Air Force Thunderbirds

Experience the Cocoa Beach Air Show

April 15 & 16, Lori Wilson Park | Cocoa Beach 

The AirDotShow Tour is returning to Cocoa Beach with a bang on April 15 & 16th! The Space Coast is happy to welcome two days of thrilling flyovers from the Air Force Thunderbirds, A-10 Thunderbolt  II Demo, REMAX Skydiving Team, Air Force Heritage Flight 920TH Rescue Wing CSAR Demo, C-17 Globemaster III Demo, and John Black. You won’t want to miss this amazing display of skill!

General viewing from the beach is free, and premium viewing options with reserved parking and upgraded amenities, such as dedicated bathrooms, food and beverage, and shade, are available for purchase from the Cocoa Beach Air Show website. 

For more information about ticket options, discounts, the schedule of events, hotel partners and more:

Air Force Thunderbirds over Cocoa Beach

Where To Stay 

There’s plenty of space for you in the fine host hotels for the Cocoa Beach Air Show. 

About Lori Wilson Park

Lori Wilson Park is centrally located between the Cocoa Beach Pier and Downtown Cocoa Beach. It’s the perfect location for our beachside air show and easy to get to no matter where you’re staying on the Space Coast. 

How to Get Around 

Now is a great time to utilize the Cocoa Beach Trolley. The trolley service runs Monday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and on Sunday from 7:45 am to 5:40 pm from Port Canaveral to 13th Street in Cocoa Beach. A ride on the trolley costs $1.50 with a special rate of .75 for seniors, veterans, disabled, and students. There is no charge for children under 5 or for transfers to fixed-route bus service. Please have the exact fare ready when riding a bus/trolley. Drivers are not equipped to make change. The Cocoa Beach Trolley is route #9. Trolleys will be running every 20 minutes on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday - so no matter when you decide to hop on, another trolley is on the way! 

Click here for Trolley Map and Schedule

Cocoa Beach Trolley

Where To Park 

Parking at Lori Wilson Park during the Cocoa Beach Air Show will be reserved for ticketholders. Make sure you plan to take some extra time to find a spot. If you purchase tickets for either the Sand Box or Flight Line Club VIP access, you'll have a guaranteed reserved parking spot on-site, along with VIP bathrooms, shade and other amenities that will make your experience more comfortable and memorable. If you purchase Drop Zone tickets, you will have the option to purchase a parking pass for a reserved spot on-site. 

Metered parking is available throughout Cocoa Beach as well. Check out this website for a comprehensive list of all the parking spaces in Cocoa Beach, and the opportunity to download the Passport Parking Mobile App for a seamless parking experience. 

Plan your Cocoa Beach Air Show Weekend Getaway!

Looking for more fun in the sun while you’re on the Space Coast? There are plenty of exciting things to see and do for aviation enthusiasts just like you! 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Musuem | Titusville

North of Cocoa Beach you'll find the awe-inspiring Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. The 1942 C-47 Tico Belle flying in the Cocoa Beach Air Show is just one of the 54 historic warbirds maintained and restored in these hangars. It's the perfect addition to your air show weekend. 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Check out the Valiant Warbird Museum in Titusville.

American Police Hall of Fame | Titusville 

The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is the nation's first law enforcement museum. Explore interactive displays, simulators, and nearly 11,000 artifacts about American law enforcement. Kids will love the kid center which includes a dress-up area, puppet theater, and fingerprinting area. 

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Museum | Merritt Island

Be inspired by this tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military who serve and sacrifice to preserve our freedoms. It’s a truly impressive collection of military uniforms and vehicles, with thousands of artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War through the present day.

Browse more Museums 

Space Coast Museum Guide


Explore Cocoa Beach 

There's will be so much to do in Cocoa Beach April 15-16 for the Cocoa Beach Air Show. For more info about local restaurants, our beaches and attractions in this blog.


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