2018 California Capital Airshow – Ticket Launch Details

Last Update: 10:33 AM PT – Tuesday, June 12th

Please read through all of the following information below regarding Thursday’s Insider ONLY ticket launch, thank you!

USAF Thunderbirds

We’re very excited to announce some exciting airshow ticket information for 2018.

See Some of the Best Pilots in the World!

The 2018 California Capital Airshow is proud to host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and some of the best military and civilian aviators in the world on September 22nd and 23rd at Sacramento County’s Mather Airport. Come out and help us celebrate Mather Airport turning 100! Plus, back by popular demand, you don’t want to miss Friday’s, “Airshow After Dark!” on the evening of September 21st!

Our goal is to provide you with the best airshow experience possible at a range of price points. Ticket types include everything from an affordable day of aviation thrills for the whole family to a premium airshow experience. There’s something for everyone!

Only Insiders Get up to 50% OFF* at Launch!

As an Insider, you get up to 50% OFF* and first dibs on Airshow tickets (not available to the public). Up to 50% OFF* pricing expires Monday, June 18th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time or when discount tickets are sold out. After that, prices will go up.
*Please note: nominal ticket convenience fees may apply.

WHAT are the INSIDER ONLY Discount Ticket Prices?

Insider ONLY ticket pricing will be revealed at launch on Thursday, June 14th at Noon Pacific time. Be sure to check your email and click on the launch link for ticket details and discount pricing information.

WHEN do Discount INSIDER ONLY Tickets Go On Sale?

Insider ONLY discounted tickets go on sale Thursday, June 14th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time – ONLINE ONLY!

WHERE do Discount Tickets Go On Sale?

Discount airshow tickets can be purchased securely online, using your Insider Only Link. You will receive your unique purchase link via email on Thursday, June 14th at 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time. You will then be able to buy and print your ticket(s) from the comfort of your home or office.

All discount ticket purchases are available online ONLY using most major credit cards. You can buy tickets from a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

If You Have ANY Ticket Purchase Issues, After Launch

If you have any issues with your ticket purchase, after 12:00 PM (Noon) on Thursday, June 14th, please contact our ticket service provider Eventbrite via their online customer service portal. Use the following link if you have any ticket customer service or ticket printing issues: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/contact-us

Here’s a brief overview of our BRAND NEW General Admission Weekend Ticket Bundle and Grandstand Seating …

General Admission – Weekend Ticket Bundle (Includes Night Show!)

ONE Adult General admission to the Airshow for ages 16 and older – PLUS FOUR (4) Youth General Admission (ages 6-15) tickets good for THREE DAYS – Friday, September 21st (PARKING FEE INCLUDED), Saturday, September 22nd (Parking NOT INCLUDED) AND Sunday, September 23rd (Parking NOT INCLUDED). This bundled ticket includes admission to Friday’s “Airshow After Dark!”

Grandstand Seating is BACK for 2018!

We’re happy to announce that Grandstand seating is back and will be located just EAST of show center. Please note: Grandstand seats are open seating. 


Very Limited Discount Ticket Quantities & Time Frame

Once ticket discount tickets are sold out or purchases exceed a certain threshold, or after the ticket launch ends on Monday, June 18th at Noon Pacific . . .  Prices will increase at 11:59 AM (Noon) and go on sale to the public. Again, ticket discounts are limited by time and quantity. So please don’t miss your chance to SAVE BIG!

Here are the deep discount tickets limits:

  • General Admission Weekend Bundle – 200 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • General Admission – 2,000 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Grandstand Seating – 300 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Mather Club – 300 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Flight Line Club – 200 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Capital Club – 200 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Friday Night Show General Admission – 750 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Friday Night Grandstand Seating – 300 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF
  • Friday Night Mather Club – 300 Tickets at up to 50%* OFF

After reaching the launch purchase limit, tickets will go up to the next price level.

Please note – No Ticket Refunds
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on airshow tickets. Rest assured, though, that the airshow is a rain-or-shine event. You should know that all performers have high, low and flat shows that can safely accommodate for different types of weather. There are amazing display aircraft on the ground. Aircraft (especially military) are subject to operational requirements. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

*A nominal ticket service fees may be applicable base on ticket type.