Blackpool Armed Forces Week

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
24 June – 30 June 2019

Blackpool’s Armed Forces Week is back with an amazing lineup 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.

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

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

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.

Cenotaph Service

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

Following details are approximate and tbc for 2019

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.

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.

Blackpool Armed Forces Week Celebrations

  • 24 June – Armed Forces Week Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 24 June – Music for Heroes
  • 26 June – Armed Forces Week Afternoon Tea Dance
  • 27 June – Armed Forces & Veterans Dine Out for Free
  • 28 June – Fylde Memorial Arboretum
  • 28 June – Armed Forces Week Grand Gala Dinner
  • 29 June – National Armed Forces Day at Stanley Park
  • 29 June – Armed Forces Day Military Concert
  • 30 June – Sunday Morning Service & Parade

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