UPDATED JULY 29, 2022
The skies above Huntington Beach on Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2, will welcome The 2022 Pacific Airshow, a dazzling display of aerobatics over the Surf City USA® coastline. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your viewing of this popular aviation spectacular.
There Are More Than A Dozen PerformersBack to Top of List
The 2022 Pacific Airshow will showcase more than a dozen performers. U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, U.S. Navy F-35C, ACE Maker Airshow, Grumman Albatros, Lyon Air Museum, Sammy Mason, U.S. Marine Corps MV-22, FedEx B757, Blackfly, Matt Hall, U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, Michael Goulian, Red Bull Air Force, Jeff Boerboon, U.S. Air Force C-130J, and many more.
ParkingBack to Top of List
Pacific Airshow's show center is located across from The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Come to the airshow early to secure a parking spot. Please find our Pacific Airshow Parking Guide to plan where to park for the show.
Directions to get to the Pacific Airshow -
Take 405 South, and get off on Seal Beach Blvd. Turn right on Seal Beach Blvd, and continue on until you reach Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway or CA-1 S. Continue on Pacific Coast Highway for 8.5 miles. Drive past the Huntington Beach Pier about .5 miles, and Pacific Airshow’s Show Center will be on your right across the street from The Waterfront Beach Resort.
Take 55 South, and continue on until freeway ends. Follow signs for Pacific Coast Highway or CA-1 N to Huntington Beach, and take the exit. Turn right on Pacific Coast Highway, and continue on for 4.4 miles. Pacific Airshow’s Show Center will be on your left across the street from The Waterfront Beach Resort.
Where To Watch The ShowBack to Top of List
Free to the general public, the Airshow’s show center is located across from The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, which sits between Huntington Street and Twin Dolphin Drive at Huntington City Beach. The aerial performance box stretches for more than one mile. Anywhere along the beach north or south of Show Center serves as a great viewing spot.
General Admission: standing room only right at Show Center - $25
Pier Seating: experience every roar, twist, turn and (after)burn with an unreserved seat on the iconic Huntington Beach Pier - $40
Premiere Club Seating: experience the Airshow in style with premium Airshow offerings - $199
Cabanas: luxurious cabanas fully-equipped with luxurious furniture - $1,999
Chalets: perfect for entertaining large groups (friends, families, clients and VIPs) - $2,950
All ticketed areas are ADA accessible. Tickets are not required for kids ages 3 years old or younger. Check our FAQ page for more information.
Additionally, you can watch Pacific Airshow from a boat on the water! Be advised that previous years have seen thousands of boats in the water, and that boaters should refer to the U.S. Coast Guard notice to mariners for further location information.
Furthermore, you can watch the airshow from Paséa Hotel & Spa. Tickets include VIP viewing on the Ocean Lawn and Tanner's Treehouse. Or you could watch the show from the highest rooftop bar in Orange County, Offshore 9 Rooftop Lounge at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel.
How To Hear The Show's AnnouncerBack to Top of List
Audio is only available is the VIP areas. The audio will enhance your Airshow experience with background information on the aircraft and pilots—including interviews—music, and more. To listen to the announcer feed, we invite you to purchase an Airshow ticket.
ADA ViewingBack to Top of List
Complimentary ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible seating is available on the pier on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one caretaker may accompany a guest requiring assistance; additional guests must purchase tickets.
Complimentary ADA-accessible seating is available on the Huntington Beach Pier on a first-come-first-serve basis. Guests requiring assistance will be admitted to our ticketed Pier Seating area accompanied by 1 caretaker only. Additional guests will be required to purchase tickets. Once ADA spots on the Huntington Beach Pier are filled, they’re gone so please plan ahead.
Pacific Airshow Boat RaceBack to Top of List
Friday 9/30 - 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The 2nd annual Ocean Cup Boat Race around Catalina Island will be happening September 30, 2022. Racers will put on a show for thousands of spectators watching them compete for an APBA/UIM World Speed Record in a run to Catalina Island, off the coast of California. Racers will cover around 112 miles from Huntington Beach to Catalina and back as the "opening act" of the weekend-long Pacific Airshow event held in Huntington Beach.
After Friday's world record race, the teams will relocate to Main Street directly across from the Huntington Beach Pier. Saturday and Sunday, fans will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with the pilots and see their extreme offshore boats.
Information regarding the HB Pier & Main Street closures coming soon.
What to Know Before You GoBack to Top of List
- Plan your arrival strategy. Be prepared for traffic delays. Utilize Uber, Lyft, carpooling, take the shuttle busses, walk or bike if possible.
- If you drive, please obey all posted parking signs. The last thing you want after a fun day at Pacific Airshow is a parking ticket or a towed vehicle.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! A day in the sun is fun but be sure to drink plenty of water.
- Bring snacks! The beach will be full of food vendors, but lines will be long. Make sure you have snacks for kids and other items that’ll keep everyone happy and healthy.
- September/October can be hot! Protect yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and umbrellas.
- Bring earplugs/muffs, especially for kids. Part of the Airshow thrill is the sound, but ear protection is highly encouraged, especially for young children.
- Cameras and binoculars are a great way to capture the excitement.
- Leave your drone at home! Pacific Airshow is an enforced NO DRONE ZONE for everyone’s safety.