Sunday, June 19, 2011


The above photo was taken of one of the highlights during the brilliant Airfix Air Show element of the Big Event which will continue today with the stunning Red Arrows, apologies for picture, I think I and my camera were a little unfocused me because of working a night shift friday and the camera who knows. 

As I have stressed earlier, there is something for everybody at this event, I myself spent a pleasant half hour or more, absorbing the performance given by the band Riveras in the Marine Gardens just up from the clock tower.

Anyhow events are listed on TDC's website here, today also see's Margates Traditonal Raft Race, on the beach there are various family activities including tradional Punch and Judy to compliment the Airfix Air Show and the live music.


The Airfix Air Show for Sunday 19 June

13:30    Raft Race obviouls not part of flying display but a tradional event in harbour
15:30    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
15:52   The Tigers Freefall Team
16:09   Stearman
16:17   Tutor
16:25   Tucano
16:34   Hawk
17:00   RED ARROWS

The Entertainment for Sunday 19 June

Marine Gardens

  • 11.00 am  KD JazzThis band has its roots in the music of the 20's, 30's and 40's presenting a snappy brand of 'good time' music. All the musicians have a wealth of experience behind them ranging from West End shows to film soundtracks, classical concerts and jazz festivals.
  • 12.00 pm  DJ
  • 12.15 pm KD Jazz
  • 1.00 pm   DJ
  • 1.30 pm   HullabalooHullabaloo is an outstandingly talented and hugely popular Jazz, Jive and Swing band with a wealth of professional experience performing in the UK and overseas, and an impressive list of clients. With a unique male vocalist, wonderful harmonies and impeccable timing, theirs is a truly impressive sound. Unique (and occasionally humorous) arrangements of well-known tunes ensures that they never fail to entertain.
  • 2.15 pm  DJ 
  • 2.45 pm  Hullabaloo
  • 3.30 pm  Flying Show
  • 5.30 pm  DJ


  • 11.00 am  ATC Band.2433 (Ramsgate) Squadron Air Training Corps
  • 12.00 pm  DJ
  • 12.15 pm  The Whittlers:The Whittlers are quickly becoming one of the busiest entertainment artists on the UK music scene. All of the band are professional musicians, and have a mass of experience ranging from European tours, weddings and corporate events. This young, but heavily experienced band will provide an amazing party experience playing a mixture of Pop, Soul, Rock and Chart Music, ranging from the 60's right up to the present day.
  • 1.00 pm  DJ
  • 1.15 pm  The Whittler
  • 2.00 pm  DJ
  • 2.30 pm  Marylebone JellyA class act, Marylebone Jelly is an experienced five-piece live band with a repertoire that covers the best and classic hits from the last five decades
  • 3.30 pm  Flying Show
  • 5.30 pm  DJ  
If you have a mobile phone, you can view these pages in a mobile version without all the claptrap, which will allow you to view this brief guide of whats on at the event, since there appeared to be no programme available at the event. Enjoy


  1. It didn't work for me. Palm Bay should where the event is held. To much squeezed into The Parade and the top of Fort Hill. What would have been a great view of the show over the bay spoilt by the new Council Offices (sorry the Turner Shed). I noticed people were only going in when it was raining. Overpriced food stalls and too much alcohol. Oh and CHARGING to get onto the harbour arm.
    Thanks to the Red Arrows and Saturdays Vulcan for making the event, although even here the display was so far out to sea at times I thought they were giving a display at Southend at the same time. Actually looking around I realised Margate really has had its day.

  2. Had a graet time, the Harbour wasnt charging it was just a donation if you felt like it, i didnt as had no change only complatint was the rudeness of the security people, apart from that a great day

  3. Is this event value for money Tony?
    How many thousands cameand what did it cost to put on?
    The crowd for last years was estimated to be 50,000 which was not bad compared to the Southend show where 40,000 attended and the cost to the council was £200,000.
    Both of these were dwafted by Eastboune 4 days for 450,000 at a net cost of £30,000 after sponsorship. Bournemouth did very well over 4 days, 750,000.