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Our 2016 Airfest is Revving Up!
Join us for a spectacular weekend this spring! Enjoy jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics, tour some truly awe-inspiring planes, and marvel at the US Air Force Thunderbirds at the 2016 March Field Airfest!

Saturday, April 16 &
Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • Lucas Oil Parachute Team Flag Drop
  • Robosaurus
  • Ace Maker Airshows with Greg Colyer and his T-33
  • Flying Wing
  • Red Eagles Formation Team
  • C-17 and KC-135 Fly-bys
  • ... and the US Air Force Thunderbirds Aerobatic Team!

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Full Schedule

ALL Vendor and concessionaire inquiries must be emailed to For more information on display space at the Air Show, contact 951-655-2801.

See information from our 2014 Airfest.
And here's info from our 2012 Airfest.

Would your business be interested in reaching over 400,000 Airfest attendees?
Advertise with us during Airfest! It's an ideal way for businesses, entrepreneurs, and all patriots to be involved, and to demonstrate their support for the March Air Reserve Base. For more information, check out our Donor Package - Updated Feb 15, 2016.
Thunderbirds Formation

Kid enjoying Airfest

Lucas Oil Skydivers



The histories of March Field and Southern California have been intertwined for nearly a century. Anticipating the need to build up military forces prior to America's entry into World War I, the Army directed officers stationed in the Los Angeles area to survey Riverside's Alessandro plain for suitability as a flying training field (a two-day trip by horseback) in late 1917. The base first opened its gates in March 1918, making it one of the three oldest installations in the Air Force today, along with Randolph AFB in Texas and Langley AFB in Virginia.
The March Aviation Society is a private, nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) #27-4745509. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.