Remember, remember – safety first this November

People in Plymouth are being urged to make safety a priority this Bonfire Night.

Plymouth’s public event on the Hoe, which usually sees thousands of visitors gather to enjoy the bonfire and firework display has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

With organised Bonfire Night displays unable to go ahead, the message from Plymouth City Council, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Cornwall Police is clear: put safety first this year.

Plymouth goes large in 2021 with impressive event programme

Plymouth is bouncing back in 2021 with fresh plans for a year of events and activities starting from the exact date the Mayflower ship set sail 400 years ago.

A brilliant line-up including signature Mayflower 400 commemoration and city events will re-energise Plymouth next year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, major events planned for the city this summer have been cancelled, including the British Firework Championships, the Ocean City Blues ‘n Jazz Festival and Mayflower Week.

Mayflower 400 Plymouth Programme - Latest Position

In light of the latest UK Government information and guidance regarding coronavirus, we are currently in contact with our many partners, event organisers and host venues in the city to work through the implications on the Mayflower 400 events and activity programme.

Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 events in March, April and May will be cancelled or postponed and we will announce details of what is happening on the Mayflower 400 website and through our social channels as soon as clear guidance is available.

Statement about major events in Plymouth

In light of the most recent government guidance about mass gatherings due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Plymouth City Centre Company, Destination Plymouth and Mayflower 400 have made the decision to cancel or postpone a number of major events that were due to take place in Plymouth.

The following events will no longer take place in May: