Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Cassiobury Park tomorrow (Saturday) for one of the largest firework displays in the region, hosted by Watford Borough Council.

The free event will take place from 6pm to 8.30pm, with the display beginning at 7.30pm. There will be a host of entertainment for families to enjoy on what is sure to be a spectacular event.

Entertainment will start at 6pm, with live performances from Georgia and the Vintage Youth at 6.30pm and again at 7.05pm. The huge bonfire will be lit at 7pm, with a 20-minute firework display starting at 7.30pm. There will be a variety of food and drink outlets, children’s funfair rides and bungee trampolines.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Over 40,000 people saw our fantastic fireworks display last year. This is the largest free firework display in Hertfordshire and every year people tell me how much they enjoy the display.

“Each year we raise thousands of pounds for local charities and I hope that this year people will be as generous as usual. There will be collections taking place with the money raised going to the Peace Hospice, Sign Post and Watford Women’s Centre – all vital local charities who do so much good work in our community.”

Visitors will not be allowed to bring sparklers, fireworks or alcohol into the park.

There will be no parking in the Gade Avenue car park from 3pm on Saturday, apart from a limited number of blue badge spaces. These will be available on a first come first served basis.

There are also parking restrictions on nearby roads from 7am to 11pm, so people are asked to park in town centre car parks and walk.

Limited car parking is available at the following locations, for £5 per car:

Cassiobury Junior School, Bellmount Wood Ave, WD17 3PD (120 spaces, open from 5.45pm)

Fullerians Rugby club, Coningesby Drive, WD17 3PB

Sun Sports & Social Club, Bellmount Wood Ave, WD17 3BN