More than 40,000 people are expected to descend on East Park at the end of this month to celebrate past and present military personnel.
Veterans’ Weekend 2019 will be taking place in the Holderness Road park over the weekend of July 27 and 28, with battle re-enactments, Spitfires and even a parachute display team.
Now in its 14th year, the weekend gives members of the public the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the role of the Armed Forces, both past and present, with veterans available to speak at the event.
Visitors will also be able to meet current servicemen and women, and also enjoy live music, living history displays and much, much more.
Here is everything you need to know about Hull’s Veterans’ Weekend 2019.
When is it?
Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10am to 4pm.
Where is it?
East Park, Holderness Road, Hull
What is it?
A weekend celebrating the past and present Armed Forces personnel in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Do I need tickets?
No, the event is completely free and open to everybody.
What will be there?
There will be a unique, hand-built and life-size Spitfire aircraft on display, as well as a trench detailing the conditions of the First World War.
The Silver Stars will be parachuting into the park at 1.15pm on the Saturday. There will also be a number of regiments, military vehicles, memorabilia and living history displays throughout the weekend.
A number of Second World War battle re-enactments will be taking place, as well as a Blue Light Service display.
Who are the Silver Stars?
Founded in 1963, The Silver Stars Parachute Display Team is an official, part-time Army parachute display team with regular army and army reserve members from all over the UK.
Their appearance at the event is weather dependant.
Is it family friendly?
Yes. There will be a fairground and donkey rides for children, as well as stalls, craft workshops, catering and live music such as a 1940s stage show featuring The Frank Cleveland Big Band.
There will also be performances from Jump Jive Singers, Larks Swing Duo and Colin Bourdiec – a George Formby tribute act.
How to get there
On foot: Pedestrian entrances are at Holderness Road, East Park Avenue, Summergangs Road, and James Reckitt Avenue
By car: Vehicle entrance is at Holderness Road, but car parking inside the park is only available for valid blue badge holders.
By bus: From the City Centre: 4, 11, 13, 14, 56
By bicycle: Cycle parking is available at the café, model boating pond, Animal Education Centre, boathouse, playground and youth zone.
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