May 012019
fort lauderdale air show

Looking for live entertainment this weekend?  If you’re anywhere near Fort Lauderdale beach, or more specifically Sunrise and A1A, you’re in for a big treat beginning around 12:00 noon until 3:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday May 4th and 5th, 2019.  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show which will also feature the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with military jet flyovers, parachute teams, civilian aerobatic acts and formation flight teams.

Should you buy a ticket?

While the beach area is always open to the public, and beach area hotels are all within the viewing area, there will be designated areas at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park reserved for ticketed attendees with adult ticket prices ranging from $29.75 for the “Drop Zone” to $179 for the “Flight Line Club VIP”.  Please note these are only valid for tickets purchased online and may be significantly more if you wait till the day of the event.  Those attending with drop-zone tickets  are being asked to park at the Galleria Mall (or Uber/Lyft to the mall) and walk across the bridge to the Birch State Park entrance approximately 10 minutes away on foot.  Flight Line Club VIP ticket holders will be treated to a free golf cart ride from the Birch State Park parking area to  a reserved area where they will enjoy a catered lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Draft beer, soft drinks and water will also be served for the remainder of the event.

If price is no object and you want the ultimate VIP experience, purchase a $399 ticket to the Pelican Grand VIP Penthouse ($499 day of event).  You’ll be one of the few to watch the jets roar by at eye level from the rooftop balcony directly on the oceanfront with a panoramic view of the airspace! Step downstairs into the luxury ballroom and enjoy the same view in air conditioned comfort. A variety of food will served at stations throughout the ballroom as well as passed hors d’oeuvres if you don’t want to miss any of the action. An open bar will be provided with select name brand liquors, wine and beer. The VIP Penthouse will offer the best opportunity for a meet n’ greet and photo opportunity with select pilots and performers when they visit before or after their performances. Valet parking, just steps from the elevator to the Penthouse, will be provided by the Pelican Grand Hotel for a hassle-free arrival and departure.

Tickets can be purchased online via

Alternative Location and Watch Party

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa will also host a Watch Party on the hotel’s Oceanfront Rooftop Viewing Deck from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4thand Sunday, May 5th.  Ticketed admission include an unlimited buffet, charcuterie board, desserts, drink tickets, VIP air conditioned lounge, and more!

In addition to being an official partner of Fort Lauderdale Air Show, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is also hosting the Geico Skytypers pilots. The pilots will be stopping by the lobby prior to the Air Show on Saturday to meet guests and take pictures.

Tickets can be purchased online and include:
$99+/ Adult Admission Ticket (per day) Includes: Unlimited Buffet (12 PM – 3 PM), Three Beverages – alcoholic (Adults only) or non-alcoholic

Add-On Ticket: $49+/VIP Lounge* (per day) Includes: Charcuterie board, desserts, Air Conditioned Lounge
*VIP Lounge Ticket must be purchased with an admission ticket.

$45+/ Child (3-12) Admission Ticket (per day) Includes: Unlimited Buffet (12 PM – 3 PM), Unlimited Soft Drinks & Water

Note: Non-refundable ticket(s). This is a rain or shine event. Final ticket price displayed at checkout includes sales tax. Valet parking is not included and limited spaces available.

Sequence of flights on May 4th (and similar on May 5th)

  1. Miss GEICO vs the Skytyper
  2. National Anthem – Flag Jump
  3. SOCOM Para-Commandos
  4. Mike Wiskus Preview
  5. Dash Aerosports L-39 Aerobatic Air Racing Demo
  6. Military Flyover
  7. Military Demo
  8. C-17 Globemaster III Demo
  9. F-22 Raptor Demo
  10. USAF Heritage Flight
  11. GEICO Skytypers
  12. U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
  13. A-10 Warthogs
  14. Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts
  15. SOCOM Para-Commandos Full Show
  16. S Navy Blue Angels

Road Closures

A1A will be closed from just North of the Sunrise Blvd intersection to NE 19th Street on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be setting up a checkpoint at NE 19th Street and only local vehicle traffic will be permitted south of the checkpoint. Pedestrian traffic will be permitted for spectators to view the air show from the beach area from NE 16th Court to NE 19th Street.


More details and frequently asked questions (FAQ) can be found on the official event website:

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Discover live music on Fort Lauderdale Beach for both days by visiting Weekend Broward’s live music calendar.