California Festivals


California Air Shows

EL CENTRO: NAF El Centro Blue Angels  Air Show March 12, 2022

SANTA ROSA: Pacific Coast Air Museum Wheels and Wings Air Show September 17, 2022, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport 
Entry to the show is at 3631 N. Laughlin Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, at Copperhill Parkway.
The 2022 PCAM Wheels & Wings car show is a unique gathering of meticulously restored classic cars from every era, muscle cars and high-performance historic aircraft.  Hot Dogs and drinks for sale.

SONOMA: Sonoma Valley (Schellville Airport) Display Days  Second Full Weekend of Every Month, 12-4 p.m.
Sonoma Valley Airport
23980 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA
Numerous vintage and veteran aircraft on display both days. Sonoma Valley Airport was started by Waldemar "Wally" Reichelt not long after Wally was discharged from the US Army at the end of WWII.

SANTA MARIA: Central Coast AirFest October 15-16, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Santa Maria Airport. Action packed weekend with military demos, vintage warbirds, aerobatics, and more! Performer line up: Canadian Snowbirds, USAF F-35 Demo Team, USAF Heritage Flight, Navy VFA-122 F-18 Demo Team, Navy VFA-122 Legacy Flight, C-130 Demo, E-2 Hawkeye Demo Team, National Guard F-15 Flybys, Red Bull Air Force, Planes of Fame Warbirds, Kirby Chamblis, Kevin Coleman, Aaron Fitzgerald, High Alpha MiG-17, Sammy Mason, RAD Jet Waco, Swamp Fox P-51 Demo and Eric Tucker.  Location: 3249 Terminal Dr., Santa Maria, CA, 93455 $20-25, or (805) 922-1726 

TRAVIS: Wings Over Solano Air Show May 14-15, 2022, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Travis Air Force Base 
Travis Air Force Base, CA
The U.S. Thunderbirds are their headliner this year. The two-day event will be free and open to the public. The event theme is Honoring Hometown Heroes and will recognize admirable individuals and groups, both military and civilian, from throughout the Northern California community.  Performances run between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to the headliner event, there are U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team as well as the F-22 Raptor and C-17 Globemaster III demonstration teams. Static displays from flying units from around the nation, Travis' own aircraft and displays from both CalFire and the California Highway Patrol and a fun zone for ages 10 and under keep people busy looking up, while staying grounded.  2019 air show performers and static displays offer similar acts from past years.

HALF MOON BAY: Pacific Coast Dream Machines Car and Air Show Canceled in 2022
Half Moon Bay Airport, California

CHINO: Planes of Fame no scheduled event 2022
7000 Merrill Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
$15-75 approx.
Annual Air Show - Held in May, over 40 historic aircraft performing, as well as a salute to 1942, when U.S. military forces began turning the tide of WWII. Planes of Fame Air Museum

GUSTINE: Airport Fly-in at Gustine Airport. No info 2022

REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest no info 2022
Redlands, CA Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Redlands Municipal Airport

SAN CARLOS: Biggest Little Air Show - at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos June 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Flight demonstrations. Big things come in  Location: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA.

FULLERTON: Airport Day June 22, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission Fullerton Municipal Airport, 4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue
This is NOT an air show. It includes static displays of vintage and modern aircraft, aircraft fly-by's, aviation-related exhibits and booths, and classic automobiles. The Orange County Fire Authority, Anaheim Police Departments and the California Highway Patrol will display their air operations based at Fullerton Airport. Airplane and helicopter rides are often available for a donation

COLUMBIA: Columbia Airport Father's Day Fly In June
South Airport Drive
Columbia, CA
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. BBQ 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Annual Father's Day Fly-In begins with a traditional Father's Day Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on both days. The entire family will enjoy seeing the Experimental, Classic and Warbird aircraft, along with airplane and biplane rides, aviation vendor booths, food and beverage booths, CDF aircraft and demonstrations, aircraft fly-bys, a Saturday night BBQ and more! Activities will also include a spot landing and flour bombing contest. Don't miss this year's event, it promises to be fun for everyone! Warbirds and slurry drop demos in the past have been held by California Department of Forestry from S-2s and helicopters led by an OV-10.

BIG BEAR CITY: Big Bear Air Fair July 6, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Big Bear City Airport held every other year. The spectacular aircraft event at Big Bear City Airport is both affordable and fun. What a great escape from the heat of L.A. Admission: $2 per person; $1 - 11yrs. and under. Address: 501 Valley Blvd., Big Bear City, Ca.

TRUCKEE: Truckee Tahoe Air Show July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission
Opening ceremony at 10 a.m.

COLUSA: Colusa County Old Tyme Fly-In July 13, 2019
Colusa County Airport 
The Colusa County Aviation Association 23rd annual Colusa County Old Tyme Fly-in at the Colusa County Airport, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa.  Pancake Breakfast with pancake, sausage and eggs  starts at 7:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m. for the furthest traveled, best appearing aircraft, people's favorite and oldest aircraft. Email

SALINAS: California International Air Show  June 5-7, 2020 Salinas, CA. $, | air shows
Salinas Municipal Airport
30 Mortensen Ave.
Salinas, CA
High in the sky California International Airshow Salinas Performers: U. S. Navy Blue Angels | Robosaurus | Sean D. Tucker | Jerry Conley and the Vampire Jet | The Wall of Fire | Eric Tucker | Jess Rodriguez Sky Diving | Fat Albert | Rob Reider Airshow Announcer

CAMARILLO: Wings Over Camarillo  
Camarillo Airport
Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. Gates Open at 9 a.m.

SAN DIEGO:  MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show  September 28-29, 2019
Blue Angels as well as several fighter jet demos and military fly-bys and a simulated battle with tanks, Harriers, Horners, C-130s, Howitzers, dozens of Marines, and several helicopters (Cobras, Hueys, Sea Knights, and H-53s and more. Cost: free admission

SANTA MARIA: Giant Scale Fly In July 6, 2019
Elks Field
4100 S. US 101
Santa Maria, CA 93455

CLEAR LAKE: Seaplane Splash In September 6-7, 2019

HUNTINGTON BEACH:  The Great Pacific Airshow October 4-6, 2019

SACRAMENTO: California Capitol Airshow October 5-6, 2019 featuring The Blue Angels
Mather Airport

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Fleet Week, see:

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Air Show & Car Display 
October 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$5 approx., free under age 12 years
Apple Valley Airport
21600 Corwin Road
Apple Valley, California 92307
Victor Valley's only airshow with aerobatics, warbirds, wingwalkers and more takes over Apple Valley skies! Presented by the San Bernardino County Department of Airports. Vendors, food, airplane exhibitions and fun for the whole family awaits.

LANCASTER: Los Angeles County Air Show October 18-20, 2019
William J. Fox Airport, Lancaster | event/los-angeles-county-air-show/693/
William J. Fox Airport, 4555 West Avenue G, CA.  General Admission Tickets: Adults: $25 | Children (6-11): $20 | Military:
Lancaster Gate General Parking: $10
Features pyrobatic night show and concert with Country star Craig Morgan, shockwave jet truck and more! 

GRASS VALLEY: Nevada County Airport Display Day January 12, 2019
Nevada County Airport, Grass Valley, CA |
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. approx.
Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley
 Past Air Fest events have included Saturday Family Festival: Pancake Breakfast; Fly-bys of Warbirds, Jets, Experimentals, Antiques, Classics, Air Tankers, R/C Models, Air Racers. Bounce houses for kids, Classic Cars, food and beverages for purchase, open house and base tour. 

SAN BERNARDINO: SBD Fest Air Show, Car & Motorcycle Show November 2-3, 2019
San Bernardino International Airport
$20 approx.,
 Aerial performances, static air craft display, a car show, a motorcycle stunt rider and benefit concert featuring Thompson Square.

WATSONVILLE: Wings Over Watsonville Fire in the Sky 4th of July Celebration July 3, 2019
Free admission,
entertainment, activities and attractions include: music, art, crafts, food, vendors. Lots of aircraft and flying demonstrations.

LONG BEACH: Festival of Flight  November 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Long Beach Airport
3590 E Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Long Beach Airport's annual Festival of Flight, a free community celebration featuring aircraft on static display, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music. This year's event will feature a C-17 from March Airforce Base and much more! All ages are welcome and no pets are allowed, except service animals. Parking is free and available on the corner of E. Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way.

Past Events

RIVERSIDE Riverside Airshow no show in 2019, returns in 2020
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission
Riverside Airport
6951 Flight Road
Riverside, CA 92504
Presented by the City of Riverside at Riverside Airport includes an Open House & Airshow! One of Riverside's two largest family entertainment events which attracts over 90,000 spectators, this free admission day of entertainment includes Military Aircraft, Warbirds/Replicas, Classic Car Show, Military Vehicles, Aerobatics, Helicopter Displays and Aviation Vendors. Event features more than 200 acres of aircraft displays, helicopter displays and community group exhibits.

Lake In The Sky Air Show
Lake Tahoe Airport Welcome

LONG BEACH:  Special Olympics Plane Pull August 18
2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Long Beach Airport
2830 E Wardlow Rd
Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the 13th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport. Kid Friendly Featuring Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics  "Guardians of the Flame" and raising funds & awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Southern California. Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is renowned today for its modern design and architecture, local eateries, and easygoing travel experience.

LOS ALAMITOS: Canceled in 2017, 2018 Wings Wheels Rotors Expo Los Alamitos

THERMAL: Jacqueline Cochran Air Show  2019 no info
featuring military demonstrations and aerobatic stunt pilots on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport  56850 Higgins Dr.  Thermal, CA 92274
The show, put on by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Authority and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, will feature performances from the United States Air Force. The Viper West Demo Team will be performing precision aerial maneuvers, demonstrating the unique capabilities of the F-16 fighter jet. Over 50 food, merchandise and specialty booths, vintage, military and civilian aircraft on display. Kids' Zone is filled with face-painters, giant bouncers, slides and more. With Free admission, parking & a Kids' Zone, you will not want to miss this spectacular community event!

UPLAND: Cable Air Show 2019 was cancelled due to new construction in a major area of the airport used for show activities. The 75th Airport Anniversary in 2020 may include this grand, annual air show tradition.
Annual event held at Upland's Cable Airport

LINCOLN: Lincoln Air Fest no info
Lincoln Regional Airport -1518316851811352/



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