Sidmouth Air Show: what time does it start, who will I see and where can I park my car?

Sidmouth Air Show organisers have released further details of display running times and parking availability.

The air show, on Friday, August 27, is set to soar over the town starting at around 5.30pm, and ending with the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows.

Parking is available at the district council car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, and plus additional space at Sidmouth Rugby Club.

And a temporary boat ban has been actioned in an area of water of Sidmouth seafront while the air show takes place.

A Sidmouth Town Council spokesman said: “The 27 August Sidmouth Air Show is promising to be a fantastic start to the Bank Holiday weekend and is shaping up to be a real tonic and highlight of the year.”

The proposed flying programme, which may be subject to change, is:

5.30pm – Royal Navy Wildcat Solo Display

5.45pm – Rich Goodwin Pitts Special aerobatic display

6.05pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota and two Spitfires

6.30pm – Royal Air Force Aerobatic display team, The Red Arrows

The town council spokesman added: “As well as the usual district council car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, further additional car parking will be made available at various locations including Sidmouth Rugby Club and will be clearly signed with marshals on hand.”

The organisers said a temporary Air Display Water Safety Zone (ADWSZ), banning boat, jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards, will be in force on the water offshore of Sidmouth Beach, between 5.30pm and the end of the display.

Vessels will not be permitted in the area, which will be marked by coloured buoys and patrolled by Sidmouth Lifeboat and authorised craft.


A map showing the temporary Air Display Water Safety Zone (ADWSZ).

There will be funfair at The Ham from Wednesday, August 25 until Saturday, August 28.

And a grand fireworks display starts at 9.30pm over the seafront on Saturday, August 28.

Volunteers are needed to help take donations, with collection buckets and contactless payment,  from air show spectators on August 27 – along the seafront, at Salcombe and Peak Hills and Connaught Gardens,

Organisers said the donations will enable the event to go ahead in the future.

To volunteer, email Sidmouth Town Council at

  • See here for more details of the event.

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