Calendar of British & UK Airshows 2023 onwards

Airshows and other flying displays, 2023 and beyond

Airshow dates and details

A calendar showing the dates and details of British military and civilian airshows throughout the UK, including seaside and airfield air shows.

DateAirshow &VenueAirshow Details
May
7
Shuttleworth Season Premiere 'King and Country'
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of the season celebrates the coronation of King Charles III. Flying displays of resident and visiting aircraft, vehicle parade and live music.

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May
20
Abingdon Air and Country Show
Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG
01235 529142

The show was due to be held in September in 2022 but was postponed because of the death of Her late Majesty. The date is now 20th May 2023. Tickets bought for 2022 will be refunded and tickets for 2023 are available now.

As well as air displays, also expect live music, local crafts, vintage and classic vehicles.

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May
20
Special Operations
Evening Air Show

Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Evening Airshows offer opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying. Salute the bravery people working in intelligence and observation.

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June
2 - 4
Midlands Air Festival
Ragley Hall Estate
Alcester
Warwickshire.
B49 5NJ

One evening expect 'Nightfire', a combination of a night time aerobatic air display with lighting and pyrotechnics and a ground-based hot air balloon glow.

Over the whole weekend expect vintage aircraft, aerobatics and other air displays.

Although the event is being held at Ragley Hall, it is not organised by them, so please do not direct enquiries to the Hall.

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June
3 - 4
English Riviera Airshow
Paignton
Torbay
Devon
TQ4 6AG

In 2020 the Torbay Airshow became 'The English Riviera Airshow' and was to return in 2021 for a fifth year after 2020's cancellation. However, uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 forced a second cancellation. The rebranded show did launch in 2022 with four days of events, although there is only flying over the weekend. The two-day weekend seaside show with the new branding returns in 2023.

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June
4
Around the World Air Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A new theme for 2023. Billed as an "energetic celebration of world-wide aviation, both in the air and on the ground, with a variety of countries and cultures celebrated throughout the day". Displays will feature aircraft that have played a role in missions abroad.

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June
8 - 10
Aero Expo
Sywell Aerodrome
Wellingborough Road, Northamptonshire
NN6 0BN
+44 (0)20 8255 4000

Described as a 'Festival of Aviation' but in practice mainly an aviation trade fair exhibiting all types from ultralights through to piston props and helicopters, as well as aviation-related technology and accessories.

Not an airshow as such, but lots of static aircraft and usually some demo flying.

June
11
RAF Cosford Air Show
RAF Cosford, Shropshire
TF11 8UP
0844 5611897

The only RAF-organised show, featuring plenty of RAF displays and other airshow favourites: classic and current British and foreign aircraft, lots of static aircraft, entertainment, air museum and trade stalls all on this operational RAF airbase.

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June
16 - 18
or 23 - 25 *
North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day
Cleethorpes
DN35 0AR

National Armed Forces Day is on 24th June but the NELincs AFD web site gives the date of the local event as 16-18 June. * Elsewhere on the site it says the date is to be confirmed. Go to their web site for a date check beore making travel or other arrangements.

The 2021 event was a Covid-19 casualty but the Cleethorpes was back on the schedule in 2022 and returns in 2023, too. More details will be here when announced.

June
16 - 18
Weston Park Airshow International
Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard,
Shropshire
TF11 8LE

Mostly models but there are usually some visiting full-size aircraft. Camping available.

June
17
Best of British Evening Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Evening Airshows offer opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying. The theme showcases the influence the British Isles have had on the aviation, motor vehicle and steam industries.

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June
24
National Armed Forces Day
Falmouth, Cornwall
TR11 3DB

The organisers have announced that the 2023 Armed Forces Day National Event will be hosted by Corwall Council in Falmouth. More details will follow.

June
24 - 25
Duxford Summer Air Show
(previously 'Air Festival')

Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactors, sounds of the era and free access to the museums. The ticket price includes access to the museums and exhibitions.

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June 30 -
Juy 2
Teignmouth Airshow
Teignmouth, Devon
TQ14 8BB
07464 750735

Launched in 2019, cancelled in 2020 & 2021 and resurrected for 2022 & 2023, this airshow in South Devon is likely to be part of a fun weekend including music. There will probably only be flying on the Saturday.

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July
1
Wallop Wheels and Wings
Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire
SO20 8FB
01264 781086

In the grounds of the Army Flying Museum and the Army Air Corps airfield at Middle Wallop. Classic aircraft and vehicles, Kids Zone, Military Area, Corporate Village, Live Music, Beer Tent, Wine Bar, a Pimm’s Corner and Food Court.

July
1
Battle Proms
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
OX20 1UL

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.


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July
1 - 2
Battle of Britain Airshow
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

The Battle of Britain Airshow will be a two-day event in 2023: Saturday and Sunday. Something may be happening on Friday 30th June but details are not available yet. Check their web site for updates. The main show features representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain era and family friendly attractions.

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July
1 - 2
Wales Air Show
Swansea Bay, Glamorgan
SA1 9SA
01792 637300

This show used to be held every two years but became an annual show from 2016. This is a free event along the South Wales coast, which attracts first class displays and over ¼ million visitors.

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July
2
Military Air Show
Old Warden, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

This has always been one of the venue's bigger airshows. For 2023 it moves back from an evening show to a daytime show.

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July
8
Battle Proms
Burghley House
Stamford, Lincolnshire,
PE9 3JY

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.


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July
13 - 16
Festival of Speed
Goodwood, West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

Focus on cars and motorcycles and a few air displays, which usually includes the Red Arrows. Expect F1 teams to be represented and top F1 and other race drivers from all eras. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate.

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July
14 - 16
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

The biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

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July
15
Battle Proms
Hatfield House
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL9 5NQ

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.


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July
15
Summer Evening Picnic Air Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Evening Airshows offer opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying.

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July
29
Battle Proms
Highclere Castle
Newbury
RG20 9RN

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.


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July
29 - 30
Old Buckenham Air Show
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU
01953 860806

Previously a one-day show, it has been held over 2 days since 2013.

An exciting mix of warbirds and civilian aircraft; classic and military vehicles; military vehicle rides; re-enactors; bands; food village; funfair.

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July 29 -
August 5
Swanage Carnival
Swanage Bay
Dorset
BH19 1LD

A week of family activities on land and sea that usually includes some air displays.

August
4 - 13
Flying probably on 9th
Falmouth Week
Falmouth Seafront
TR11 3DF
Falmouth week is Friday 4th - Sunday 13th August 2023. Falmouth Sailing Week is 5th - 12th August 2023. Most of the events are sailing and onshore events but there would normally be some flying on the Wednesday (9th).
August
6
Carnival Air Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Expect a large number of resident and visiting aircraft on the ground and in the air including all sorts of carnival fun. The 2023 show expands on the circus theme of 2022 and includes circus-based activities.

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August
12 - 13
Echoes of History Show
Whitehouse Farm
The Living Memorial
Rettendon
Essex
CM3 8DL

The former 'Military and Flying Machines Show' took a rest in 2018 but returned in a new location in 2019 as the 'Echoes of History Show'. After cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19, the show was back in 2022.

Primarily a Living History show, with re-enactors and classic and military vehicles. There has been flying in the past.

August
12 - 13
Blackpool Airshow
Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire
FY1 4BJ
01253 478222

Free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of classic and modern aircraft over two days, centred just to the left of the Northern Victorian pier.

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August
12 - 14
Whitby Regatta
Whitby
North Yorkshire

The Regatta is held over three days. There are generally air displays on one or two of the days, typically including the Red Arrows and the BBMF.

August
12 - 18
Cromer Carnival
Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 9HP

A week of carnival events, in the week that includes the third Wednesday in August, with one or two air displays on the final Wednesday.

August
17 - 20
Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow
Eastbourne,
BN21 3YT
01323 411400

Free 4-day airshow along the very attractive seafront with ground displays, extensive military exhibition and plenty of flying all four days including strong military involvement.

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August
19
Shuttleworth Flying Proms
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The extremely popular Flying Proms returns after a brief absence. Exquisite Flying from 7p.m. by resident and visiting aircraft in display sequences to live classical music and culminating in a firework display.

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August
24 - 25
Clacton Air Show
West Greensward, Clacton seafront, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1NW
01255 686633

Free seaside air show and ground attractions. Not as big as some other seaside shows, but a good mix of military and classic aircraft; exhibition & trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment.

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August
25
Sidmouth Air Display
Sidmouth, Devon
EX2 4DR

The air display used to be part of the Sidmouth Regatta but this event is specifically the Sidmouth Air Display. Regatta events are being held over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Town Council has agreed to support the airshow for 2023 and 2024 but will consider alternatives from 2025.

August
26
Duxford Flying Evening
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

The 2022 'Flying Evening' title is retained for 2023, promising excellent, atmospheric flying as the sun goes down.

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August
27
Little Gransden Air and Car show
Fullers Hill Farm, Little Gransden, Cambs
SG19 3BP
07730 091132

Over three hours of vintage and aerobatic flying; vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and large scale model aircraft, in aid of Children in Need and local charities.

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August 31 -
September 3
Bournemouth Air Festival
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH1 3AF

The 15th Bournemouth airshow, one of the biggest free shows in Europe. Expect military and civilian favourites in the air and naval involvement; parachutes with flares and planes with fireworks after dark along with lots of music and other entertainment on the ground for the whole family in this award-winning festival.

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September
1 - 3
Chatsworth Country Fair
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

All the fun of the country fair with arena events, hot air balloons, country crafts, dog show, celebrity cooking and, usually, one or two aircraft but probably only on one of the days.

September
3
Bedfordshire Vintage Air Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The Heritage Show became the Vintage Airshow in 2019. The theme remained vintage aircraft, vintage motors, vintage agriculture and vintage bikes, from the Collection and from visitors. The show was to have been extended in 2021 to become a weekend of steam and vintage air displays but with flying on only one day, although the weather put paid to that. The Vintage air and steam show was back for 2022. For 2023 the show retains its focus on Shuttleworth’s Steam, Agricultural and flying Heritage but with a Bedfordshire county bias.

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September
8 - 10
Goodwood Revival
Goodwood
West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

Step back in time to the halcyon days of motor racing at Goodwood. Revival is not just a celebration but a recreation of the 'Goodwood Years'. Come in period dress and be part of the festival with period car and motorcycle racing, flying and static air displays of pre-1966 craft. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate.

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September
14
Jersey International Air Display
St Aubins Bay, Jersey, Channel Is
01534-873956

Wartime and modern military and civil aircraft. Expect an impressive line-up including a great deal of foreign participation not commonly seen on the mainland. Flying is over the coast in St Aubins Bay, adjacent to the island's capital, St. Helier.

September
14
Guernsey Air Display
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Is
GU1
01481 728686

Slightly smaller than the Jersey show on the same day, this show is centred to the east of St Peter Port harbour.

September
16 - 17
Battle of Britain Air Show
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Duxford's September Air Show will again commemorate the Battle of Britain. This is one of the biggest and most popular shows in the airshow calendar and often sells out. As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactments and sounds of the era. The ticket price includes access to the museums and exhibitions.

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October
1
Wings and Wheels Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The Shuttleworth flying finale abandons its usual 'Race Day' theme in favour of an old favourite, the Wings and Wheels show.

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October
14
Duxford Flying Finale
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

For 2023 the last Duxford show of the season retains its 'Special Flying Event' status and its name as 'Flying Finale'.

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2024 & Future Years

July
19-21 2024
July
18-20 2025
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

The biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

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July
22 - 26
2024
Farnborough International Air Show
Farnborough Aerodrome, Hampshire
GU14 6AZ

The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years. The first few days are trade days but Friday usually has special features for younger people and is open to the public. There used to be a family airshow on the Saturday and Sunday, but this element of the show was cancelled in 2020.

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August
9 - 18
Flying probably on 14th
2024
Falmouth Week
Falmouth Seafront
TR11 3DF
Falmouth week is Friday 9th - Sunday 18th August 2024. Falmouth Sailing Week is 11th - 17th August 2024. Most of the events are sailing and onshore events but there would normally be some flying on the Wednesday (14th).

 

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