SAVE THE DATE - May 4-6, 2018!    Get the Mobile App Here  
blue sky background
blue sky background
View of empty Air Show Runway
Black Night Sky
View of empty Air Show Runway
Clouds Blue Angels Canadian Forces Snowbirds Fiery Controlled Explosion Firework Display Shockwave Jet Truck

United States Navy

Blue Angels

Canadian Forces




Friday Night



Jet Truck

Call your family and friends and mark your calendars for eastern North Carolina's biggest, baddest, fastest and loudest outdoor event May 4-6, 2018!

The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point invites you to visit the Marine Corps' largest air base for the 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, featuring the world's top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. And for the first time ever, the Cherry Point show will feature two world-class jet aerobatic teams when the Canadian Snow Birds jet team joins the lineup!

Beginning with a spectacular night show on Friday, May 4, the skies will light up with jet afterburners, jet-assisted takeoffs, wingtip pyrotechnics, sky-diving demonstrations, incredible speed demonstrations by the jet truck Shockwave, plus the crowd-pleasing "wall of flame," all culminating with a massive fireworks display. Gates open Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday will both have full day shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations. 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 show will offer children's activities, an outdoor recreational show and much more. Admission and parking are FREE. 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. FREE live concert on Saturday night! Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.

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

Premiere Seating

Welcome to the East Coast’s Premier Air Show!

Feel the rush as jets thunder past, pulsing with energy and raw power. Watch in awe as pilots perform aerial stunts and extraordinary feats that defy gravity and push past aviation limits. Enjoy the action from our Flight Line Club or Afterburner Chalets, Box Seats, or Bleachers.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Image of air show seating, bleachers

The 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, loaded with hours of great entertainment, tons of good food, and loads of fun (and education) for the kids, is an event you and your family won't want to miss! This is an opportunity for Cherry Point's Marines and Sailors to demonstrate the Marine Corps motto - Semper Fidelis - which means Always Faithful. And it is their chance to say "THANK YOU!" to our North Carolina neighbors for the fantastic support we enjoy here all year round while we train to remain America's Force in Readiness.

Gates will open for the Friday (May 4) night show at 5 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday (May 5-6), gates will open at 8 a.m.

Sponsorship / Vendor information

Want to be a part of the next air show and open house? Want more information on how to participate in the 2018 Cherry Point Air Show? Let us help you reach your potential by visting our Contacts page:
Contacts page
Vendors serving food
Aircraft image as divider

Next show will be here before you know it!

Site Map / Quick Links

Link to download the Android app     Link to download the iOS app

© All rights reserved. No USMC or Federal Endorsement Implied.

Facebook Icon   |   Twitter Icon   |   Instagram Icon