Everything You Need to Know About the Fort Lauderdale Air Show

If you’ve never been to the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, you’re missing out on the experience of a lifetime! Visitors from near and far come to watch some of the world’s most talented pilots perform high-flying stunts. Headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss. Before you go, make sure to request access to our free Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide. It’s full of recommendations for the best restaurants, shops, and things to do during your stay!

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About the Fort Lauderdale Air Show

This year’s show will take place on May 4-5 over Fort Lauderdale Beach. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline, showcasing the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team as well as military flyovers, aerobatics, formation flight teams, parachuting, and more. Each year, thousands of spectators gather on the beach to watch as the fighter jets and planes perform a variety of impressive and dizzying stunts!

The Air Show Center, found on State Road A1A, will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days of the event. The show runs from noon until 4 p.m. We recommend arriving early so you can check out the aircraft displays, interactive exhibits, and flight simulators before the main event begins!

Admission and Tickets

Admission is free from the beach at Sunrise Boulevard and A1A. If you would like to beat the crowds, you may also buy tickets to one of the following Fort Lauderdale Air Show V.I.P. experiences:

Drop Zone Beach Package

Enjoy a prime viewing destination at the aerial 50-yard line with this package! Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children. They include:

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Food and beverages (including beer and wine) available for purchase
  • On-site restrooms
  • A complimentary event program.

Flight Line V.I.P. Club Package

The Flight Line Club Package grants you access to the very best viewing spot on the beach. Advance tickets begin at $186 per day and include:

  • Beach chair seating
  • A tent for shade
  • Complimentary lunch, water, soft drinks, and draft beer
  • High-quality sound
  • An event program
  • V.I.P. parking at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Golf cart valet from the park to the beach.

V.I.P. Penthouse Package

Spectators looking for the ultimate air show experience can also reserve a spot at the V.I.P. Penthouse. Here, you can watch the planes swoop by at eye level from the rooftop—10 stories up! With delicious catered cuisine, an open bar, and valet parking, it doesn’t get much better than this package. Advance tickets for the V.I.P. Penthouse begin at $379.

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