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Armed Forces Villages

Located on the beach (Zone 2) is the Royal Navy Village where you can meet members of the services alongside a variety of service charities, that help to support serving and former personnel and their families, and interactive attractions and demonstrations. Also in Zone 2 is the chance to visit the Army Village where you can get up close to an array of current British Army equipment, such as the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank! With expert soldiers on hand to answer any questions you may have it's the perfect opportunity to find out all about a career in the Army

The RAF chinook team posing in front of their stand at the air show

Royal Air Force Village

Why not come up to East Overcliff and visit the interactive RAF Village with the returning static Hawk display. It is the perfect place to find out more about a career in the RAF and discover what the RAF do on a daily basis.

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Funfairs & Entertainment

2023 will once again see a variety of traders across the Seafront, the Town Centre and up on East Overcliff, offering everything from local shortbread to a nifty new pair of sunglasses or a Red Arrows cap. There will also be plenty of funfair entertainment to enjoy across the Seafront across the 4 days.

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Madame MOJO’s

Madame MOJO’s is a shimmering cabaret and a live entertainment experience, hosting the most outrageous drag queens, comedians, cabaret singers who we have carefully handpicked, without so much as a chipping a nail.

Madame MOJO’s Cabaret Club at The Bournemouth Air Festival will regale with hints of the West End, elements of Moulin Rouge, Madame JoJo’s, Funny Girls and even a touch of the Ibiza beach vibes.

Teaming up with the award-winning Steak House restaurant Funki Griller, we will be offering a dinner show experience, that will be one of the flying high delights of the Air Festival.

We will be offering full waiter service and table seating. We will also provide fully bespoke drink, food, and Air Festival packages as bespoke bolt-ons accompanying the Air Festival already fabulous show.

So, grab yourself a tickling feather, pull up a pew and prepare to be outrageously entertained.

FREE ENTRY ~ Opening daily from 10am on the beach, with an array of hot & cold drinks, iced cold draught beers, cocktails and wonderful food offerings to tantalize the taste buds.

Cabaret dinner & shows will be hosted Thursday, Friday & Saturday night from 6pm – 10pm, and matinee Sunday showdown from 2pm – 6pm on Sunday.

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Vintage Cars

Find a range of vintage cars on Bournemouth's East Overcliff.

Fudge trader at the air festival

Food and drink

With 1.5 miles of terrific traders and a variety of veritable vendors, you will find plenty to keep everyone well fed and watered throughout the festival. Not forgetting the new seafront al fresco bars and restaurants, perfect for watching the air displays

Marching band along Bournemouth Seafront

Lower Gardens & Night Air entertainment

We are delighted to welcome the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines who will be performing Sunday morning 11:00am-12:00pm and the Beat Retreat Sunset Ceremony in the Lower Gardens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6.45pm.

Also performing will be the Commando Recruiting Team giving Unarmed Combat demonstrations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6.20pm.

Big Screen located in the Bournemouth gardens with visitors watching

The Big Screen

Big screen times and movies:

• Mamma Mia (PG) – Thursday at 7.45pm
• The Greatest Showman (PG) – Friday at 7.45pm
• Grease (PG) – Saturday at 7.45pm

Multi colored fireworks exploding in the night sky above Bournemouth pier


Bournemouth's awe-inspiring firework displays near the pier on Friday and Saturday evenings are sure to be as popular as ever