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Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show will return on the 13 - 14 August with some of the world’s finest military and civilian aircraft performing over the iconic seafront.

The programme will showcase the very best in British aviation with a whole host of amazing flying machines and some of the country’s most talented pilots. Join us for this fantastic free event. For more details, find the full line-up and details on the Air Show Village below.

Update 11 August 2022:
Travelling to the event: With this being Blackpool's first air show in three years coupled with the good weather forecast, we are expecting a high volume of visitors over the weekend and demand for public car parks is likely to be exceptionally high. We recommend taking extra time to arrive and plan your journey ahead of time if you can - we don't want you to miss a single minute of the Air Show! 

Please note: an overspill car park will be available at Blackpool Airport at the south end of the promenade, where you can park all day for £5 using the PayByPhone app. The car park is a short walk from the Starr Gate tram terminus, making it easily accessible to hop on the tram to the Tower Festival Headland. If you're travelling by train, please remember that there is an unofficial strike scheduled. Leave plenty of time and check for service disruptions.

Red Arrows

Air Show Line-Up

Watch in wonder as some of the world's most incredible aircraft and aviators perform jaw-dropping aerobatics and fly-bys over Blackpool seafront.

See the full line-up

Air Show Village

Sponsored by the family entertainment centre, Coral Island, which is located close to the Tower in the heart of all the action, the Air Show Village offers plenty to see and do with a range of stalls, attractions and food concessions.

Blackpool Air Show Village brought to you by Coral Island - where kids eat free all day every day!

Find out more

Air Show Village

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