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Are You Ready for Blue Light Weekend 2024? Mark Your Calendars!

The organising committee are proud to announce that the event programme for Blue Light Weekend 2024 is now almost finalised - and it's fair to say that you're going to be as excited to hear about it as we are to tell you !


Save the dates: 10-11 August 2024

Whilst the finer details of our programme will be released over the coming months, we're excited to share that locals and visitors will be treated to an official Tier 2 air show over Withernsea - double the size of last year's incredible spectacle and will be one of the biggest in the north of England in 2024 ! We've even had to engage one of the UK's top Flight Display Directors to safely manage Withernsea's crowded airspace.


If that wasn't enough we already have a LOT more events on land and sea already committed - including a return of the massively popular Colour Run (tickets are on sale now!). In fact we expect over twice the number of blue light events and treble the number of promenade stalls that Withernsea hosted last August. We've had applications from some national traders, and we have some unusual and high-quality vendors who are sure will wow the Withernsea public. We're going to need a bigger promenade !


We also potentially have some high profile surprise national visitor attractions, which we will reveal once finer details are agreed (our people are speaking with their people, etc), including something almost as tall as Withernsea Lighthouse, and something else so big that you will see it 10 miles away!


Keep checking back on this website and in the Holderness Gazette as we reveal detail of this year's huge free weekend programme. We promise you won't be disappointed !



Sponsors required

But of course as Blue Light Weekend 2024 is over twice the size of last year's event you won't be surprised to learn it also costs a LOT more to stage. However the organising committee are all local people who understand finances are tight - especially in SE Holderness - so once again 99% of the weekend will be completely free as we encourage families to attend.


That said, we are currently appealing for companies and local business to back us with sponsorship of various levels, which start from as little as £100. Contact Kristina to discuss what opportunities we have available - and hear about some of the benefits we can provide in return (including some eyebrow-raising money-can't-buy rewards for our larger backers).


That said, every penny counts and if you are able we'd gratefully welcome a donation of any size to our crowdfunding site. Some of the most fantastic warm gestures we've seen have come from public donations.


The Blue Light Weekend team once again thank all the sponsors from last year's event who believed we could deliver, with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, and generously backed our vision and energy to make it all happen.


Colour Run

Entries for our massively popular 2km Colour Run/Jog/Walk are on sale now! We have to limit entry numbers for safety reason so we'd advise you sign-up quickly !


We also have a small number of affordable Colour Run Stations available for sale - contact us for more details.


And in August 2024 we also have water!


And a reminder that the paint used in our Colour Run is specially produced for this purpose, and safe to use. Don't believe everything you read on Facebook!



Raft Race

This year we are limiting to 10 rafts in our ever-popular raft Race - contact us if you'd like your pub, club or organisation to sponsor or enter a team.

We even provide your raft !



Sea Swims

Entries are now open for our half mile and one-mile Blue Light Weekend sea swims, all professionally managed with support from a number of safety boats.




Tiger Moth flight competition

Undoubtedly our own Para Dave was the star of Blue Light Weekend 2023, and once again the owners of his Tiger Moth aircraft have generously donated a free flight above our area in this historic plane.


Tickets are only £2.50 and are on sale now.




Win a flight in a helicopter!

Last year's hugely popular competition - when the Royal Navy Raiders parachute guys landed on your 900 beermats scattered on the beach selecting 3 lucky helicopter flight winners - returns in 2024. Online entries will be on sale soon - and watch for local shops who will support us by selling these. Only £1 a go.


Again we express massive thanks to Martyn and Phoenix Building Services for the use of his helicopter during the Blue Light Weekend.


Blue Light Bands

Last year's music event in the Meridian centre was loud, sweaty and amazing wasn't it?


Well we're going to smash that with our 2024 event at Willows Club.


Big name bands to be announced soon!



Volunteering

We're proud to say that some of the Hull City of Culture volunteers who gave their time at Blue Light Weekend 2023 described it as their "best volunteering event of the year".


We are undoubtedly expecting more visitors to Withernsea in 2024 than we saw last year, so we will need more friendly and smiling volunteers to help with coordination and signposting.


If you can spare a few hours before or during the event weekend - we'd love to hear from you.


Event Programme

Most of the weekend events and attractions are confirmed, but there are still some we can't reveal until contracts have been signed.


That said, we are following last year's hugely successful model meaning that Saturday 10th August is dedicated to land and sea events and activities, and Sunday 11th August you will get a sore neck Looking Up at our massive Tier 2 air show - over 10 aerial displays are planned over 5 hours.


It goes without saying that Withernsea has never, ever seen anything as big as this.


We're proud that you will all be supporting us and, once again, helping put Withernsea on the map.



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Can’t wait, we have donated to the colour run and will be manning a station. Have fun peeps 🤩

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