Air Festival visitors enjoying their time in the Virtual reality headset at the RAF village

Royal Air Force Village

Newly located in 2019 up on the East Overcliff, the RAF Village offered some exciting and interesting experiences. Watch this space for news on what they will be bringing for 2021.

Royal Navy Village

As well as the two ships in the bay, in 2019 the Royal Navy's very popular diving tank kept the youngsters entertained up on the East Overcliff , while their parents enjoyed the cooking demonstrations provided by the RN chefs. .

Marching band along Bournemouth Seafront

Beat Retreat

In 2019 Beat Retreat found a new location in the Lower Gardens on Friday & Saturday evening, with the band playing again on Sunday morning in the Gardens .

The Army Village

The Army Village is always a hands-on experience, giving festival goers the opportunity to get up close to an array of army equipment and vehicles.

Army unarmed combat performance

Royal Marines

Hosted by the Royal Navy Village, the Royal Marines once again entertained festival goes up on the East Overcliff in 2019, performing their staggering unarmed combat displays!

Funfairs & Entertainment

There was plenty of fun to be had across the Seafront and up on East Overcliff in 2019. Watch this space to see what will be on offer for 2021.

Festival vendors

Food and drink

With 1.5 miles of terrific traders and a variety of veritable vendors, there is always plenty to keep everyone well fed and entertained throughout the festival.

Air Festival Bars

No one will every go thirsty at Bournemouth Air Festival, with plenty of bars to choose from across the site!

Majestic eagle standing proud in the lower gardens

Liberty's Owl and Raptors

In 2019 those taking a walk through Bournemouth's lower gardens had the opportunity to check out mother natures majestic planes, including fluffy owls, stunning eagles and an imposing vulture. Audiences were entertained with daily bird shows run by the incredible staff from Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre.