Clacton Airshow planning fantastic display

Organisers of the Clacton Airshow are lining up a spectacular 2024 event.

An exciting aerial programme – as well as fun activities on the ground – is being put together by organisers Tendring District Council (TDC), working with their flight director partners.

The crowd-pleasing RAF Red Arrows are not able to attend due to display commitments in Canada, but Clacton Airshow – taking place on 22-23 August – will still be a fantastic event for all the family.

Ivan Henderson, TDC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism, said it was too early to confirm any flights yet.

“As we do each year, we have put in bids for flights to make-up our usual stellar display line-up; and we expect to announce these in the coming months,” Councillor Henderson said.

“While the Red Arrows always bring a smile to the crowds when they are available, they are just one part of our regular line-up.

“Bidding for flights is a complex process, and this also frees up some budget to spend on other amazing displays, so I am certain we will have a great line-up.”

Spectators planning a trip to the free event are urged to start making plans now, especially if they want to book an overnight stay to enjoy both days of the Clacton Airshow, which comes on the Thursday and Friday before the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Flight announcements will be made in the coming months; with a hope to pay a particular nod to the 80th anniversary of D-Day which falls this year. To keep up-to-date follow the Clacton Airshow’s social media channels – Essex Sunshine Coast on Facebook, @ClactonAirshow on X, and @EssexSunshineCoast on Instagram, as well as the event website at