The Mighty River Domain played host to around five thousand people last Saturday as families gathered at Lake Karapiro for a night of Guy Fawkes celebrations.
It was another ripper turn out this year for the Cambridge Real Estate Family Fireworks event, where a massive professional pyrotechnics display lit up the lake.
Organisers were nervous as torrential rain poured down throughout the day on Saturday, but a clearing in the sky around 4pm made way for a beautiful night of fireworks, accompanied by a raft of family entertainment, including rock climbing walls, bouncy castles, face painting and all sorts of delicious foods.
“It was an absolutely brilliant night with a fantastic turn out, especially considering the weather earlier in the day,” said the Fireworks Coordinators Paula and Hannah, from the Cambridge East School PTA. “The Fireworks display was even better than last year. We had great support from the 17 community groups involved in the event.”
Though the final count is not yet available, the event raised a sizable number of proceeds to go towards the development of outdoor facilities at Cambridge East School.