Airshow After Dark is BACK!

The 2018 California Capital Airshow will celebrate 100 years of Mather Airport in a HUGE way by bringing back ‘Airshow After Dark’ on Friday, September 21st!

As the sun sets on Friday, September 21, the skies over Mather Airport will ignite with a feast for the senses as thrilling jets and aerobatic performers light up the sky with streaming flares, showers of colorful bursts from their wings and thundering pyrotechnics. This one-of-a-kind Airshow will conclude with a MASSIVE wall of fire, breathtaking fireworks display and fun ‘Wonder Bread 5’ concert to make Mather Airport’s 100th Birthday bash truly unforgettable!

What’s a Night Show? Check out this teaser:
Gates open at 5:00pm — come check out the ramp! Here’s what you can expect:
  • Explore STEM exhibits including Aerojet Rockedyne’s LaunchPad and Sacramento Children Museum’s Kiddie HawkCCA Night Show 2018
  • Take a walk down memory lane in the Mather 100 Museum — including climbing through aircraft that lived at Mather Airport
  • Check out the Recruiting Zone and learn about a variety of job opportunities in all branches of the US military
  • Grab a bite to eat from one of the many concession booths and interact with miles of exhibitors!
Flying performances begin at 6:00pm
  • Opening ceremonies will include the US Army Golden Knights jumping in to a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem
  • Enjoy Matt Chapman’s aerobatic performance in his Embry-Riddle Eagle 580
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  • Canadian CF-18 Hornet will rock the skies — don’t miss the afterburner!
  • Check out the most unique aircraft in the Airshow industry — Fat Tire Cowboy’s Yak 110

As the sun sets, the real magic will begin…Don’t miss these performers lighting up the sky with lights and pyrotechnics:

‘Magic by Moonlight’

Matt Younkin will thrill audiences at NIGHT with ‘Magic by Moonlight’, the world’s only nighttime aerobatic performance in a Beech 18. Equipped with 17 spotlights and 13 strobes, the top of this huge transport airplane lights up the night sky. Smoke, noise, choreography, and an incredible musical score, captivates audiences in this one-of-a-kind performance!

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Also tearing up the sky is the legendary Gene “Mr. Airshow” Soucy, in his ShowCat! Hear the roar of the monstrous Pratt & Whitney engine as Gene thrills with a combination of smoke, noise, and aerobatic elegance. “Mr. Airshow” will also amaze the crowd at NIGHT with fireworks mounted on ShowCat’s wingtips. This act will send chills down your spine as he flies a spell-binding performance set to music against the night sky.

Shockwave Jet Truck

You won’t want to miss Shockwave’s night show performance as it lights up the darkness with flames, thunderous noise and a flash of speed that will jolt your senses!Redline Night Show

Redline Airshows

Jon Thocker and Ken Rieder in their RV-8s will light up the skies over Mather Airport with heart-stopping aerobatics enhanced by luminescent flairs, showering pyrotechnics and music!

US Army Golden Knights

Don’t miss the Golden Knights Parachute Team jumping at NIGHT! This one-of-a-kind jump includes pyrotechnic canisters affixed to the soldiers’ legs!

But Wait…There’s EVEN MORE Excitement!

As the night flying performances end, don’t miss the best fireworks in town set to heart-thumping music! This spectacular fireworks display is brought to you in part by the City of Rancho Cordova who is celebrating of it’s 15th birthday. As the firework finale ends around 8:15pm, Wonder Bread 5 will take the stage to help us dance the night away with pop hits from the past and today. This exhilarating night will wrap-up around 10:00pm!

Don’t Miss a Night of FUN Celebrating Mather Airport Turning 100 Years Old!
Purchase your Discount ‘Airshow After Dark’ tickets NOW!
General Admission Tickets

Discount “Airshow After Dark” General Admission ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $49.00*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” General Admission YOUTH (ages 6-15) Price: $22.50*Beech_18_Night-1

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” General Admission ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $44.10*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” General Admission YOUTH (ages 6-15) Price: $21.00*

  • One General Admission Ticket purchase includes up to 4 Children (age 15 & under) FREE – (a $70 Value!)
  • Parking is included!!
  • Enjoy the evening flying performances in the air
  • Numerous displays and interactive exhibits along the ramp
  • Tickets are good for Friday ONLY

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

Grandstand Open Seating Tickets

Discount “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area ADULT (ages 16 and up) Online Price: $58.50*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area YOUTH (ages 2-15) Online Price: $28.50*

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $52.65*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating YOUTH (ages 2-15) Price: $25.65*

Enjoy the Grandstand Open Seating area, where Airshow fans will have prime view of the flight line, private restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the day!GK_Night_2

  • Special access to the Grandstand Open Seating area from 5:00pm – 10:00pm & includes admission to the Night Show
  • Parking is included!!
  • Multiple bleachers to grab a seat with an elevated view of the show
  • This area is located along the flight line, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Grandstand Open Seating area
  • Private upgraded restrooms
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for FRIDAY ONLY

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

Mather Club Chalet Tickets

Discount “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club ADULT (ages 15 and up) Online Price: $72.00*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club YOUTH (ages 2-15) Online Price: $34.50*

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club ADULT (ages 15 and up) Price: $64.80*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club YOUTH (ages 2-15) Price: $31.05*

Enjoy the Mather Club premium chalet, where Airshow fans will have prime viewing near Show Center, a large tented area and umbrella tables for shade, upgraded restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the evening!

  • Special access to the Mather Club Chalet from 5:00pm – 10:00pm & includes admission to the Night Show
  • Parking is included!!
  • Table and chair seating – Enjoy your drink or food in comfort!
  • This area is located near airshow center, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Mather Club Chalet
  • Private upgraded restrooms
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for Friday ONLY

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* Convenience fees may be applicable.