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15th October 2019

Barry Island Fireworks Fiesta

BY: Nathan Spackman

Once again with the generous sponsorship of Barry Town Council and the support of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Rotary Club of Barry and Barry Round Table are to bring residents an exceptional evening of fun, entertainment and fireworks, as they stage the 46th Annual Fireworks Fiesta on Saturday, 2 November on Barry Island.

Over the last couple of years, the event has grown to now include live music and acts organised by Barry Round Table which means there is even more reason to arrive earlier and stay later!

Entertainment will begin on the promenade from 4.30 pm, hosted by local radio station Bro Radio which includes entertainment from local artists and a fire act at 7 pm, all before the main event (organised by Rotary Club of Barry) at 7.45 pm – the annual Firework Show! However, the entertainment doesn’t stop there! A final act will take to the stage at 8.15 pm to bring a fantastic evening to an end.

In recent years, more and more spectators are bringing their canine pals to the event. The organisers respectfully advise against this, due to the discomfort and anxiety that most dogs experience when fireworks are exploding.

A question that we receive every year is, “it’s raining, will the event still go ahead?” The answer is, YES. The event will only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions and all updates will be posted on the events social media pages.

The Firework Fiesta is sponsored each year by Barry Town Council who generously give £10,000 to ensure this event is enjoyed by the people of Barry year on year. The Vale of Glamorgan Council are also extremely supportive in the organising and ensuring the necessary road closures are in place. However, the overall aim is to become self-sufficient and still be able to help deserving causes throughout the town, and so we ask everyone attending to donate money into the collection buckets carried by Rotarians, Cadets, Scouts & others wearing yellow jackets.

Over the years, this Fiesta has been very popular and traffic delays are to be expected, so where possible please consider car sharing or one of the alternative forms of transport listed below;

Barry Docks Station/Barry Station; Park at either site and take the regular Transport for wales service to Barry Island. For times visit or ring Customer Services 0333 321 1202 or reservations 0870 900 0773

Hood Road Train Service; The Barry Tourist Railway will be operating a park & ride service form Hood Road Station, Waterfront to Barry Island Station from 6 pm until 9 pm.

The following road closures will be in place on the night:

Paget Road, between Harbour Road and its cul-de-sac end near the lifeguard station, including the un-named section of road adjacent to the side of number 10 Paget Road (excluding the lane) between the hours of 5 pm and 10 pm.

Friars Road, between its junction with Station Approach and Paget Road, between the hours of 5 pm and 10 pm.

Station Approach Road, between its junction with Paget Road and its junction with Station Approach Road, between the hours of 6 pm and 10 pm.

Paget Road, between its junction with Plymouth Road and its junction with Clive Road, between the hours of 7.45 pm and 10 pm.

For all event information leading up to the event visit

The event organisers wish to thank the Island Residents for their continued support and apologise for any inconvenience the road closures may cause on the night. Residents are advised to use Plymouth Road between 5 pm and 10 pm.

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