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Kansas City Airshow Fast Facts

When : August 19- August 20, 2023

Where :
New Century AirCenter, New Century, KS

Directions : 175th Street & Interstate 35, Exit 210.

Watch for the annual Kansas City Air Show to take to the skies on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2023.

This year, the show will kick off with the help from the famous US Navy Blue Angels along with appearances by the US Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team, and the US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II.

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. at New Century AirCenter on both show days, and close at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Aerial performances are scheduled to start at approximately 9:30 a.m. both days.

All about the Kansas City Air Show

Over the years, The Kansas City Air Show has become a wildly popular air show with Midwest audiences.

Officially known as the KC Aviation & Airshow, the annual summer fest began as a 4th of July celebration but in recent years has been moved up to a late summer event.

Thankfully, nothing much else has changed. The Kansas City Air Show still has a number of attractions on the ground and kid-friendly features that make it an entertaining way to spend the day. But the real deal of course, is the air show!

A wide variety of flying entertainment includes thunderous appearances by the US Navy Blue Angels or the US Air Force Thunderbirds. Add to that thrilling skydiving demonstrations, mock dog fights between planes, and stunt men and women capable of performing stunning aerobatic maneuvers with the greatest of ease!

blue angels at the KC air show
The US Navy Blue Angels will wow the crowds at this year's 2023 KC Air Show.

also see in Travel ->     2023 Blue Angels schedule    |    2023 Thunderbirds schedule

Kansas City Air Show tickets

Tickets can easily be purchased at the Kansas City Air Show website (see more below). Prices traditionally range from $35 for general admission, to $130 for premium box seats or several hundred dollars for 'platinum' first-class seating.

There are also special admission prices for teens and children. Kids age 5 and younger are admitted free. But remember, tickets go fast! Since there are limited tickets available during performances, organizers encourage visitors to buy their tickets in advance to ensure entry.

Parking and getting there

There is limited parking at the air center, but several local bus routes are available which easily deliver visitors to the front gate, Shuttle rides begin at 7:45 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. (NOTE: Bus 595 will leave you an easy 5-minute walk to the entrance.)

What to bring

If purchasing general admission tickets, it's standing room only. So be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair, then sit back and enjoy the show! NOTE: The show must go on -- rain or shine -- so if you think that if may be necessary, remember to pack an umbrella.

Those with sensitive hearing may also want to bring earplugs since some of the low-flying stunt planes (especially when the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds are in town) can be LOUD.

More about the Kanas City Air Show around the Web:

2023 Kansas City Air Show
- Check out the official site including a complete schedule of performers, with photos and descriptions, directions for getting to the show, and online ticket purchase.

New Century AirCenter - The official venue with maps and directions.

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