RAF100 Weekend in Lincoln: Your full event guide

Get ready for a two-day spectacular of special flypasts, parades and fireworks as RAF100 takes off in Lincoln this weekend.

Around 30,000 people are expected to visit the city over August 11 and 12 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

With lots happening in 13 different locations across the city, the event promises to be packed with plenty of family fun.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln BIG has incorporated their much-loved 1940s weekend in the event with everything from wartime planes, 40s music and special performances.

There will be plenty happening between 10am and 5pm each day at Castle Hill, Bailgate, The Strait, Minster Yard, High Street, Brayford Wharf North, City Square and St Marks Shopping Centre.

Saturday’s lineup

Castle Hill

  • 11:45am to 12:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:30pm, The Dreambelles
  • 1:00pm to 1:45pm and 4pm to 4:45pm, Heather Marie

Saint Paul’s in The Bail

  • 11:00am to 11:30am, 12:30 to 1pm, 1pm to 1:45pm and 4 to 4:45pm, 52nd Street Jump
  • 11:45am to 12:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:30pm, May Blossom
  • 2:00pm at The Lawn, The Night Watch film

The Strait and City Centre

  • 11:00am at the Strait, Battlepipes
  • 11:30am at House of Frasier, Battlepipes
  • 12:30pm at High Bridge, Battlepipes

The Strait and Downhill locations

  • 2:15pm at Saint Benedict Square, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 4:00pm at the Strait, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 5:30pm at House of Fraser, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 7:00pm at Boots, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 8:30pm at Brayford Waterfront, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 9pm at Brayford Waterfront, fireworks display

Photo: Emily Norton

Sunday’s lineup

Castle Hill

  • 11:00am to 11:30pm and 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Lincoln Community Choir
  • 11:45am to 12:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:30pm, The Blighty Belles
  • 1:00pm to 1:45pm and 4:00pm to 4:45pm, Miss Sarah-Jane

Saint Paul’s in The Bail

  • 11:00am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 2:30pm and 3:30pm to 4pm, 52nd Street Jump
  • 11:45am to 12:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Lady Kingsnorth
  • 1:00pm to 1:45pm and 4pm to 4:45pm, The Spitfires
  • 4:00pm at The Lawn, The Night Watch film

The Strait and City Centre

  • 11:00am at the Strait, Battlepipes
  • 11:30am at House of Frasier, Battlepipes
  • 12:30pm at High Bridge, Battlepipes
  • 1:15pm at Brayford Waterfront, Battlepipes

The Strait and Downhill locations

  • 11:00am at Boots, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 12:30pm at House of Fraser, Rhubarb Theatre
  • 2:00pm at the Strait, Rhubarb Theatre

Special flypasts

  • Saturday, 12:15pm for Lancaster and 2:16pm for Dakota
  • Sunday, 10:40am for Spitfire

Places to park

  • A park and ride service will be operating from the International Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill and from Waitrose, just off Nettleham Road.

Children will be able to enjoy lots of fun rides and are being invited to have a go at painting pots at The Little Pottery.

During the RAF100 Weekend, visitors can also enjoy a pop-up vintage village at The Lawn on Union Road.

As well as all of the above, there’s lots more for all of the family to enjoy at the RAF100 Weekend.

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