Bournemouth Air Festival features an incredible four days of aerobatics. In 2023 expect appearances from the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon and Battle of Britain planes, and with more aircraft announcements expected soon; it’s a packed four days of fun.
This award-winning family friendly event includes dazzling dusk performances and entertainment on land.
Here’s what visitors love about Bournemouth Air Festival
Spectacular air displays
The festival features an impressive line-up of aircraft, including military and civilian planes, helicopters, and aerobatic teams performing breath-taking displays in the skies above Bournemouth. The Red Arrows are a popular feature on all four days for 2023!
Yes, it is completely free to enjoy the displays and entertainment, making it a brilliant day out for families. Pack a picnic for a pocket-friendly day out.
The festival is known for its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great event for families and people of all ages.
So much to see
Alongside the air displays, the festival has so much to see, do and experience. From shopping and the funfair to the Armed Forces areas and STEM tent (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). There’s plenty to do. We dare you to try and see everything in one day!
Beautiful unrivalled coastal setting
Bournemouth’s picturesque coastline is part of your day. Whether you watch from the beach or from up higher on the cliff top, it provides a stunning backdrop to the air displays and festival events.
Food and drink
The festival offers a wide range of food and drink options, including local and international cuisine, ensuring you have plenty of choices to refuel.
It’s not over when the sun goes down! In addition to the daytime displays, the festival also features an evening program – ‘Night Air’ with illuminated aircraft displays, culminating in fabulous fireworks, for a spectacular end to a lovely day.
This summer the Bournemouth Air Festival runs over four days 31 August – 3 September 2023.
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