Get ready to toss the tie and throw on the Aviators – Airshow Week is ready to take off and take over Abbotsford! Don’t miss an exciting week’s worth of events, FREE for the public and celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Airshow Week, presented by Denny’s – is BACK!
A big thank you to Denny’s who has jumped on board as title sponsor, bringing breakfast all day and accessible events to the entire community. From its humble beginnings in 1962, BC’s own Abbotsford International Airshow has grown into the largest Airshow in Canada and one of the top ten Airshow’s in the world. Airshow Week has been reinvented alongside the 55 year-old Fraser Valley tradition to create events that are free and open to all families to help celebrate aviation in Abbotsford, BC.
Events will start on Tuesday, August 8, starting in the UFV hangar located at the Abbotsford airfield. Kids, teens, and adults can join engineers from Cascade Aerospace and students from UFV to engineer an airplane for amazing prizes. On Tuesday evening, head over to Bateman Park and bring your lawn chair or blanket for a free outdoor showing of everyone’s aviation favourite — Top Gun.
On Wednesday August 9 at 6:30PM, head over to High Street for a free performance by Me & Mae, an Abbotsford local and soon to be favourite!
Thursday, August 10 is a city wide Scavenger Hunt! Sign your team up and explore Abbotsford like never before. The mission? To have to get your Airshow Passport stamped at participating businesses … on Twitter. (Twitter account for at least one team member is required!) Rendezvous at the end of the day at Mill Lake for awards and prize announcements and enjoy the laser show, Red, White, and You – brought to you by the City of Abbotsford.
On Friday, August 11, it wouldn’t be a community celebration without a tasty Community Pancake Breakfast to greet the weekend! Hosted by Denny’s and served by Airshow Pilots & Performers and the Firefighters of Abbotsford – join us for delicious real buttermilk pancakes (- not just the add water kind) at Seven Oaks Mall. All donations will go towards the Burn Fund. Gates open for the 55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow – Twilight Show at 3:30 pm. Get your tickets today!
55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow
Friday, August 11 – Twilight Show (Gates at 3:30 pm)
Saturday, August 12
Sunday, August 13