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Red Arrows and Fireworks in Margate this Fathers Day

Red Arrows and Fireworks in Margate this Fathers Day

The Red Arrows will fly over Thanet again this summer when the Big Event returns to Margate.

The annual event, the only free land and air festival in the county will thrill revelers over the Father's Day weekend of June 20-21.

Now in its third year, a bigger and better line-up than ever before has been promised by organiser Thanet council.

As well as the air show featuring the famous RAF display team in the skies over Palm Bay, there will be a mixture of live music, street performances, and much more to keep fun-seekers entertained.

Among the aircraft taking to the skies will be the Typhoon, the Hawk, and the Tutor.

There will also be a nostalgic flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and, for the first time in the South East, the new UK-based Team Viper flying strike masters, who will be performing on Sunday.

Open from 10am-10pm on Saturday, and from 10.30am-6pm on Sunday, there will be a different programme each day.

Visitors will also be treated to a 1970s tribute concert on a Saturday evening with a fireworks finale.

John Bunnett, deputy chief executive of Thanet council, said: “Margate's Big Event is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Thanet's calendar.

"It is Kent's leading land and air festival and it is a superb event, as the 65,000 visitors who attended last year know.

"Best of all, it's a free weekend packed with family fun and entertainment. It really is not to be missed and we look forward to welcoming the crowds back again this year.”

A free shuttle bus will run throughout from Margate station, with parking available opposite the site at £5.

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