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Ocean City Air Show 2024 Moved to August

The Ocean City Air Show 2024 will not grace the skies of Ocean City in June this year.  It has been moved to August 24-25 to accommodate the teams scheduled to fly.  While this may cause disappointment in some, we are sure that the performance will be worth the wait!

frecce tricolore, the Italian performance flying team

Will Feature the Frecce Tricolori in Historic Performance

The Ocean City Air Show, scheduled for August 24-25, 2024, is set to captivate audiences with its exhilarating lineup of aerial displays. Among the highlights of this year’s event is the highly anticipated performance by the Italian Air Force’s renowned aerobatic team, the Frecce Tricolori.

Known as the “Tricolour Arrows” in English, the Frecce Tricolori are making a historic return to the United States after a hiatus of over 30 years. Their appearance at the Ocean City Air Show holds special significance as it commemorates the 500th anniversary of Giovanni da Verrazzano’s expedition to America in 1524.

Officially designated as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale, the Frecce Tricolori are the world’s largest acrobatics patrol, consisting of ten aircraft. Their meticulously choreographed 30-minute display promises to be a breathtaking spectacle, showcasing their exceptional skill and precision.

Spectators can anticipate a dazzling array of maneuvers as the Frecce Tricolori pilots demonstrate their mastery of formation flying, synchronized aerobatics, and heart-stopping close passes. The team’s signature tricolor smoke trails will paint the sky with vibrant hues, adding to the visual splendor of their performance.

The inclusion of the Frecce Tricolori in the Ocean City Air Show 2024 lineup has generated immense excitement among aviation enthusiasts and the general public alike. Their appearance is a testament to the strong bond between Italy and the United States, as well as a celebration of shared cultural heritage.

Additional Line-Up

In addition to the Frecce Tricolori, the Ocean City Air Show 2024 will feature an impressive roster of other performers, including the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team and the C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team. The event promises to be a thrilling showcase of aerial prowess, offering something for everyone.


The Ocean City Air Show offers a variety of ticket options to suit every budget and preference. For those seeking a comfortable beach experience, Sand Boxes start at $47.25 per person and provide a designated area for up to four guests.Those looking for a more luxurious experience can opt for the VIP Skybox, starting at $269, which includes private seating, catering, and exclusive amenities. The Drop Zone Beach offers a vibrant atmosphere and prime viewing location for $32.50 per person. For aviation enthusiasts, the Flight Line Club VIP provides unparalleled access to the action,including a catered lunch and open bar, for $179 per person. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at https://ocairshow.com/purchase-tickets/.

OC Air Show

Great Views Without Tickets

For those seeking to enjoy the Ocean City Air Show without purchasing tickets, several free viewing options are available. The beach and boardwalk between 6th and 26th streets offer prime viewing areas, with the show’s center located between 13th and 17th streets. While these areas may be crowded, the open space allows for comfortable viewing.  If you don’t care about the narration, the thrill of the planes flying right over your head a little farther up the beach as you lounge on the sand is hard to beat.

Sabrina Harris – 7 happy kiddos enjoying the beach and waiting for the wonderful air show!

For a more relaxed experience, consider venturing further north or south along the beach, where crowds tend to thin out. Additionally, public spaces like the pier or the inlet parking lot can provide unique vantage points.  West Ocean City has many spaces great for viewing the air show.  The beaches along the bay facing Ocean City are great.  Even Assateague provides great viewing locations.  Bring a picnic and settle in for the thrills and excitement that only ace flyers and their planes can provide.

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Crabs served at The Shrimp Boat are local to Maryland!

If you are hungry, you can dine at the Shrimp Boat and still see and hear the planes as they perform, although views may be partially obstructed. Regardless of where you choose to watch, the Ocean City Air Show promises to be an unforgettable aerial spectacle.

For more information about the Ocean City Air Show 2024, including the full schedule of events and ticket details, please stay tuned.  OceanCity.com will get you all the details for the Ocean City Air Show in August.

Ann has been with StateVentures since 1999. She moved from Annapolis to Berlin, MD to be closer to Ocean City. She splits her work week between the two locations to help clients and visitors get the best information and value out of our sites. She loves a camera and any excuse to use it.  Her kids are both grown and off adventuring.  Ann loves to travel with her kids and lives with her dog Marley when she's not in Virginia fishing.

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