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General Questions

What is the date and location of the Cocoa Beach Air Show?

The 2023 Cocoa Beach Air Show will be  April 15-16, 2023

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 aerial portion of the show runs from noon to about 3:30 pm.

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! Sand Box and Drop Zone Beach guests will receive a wristband that will allow you to go out and re-enter throughout the day. Flight Line VIP Club guests will receive a wristband for reentry to the FLC beach area.

Where is show center? Can I see the show from...

The aerobatic box, or aerial football field for the event is two miles wide.  Show Center is at Lori Wilson Park.  The entire box extends from Cocoa Beach Pier to Minutemen Causeway.  This is the best area to view the event on the beach.

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.

Do you recommend ear protection for children?

Ear protection is not required, but 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, Chris Dirato 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 closed off road area on A1A. 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 an umbrella for shade. Everything else is available 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. Food and drinks (including alcohol) are available for sale. Flight Line Club VIP guests are provided with food and beverage, so no outside food is necessary.

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 Cocoa 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.

Are umbrellas and awnings allowed?

Beach umbrellas are allowed, but please be courteous to other guests. Awnings, tents, pop-ups and other structures (including baby tents) are prohibited.

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 attendees with Sand Box and Drop Zone tickets bring their own seating. Personal seating is discouraged from being brought into the Flight Line Club VIP, as seating is provided at this venue. Seating is also provided in the Friends & Family of the Air Show 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. You will be allowed to bring a hand-held personal or beach umbrella.

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. We do make guests aware that the Drop Zone 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 to get down to the seating areas.

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.

Is there handicap parking?

There is handicap parking in all of the air show parking lots, as well as in public parking areas throughout Cocoa Beach. Please note that some lots may be further than other lots from the entrance, so please review your parking pass in advance and plan accordingly.

Parking Questions

Please note that our air show entertains thousands of guests each year, which in turn means a significant amount of traffic throughout Cocoa Beach and the surrounding beachside communities during the weekend of the show. Please be sure to give yourself 45-60 additional minutes of arrival time prior to the show for 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 Florida State Troopers and parking attendants on site to guide guests.

Where do I buy parking?

Flight Line Club VIP and Sand Box ticketholders receive parking included with the price of their tickets. Your pass with instructions will be emailed to you prior to the show. Drop Zone ticketholders will be able to purchase a parking pass at their time of ticket purchase. Saturday Drop Zone Parking Passes are SOLD OUT.

Do I need to print my pass?

We do recommend printing your parking pass for ease of access.

Can I get an extra VIP Flight Line parking pass?

Flight Line Club guests are issued one parking pass per purchase because VIP parking is limited. Our Customer Support Team would be happy to assist you should you require an additional parking pass; however, we reserve the right to not issue additional parking passes should our lots fill.

Are there shuttles?

There are no shuttles for this year’s show. Please see the above section on handicap accessibility for details regarding handicap parking, which will be available in all lots.

Show Details

The Cocoa Beach Air Show will be held on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2023. Gates open at 9 am. The program will kick off at approximately 11:45am and run until around 3pm (subject to change).

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

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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 & Rain Policy

The Cocoa Beach 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.

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.

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