Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend – everything you need to know and full schedules

PUBLISHED: 14:57 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:57 15 June 2017

The Red Arrows. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows. Picture: Terry Ife

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One of the biggest events in Weston-super-Mare’s calendar is taking place this weekend, Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend. Here’s everything you need to know, including full schedules…

Weston Air Festival is one of the highlights of Weston’s summer calendar, and it is taking place this weekend.

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The free event includes spectacular aerobatic displays and Armed Forces Day celebrations on the ground.

The event will run from 10am to 6pm each day on the seafront, and aerial displays are set to begin at 1pm each day.

The Red Arrows will perform on both days this year.

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On the ground there will be a full programme of performances in the Armed Forces Arena, including appearances from The Marionettes, field gun displays, unarmed combat displays and much more.

The Beach Lawns will be a hive of activity with trade stands and activities for all to enjoy.

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There will also be a classic car show in Grove Park, from 10am to 4.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Pre-war vehicles and classic cars, motorbikes and vans from the 1950s to the 1990s will be on display.

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