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Military Event, Sat 24 Jun 2017, free entry

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day


Scarborough Armed Forces Day is a day to celebrate and say ‘Thank You’ to the British Armed Forces as well as being a family fun day out.

The event is now in its 9th year and attracts over 25,000 supporters. Taking place on the South Bay which is closed to traffic, the event covers Foreshore, West Pier and Sandside.

Listen to marching bands as they parade, talk to Veterans and find out what they did in the Armed Forces, support over 40 military charity stalls, watch the RNLI and the Coastguard Air to sea rescue with the Sikorksy helicopter, cheer on the sea cadets gun run, sing along with Chris Myers vintage singer, dance to 1940’s popular music, gaze longingly at the gleaming vintage cars, look to the skies for RAF aerial displays, treat yourself at the Vintage Fair, check out the vintage military vehicles display, see two wheeled ambulances from WW1, ask the Black Faced Villains about the Cockleshell Heroes!

The full extent of South Bay will be utilised giving a one mile event area – so wear comfy shoes! In addition to the event activities there are over 100 local businesses offering traditional seaside entertainment, cafes and restaurants, speed boat trips, and much more. Join us for the day, the weekend or even the week!

Flying the Flag ceremony starts the AFD week – the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough will announce the raising of the special Armed Forces Day flag in a simple ceremony outside the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough.
10.00 for 10.30 on Monday 19 June 2017 (flag raised at 10.30)

Please Note:

There is no parking at the event site itself due to road closures.

For further details see attached PDF information sheet (at top of page).

Designated disabled bays on Foreshore Road & Sandside will not be available.

There is free mobility scooter hire for veterans with ID from:
Scarborough Shopmobility
5 Somerset Terrace
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PA
Tel: 01723 369910

Armed Forces Day has over one million Facebook supporters - why not join them today? Keep up to date with the latest Armed Forces Day news at:

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Jun 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry


Tourism Bureau

01723 383636


Foreshore Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1PD



See location of Scarborough South Bay on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 046887  Lat: 54.28322 Long: -0.39401

By Road:
Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay.
From the South end of the bay you will come along Foreshore Road.
From Peasholm Park in the North Bay, go on seafront along Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive and Sandside.

By Public transport:
There is a regular No.6 bus service from the town centre down to the West Pier in the South Bay (day time only). Current timetable at

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted