Air Show Fever Abounds in the Air & On the Ground

The Ford Lauderdale Air Show soars into town, Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, bringing the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the Air Force F-16 Viper and spectacular performances of acrobatics with the GEICO Skytypers and others to the sky and sand.

Although the high flying spectacle in the sky event brings 8 hours and 2 days of excitement to Fort Lauderdale Beach, dozens of parties and opportunities to mix and mingle with the stars of the show, over nearly a full week.

Official Air Show Parties

Thursday, May 4
Air Show weekend kicks off  Thursday, May 4 with the Performer Welcome Party at Siren’s Table. Be amongst the first to welcome the pilots, jumpers and crews to Fort Lauderdale. 7-9pm. FREE.
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

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Friday, May 5
The Shane Duncan Band two-steps it into the 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show Weekend Concert, at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub from 6-9pm. Expect a high-energy performance from this kickin’ Country-Rock band who always delivers a Non-Stop show that will leave you wanting more. The free, family friendly event, offers another opportunity to meet the pilots and performers. The evening will also feature a special Salute to Military halftime show during the band’s break in performance, welcoming back the men and women serving the USA in Task Force Hurricane Battalion from their recent year-long deployment.  6-9pm. FREE
Friday Night Sound Waves
The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

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Saturday, May 6
Start your day off right on Saturday morning and enjoy breakfast with the World Famous Geico Skytypers at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach. The team will be available for meet and greets, plus autograph opportunities. Enjoy a Continental Breakfast ($18.95 ++) or full Buffet Breakfast ($24.95 ++). 8:30am.
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

Saturday, May 6
Celebrate a dynamic Day 1  of the Ford Lauderdale Air Show, Saturday Night at Sea Level Restaurant & Bar at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. All of the Ford Lauderdale Air Show pilots and performers will be out for flight suit night for a meet n’ greet, autographs and selfies. The free event kicks off with a jump by the SOCOM Para-Commandos! 7 – 9pm. FREE.

Viewing Parties

McSorley’s Beach Pub
McSorley’s Beach Pub will once again host their Rooftop Watch Party for a lucky limited number of guests on Sunday, May 7 starting at 8 AM. For details email, GM John Farino at john@mcsorleysftl.com.
837 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33304
(954) 565-4446

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Go back in time and enjoy the 2017 “Ford” Lauderdale Air Show from the Oceanfront Lawn of Hugh Taylor’s Estate Home, Terra Mar at Birch State Park. $100 per person, $175 per couple benefit the Friends of Birch State Park, and includes parking, a barbeque lunch with soft drinks/beer/wine and fabulous oceanfront location to watch the show. A limited number of tickets are available. For more information, visit birchstatepark.org or call 954-566-0660.
3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

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W Fort Lauderdale
Located directly on the beach, W Fort Lauderdale will offer two levels of luxury air show viewing on May 6. The first level gives guests access to the living room terrace, located on the fourth floor. Level two access includes entry into a more private bungalow terrace, with a premium bar. Discounted Veuve Clicquot bottles and a Stephen Starr curated food station will be provided for all access levels, featuring flank steak blackened salmon, shrimp and much more. A DJ will be spinning live music and complimentary valet parking will be available to guests. Limited Seating. Tickets Available Online
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., $99-$199.
The W Fort Lauderdale
441 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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Atlantic Hotel & Spa
The fifth floor Ocean Terrace will provide spectators with one of the best views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and the air show, without the hassle of a large crowd. Tickets for this viewing area include live music from Woody and the Longboards, three drink coupons and a barbecue style buffet, with menu items ranging from barbecue chicken and fish kebabs, to Caprese salad and dessert offerings, like key lime tarts and apple pie. Valet parking will also be available to guests. Spa Atlantic will be also offering a special on 15-minute massages for $15. Kick back, relax, and enjoy our version of Cloud 9.
March 6-7, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tickets available online. $25-$99
601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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BalQony Air Show Party
Spend a relaxing afternoon watching the Air Show from the comforts of your own Cabana at BalQony Saturday & Sunday. Food and drink specials available with Cabanas starting at $250. To reserve your cabana, please call 954-354-2445
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304