Pacific Air Show returns to Huntington Beach after year-long hiatus – CBS Los Angeles
Huntington Beach Umbrellas lit up Huntington Beach’s night sky as Sammy Hager performed in front of thousands at a special concert to kick off the weekend at the Pacific Air Show.
After nearly a decade since Huntington Beach allowed live music on the sand and a seemingly never-ending epidemic, Sammy Hager and the first air show since 2019 was just what the city needed.
“I feel like I haven’t been out in 18 months,” Monet Borsch said. “They opened the gate and released the Kraken.”
Earlier in the day, the US Navy’s Blue Angels flew through the skies for a drill that impressed thousands below. This weekend for only the second time in history, the Thunderbirds, Blue Angels and Canadian Force Blue Angels will perform at the same air show.
“I was there today just checking in and it was amazing to see everyone having so much fun,” said Tom Buck, owner of Pedego Electric Bikes Huntington Beach.
Although Bock is happy that the Pacific Air Show is back, he says it’s not really good for business.
“It only hurts our business a little bit because people don’t come to buy bikes because of the traffic,” Bock says. “I’ve lived in Huntington Beach almost my whole life and that’s about the community.”
Meanwhile across the street at The Blow Down Blow Dry Bar, the staff prepares for a busy weekend.
“It attracts a lot of attention, of course, but at the same time, most of our customers we booked for Saturday will not be able to do it because it is so busy,” said Samantha Westland, the employee.
8,000 pre-sold tickets have been purchased for Friday’s performance and there are more tickets available for another show on Saturday night. The Pacific Air Show will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at Pacific Airshow’s official website.