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Plymouth Armed Forces Day is a great way to celebrate our Armed Forces, with this wonderful event, packed with interactive displays, military vehicles and equipment, parades, information for veterans, entertainment, live music plus a full arena programme and evening concert. All taking place on the spectacular Plymouth Hoe.

When & where is it?

Plymouth Armed Forces Day
Saturday 24 June 2023
Plymouth Hoe

Opening times

Armed Forces Day opens at 10am

Armed Forces Day evening concert starts at 5pm until 10.30pm

about Plymouth Hoe

The word "Hoe" being derived from old English and appropriately meaning "high ground".

Plymouth Hoe is an outdoor public space and live events venue located on the historic waterfront of Plymouth. The Hoe is an obvious focal point for the city, with its spectacular backdrop of Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours. No doubt you will know it for Sir Francis Drake's legendary game of bowls before leaving to defeat the Spanish Armada. You can’t miss Smeaton's Tower, which has become one of the South West's most well-known landmarks, originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759.

Although the Hoe is busy during Armed Force Day, with all the military displays and entertainment, the nearby Sensory Garden does offer a quiet space.

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