Numerous Airshows Cancel In The Face Of Coronavirus Pandemic – Here Is A Full List

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Update 3/13/20 – The US Air Force has announced that they will not support any airshows until after May 15th. This means that any airshow one an Air Force base is canceled, and the demonstration teams will not travel to civilian airshows during this time. The list below has been updated, but note also there are several civilian shows which have lost all military support and thus will likely cancel. Be sure to follow our forums and our airshow calendar for a more complete picture and current information!

Original post – In the face on the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, numerous airshows have decided to cancel their events or postpone them indefinitely. More cancellations expected and announcements continue to be posted.

Below is a list of events that have announced their current status. We will update this list as more shows make announcements.

Coronavirus-related Airshow Cancellations

March 13-14: 2020 MCAS Yuma Airshow (Yuma, AZ) – Canceled
March 14: NAF El Centro Airshow (El Centro, CA) – Canceled
March 14: Fiesta of Flight (Laughlin AFB, TX) – Canceled
March 21-22: LA County Airshow (Lancaster, CA) – Canceled
March 21-22: Luke Days Air and Space Expo (Luke AFB, AZ) – Canceled
March 28-29: MacDill Air Fest (Tampa, FL) – Postponed indefinitely
March 28-29: March Field Air and Space Expo: Thunder Over the Empire (Riverside, CA) – Postponed indefinitely

April 2-5: Sun-N-Fun Fly-In (Lakeland, FL) – Postponed to May 5-10 Canceled
April 4-5: Wings Over South Texas (NAS Kingsville, TX) – Canceled
April 18: Thunder Over Louisville (Louisville, KY) – Postponed to August 15
April 18-19: Joint Base Charleston Air & Space Expo (Charleston, SC) – Canceled
April 18-19: True Air & Space Show (Maxwell AFB, AL) – Canceled
April 25-26: Wings Over Columbus (Columbus AFB, MS) – Canceled
April 25-26: Vero Beach Air Show (Vero Beach, FL) – Postponed indefinitely
April 26: Pacific Coast Dream Machines (Half Moon Bay, CA) – Canceled

May 1-3: Leaseweb Manassas Airshow (Manassas, VA) – Canceled
May 2-3: Planes of Fame Airshow (Chino, CA) – Canceled
May 2-3: MCAS Cherry Point Air Show and Open House (MCAS Cherry Point, NC) – Canceled
May 2-3: Fort Lauderdale Air Show (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Postponed indefinitely
May 5: Aresenal of Democracy Flyover (Washington, DC) – Postponed to September 25
May 9: Gathering of Warbirds Reunion (Madera, CA) – Canceled
May 9-10: Dyess Big Country Airfest (Dyess AB, TX) – Canceled
May 9-10: Wings Over Recce Town (Beale AFB, CA) – Canceled
May 15-17: Warbirds Over the Beach (Virginia Beach, VA) – Postponed to October 2-4
May 16-17: Power In The Pines Open House & Air Show 2020 (JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ) – Canceled
May 16-17: Atlanta Airshow (Atlanta, GA) – Postponed to May 22-23, 2021
May 16-17: Shaw Air and Space Expo (Shaw AFB, SC) – Canceled
May 23-24: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show (Miami Beach, FL) – Postponed to 2021
May 23-24: Millville Wheels & Wings Airshow (Millville, NJ) – Canceled
May 29-30: Go Wheels Up! Texas/AOPA Fly-In (San Marcos, TX) – Postponed indefinitely
May 30-31: Green-Lefore Airport Open House (Greenwood, MS) – Postponed to June 2021
May 30-31: Anderson Regional Airshow (Andseron, SC) – Canceled
May 30-31: Scott AFB Air and Space Show (Scott AFB, IL) – Canceled

June 5-7: California International Airshow (Salinas, CA) – Canceled
June 6-7: Wildwood Airshow (Wildwood, NJ) – Canceled
June 6-7: Selfridge International Open House and Air Show (Selfridge ANGB, MI) – Canceled
June 13-14: Wings Over Whiteman (Whiteman AFB, MO) – Canceled
June 13-14: CFB Borden Armed Forces Day & Air Show (CFB Borden, ON) – Canceled
June 20-21: Rhode Island National Guard Open House & Air Show (North Kingston, RI) – Canceled
June 20-21: Manitoba Airshow (Southport, MB) – Canceled
June 26-28: Waterloo Warbirds Airshow (Waterloo, ON) – Postponed indefinitely
June 26-28: AirFest St. Thomas (St. Thomas, ON) – Postponed to June 2021
June 27: KONO Air Faire (Ontario, OR) – Canceled
June 27-28: Warriors Over the Wasatch Air & Space Show (Hill AFB, UT) – Canceled

July 2-5: Fair St. Louis Airshow (St. Louis, MO) – Canceled
July 4: Racine Airshow (Racine, WI) – Canceled
July 11: America’s Freedom Fest (Goshen, IN) – Canceled
July 25: Greater Binghamton Air Show (Johnson City, NY) – Canceled

August 1-2: Fly Iowa 2020 (Ames, IA) – Postponed to August 2021
August 1-2: Alberta Air Fest (Lethbridge, AB) – Canceled

Although several events are specifying that they are postponed to a later date instead of canceled, it is very difficult to reschedule an airshow with anywhere near the same lineup. It is extremely likely that these events will simply never be scheduled.

Anyone who has already purchased tickets to one of these events will need to check with that specific event to see what refunds they are offering, if any.

8 Responses

  1. Nicholas Jenkins

    Still having hope that March ARB: Thunder Over The Inland Empire 2020 Air & Space Expo will still happen since they got a team trying to stop the spread and yes, I understand the circumstances that if they cancel it due to the women and men that serve for our country. If info gets out ill be gladly come back to you to find out and see if March will happen. Dates I recommended *IN CASE if the COVID-19 slows down* April 11th-12th for March ARB and Tampa Bay Airfest to return since the shows will still get their lineups and there is no other airshow in the US or anywhere on that date. Thank you for your time. Airshow Enthusiast here!

  2. rose

    I was disappointed, but the Health of our Military Personnel and the public is more important than the Airshow…

    I pray and I know that we will overcome this Virus. Please stay safe everyone. And thank you for all that you do.

  3. John

    Not sure where you are getting your info that JBC in SC cancelled for April 18-19 ? There site has not confirmed this yet.

  4. Anonymous

    Was looking forward to Scott AFB’s Air Show. I hope they can reschedule in 2021 or 2022

  5. Anonymous

    Scott AFB’s Air Show was supposed to be on May 30-31, 2020, but got canceled because of the CoronaVirus:( I hope they can work with the Blue Angels to reschedule their Airshow for 2021 or 2022.

  6. Anonymous

    Can we have the US Navy Blue Angels perform at Fair St Louis over July 4th weekend, since Scott AFB’s Show got canceled?

  7. Nick

    I’m sorry Anonymous person, unfortunately, they won’t have an airshow until 2022 or 2023, most likely 2022.

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