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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 2016  • Auburn Airport • October 8, 2016

  AirFest 2017 • Grass Valley Airport • Date TBA

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 AirFair & Family Festival • Truckee Tahoe Airport • July 9, 2016

For more information on the Truckee Tahoe event, visit

Lincoln Airfest will host hot air ballons, 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 2016 • Lincoln Regional Airport • June 11, 2016

For more information on the Lincoln Airfest, visit