The MCAS Miramar Air Show returns to San Diego’s skies with incredible aircraft performances this weekend, Friday through Sunday.
This air show’s theme this year is "A Salute to Vietnam Veterans" to recognize and honor Vietnam veterans for their service. The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform from 2:05 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., finishing each day with an F-35B demo.
The show launches from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego’s Miramar neighborhood, located 15 miles north of downtown San Diego
Gates open at 8 a.m., when the public can catch remote-control flyers and paramotors in the skies. The main high-flying action starts at 9 a.m. Shows end at 4:20 p.m. each day.
General admission is free but, if you're looking for a reserved seat and a prime view of the aircraft action, grandstand tickets start at $12 and box seats at $35, with discounts offered for military and children. You can check out the different paid seating packages here.
To get to the show, motorists are advised to enter MCAS Miramar through the Main (East) Gate from the MCAS Miramar (Miramar Way) exit on Insterstate 15 or the North or West Gates from the Miramar Road exit on I-15 or Interstate 805.
Visitors must have a valid driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance to bring their vehicle onto the military base. If it’s a rental car, valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and car rental agreement will be required. Security personnel will direct you from the gate to your parking area.
Bicyclists can access the show through the Main Gate via Kearney Villa Road, but the road will be is closed from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the Blue Angels performance, so motorists will be directed to the West Gate from Miramar Road or North Gate from Clayton Drive.
Once on base, bicyclists will be routed by traffic control to the Bicycle Parking Pavilion (BPP) near the flight line.
Attendees with certain tickets should be aware of different parking areas:
- Grandstands & Box Seat ticket holders: use the North, East/Main or West Gates
- Preferred Parking: requires special passes and can enter from Harris Plant Rd. off of Kearny Villa Rd.
- Chalet Ticket Holders: enter through South Gate
- Handicapped Parking: Use the West or North Gate
- Bus Parking: use the West Gate
- Bicycle Pavilion (BPP): located near flight line Air Show Entry Gate #2Bicyclist may enter through any gate and follow signs to the BPP
Ride-sharing and taxi pickup drop-off stations are also available to ease traffic and parking.
For further information on directions, parking and an event map click here.
Enjoy the show!