parking their is ample town centre parking within Chester-le-Street town centre, the short walk should take approximately 15mins and pedestrian signage will guide you to the site. Please do not try and access the site without a pre paid parking permit as you will be turned away and this will delay your arrival at the event.

The event is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately, wear suitable footwear and bring a torch.

We hope you have a great evening of entertainment and we look forward to providing a first class events for you on Sunday.

Entry Conditions

For Everyone’s enjoyment please note the following entry conditions:
Strictly no fireworks including sparklers
Under 16’s must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian over 18
Age Proof, the only forms of identification we will accept are a current passport, a photo driving licence and a ‘PASS’ hologram ID card. 
Food and Picnics are permitted within the site
Camping/Deck Chairs are permitted
No Dogs except Guide Dogs
Soft Drinks and Water is permitted only in unopened plastic bottles
Searches will be carried out on patrons at the gate.
No Alcohol can be brought into the Event
No Glass Bottles or Containers
No Windbreakers or Beach Tents
No Pushbikes
No Weapons, random checks with metal detectors are in operation
No Drugs
Anyone found to be supplying alcohol to under 18’s will be ejected from the event and details passed to the police.

Mark Ellis, Development Manager, Go North East, said: “Getting to Riverside Park is easy with Go North East with regular buses on the 78/78A routes from Consett, Stanley and Sunderland, with buses stopping at one of the entrances to the Park. It's also only a short walk from Chester-Le-Street Front Street to Riverside Park, with frequent buses on the 21 from Newcastle, Gateshead, Low Fell, Birtley and Durham.” For more information on bus times and fares, visit www.gonortheast.co.uk

Carl Marshall, Director of Stanley Events, said: “Demand for this event has been high, there is parking on site but good public transport should mean congestion is kept to a minimum. Bus services provided by Go North East make it accessible for people to attend the event from across the region.”

The gates for Riverside Fireworks will open at 5pm on the 6th November and the display will kick off at 7pm. Standard tickets cost £5 in advance and £7 on the night, and children under 6 go free! Limited on-site car parking will also be available, but this must be booked in advance via the website.

£1 from every ticket sold will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity and Durham Agency Against Crime.