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Air Shows in the Gold Country

Two of the most exciting events in the Gold Country are the Air Shows, "Thunder in the Sky" at the Auburn Airport & "AirFest" at the Grass Valley Airport.

Aircraft fly-bys, and displays including warbirds, experimentals, antique planes, air racers and radio-controlled model airplane flight demonstrations offer a wide range of interests. The Auburn Aviation Association hosts the Auburn event, with proceeds providing youth scholarships and airport improvements.  Event is held every year, alternating years between the Auburn Airport and the Grass Valley Airport.

 Thunder in the Sky 2018  • Auburn Airport • Date TBA

  AirFest 2017 • Nevada County Airport • July 8, 2017

For more information on the Auburn event, please visit For more information on the Grass Valley event, visit

Truckee Sky has returned to the Truckee Tahoe Airport after a 16 year hiatus.

  Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival • Truckee Tahoe Airport • July 8, 2017

For more information on the Truckee Tahoe event, visit

Lincoln Airfest will host hot air balloons, warbirds, specialty airplanes, military aircraft, helicopters, remote-controlled model aircraft demonstrations, skydiving exhibitions, powered parachutes. Take an aerial adventure in a helicopter at reasonable prices.

Lincoln Airfest 2017 • Lincoln Regional Airport • June 10, 2017

For more information on the Lincoln Airfest, visit