Blast off for Fireworks Night!Published Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Chart a course to Seaton Carew on Tuesday 5 November for Hartlepool’s annual fireworks spectacular which will definitely be out of this world.
The theme of this year’s display is space exploration, celebrating 50 years since people first landed on the moon.
The free event will kick off from 4pm at the Clock Tower on the seafront with a funfair, followed by a fantastic line-up of musical performances from 5pm hosted by BBC Tees. The fireworks display itself will start at 6.30pm with the countdown from the Apollo 11 take-off.
As in previous years, The Front at Seaton Carew, between the Station Lane and Elizabeth Way junctions, will be closed to traffic from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. After the display, vehicles will be prevented from turning into Station Lane from the Front to ease congestion.
To help make the event more accessible, the Council will again be providing a free park and ride service to and from the event.
Full details of the entertainment and the park and ride service will be announced nearer to the time.
Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said: “The Apollo 11 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and his team was one of the greatest milestones in our history – truly a “giant leap for mankind.”
“We’ll be remembering that epic achievement and celebrating the wonder and mystery of space with a sparkling fireworks display and some fun-packed musical entertainment for all the family – and it’s all free!”