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General Questions

What are the dates of the Ocean City Air Show?

The 2024 Ocean City Air Show will be held August 24-25, 2024.

What time is the show on Saturday and Sunday?

The Drop Zone Beach open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. The Flight Line Club beach area will open at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

The program kicks off at 11:30am and the aerial portion of the show runs from noon to about 3:00pm.

What time is the practice on Friday?

Practice schedules are subject to change and are therefore not published. You will likely see planes flying all throughout the week prior to the show. We are unable to post our practice schedules as they are subject to change. We recommend staying tuned to our Facebook page for arrival and flight updates on all your favorite acts.

Will the schedule be the same both days?

All the major acts, which you can see on our Performer Page, will perform both days. The specific line-ups of each day’s show are posted about 1-2 weeks prior to the show.

Can I come and go from the ticketed beach areas during the day?

Absolutely! Drop Zone Beach, Sand Box and Flight Line Club  guests will receive a wristband that will allow you to go out and re-enter throughout the day.  You can also access the water from all beach ticketed areas.

Where is show center?

A good portion of the show is viewable from 6th Street to 26th Street. The ticketed beach areas are at show center from 13th Street to 17th Street. We cannot guarantee views outside of the ticketed areas.

Will there be a radio broadcast of the show's narration?

No. The narration of the event will only be available via speakers in the Drop Zone and VIP areas.

AirDotShow will provide a Livestream broadcast of the show.  Click Here to sign up for free to receive it.  Note, as with any live broadcast there will be a latency of up to 10 seconds from real time.

Do you recommend ear protection for children?

Ear protection is recommended, especially for children under 5 who may be startled by the noise of the aerial performance teams.

How do I request media credentials?

Please contact our Director of Public Relations at pr@air.show no later than 2 weeks prior to the show. Due to the volume of request, please note that only credentialed media are eligible for media credentials to the event.

Can't I just watch the show from the sidewalk or road?

For safety and security reasons, security personnel must keep pedestrian traffic flowing along the boardwalk. Spectators are prohibited from setting up chairs on the street, but are encourage to purchase a ticket to the Drop Zone premium beach area, or to find a public location somewhere north or south on the coast.

Where is the Lost & Found located?

Lost and Found will be located in a tent near show center. Please email info@air.show regarding lost items following the show.

Can I view the show from a boat?

Absolutely – please see our Viewing from a Boat page.

Are there static plane displays that I can see?

We do have a large vendor area, but there are not planes on site to view due to the nature of this event as a beach flyover show.

Does my child need a ticket?

This all depends on what type of seating you desire.

Children 5 and under are free in the Drop Zone seating area and do not need a ticket.

Children 2 and under are free and considered a “lap infant” in the Flight Line Club VIP. Any children 3 and older or that require their own seat must have a ticket.

All people, regardless of age, count toward our 4-person limit for the Sand Box seating. Your purchase of a one Sand Box includes entry for up to four individuals per box. You can also purchase a 5th child sand box ticket (ages 12 and under) by contacting our Box Office at the phone number listed above.

Security Questions

What should I bring to the show?

Sunscreen, a beach chair and a beach or handheld umbrella for shade. Everything else is available for purchase in the Drop Zone Beach.

Are coolers or food allowed?

Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Drop Zone and Sand Box ticket areas. However, food and drinks (including alcohol) are available for sale. Flight Line Club, Skybox and Penthouse VIP guests are provided with food and beverage, so no outside food is necessary unless you have a food allergy or sensitivity.

Are tents or awnings allowed?

Beach umbrellas are fine, but tents, awnings, overhangs or any other type of shelter is prohibited in all ticketed beach areas.

Are backpacks and bags allowed in the Drop Zone Beach?

Backpacks and bags are allowed, but will be subject to security inspection upon entrance. All prohibited items mentioned in these FAQs will be confiscated or guests will be asked to return them to their vehicles.

Can I smoke or vape?

No, per city ordinances, smoking on the beach is prohibited. You may locate designated smoking areas along the A1A sidewalk.

Are cameras and video recorders allowed?

Yes, feel free to take as many photos/videos as you would like.

Can I bring my dog/cat/pet?

No. City ordinances do not allow pets to be brought onto the beach. In addition, an air show is not a positive environment for our four-legged friends.

Are wagons and strollers allowed?

Yes, just please be courteous to other guests around you. May be subject to search.

Can I bring a BBQ grill?

BBQ Grills are strictly prohibited.

Seating Questions

Do I need to bring my own chairs?

We recommend that all Drop Zone and Sand Box BYOC guest bring their own seating.  Seating is provides for Premium Sand Boxes and Flight Line Club VIP.  Seating is also provided in the Friends & Family of the Air Show, Penthouse, Skybox and corporate chalets area.

Is there access to the water in the Drop Zone and Flight Line Club beach areas?

Yes! We have a special gate at the edge of the waterfront in both areas for guests to come and go from the water.

Is there shaded seating?

Shade is limited as the show viewing area is on the beach. Large tents with seating underneath are provided in the Flight Line Club.  You are allowed to bring a hand-held personal or beach umbrella.  Beach umbrellas are also available to rent from the beach rental stands.

Can I bring a tent, awning, or pop-up shade?

Due to safety concerns for all patrons, personal tents are not allowed. Personal hand-held or beach umbrellas are allowed.

Accessibility Questions

Will there be handicap access to the show?

Our air show is ADA compliant to the greatest extent possible. We do make guests aware that the Drop Zone, Sand Boxes and Flight Line Club VIP area are both out on the beach directly on the sand. For guests with disabilities, we recommend giving yourself just a little bit of extra time upon arrival.

Will there be beach wheelchairs?

The air show is unable to provide beach wheelchairs. There are often independent vendors on site with these special wheelchairs available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking Questions

Please note that our air show entertains thousands of guests each year, which in turn means a significant amount of traffic throughout Ocean City Beach and the surrounding beachside communities during the weekend of the show. Please be sure to give yourself 60-75 additional minutes of arrival time prior to the show for public parking.

The aerial portion of the show ends around 3pm. Significant exiting traffic means that it may take 1-2 hours to depart from the area at the conclusion of each day’s show. We ask that guests please be patient and abide by all instructions provided by the local police, Maryland State Troopers, and parking attendants on site to guide guests.

Where do I buy parking?

One parking pass per purchaser is included with the following ticket levels: VIP Flight Line Club, VIP Skybox, and VIP Penthouse. Please note that all guests with Drop Zone or Sand Box ticket will need to use regular paid public parking.

Public parking is typically available at the West OC Park and Ride, but please note that it is subject to availability and any local restrictions in place. Please consult their website, linked above, for further information. Local business owners may also charge for public parking on demand. Please note that our air show is not affiliated with any parking area or company.

Do I need to print my parking pass?

We do recommend if possible to print your parking pass. However, it may also be shown via your phone. Parking passes are sent via email prior to the show.

Are there shuttles?

Shuttle service is provided from the Flight Line Club parking lot to the Ocean City Boardwalk within one block of the entrance.  Please consult the West OC Park and Ride website for details on general parking and shuttle to the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Show Details

The Ocean City Air Show will be held on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2024. Show center is on the beach between 13th and 17th Street.

For questions about the show not covered in this list, please contact our customer support team at info@air.show.

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Our ticketing box office support team will be happy to help you with all ticketing needs, including sending/resending your tickets to your email, transferring the date of your ticket from Saturday/Sunday or vice versa, and all other ticketing issues.


Disclaimer and Rain Policy

The Ocean City Air Show is a gated beach event and tickets are required for entry.  Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of non-authorized intervention, weather or other causes beyond control, the event may be terminated early. If the event is cancelled in its entirety due to an occurrence outside of the control of Event Management on one or both days, Event Management, at its sole discretion, may attempt to make an accommodation the following day or at next year’s event for discounted admission.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable prior to purchasing.

Photographs, video and other recordings (collectively referred to as “Images”) may be taken during the event. They may include your recognizable likeness and/or that of any minor accompanying you. By utilizing this ticket (purchased or provided at no charge), or other pass or credential you consent that you and any minor accompanying you may be included in such Images. You authorize Event Management to use such Images in any forms of media now known or later developed for marketing, promotional, advertising and publicity purposes, and/or posting on any event websites and social media accounts, all without compensation to you. Additionally, by utilizing this ticket or other pass or credential, you agree that all Images you take, in and around the event, and published or shared online can be used by Event Management at any time for archiving, marketing, promotional, advertising and publicity purposes without compensation, recognition or attribution to you.