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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 • Date TBD

  AirFest 2015 • Grass Valley Airport • July 10 & 11, 2015

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 11, 2015

For more information on the Truckee Tahoe event, visit