The 56th annual Abbotsford International Airshow returns August 10, 11 & 12 to the Abbotsford International Airport. Abbotsford has been Canada’s National Airshow since 1970 and was named one of the World’s Top 10 Airshows by USA Today. The 2018 Airshow will be headlined by the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, their first appearance in Abbotsford since 2003. The Blue Angels will be joined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds as headlining jet teams. The popular Friday Twilight Show including a spectacular Fireworks Finale will be back on August 10, followed by daytime programs on August 11 & 12.
Also performing will be the CF-18 Hornet and U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter demonstration teams, Canadian Skyhawks parachute team, vintage warbirds from four major aviation museums, and award-winning civilian aerobatic performers including 4x World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland.
On the ground there’s lots to do for spectators of all ages with over 14 acres of interactive displays and attractions. The McDonald’s KidsZone provides families and kids a variety of activities, including inflatable jungle gyms, mini-golf, face painting and a special daily presentation by Science World. Other attractions include military and civilian aircraft displays, exotic cars, performer autograph booth, a virtual reality arcade, and more than 30 food trucks serving everything from hamburgers and mini-donuts to gourmet grilled cheese and poutine.
Brand new for 2018, The Grandstand: A Craft Beer Experience will offer patrons the opportunity to sample beer from a dozen of BC’s best craft breweries – not to mention award-winning Rusty’s BBQ - in a spectacular festival viewing area complete with a 25 foot grandstand seating venue. A selection of BC craft beer will also be available site-wide during the event.
Don’t miss out on Abbotsford’s signature summer festival and Canada’s most exciting aerial event. For full event details including updated performer & static display listings, or to purchase your tickets today, please visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.