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2024 Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival

Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Funded by the Airport District for Truckee North Tahoe locals!

 Remember to ride a bike, carpool, or take TART to the show! Please bring your own water bottle. Water stations will be available.

Free Admission / Free Parking

No pets are allowed. Ramp pavement is EXTREMELY HOT and may exceed 125 degrees. The tarmac will burn paws and skin. Learn more.

Ditch the car and ride your bike. A free bike valet and free charging station for e-bikes will be available courtesy of Truckee Trails Foundation.



And its dedication to building the future of aviation

The Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival is proudly known as one of the region’s most family-friendly events with free parking and free admission.

Come experience a breathtaking and world-class air show with world-renowned aerobatic performers! Visit the Grocery Outlet STEM Expo, the Family Festival, static displays, vendors, a VIP Hospitality Tent, free Speaker Presentation, and much more!

The Air Show is generously funded and presented by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.

The Truckee Tahoe Air Show is a PROUD recipient of the

2018 ICAS Pinnacle Gold Award for Excellence in Emergency Response! 


And that’s the truth! The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board and Air Show Committee are dedicated to making this a local's family-friendly event with free admission and free parking. 


PLEASE NOTE: Once in the Air Show & Family Festival, there will be some fees (i.e. military aircraft rides, face painting, food, VIP Hospitality Tent entry. )

Family-friendly festivities include a designated Family Festival on the green with live music, stilt walkers, arts and crafts, puppet shows, and much more! The Truckee Grocery Outlet STEM Expo offers hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.




Looking for that special VIP experience?  Well, you’ll find it at the Truckee Tahoe Air Show’s VIP Hospitality Tent.  A VIP Hospitality Tent Ticket offers guests a first-class seat on the flight line...the best view at the show! Ticket-holder perks include a catered lunch, beverages including beer and wine, mingling with performers, VIP-only restrooms, and LOTS of shade!  Now THAT’S a first-class ticket!

A limited number of tickets will be sold online.



Adult ticket cost is $125.

Children (12 and under) - $50.


Reserved Table for 10 - $1500. Cost includes special roped-off seating, beverage service – beer, wine, soda and water, special visits from performers, a dedicated server to clear your table, and lots of shade!


NOTE: We will be selling VIP Hospitality Tickets the day of the event. 

Tent opens at 10 a.m. 

Food service is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tent closes at 4 p.m. 

In Memoriam – January 13, 1922 - May 17, 2024

Brigadier General Clarence “Bud” Anderson was the last living and highest scoring World War II Triple Ace Fighter Pilot.


Born January 13, 1922, Bud lived a glorious life for over 102 years!

Notable aviation accolades:

  • Leading Ace of 363rd fighter squadron

  • 161/4 victories flying out of Leister Field UK

  • Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame & International Air and Space Hall of Fame

  • Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

  • Flew P-51 Mustang named Old Crow in WWII

  • “Best Fighter Pilot I’ve ever seen,” Gen. Chuck Yeager

The following video was developed by Scott and Kyle Guyette of Sleeping Dogs Productions for Bud’s 100th Birthday Celebration in Auburn, Calif. “It will make you laugh; it will make you cry….hallmarks of a good film,” Jim Anderson (Colonel Clarence “Bud” Anderson’s son).

“Connected by more than a runway…”

The Truckee Tahoe Airport is more than just a place to board and disembark a plane. It’s a premier General Aviation Airport located in the majestic Sierra Nevada, and it’s a popular place for the local community.

The airport is home to a beautiful playground, spacious lawn, and Red Truck Café. It hosts an annual science fair and free educational speaker events throughout the year; it supports aviation-themed summer camps, and local youth STEM programs.

If you are planning to fly in for the air show, please click here.


The Truckee Tahoe Air Show boasts one of the most iconic backdrops of any air show in the world. Soaring pines, majestic mountains and a blue sky complement each performer’s show.

Located only 15 minutes from the shores of North Lake Tahoe, the Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival is the perfect event to put on the calendar for a weekend getaway in the Sierra.

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