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Drop Zone Beach

Avoid the crowds on the beach and experience the OC Air Show’s spectacle of flight from the Drop Zone! Enjoy convenient amenities like on-the-beach restrooms, hand sanitizing stations, plus food and beverage stands so you can stay safe and separated from any crowds. Professional narration and music will further enhance your air show viewing experience!... View Article


Avoid the crowds on the beach and experience the OC Air Show’s spectacle of flight from the Drop Zone! Enjoy convenient amenities like on-the-beach restrooms, hand sanitizing stations, plus food and beverage stands so you can stay safe and separated from any crowds. Professional narration and music will further enhance your air show viewing experience!

The Drop Zone Beach features everything you need for a safe, hassle-free and memorable air show viewing experience. Portable restrooms with hand sanitizing stations right on-the-beach and reserved just for the use of Drop Zone guests. Food, water, soda and beer are available for purchase on the beach so you never have to deal with any crowds or miss out on the aviation spectacle going on in front of you. You’ll even receive a complimentary program guide so you can read about all the aircraft performing in the OC Air Show.

 

Back for 2020!  Grotto Pizza and Family Restaurants will bring that legendary taste onto the beach in the Drop Zone!  Once again, the Drop Zone will feature a local brand providing spectators with high quality food at great prices!

 

Drop Zone Beach tickets are no longer available for 2020.  Only VIP Penthouse and VIP Skybox are still available for this year.  If you would like to receive a notification when Drop Zone Beach tickets go on sale for 2021 event please enter your info below.



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    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Susan, yes – you will receive a wristband that will allow you to come and go from the Drop Zone area.

  1. John Frost says:

    What kind of umbrellas or canopies may we bring into the drop zone? Who is enforcing the Social Distancing at the event?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi John, no canopies are allowed, but beach umbrellas are fine. We have limited ticket sales for this year’s show as well as increased the distance of the Drop Zone Beach, but we are asking guests to be responsible and self seat apart from each other. We will have security and volunteer assistance on site as always.

  2. Mary says:

    I am interested in coming but this would be my first year. Any helpful hints for the family? Are there still tickets available? How do I get on a mailing list so I know about this sooner for years to come?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Mary, welcome to the Ocean City Air Show! <3 So yes, we do have a limited number of tickets left, but we are selling less than normal this year to increase our distancing among our guests. You can sign up for our mailing list here!

  3. Carol Phillips says:

    Have you adjusted the number of people in the zone to reflect social distancing, 6′ apart per group??? Thanks.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Yes – a family of 5 will fit in one sandbox if you include kids. Please note that sandboxes come with four tickets. If you have one additional guest, we are allowing you to purchase another single ticket directly through our box office by telephone 877.301.8499. However, more than that you will need to have more than one sandbox.

  4. Ed Schermerhorn says:

    Have you established a date when you will cancel the event if the pandemic situation doesn’t improve?

        • OC Air Show says:

          Great question – we’re asking that all guests wait to see what the new date will be, and at that time we’ll update guests with options should they be unable to attend the rescheduled date.

    • Heather says:

      Any chance will be the weekend of 8/1/2020? We have reservations only through 8/6/2020. Hoping not to have to change reservations but knowing soon would help. Thanks!!!

  5. Carol says:

    Hi,
    How long does the air show run time wise and do you cancel due to weather? If yes, what if you bought tickets? Planning a vacation there for this event and want to make sure we are there for possible rescheduling days.
    Thank you,
    Carol

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi Carol, so the Drop Zone Beach opens at 9 am and the aerial show runs noon to about 3:30 pm. In the event of non-authorized intervention, weather or other causes beyond our control, the event may be terminated or suspended and tickets are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Saturday due to weather, tickets will be honored on Sunday. If the event is cancelled in its entirety on Sunday or for the weekend due to weather, tickets will be refunded or honored at the 2021 event.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi Jay, yes, there is a cap based on a comfortable amount of ticketholders in the Drop Zone. We do occasionally sell out on Saturdays especially, but Sunday tends to be a little less crowded, if you have a choice of days!

  6. Gary Koloski says:

    If we buy tickets for saturday and decide to go on sunday, is that ok? Are tickets good for either day?

    I also e-mailed to get an answer by end of the day so I can order.

    Thanks

    Gary Koloski

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Gary, answering here so that others are aware too – tickets are good for one day only, Saturday or Sunday. You do need to purchase tickets for the specific day that you would like to attend. However, should something come up and you need to switch ticket days, our Box Office Support team would be happy to void the tickets for the original day and resend you tickets for the other date, so long as you put in your request before midnight on the Friday before the show.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi Diane, you can purchase tickets right her on the website by clicking the link above that says “Get Tickets”!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Are you able to bring your own beach chairs and umbrella? Or do you have to rent them? Also, are you able to bring your own food or drinks? Or do you have to buy them?

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Jennifer, yes you can bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas. There will be food and beverage vendors on site, but you are also allowed to bring a cooler with food and non-alcoholic beverages onto the Drop Zone Beach.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hi Judy, parking is only included for guests purchasing VIP, Skybox or Penthouse passes. Drop Zone Beach guests parking is not included. Parking in Ocean City can be difficult even on non-event days. We recommend considering the West Ocean City Park and Ride, which includes shuttle service to downtown Ocean City for a low-cost option. Private businesses not affiliated with the air show management company around the Boardwalk will also be offering paid parking at a rate determined by them, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey David, the Drop Zone Beach is a designated area that is fenced off and set aside near to show center for ticketholders. Let me know if that answers your question!

    • OC Air Show says:

      Hey Jim, the intro price will be ending shortly, after which tickets will be available for 35% off instead of the current 40%.

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