Southport Air Show 2016


Visitors to this year’s Southport Air Show are asked to get on site early and really make the most of three days of amazing aircraft and displays.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual spectacle on the Southport seafront runs from September 9-11 and attracts thousands of visitors.

The main Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 10/11, but on Friday, September 9, the skies will be lit up with a dusk fly past and a display of aircraft illuminated with LED lights to celebrate the Air Show’s 25th anniversary.

The evening flying event is the first of its kind in the North West and there will also be a firework finale on the beach to end the special evening on Friday, September 9. This will be carried out by 2014 British Musical Fireworks Championship winners Sirotechnics.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member Regeneration and Skills, said: “This year’s Air Show is shaping up to be one of the best in its 25 year history and I look forward to seeing the huge crowds across the three days.

“Despite our ongoing financial pressures as a result of central Government cuts, Sefton Council continues to offer a fantastic events programme which caters for all the family and improves year on year.

“With the addition of the Friday night flying, this promises to be an exciting weekend for the Southport Air Show and the whole of the borough. If you are planning to attend one of the three days, please get there early and make the most of your visit to Southport.”

Tickets for each day of the Air Show are still available to buy now and start from £6.50 (including all fees).

Routes into Southport often get congested and visitors to the resort are asked to try and use public transport where possible.

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