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2020 Air Show & Base Open House Calendar of Events

Navy Blue Angels performance
2019 Air Shows

Air shows have been a popular event in the United States, Canada and around the world, for decades. These shows, air expos and base open houses offer the general public a chance to view both static aircraft displays and aerial performances, up close and personal.

And they also provide an opportunity to meet and interact with the pilots and staff of these aircraft.

Performances by aerial groups such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are consistent draws across the county.

So, whether this weekend's show be at the huge, unique Oshkosh Airventure, the Reno National Championship Air Races, or a smaller, less well-known "local" air show, it will be a hit attraction for young and old alike!

There are many air shows planned for 2020 across the United States and Canada. Included below are highlights of the air show schedule, as well as a calendar of U.S. Air Force and Navy base open house events.

United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

 

NOTE: Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

Highlights of the 2020 Air Show Season

Included in the calendar below are highlights of upcoming 2020 air shows and military base open houses scheduled in the United States and Canada.

Buckeye Air Fair
Buckeye Municipal Airport, Buckeye, Arizona
February 6-9, 2020
Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular
Laredo Interenational Airport, Laredo, Texas
February 16, 2020
MCAS Yuma Air Show
MCAS Yuma, Arizona
March 13-14, 2020
NAF El Centro Air Show - Wings Over the Desert
NAF El Centro, California
March 14, 2020
2020 Fiesta of Flight Air & Space Expo
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas
March 14, 2020
Los Angeles County - Aerospace Valley Air Show
William J Fox Airport, Lancaster, California
March 21-22, 2020
Luke Days Air & Space Expo
Luke AFB, Arizona
March 21-22, 2020
March Field Air & Space Expo
March ARB, California
March 28-29, 2020
MacDill AFB Tampa Bay AirFest 2020
Tampa Florida
March 28-29, 2020
Sun'n Fun Aerospace Expo
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Florida
March 31 - April 5, 2020
Wings Over South Texas
NAS Kingsville, Texas
April 4-5, 2020
Beyond the Horizon Air & Space Show
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama
April 18-19, 2020
JB Charleston Air & Space Expo 2020
Charleston, South Carolina
April 18-19, 2020
Vero Beach Air Show
Vero Beach Regional AIrport, Florida
April 25-26, 2020
Columbus AFB Open House & Air Show
Columbus, Mississippi
April 25-26, 2020
MCAS Cherry Point Air Show
MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina
May 1-3, 2020
CAF Dixie Wing WWII Heritage Days
Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Georgia
May 2-3, 2020
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
May 2-3, 2020
Arsenal of Democracy WWII Victory Capitol Flyover
National Mall, Washington, DC
May 7-8, 2020
Dyess Big Country Airfest 2020
Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas
May 9-10, 2020
Beale AFB Air & Space Exp - Wings Over Recce Town
Beale AFB, California
May 9-10, 2020
Shaw Air Expo 2020
Shaw AFB, Sumter, South Carolina
May 16-17, 2020
JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House & Air Show
Power in the Pines 2020

Wrightstown, New Jersey
May 16-17, 2020
U.S. Naval Academy Air Show
USNA, Annapolis, Maryland
May 20, 2020
Miami Beach Air & Sea Show
Miami Beach, Florida
May 23-24, 2020
Bethpage Air Show
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York
May 23-24, 2020
U.S. Air Force Academy Graduation
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 28, 2020
Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend
Reading Regional Airport, Pennsylvania
June 5-7, 2020
Selfridge ANGB Open House & Air Show
Selfridge ANGB, Mount Clemens, Michigan
June 6-7, 2020
California International Airshow
Salinas Municipal Airport, Salinas, California
June 6-7, 2020
Scott AFB Air & Space Show
Scott AFB, Belleville, Illinois
June 6-7, 2020
USAF Thunderbirds team
Ocean City Air Show
Ocean City, Maryland
June 13-14, 2020
Greenwood Lake Air Show
West Milford, New Jersey
June 13-14, 2020
Memphis Air Show
Memphis-Millington Regional Jetport, Millington, Tennessee
June 20-21, 2020
Youngstown ARB Thunder Over the Valley
Youngstown ARB, Ohio
June 20-21, 2020
Great Lakes International Air Show
St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas, Ontario
June 26-28, 2020
Dayton Air Show
Dayton International Airport, Ohio
June 27-28, 2020
Hill AFB Utah Air Show: Warriors Over the Wasatch
Hill AFB, Ogden, Urah
June 27-28, 2020
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show
W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, Michigan
July 1-5, 2020
National Cherry Festival Air Show
West Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan
July 4-5, 2020
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Pensacola Beach, Florida
July 11, 2020
Arctic Thunder Air Show
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
July 11-12, 2020
Duluth Air & Aviation Expo
Duluth International Airport, Minnesota
July 18-19, 2020
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2020
Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 20-26, 2020
Cheyenne Frontier Days
F.E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyoming
July 22, 2020
Dakota Thunder: Ellsworth AFB Air Show 2020
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
July 25-26, 2020
Milwaukee Air & Water Show
Lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 25-26, 2020
Grand Forks AFB Air Show
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
August 1-2, 2020
Seafair 2020 Boeing Air Show
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington
August 1-2, 2020
Cold Lake Air Show
Canadian Forces Base, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
August 8-9, 2020
Edmonton Airshow
Villeneuve Airport, Edmonton, Alberta
August 14-16, 2020
Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels with C-130 Fat Albert
Great State of Maine Air Show
Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, Maine
August 15-16, 2020
Chicago Air & Water Show
Lake Michigan Lakefront, Chicago, Illinois
August 15-16, 2020
Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show
Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport, Avoca, PA
August 22-23, 2020
Atlantic City Air Show - Thunder Over the Boardwalk
Beachfront, Atlantic City, New Jersey
August 26, 2020
Thunder Over Michigan
Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
August 29-30, 2020
New York International Air Show
NY Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY
August 29-30, 2020
Cleveland National Air Show
Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio
September 5-7, 2020
AirShow London
London International Airport, London, Ontario
September 11-13, 2020
Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
September 12-13, 2020
The Great Pacific Airshow
Huntington Beach, California
September 19-20, 2020
Naval Air Station Oceano Air Show
NAS Oceano, Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 19-20, 2020
Kansas City Air Show
Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, Missouri
September 26-27, 2020
MCAS Miramar Air Show
MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California
September 27-29, 2020
Minden-Tahoe Aviation Roundup
Minden-Tahoe Airport, Minden, Nevada
October 3-4, 2020
Point Mugu Air Show 2020
Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California
October 3-4, 2020
San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show
The Waterfront, San Francisco, California
October 10-11, 2020
Aerospace Valley Air Show
Edwards AFB, California
October 10-11, 2020
NAS Pensacola Open House and
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

NAS Pensacola, Sherman Field, Florida
October 16-17, 2020
Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas
October 17-18, 2020
Wings Over North Georgia Airshow
Richard B Russell Regional Airport, Rome, Georgia
October 24-25, 2020
NAS JRB New Orleans Air Show
Belle Chase, Louisiana
November 7-8, 2020

 

Information on Flight Teams & Upcoming Air Shows in 2020

More Air Show Resources

Air Show Photo Highlights

Official USAF Thunderbirds photographers at work at the Traverse City Air Show (USAF Thunderbirds Photo)
Official USAF Thunderbirds photographers at work at the Traverse City Air Show

Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels preparing for another air show (USN Blue Angels Photo)
Pilots of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels preparing for another air show

U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography
U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress S/N 44-83872 "Texas Raiders" on the air show circuit
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress S/N 44-83872 "Texas Raiders" of the Gulf Coast Wing of the CAF

B-25J-5-NC "Yellow Rose", S/N 43-27868, on display at a Texas air show
B-25J-5-NC "Yellow Rose", S/N 43-27868, built in 1943


KC-135R Stratotanker of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico
KC-135R Stratotanker of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico


C-130J Super Hercules at the Cannon AFB open house, Clovis, New Mexico
C-130J Super Hercules at the 2014 Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico
United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, on static display at the Cannon AFB Air Show, Clovis, New Mexico

Special thanks to Andrew Hersey for granting permission to use these original photos from his archives

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