Bournemouth Air Festival - 10 Fantastic Festivals

Bournemouth's fantastic free festival

Thanks to everyone who has attended this year! See you in 2018 between 30th August - 2nd September!

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008.



What's on

In the air

Check out who appeared this year!

On land

The festival site covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Bournemouth’s award-winning coastline, with plenty to see and do.

At sea

Bournemouth’s picture-perfect horizon was transformed by the impressive RFA Argus which was back again for the 4th year in succession

Plan your visit

The Air Festival can be viewed from across the Bournemouth coastline. However, for the full experience, join us between Boscombe and Bournemouth piers where there is a host of entertainment, food and shopping available. Below are some resources that you may find helpful:

Getting here

Advice on the best ways to get to the festival, wherever you're coming from.


A guide which includes locations of accessible parking, toilets and wheelchair access to the seafront.


Be a part of the biggest and best aviation event - attended by more than 9.25 million people since 2008!

Sponsorship & brand engagement

There are a host of exciting sponsorship, marketing and brand engagement packages which will be available soon for 2018. Working with an award-winning team the Air Festival attracts the largest single audience of any event in Europe.

Become a Patron

A fantastic way for businesses, business people and aircraft enthusiasts to become involved with and support the UK’s biggest free aviation event!

Vendors & exhibitors

The Air Festival can help you create an experience consumers will want to be part of! Whether it is tasting, sampling, educating, informing or relationship building, the Air Festival is a fantastic, fun, engaging and inviting event.


With exclusive viewing areas and delicious food, our VIP packages offer the very best festival experience.

2018 – at the heart of the air displays, the seafront Air Festival Hospitality Team will be providing a first-class day out with two exciting hospitality packages.