Drop Zone Beach

Experienced spectators will get away from the crowd and enjoy the OC Air Show in the Drop Zone Beach at Show Center. Join them in the full experience of sight and sound at the ‘aerial 50 yard line’ and hear all the details about what you’re seeing with concert quality sound and a professional narration... View Article


Experienced spectators will get away from the crowd and enjoy the OC Air Show in the Drop Zone Beach at Show Center. Join them in the full experience of sight and sound at the ‘aerial 50 yard line’ and hear all the details about what you’re seeing with concert quality sound and a professional narration broadcast!

2018 Early Bird price of $19.50 per day

Save 35% off the $30 day-of-event price!

Children ages 6-12 are $12. Age 5 and under are free

The Drop Zone Beach features everything you need for a hassle-free and memorable viewing experience at Show Center. Portable restrooms right on-the-beach and reserved just for the use of ticket holders. Water, soda and beer are also available for purchase in the Drop Zone Beach so you never have to leave the action and miss out on the aviation spectacle going on in front of you. You receive a complimentary program guide so you can read about all the aircraft performing in the OC Air Show.


  1. Julie Roberts says:

    To the person kindly answering the same question over & over again and, worse yet, having to restate the obvious. You have the patience of a saint! I hope your efforts are recognized and appreciated. Kudos!

  2. Chrissie says:

    God bless the person answering the same questions over and over again. Read people, read. It’s all there.

  3. 443-359-2808 says:

    I just purchased tickets for the drop zone and on the ticket it says coolers are restricted and may not contain alcoholic beverages. Please verify if they are allowed.

  4. Mike says:

    I am staying on 16th Street. Will I be prohibited from beach access during the Air Show, unless I buy a Drop Zone ticket?

  5. Roxey says:

    Can we still enter the beach at 14th and 15th street without going/paying for the drop zone? We are staying on 14th street.

  6. Beth says:

    I just want to thank you for your patience in answering the same questions over and over. People go read the questions already asked for crying out loud.

  7. Becky says:

    Will we be able to rent umbrellas inside of the drop zone area on a first come, first serve basis or will we have to go outside of the drop zone?

  8. Tony The Tiger says:

    I have a father with a bad back and handicap tag. We plan on getting down there early.You know as well as I do parking is always an issue. So my questions are how close to 15th st is handicapp parking and or the parking zone you mentioned in earlier responses.

    What are the smoking rules . I like a nice cigar while I’m on the beach.

  9. Jenny says:

    Is it ok to lay a blanket on the beach and pack a cooler of food and non-alcoholic beverages? Our family would like to pack for a beach day enhanced with a spectacular show 🤗

    • OC Air Show says:

      Parking is not included with the purchase of a Drop Zone ticket. There is ample parking throughout the town as well as at the West Ocean City Park and Ride

  10. Jon says:

    Will there be restroom facilities in the Drop Zone? (I’ll be there with my pregnant wife and walking 5 blocks back to the hotel for rest room breaks will not be fun for her.)

  11. Jerry says:

    If I buy tickets for Saturday and it rains, and the full show does NOT go on as scheduled, can I use my tickets for Sunday?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Not to be confused with Prohibited, coolers are Restricted in that they cannot contain alcohol.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Handicapped Parking is available through the city on street parking just as a normal beach day. We also recommend the West Ocean City Park and Ride.

  12. James Mike Stevenson says:

    I ordered tickets on March 13 have not received an email or my tickets although my credit card was charged and I paid it last week

    • OC Air Show says:

      Have you checked your junk folder? Give our box office a call at 877.877.7677 and they will get you squared away?

    • OC Air Show says:

      You should have received them via email. If not, give our box office a call and they will get you squared away at 877.877.7677.

    • Jim says:

      I was there on Saturday last year and walked right into a port a potty every time with no line. Not sure which ones you were going to??

  13. Heather says:

    What time does the show start? I see the 9 and 10 a.m. when things open but what time does it start and end? Thank you.

  14. Kathryn Hamdan says:

    I have two small children. Will they be able to play in the water and on the beach at the time of the air show, or is it all fenced off?

    • OC Air Show says:

      You will need to bring your own umbrellas and chairs. There are vendors on the beach that rent umbrellas on a first come, first served basis.

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