Bournemouth Air Festival 2023

Event Date: 31 August – 3 September 2023

Bournemouth Air Festival is back for 2023, the dates for your diary are 31st August – 3rd September.

Bournemouth plays host to the UK's largest, free, air festival. Expect amazing displays on land, in the air and on the water too. All of the action takes place over our wonderful sandy beaches.

Red Arrows Display Times at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2023

Thursday 31 August: 5.30pm
Friday 1 September: 5pm
Saturday 2 September: 5pm
Sunday 3 September: 2.45pm

The Bournemouth Air Festival is Britain’s biggest free air and land festival. The festival will feature an incredible four days of aerobatics including the Typhoon, The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) "Lest we Forget", RAF HC6A Chinook, Super Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane, The Tigers Freefall Team, Supermarine Spitfire MK. XIX, Yakovlev Aerobatic Display, T-67 Firefly, WASP HAS1 Helicopter, Firebirds to name but a few!

The award-winning family friendly event includes dazzling dusk performances and entertainment on land. Once again there is plenty happening 'on land' and 'at sea' in 2023 – terrific traders, Armed Forces villages, displays, performances, funfairs and a host of delicious food and drink, plenty to keep everyone entertained.

The festival is free and we encourage everyone to buy the official programme to help support the event - and get more detailed timings for the entire long weekend.

RAF Typhoon
The mighty Typhoon ripping through Bournemouth’s skies once again

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)
Last year we welcomed the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster


Make a long weekend of it.
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