The 2021 Cocoa Beach Air Show will be April 17-18, 2021.
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.
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.
Absolutely! 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 and a lanyard for reentry to the FLC beach area.
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.
No. The narration of the event will only be available via speakers in the Drop Zone and VIP areas.
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.
Please contact our Director of Public Relations, Chris Dirato at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Absolutely – please see our Viewing from a Boat page.
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.
All guests are required to wear masks in public areas, except while seated viewing the show separated from other groups by at least 6 feet. Please see our Safe and Separate guidelines for specific details. Please note that children under 2 are excluded from having to wear a mask.
Sunscreen, a beach chair and an umbrella for shade. Everything else is available in the Drop Zone Beach.
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.
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.
No, per city ordinances, smoking on the beach is prohibited. You may locate designated smoking areas along the A1A sidewalk.
Yes, feel free to take as many photos/videos as you would like.
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.
Yes, just please be courteous to other guests around you. May be subject to search.
Beach umbrellas are allowed, but please be courteous to other guests. Awnings, tents, pop-ups and other structures (including baby tents) are prohibited.
BBQ Grills are strictly prohibited.
We recommend that all attendees with Drop Zone tickets bring their own seating. Personal seating is discouraged from being brought into the Flight Line Club VIP or Sand Boxes, as seating is provided in each of these venues. Seating is also provided in the Friends & Family of the Air Show and corporate chalets area.
Yes! We have a special gate at the edge of the waterfront in both areas for guests to come and go from the water.
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.
Due to safety concerns for all patrons, personal tents are not allowed. Personal hand-held or beach umbrellas are allowed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have received a special link via email to purchase nearby parking.
We do recommend printing your parking pass for ease of access.
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.
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.
The Cocoa Beach Air Show will be held on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, 2021. 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.
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.
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.