Blackpool Armed Forces Week

Both veterans and serving military personnel are celebrated during Blackpool Armed Forces Week with a wide range of activities and events.

Blackpool Armed Forces Week
25 June – 1 July 2018

Blackpool’s Armed Forces Week is back with an amazing line-up of events and entertainment to honour the nation’s military personnel.

The annual celebration has been running in Blackpool since 2006 and has become a permanent fixture in the resort’s events calendar.

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Blackpool Armed Forces Day - Photo: Warren Fletcher
Photo: Warren Fletcher

Armed Forces Week is Blackpool’s opportunity to say thank you to our heroes.

From 25 June to 1 July the resort unites in welcoming serving military personnel, veterans and cadets, with a wide range of activities targeted at them and their families as well as the many thousands of people visiting the resort.

Armed Forces Day – 30 June

Armed Forces Day on Blackpool Promenade
Armed Forces Day on Blackpool Promenade

Come along to Blackpool Promenade to see a number of vintage and modern day military vehicles. The static display will include the famous replica Spitfire, a real life Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron and more!

Enjoy live musical entertainment on the main stage from the Irish Guards Singers, The Band of the Kings Division and much more.

There’ll also be fun and games for all the family!

Cenotaph Service

Following the Armed Forces Day celebrations, the week ends with the Sunday morning Cenotaph service and parade.

Assemble from 10:30am at the Cenotaph on Blackpool North Promenade (near the Town Hall/North Pier) for the service at 11:00am, and the parade which will begin at approx 11:30am

As is now a traditional event, the Cenotaph Service will be followed at approx 12 noon by the Blackpool Taxi Pull, an annual event celebrating 10 years, which sees local cabbies show off their strength to raise money for Armed Forces charities and finally the Submariners Sizzling BBQ at the Guards Club.

The public will once again turn out in their droves for the parade and show their support for our brave soldiers and military personnel both past and present.

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The full programme for Armed Forces Week, and more details about individual events, is available here

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