Cocoa Beach Air Show 2021

Plan Your Cocoa Beach Air Show Weekend

The Cocoa Beach Air Show is just around the corner, have you planned out your weekend yet?

About the Cocoa Beach Air Show

AirDot Show is kicking off their 2021 season in Cocoa Beach! It’s been 12 years since the last time this show has taken to our Space Coast skies and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s display is sure to be a show-stopper and you’re not going to miss it for anything. General viewing is free, and premium viewing options with VIP amenities are available for purchase through the Cocoa Beach Air Show website. 

Look up to see these amazing performers:

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • F-22 Raptor Demo Team
  • B-52 Bomber
  • SOCOM Para-Commandos
  • Douglas C-47 Tico Bell
  • TBM Avenger
  • North American SNJ-4
  • N2S Steerman
  • Gieco Skytypers
  • Civilian Pilot Mike Wiskus
  • Civilian Pilot John Black

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are rumored to debut a new routine for the first time in many years. On top of that, 4 of the warbirds from our very own Valiant Warbird Museum are scheduled to delight audiences! 

The Cocoa Beach Air Show will span 2 fun-filled days of aerial acrobatics on our favorite beach, but what do you do after the engines have cooled and the pelicans have replaced the planes in the sky? Here are some ideas we think you’ll love!

Stop by the Valiant Warbird Museum 

The Cocoa Beach Air Show is going to be an amazing opportunity to show your kids something amazing. Keep that momentum going by heading north to the Valiant Warbird Museum in Titusville. Four of the museum’s historic warbirds will be performing in the Air Show, but, you can see more than 50 other warbirds from Post-WWI to modern-day aircraft on display. It’s an amazing supplement to the Cocoa Beach Air Show for kids and aviation-enthusiasts of all ages. 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Test Your Limits at Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventure

Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventure is a great way for your family to fly without wings after the Air Show. Traverse high-flying ropes courses, zip lines, and obstacles as you soak up the sun on what will be a beautiful day in Cocoa Beach! 

cocoa beach aerial adventure

Take Flight In Cocoa Beach

Experience the Space Coast like the Air Force Thunderbird Pilots when you book a helicopter tour in Cocoa Beach! Beachside Helicopters and Florida Air Tours offer amazing aerial tours of Cocoa Beach and The Kennedy Space Center, and it’s a great way to extend your Cocoa Beach Air Show vacation. Choose a helicopter or bi-plane tour and even select acrobatic options so you too can barrel roll over the beach!

Why Stop at the Sky?

Everything is possible on the Space Coast. When we fly, we ask why not launch too! Stop by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to take your love of flight to the stratosphere and beyond as you learn about the Space Program’s past, present and future. Bus tours to the Apollo/Saturn V have resumed and Planet Play is open to the public! If you visited the Complex in 2020, this is the perfect time to cash in on your free return ticket! 

Relax on the Beach

When in Cocoa Beach, do as the locals do! Exploring Cocoa Beach is fun even if there isn’t a fleet of aircraft flying overhead. From the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier to the Beaches of Patrick Air Force base and beyond, there’s a beach for every personality. Find yours here! Are you instead looking for shore-side seclusion after the air show? Check out our favorite uncrowded beaches.  Forget something? Head over to Ron Jon Surf Shop,  Cocoa Beach Surf Company, and Beachwave Beachware for all your beach-day needs and rentals!

Cocoa Beach Family

Don’t Forget to Eat

Cocoa Beach Breakfast

Filling your belly before the show is of the utmost importance. If you’re staying in Cocoa Beach there are tons of breakfast options that will impress your senses and set the pace for your day!

Lunch and Dinner in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is one of the best foodie destinations on the Space Coast. Check out this Cocoa Beach Dining blog to find the perfect restaurant to fit your post-air show mood!

Tacos from 4th Street Fillin' Station
Image by @4thstreetfillinstation

The Cocoa Beach Air Show is going to be an amazing event to see! Because it’s in Cocoa Beach, your fun doesn’t have to stop after the planes are tucked away in their hangars. If you need help creating the perfect itinerary, message us on Facebook! There’s too much fun to be had on the Space Coast to be wondering what to do next!


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