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MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

Visit the Marine Corps’ largest air base for the 2021 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, featuring the world’s top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Voted Best Air Show in America by USA Today.

Two days of shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations including performances by Aftershock, RJ Gritter, Tom Larkin, Steve Covington and Hubie Tolson.

You and your family will get up close and personal to dozens of historic and modern aircraft displays, as well as a wide array of military vehicles and equipment.

The air show narrator will talk you through a Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration as air and ground Marine combat forces simulate an assault on enemy positions right in front of your eyes! Individual demonstrations, such as one by the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier, will make it clear why the Marine Corps is the finest fighting force in the world.

The show will offer children’s activities, an outdoor recreational show and much more.

Admission and parking are FREE. The air show typically attracts over 200,000 people.

As always, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will provide the grand finale both days!

Locals Recommend

“It’s always great to watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. This air show happens every two years! However, the next time it returns will be in 2024!”

Event Details

  • Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2024
  • Location: HMCAS Cherry Point
    100 Roosevelt Blvd
    Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC 28533
  • Distance from Hotel: 26 miles (37-minute drive)