July events: Sunderland International Airshow
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Pack a picnic, head to the beach and lie back for dazzling aerial acrobatics, classic aircraft, live music, fireworks and traditional seaside fun.
Sunderland International Airshow is Europe's largest free airshow, showcasing everything from death-defying wing walkers and classic aerial battle re-enactments to synchronised aerobatic stunts by the Red Arrows - Britain’s iconic team of top military pilots.
The action takes place over the city’s picturesque coastline at Seaburn and Roker. Crowds gather here on the sandy beaches, pier and cliff parks. There is also plenty going on at ground level, with quintessential English seaside entertainments, a fairground, flight simulators, ride-on model trains and helicopter flights on offer.
Festivities commence with the Friday night launch party on Cliffe Park, mixing live music with flying displays and a big firework extravaganza.