Airshow gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9AM and close at 5PM.
Performances take place from 12 – 4PM each day.
There are lots of cool things to look at! Enjoy our vendors and tour the planes before the performances start.
Keep scrolling to learn about this year's ticket types, then click the link to purchase your tickets. Tickets are limited, online-only, and non-refundable. Don't wait to order... Certain ticket types WILL sell out.
You cannot purchase paper tickets at the Airshow, but you can use your smartphone to check out online (if tickets are not sold out) once you are on the grounds. It's best to purchase your tickets in advance.
Purchase Airshow Tickets
General Admission Tickets
One General Admission Ticket purchase includes up to 6 Children (ages 15 & under) FREE. Includes free parking and access to all displays and interactive exhibits. Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday. Choose the day that works best!
Capital Club VIP Tickets
Admission to the Airshow and VIP parking pass PLUS access to the Capital Club from 9:00AM – 5:00PM with the best seats in the house — up close to the action with a prime view of the show! Includes comfortable, open-air seating away from the crowds, a catered buffet lunch and dessert bar, specialty bar (age restricted) and executive VIP washrooms exclusive to your chalet. Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday. Choose the day that works best!
Flight Line Club Tickets
Admission to the Airshow and free parking PLUS access to the Flight Line Club from 9:00AM – 5:00PM with a prime view near the show's center, great for photographs! Stay out of the sun in the large, shaded tent area. Includes comfortable, open-air table and chair seating, a catered buffet lunch, unlimited water/iced tea/lemonade bar, and upgraded washrooms exclusive to your chalet. Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday. Choose the day that works best!
[NEW!] The Hangar by The Barrel District Tickets
Admission to the Airshow and free parking PLUS access to The Hangar Chalet from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Experience the Rancho Cordova Barrel District with seven 4oz. tasters from 4 local breweries, 1 distillery, 1 hard kombucha brewery, and 1 meadery in a commemorative 5oz. plastic pint cup! You can also purchase full-sized beverages throughout the day as well as food and non-alcoholic refreshments from two food trucks. Shaded table and chair seating in a family-friendly area near the show's center will give you awesome views of the action. Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday. Choose the day that works best!
Mather Club Tickets
Admission to the Airshow and free parking PLUS access to the Mather Club Chalet from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Enjoy shaded table and chair seating near the show's center, giving you awesome views of the action. Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday. Choose the day that works best!
Purchase Airshow Tickets
Directions & Parking
You can find directions to Mather Airport here.
Parking (car, bicycle, motorcycle, and handicap) is entirely free with the purchase of an admission ticket. Re-entry is allowed with your ticket stub and a hand stamp upon exit.
Even if you have purchased tickets, loitering is not permitted in the parking lots. You cannot watch the Airshow from your car.
- Lawn chairs, blankets, strollers, wagons, small bags, and coolers are allowed, but large coolers and bags (exceeding 9 Quarts and/or 10in. x 12in. x 11in.) ARE NOT permitted on the show site.
- Tents, beach umbrellas, awnings, and similar are not permitted on show grounds. Personal, hand-held umbrellas under 48 inches in diameter are permitted.
- Motorized scooters and wheelchairs for disabled patrons are allowed in the Airshow grounds; personal golf carts are not allowed.
- Cameras and video recorders are allowed, but Mather Airport is a No Drone Zone. Drones are prohibited within 5 miles of the airport.
- There are no ATMs on site, but all vendors will have debit/credit capabilities.
- Baby food, pre-packaged/sealed snack food, and whole fruit are allowed into the Airshow, but homemade items, such as sandwiches, are not permitted.
- Pets are not allowed, but certified service animals are permitted.
- The California Capital Airshow is a No Smoking Zone.
- Weapons of any kind are prohibited on site.
Even More Information
Why the California Capital Airshow is a Must-See Event
Learn about the stunt performers, planes, and vendors that are waiting for you at this year's California Capital Airshow!
Find public transportation in Rancho Cordova including light rail, bus services, the Rancho Cordovan shuttle service, and biking options.
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