Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show 2023

One of the UK’s biggest and best FREE airshows, Blackpool Air Show is scheduled to return for 2023 across the weekend of the 12th and 13th August 2022 – and now confirmed for the show are the World famous RED ARROWS – appearing on BOTH DAYS!

Full details of the 2 day festival of all things aircraft, stunts and more flying specials have now been announced with the RAF Typhoon display team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight who are also confirmed for both days of the free event.

The festival also features stalls and ground displays from the likes of the RAF, Blackpool Life Boat and is a real carnival event in the shadow of the Tower.

The best views are from North Promenade – with the displays mostly taking place over the Irish sea infront of the Blackpool Tower between the Central Pier and North Pier. The Viva Vegas Diner & Bar offers one of the best locations on the prom to sit and watch the show whilst enjoying a drink, or a snack. You can book a table here.

If you are unable to make the show, you may be able to watch some of the displays on our live webcam – located on the roof, overlooking the promenade.

Previous Blackpool Air Shows

The history of the Blackpool Air show dates back over 100 years to 1909, when it was first held at Blackpool Airport showcasing some of the first planes ever built. This makes the Blackpool Air Show one of the longest running in the World!

Sadly, the 2020 show was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. But our friends at VisitBlackpool and Live Blackpool compiled some videos of previous displays below.