Glasgow North East Firework Display

Community Events Scotland is hosting the Glasgow North East Fireworks Festival at Glasgow Fort on Sunday 5th November!

Glasgow North East Firework Display

About Glasgow North East Firework Display

Attendance at the event is free with a range of entertainment on offer throughout the day, starting at 11am and finishing at 10pm.

This includes music of legendary R&B group, The Drifters and Motown, at 6pm ahead of the firework display taking place at 7:30pm.

Other entertainment will consist of an enchanted princess pantomime, performances from local musicians, a live wrestling show from Iron Girders and a host of rides and shows as part of the onsite funfair. There will also be a selection of pop-up food stalls for visitors to enjoy.

Here’s everything you need to know about the festival before setting off:

What are the timings for the event?
The free festival will open at 12pm with stage performances starting from 12:15pm, including music from The Wee Garage Band at 5pm and songs from The Drifters and Motown at 6pm.

The fireworks display will take place from 7:30pm and the final act closing the event will take place between 8:00pm and 9:30pm – which will be announced shortly.

Festival goers can also enjoy a funfair throughout the day and into the evening, with all rides subject to a small cost.

Do I need to book a ticket?
No booking is required but the event is likely to be very popular therefore we recommend arriving in plenty of time.

Are sparklers allowed?
To keep everyone safe, sparklers are banned at the event.

What is the best way to travel to the event?
Walking or taking public transport to and from the event is recommended where possible.

If you are travelling by car, please be aware that the car parks are likely to be busy, so allow for additional time to travel and consider parking at the other designated festival car parks including Glasgow Club Easterhouse, The Lochs Shopping Centre and Platform, the art centre on Westerhouse Road, which are all in walking distance.

Will the shops and restaurants be open at Glasgow Fort?
Glasgow Fort will be open as usual. Visitors will have access to Glasgow Fort’s shops and restaurants as normal throughout the day, including Leopardo Pizza, Wagamama’s, Monterey Jacks, Five Guys, Nando’s, and many more. Please visit for more information. There will also be a selection of pop-up food stalls around the venue during the festival.

Is alcohol allowed/will alcohol be served at the event?
Alcohol will be strictly prohibited at the event.

Will food be available at the event?
There will also be a selection of pop-up food stalls around the venue during the festival and the restaurants and cafes at Glasgow Fort will be open as usual.

What should I wear?
The event will take place outdoors therefore please dress appropriately for the weather.

Are there toilet facilities?
There will be temporary toilet facilities within the event space and visitors can also use the centre toilet facilities including accessible toilets located next to the customer services (between Superdry and The Body Shop)

Is there a cash machine at the event?
There is no cash machine within the event space but there are cash machine located within the centre at M&S, next to Fort News, at the side of Three and within Poundland.

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