Pacific Airshow

October 4 - October 6, 2024

This three-day spectacle in the sky will return to Surf City USA® October 4 through 6, 2024. The world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration team, along with dozens of other military and civilian aviators from around the world, will headline the show's seventh year. 

The Pacific Airshow's footprint spans the entirety of Huntington City Beach with ample viewing opportunities. Early bird tickets are on sale now through February 29 - click HERE to grab yours.

Parking will be available, but extremely limited. See the FAQs for more information. 


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The headlining U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, fan-favorite F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and A-10 Demo Team are just a few of this year's performers who will be returning to the event. Dozens of military and civilian performers will be announced in the lead-up to what is being lauded as the biggest Airshow yet.

"Our team is relentless in our pursuit of innovation and our commitment to continually evolve this event. This year is no exception as we will build the very first temporary ocean-front runway at an Airshow," said Kevin Elliott, Pacific Airshow's Executive Director. "Our vision has always been to bring the Airshow to the people and this new infrastructure will allow us to bring the public closer to our world than ever before."

Beach seating for the Pacific Airshow is free to the public, however, upgraded General Admission, Pier Seating, Premiere Club Seating, Cabanas, and Chalet viewing options are available for purchase HERE.

2024 Pacific Airshow Seating


Experience the best views and ultimate thrill at Show Center, located right on the water's edge. Access to this area guarantees up-close encounters with aircraft, parachute teams, and more. Bring your own chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and come prepared for a day at the beach like never before. EZ-Up tents are not permitted in this area to ensure an unobstructed view for all. 

  • Standing room access (no reserved seats/spots)
  • Access to nearby food trucks and beverage stands (additional costs apply)
  • Access to nearby restrooms
  • BYO chairs, blankets, tables, and umbrellas
  • Access to bars (additional costs apply)
  • BYO coolers (no alcoholic beverages allowed)
  • Pop-up tents and marquees are not permitted


Experience the Airshow from an unreserved, elevated seat on the iconic Huntington Beach Pier narrated by the Airshow's live announcer feed. Nearby food trucks, beverage stands, full bar, and restrooms add to the experience.

  • Seat on the Pier (unreserved - first-come, first-serve)
  • Access to nearby food trucks and beverage stands (additional costs apply)
  • Access to nearby restrooms
  • Personal coolers, chairs, umbrellas, EZ-Ups, and canopies prohibited


Whether you're an aviation enthusiast or simply seeking a seaside retreat, the Premier Club is the perfect shared hospitality option. 

This reserved section is located near Show Center, in the heart of the action, and includes hosted food and beverage options (beer, wine, and soft drink), access to private restrooms, and an unforgettable experience - all in the comfort of a tented pavilion complete with tables and chairs right on the sand. 

  • Includes one 1-day Premier Club Pass
  • Unreserved seating within the Premier Club area and access to all General Admission areas
  • Fully immersive announcer sound
  • Premium hosted food throughout the day including morning tea, buffet lunch, and afternoon snacks
  • Hosted (5-hour beverage package - includes wine, beer, and soft drinks)
  • Seating and shade in a tented pavilion, with front patio area on the sand
  • Access to private restrooms
  • No need to bring personal coolers, chairs, umbrellas, pop-up tents, or marquees

Want to elevate your Premium Club Seating experience? Reserve the Oasis Reserved Table, a private table for 10 people!


Make yourself at home in a luxurious, fully-furnished cabana - perfect for entertaining family, friends, coworkers, or clients in an unforgettable setting! Your cabana setup is complete with lounge seating, Adirondack chairs, and entertaining tables, all in a private, tented space on the beach at Show Center. 

  • Reserved cabana for up to 20 people
  • Tables, chairs, and shade in a tented space
  • Hosted food included
  • Beverage offerings available in addition
  • Access to private restrooms
  • Personal coolers, chairs, umbrellas, EZ-Ups, and canopies prohibited


You don't know luxury until you experience a private chalet at Pacific Airshow's Show Center. You and up to 140 of your clients, staff, VIPs, and families can enjoy a front-row view of spectacular aerobatic performances, all while enjoying world-class hospitality with catered food and beverage options. Each chalet is equipped with a shaded pavilion complete with tables, chairs, a fenced-in patio with umbrellas, and access to nearby Airshow areas and restrooms. Custom branding options are available. 

  • Reserved chalet for 50-140 people
  • Tables, chairs, umbrellas, and shade in a tented pavilion
  • Fully-furnished, fenced-in patio space 
  • Premium bar and food offerings (additional cost)
  • Access to private restrooms
  • Personal coolers, chairs, umbrellas, EZ-Ups, and canopies prohibited

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Show center is located on Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street. Anywhere along the beach north or south of this location will be a terrific spot to view the show.

  • Beach guests should anticipate little to no shade. Bring a beach umbrella if you need a shaded area.
  • The handicap seating area on the pier will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be aware that no transportation is offered from your vehicle to and around the airshow site. 
  • You can watch the airshow from a boat on the water. Boaters should refer to the US Coast Guard notice to mariners for further location information.
  • You can swim and surf during the show however expect to only be able to swim in waist-deep water during the showtime.

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis around the city.  Biking or walking are suggested for those who live/are staying close. Review the Pacific Airshow parking guide for details.

RV Camping

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Be in the center of all the action with an RV camping stay! Watch the Pacific Airshow and Ocean Cup World Speed Records boat race up close and personal from your premium oceanfront RV camping spot. Spaces are limited, so book today before it's too late.

Your package includes:

  • Four (4) nights of oceanfront RV camping at Huntington Beach RV Campground
  • Check-in on Thursday or Friday
  • Check-out on Sunday or Monday
  • One (1) reserved RV camping space with water and 30/50 power hookups, plus a dump station on site
  • One (1) additional vehicle pass for the weekend (cannot be an additional RV)
  • Ten (10) General Admission tickets to the Airshow each day throughout the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Two (2) RV holding tank pump outs (Saturday and Sunday mornings)

Places to Stay

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Looking to watch the airshow from your hotel room balcony? Premium viewing experiences will be available at Huntington Beach's oceanfront resorts.

If you are looking for more budget-friendly hotels, there are numerous unique and affordable options that are not far from the airshow. 

Helpful Tips

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Food & Beverages

A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase (cash and credit) near the show center. Pacific Airshow's concessionaires make every effort to ensure menu items are suitable for all guests. It is recommended that all attendees who have food restrictions eat before the show and/or bring their own snacks. 

Other Tips:

Pilots don't fly without a checklist, why should you? Use this checklist of helpful tips to optimize your Airshow experience:

  • Bring beach chairs or a beach towel for comfortable seating.
  • Pacific Airshow does not publish an official schedule for performances. They only list the performers on their website in no particular order in hopes that attendees will be surprised and delighted without knowing what’s up next!
  • This free event is open to the public all three days. Flying takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. 
  • All three days of the airshow contain the full lineup of performers. Friday, September 29, 2023, is a “rehearsal day,” meaning the performances may change from the main show on Saturday and Sunday. If you can make it on Friday, parking will be easier and the crowds smaller than Saturday and Sunday.
  • Show Center is located on the beach across from The Waterfront Beach Resort (Hilton) at Huntington St. and Pacific Coast Highway. With an aerial performance box of more than 1 mile long, anywhere along the beach North or South of this location will be a great spot to view the show!
  • The Show center will also feature upgraded seating, and Airshow vendors providing food, beverage, and souvenirs.
  • Be prepared for traffic delays.
  • Obey all posted parking signs. The last thing you want after a fun day is a parking ticket. 
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! 
  • Bring sunglasses, a hat, and umbrellas
  • For more information, contact Pacific Airshow.

Uber & Lyft Drop-off

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Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Street is the designated Uber & Lyft Drop-off for the airshow.