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How to View the Ocean City Air Show

Are you ready for some high flying fun in Ocean City, Maryland? The OC Air Show is taking off on August 15th and 16th and you won’t want to miss the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headlining this classic event. The Ocean City Air Show is one of the first air shows to ever feature the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II, and A-10 Thunderbolt II at the same event!

Are you coming to town to enjoy the show on the beach, or staying in your hotel suite and watching live? Read on to see how these years viewing experience will be a bit different.

OC Air Show Viewing Experience

In order to stay compliant with the State of Marylands COVID-19 safety measures and procedures, the 2020 OC Air Show will be a little different compared to years past. These changes include eliminating the traditional infrastructure on the beach between 13th and 17th St., the parachute landing zone, and the sound system. This is to eliminate the ‘live audience areas’ per guidance from the State Attorney Generals office.


To make up for the eliminations on the beach, the Air Show is going virtual and investing in live-stream that is comparable to watching a football game on TV! The live stream broadcast will feature multiple cameras, pilot interviews, and so much more. Offering unique angles of the event, and 360-degree views.


No matter what you’ll be sure to be engaged and immersed in the Air Show experience! In the same respect, both the F-22 and F-35 teams with the U.S. Air Force have agreed to extend their “non-aerobatic passes” through North Ocean City, allowing spectators up and down the 10-miles of Ocean City beach and coastline experience an up-close view of the Air Show.


Reminder: If you are planning on viewing the OC Air Show from the beach or Boardwalk, please remember that masks are required on the boardwalk for those over the age of five from 8 am to 2 am, per Mayor Meehan’s July 31st declaration. Masks are optional on the beach as long as you are distancing from others. Click the link for more information on the OC Air Show Stay Safe and Separate Initiatives.

Pro Tip! Watch the Air Show from your hotel room with an ocean view room! Save BIG when you book today with one of our special vacation packages!


Click HERE for the Airdotshow Livestream!

Are you ready to book your beach getaway to Ocean City? Make the Grand Hotel & Spa part of your summer traditions, contact a member of our team today with any questions that you may have