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Know before you go - Abbotsford International Airshow

Hitting the Abbotsford skies for another exciting year the Abbotsford International Airshow returns to YXX from August 10th to 12th! 

Keep reading to find out more about the high flying, gravity-defying fun you’ll have at this year’s Airshow.
 

Performers

The thrilling sky maneuvers of the United States Navy’s Blue Angels will be returning this year to popular demand. You will also be able to see the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, demos from a CF-18 Hornet, an A-10 Thunderbolt II, the SkyHawks Parachute Team, the flying acrobatics of Rob Holland, and much more!

Don’t forget Friday night’s fireworks display to kick off the weekend! Be sure to check the Airshow website for a full schedule of performances.
 

Static Display

Want to see some incredible planes up close and personal? Check out the over 25 different aircrafts on display for you to tour and enjoy. There will be some truly incredible and unique planes and helicopters on site this year including the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-188 Hornet and CH-148 Cyclone.

In addition to the aircrafts on display, there will also be other military vehicles on site to check out as well!


Family Friendly

Although some of the Airshow festivities might be a bit too loud for young children, there are plenty of fun activities for kids a bit older! Hit up the autograph tent for an autograph and photo with the amazing pilots, sure to impress people of all ages.

The KidsZone presented by McDonald’s will have inflatable adventure toys, a climbing wall and more! The Science of Flight presented by Science World will also be on site with a fun and interactive presentation about the human ingenuity of flight.
 

Food Trucks and The Grandstand

Almost as popular as the planes are the food trucks at the Airshow! There will be over 30 food trucks on site serving up everything from bannock and smoked salmon to Thai food, JapaDog and more. Make sure you come hungry because there will be lots of delicious food to choose from.

New this year is The Grandstand: A Craft Beer Experience. This festival-style environment will feature 12 local craft breweries serving up ice cold beer right in the center of all the Airshow action! This is sure to be a popular way to experience the 2018 Airshow so advance tickets are recommended.

 

Know Before You Go

The Abbotsford International Airshow will be running from August 10th to 12th at the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). To purchase tickets at the gate please enter through the King & Townline Road Gate (1595 Townline Rd), if you have already purchased tickets you can enter through the Queen Street Gate (1810 Queen St).

Daily gate admission prices are: free for children 5 years old and under, $20 for children age 6-12, and $35 for adults. Family and multiple daypacks are available, and tickets are cheaper when bought online before arriving!

Gates will be open 3pm-10:30pm on Friday, and 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. One day parking can be purchased for $10.

To find out more about this year’s airshow please visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com



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