The English Riviera Airshow and Jubilee Weekend will take flight from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022, with breath-taking displays over the stunning South Devon bay. The famous airshow will be joined by a community event ‘music on the meadow’, a Jubilee flotilla and the Queen’s Jubilee Beacons to create a full weekend of celebrations.
The Bay provides a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the airshow, providing a perfect location for a large coastal airshow event. The event is free to attend.
A full programme of events is yet to be released but here’s what to expect from the weekend.
THURSDAY 2TH JUNE: LIGHTING OF THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE BEACONS As part of a series of over 1500 beacons across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, the beacon at Corbyn Head will be lit by the Civic Mayor accompanied by a Piper. The beacons at Daddyhole, Shoalstone and Berry Head will also be lit by Coastwatch, Brixham Town Council and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Timing: From 9pm
FRIDAY 3TH JUNE: MUSIC ON THE MEADOWS A community festival coming to Torre Abbey Meadows, with a full day of family entertainment and celebration of the Jubilee Weekend. Expect musical bingo, pop-up theatre, and acts remembering the many decades of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. To complete the day, The Bootleg Beatles will headline the main music stage. The original and best loved Beatles tribute band have performed over 4000 times since the 80s and will close out our community festival on Friday evening. Timing: 12pm until 10pm
SATURDAY 4TH AND SUNDAY 5TH JUNE: ENGLISH RIVIERA AIRSHOW Across the weekend, the airshow will deliver an action-packed flying programme on both Saturday and Sunday between 11am – 6pm, with a selection of cutting edge and beautiful vintage aircraft taking to the skies. The Event Village will feature air display team stands where visitors can meet the pilots, and local and national traders offering everything from artwork and books to toys and furniture, family activities, a fairground, food stalls and bars. Timing: 11am until 6pm
On Sunday, the Jubilee Flotilla of water-craft will take to the water in the bay, with celebrated and private vessels representing all parts of the area’s coastal community. Visitors are invited to watch from the shores as the water teems with maritime action.
Sunday will also feature “The Big Lunch”, a giant airshow street party. Enjoy a celebratory picnic with friends and family on Paignton Green where there will be a range of high quality food and drink outlets to grab a bite and watch the many flying displays.
The event is run by Torbay Council. For further information on the event and to keep up to date with the latest news follow @englishrivieraairshow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit the event website FIND OUT MORE
The action-packed flying programme will take place over two full afternoons on Saturday and Sunday. All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice. FIND OUT MORE
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