Remember, remember Sunday 5th November; when our town comes alive with a Tide of Light!

Worthing’s award winning Lantern Parade and Firework Festival is back for 2017, bigger and brighter than ever to weave magic into firework night for all ages.

A fun, free firework festival

With the help of The Lions International Club, local businesses, and a team of volunteers, Tide of Light is designed for everyone in Worthing to enjoy, from the curious bystander, to the fervent firework fan. This year there’s plenty to do, including the famous lantern parade, live music, street food, entertainment, a fun fair, a fantastic firework spectacle, and new for 2017 the ice rink in Steyne Gardens!

What's on in 2017


Official Tide of Light Warm-Up from 4-6pm

From 4pm until 6pm on Sunday 5th November, Worthing Pavilion will be home to an awesome family-friendly party to get you and your little people up and moving.

There will be proper DJs (playing a mix of funk, soul, hip-hop, indie and dance classics), as well as a huge soft play area, crafting, face painting, lego, Bee-fit Fun Fitness, a chill out zone, licensed bar and food, and a mass exit to join the parade at 6pm. Tickets are only £6, non-walkers are free, and all entertainment is included!

Lantern Making

Free Crafting Sessions on the day or In-School

On Sunday 5th November there will be 250 FREE crafting spots available for children. Our crafters will provide all the resources and will help you make a lantern. The session will run from 12 -1pm at the Pavilion Theatre. BOOK HERE VIA EVENTBRITE, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

We are working with four local primary schools and our creative team to help children make over 500 lanterns from milk bottles.  If you would like your school to be considered please email info@tideoflight.co.uk

The Lantern Parade

Starting at 6pm at The Pavilion

An opportunity to show off your lantern creations with a wander round our buzzing town centre, starting at Worthing Pavilion and ending at the main stage in South Street.  The parade will leave promptly at 6pm - click map below for a printable download

Ice Rink Crafting

For sessions booked between 2-3pm

Come along to Worthing's fabulous ice rink in Steyne Gardens, where our creative team will help you make an illuminated hat to wear in the parade for sessions booked between 2-3pm on 5th November. Please book direct at www.worthingicerink.com

The Seafront

and The Steyne

The seafront and The Steyne will be a hive of activity on the night.  The funfair will be situated to the west of the pier, while to the east, Steyne Gardens will provide an uninterrupted view of the fireworks for families.  Food outlets and toilets will be available on the Steyne, and is recommended for wheelchair users and buggies.

Music & Food

Live entertainment and tasty street food

The main stage on South Street will see performers entertain the crowds throughout the evening and food outlets can be found on The Steyne, the seafront, Montague Square and Montague Street.  If you are a group or club and would like to perform on our main stage on the night, please get in touch with us: info@tideoflight.co.uk

Main Stage Line Up

  • Steel Band

  • Dave Cleife

  • KXB

  • Dynamic School of Performing Arts


  • Burning Organ

  • Dave Cleife

  • Burning Organ


  • Dave Cleife

  • Versioneers (feat. members of The Impellars)

  • Kompact Theatre Company


Firework Display

to end the night with a bang at 8pm

It wouldn't be firework night without a lots of ooohs and ahhhs, so thanks to Lions International Club, we're looking forward to a fantastic firework display from the end of the pier at 8pm on the night. Line our famous seafront and watch the sky explode with colour!  It is recommended that families and those with wheelchairs watch the fireworks from Steyne Gardens where there will be food, toilets and an uninterrupted view of the display.

We Need You!

Volunteers & Sponsors always needed

The Tide of Light could not happen without the immense support we receive from the public and local businesses. We are always in need of extra hands, especially to assist the children during crafting sessions and marshalling the crowds on the night.  We also need the support and sponsorship from local businesses.  If you can help please email info@tideoflight.co.uk


We need your donations!