Pacific Airshow

September 30 - October 2, 2022

The 6th annual show line-up will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and others, in what is sure to be a spectacular event. The Huntington Beach Airshow is free to the public with a large event footprint spanning Huntington City Beach from Seapoint to Beach Boulevard. Watch the show from one of the four oceanfront hotels in Huntington Beach. Parking will be available but is limited, see frequent questions for more details.


The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing. More information on other performers is to come. 


Pacific Airshow is FREE to the public, however, upgraded seating options are available for purchase. More information on purchased tickets is to come. 


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. 

  • Yes, 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.

  • Yes, you can swim and surf during the show however expect to only be able to swim in waist-deep water during the showtime.

Places to Stay

Dotting Pacific Coast Highway are luxury resorts and affordable hotels in Huntington Beach, California.


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 Great Pacific Airshow parking guide for details.

RV Parking 

Information on RV Parking is to come.

Food and Beverages

A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase (cash and credit) near the show center. Pacific Airshow's concessionaire makes 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. 

Helpful 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 seating

  • Pacific Airshow does not publish an official schedule for our performances. We only list the performers on our website in no particular order. We hope attendees will be surprised and delighted without knowing what’s up next!

  • Pacific Airshow will take place on September 30-October 2, 2022. This free event is open to the public all three days. The flying takes place from 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily. The STEM/Education exhibits and beach + street festival is open all day, the whole weekend. The festival will remain open on Friday until 9 pm so that attendees can enjoy the community welcome event, too.

  • All three days of the airshow contain the full lineup of performers. Friday, September 30, 2022, 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 

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

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