In the Air & On the Ground

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach, May 4 & 5th with a thrilling lineup featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and civilian performers. Add to the mix the comical Star Wars nod "May the 4th (be with you)" and Cinco de Mayo the same weekend, and well, it's just takes the fun, excitement and activities to a whole new level.

If you're heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the festivities, here’s our list of the best places to take it all in and be a part of the spectacular scene before, during and after the Air Show.

May 3

Beach Yoga by Donation
Before the planes take to the sky, ground yourself at the weekly Friday morning Beach Yoga class hosted steps from show center at Lifeguard Station 13, on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Teh hour long class from 9am - 10am is open to everyone of all skill levels and consists of a 60 minute Hatha flow. $5. minimum donation. For more information visit,  www.BeachyogaFit.com

Friday Night Sound Waves
Before the performers take to the skies, we're hosting a Disco inferno + Decades remix on Fort Lauderdale Beach when Friday Night Sound Waves welcomes Gypsy Lane on Friday, May 3. Bring your boogies shoes and kick off Air Show Weekend with the pilots and performers in the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Presented by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Community, the event is FREE & Family Friendly and open to the public. The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A/ 300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. www.fridaynightsoundwaves.com

May 4

Honor Flight – May 4 Operation Homecoming Ft Lauderdale
With a weekend dedicated to our military's finest, a great way to cap off Day 1 of the Air Show is welcoming home 75 of our nation’s eldest heroes, including  19 who served in WWII, 42 in the Korean War and 14 Vietnam War heroes.  The honor flight is scheduled to arrive at Terminal 4 at approximately 8:15pm. Wear your red, white and blue – bring your flags and signs – and be part of an experience that will touch you! For more information visit:  www.honorflightsouthflorida.org

Sip & Shoppe on Breakers Avenue
Sip & Shoppe brings together eclectic local vendors, live art, music, great food & libations on Breakers Ave, the Art Deco Area of Fort Lauderdale Beach – every 1st Saturday night. Drink specials at our coolest bar & restaurant Wine Garden, Village Cafe and Plaza Bistro Food Truck! Art Opening will be hosted at Village Design Art Gallery (adjacent to this event) featuring works by local & international artists. A must for those who want to experience a unique shopping experience with fabulous fashion finds in a relaxed and boho-chic environment! Free & Family Friendly. 600 Breakers Avenue.

May 4th & 5th

The Flight Line Club 
The Flight Line Club is the ultimate spot on the beach to experience the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Join the experienced Air Show spectators and step away from the hundreds of thousands of people on the beach to enjoy this VIP experience on the beach at the aerial 50 yard line at Air Show Center. A catered lunch will be served from 11:30 a to 1:30 p with draft beer, soft drinks and water served all day long steps from your seat at the aerial 50 yard line. View ticket information and the sequence of flight online

Atlantic Hotel & Spa Watch Party
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa will host watch parties on its fifth floor viewing deck. Tickets are $99 per day ( $45 for children 3-12)  and include an unlimited buffet- lunch with options to upgrade to a VIP lounge.  601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8020 View Details and Ticket information online

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Watch Party
Take in the Fort Lauderdale Air Show from the comfort of the Conrads' sixth floor skydeck and oceanfront terrace ($169 pp /  $49 children under 12) and enjoy live music, plus an open and unlimited beer and wine from 11 - 4pm and chef action stations from 11:30am – 2:30pm.  Upgrade to VIP ( $399 pp) to gain access to 24th floor / 4 bedroom penthouse with it's 1,600 terrace and enjoy a full open bar and private buffet lunch inside penthouse. Guests can also enjoy activations from beverage partners Veuve Clicquot, Ketel One and Volcan. Valet Parking included. Tickets are available online and space is limited.  For more information, email FLLCI.info@conradhotels.com

Hilton Fort Lauderdale, BalQony Watch Party 
Watch the Blue Angels and other fantastic air performers fly overhead from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach's oceanfront event space, BalQony during the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Entry is complementary and a cash bar will be available. Poolside cabanas are available for rental on our Sunrise Terrace. For more information, please email FLLFS_FB@hilton.com.

McSorleys Beach Pub Watch Party
Limited seats are availbale for McSorleys annual Rooftop Viewing Party both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for rooftop access is $75 per person, and includes limited cup seating ensuring everyone will be comfortable plus an unlimited lunch buffet with soft drinks. This is a family friendly event and children under 10 are free. Alcoholic beverages sold separately. Email John at john@mcsorleysftl.com or call us at 954-565-4446 to make reservations. Seats are going fast, so don’t wait!

May 5

El Vez Cinco de Mayo Anniversary Party
Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s El Vez is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a fun and action-packed Cinco de Mayo fiesta. From 1-9pm, enjoy performances from none other than El Vez himself alongside DeeJay Spiff spinning tunes throughout the day, accompanied by Tacos al Pastor on the spit, and plenty of food and drink specials, activities and games throughout the day. The regular menu throughout breakfast , lunch and dinner is available, but don’t miss the specials from the grill and one-day only creations.  FREE.