Flamborough Fire Festival

Where: Flamborough, Yorkshire starting at Chapel Street and ending at the Village Green
When: 31st December
Time: From 10.30 to after midnight with Fireballs at 11pm, Longship Parade at 11.30 and Fireworks at 12pm

 

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This new event literally blazed into the festival firmament in 2015 but draws on a host of ancient traditions. Before the Vikings invaded York (where there is a Viking Festival in February- see separate article), they took over at Flamborough and much of the festival draws on Viking heritage and customs. Expect swinging fireballs, Viking-themed fancy dress including competitions for all age groups, a longship parade, lots of noise, fireworks and more. The special events are set at intervals through the evening from 10.30 so there’s plenty to keep everyone amused before the firework finale at midnight.

Helpful Hints

It’s all free of charge. A Viking Passport is required for access to the fireworks area so collect one in the village (for a donation) when you arrive.Viking dress is encouraged for visitors as well as participants – costume hints are on their website .There is no official car park for the event, so make sure that you don’t park on the procession route if you arrive by car (details on website link below).

Click here for the event website: http://flamboroughfirefestival.org

Thanks to Doc Rowe for sharing info about this new event!


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