California Capital celebrates Mather Airport's 100th birthday

The California Capital Airshow (CCA) has announced the details of Airshow After Dark, a celebration of Mather Airport´s 100th birthday with a nighttime show of flying, fireworks and music amid an aviation-themed festival atmosphere of family fun and entertainment, the company said. 

The evening, which begins at 5 pm on Friday, September 21, is offered with the Weekend Ticket Bundle, an exclusive ticket package, on sale starting June 14, that includes general admission tickets to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds-headlined airshows on September 22 and 23.

In addition to a thrilling display of pyrotechnic-infused aerobatic stunts overhead, Airshow After Dark includes miles of aircraft displays featuring fully-restored warbirds, massive cargo airplanes and military aircraft as well as interactive STEM exhibits, immersive activities and virtual reality experiences designed to inspire future aviators and innovators. 

History comes to life with the Mather 100 Museum. A temporary exhibit curated exclusively for the California Capital Airshow, it offers a literal walk through the Mather gates where the historic airfield began its legacy of service to the nation and Sacramento region. The evening culminates with an explosive Wall of Fire, a mesmerizing fireworks display and a heart-thumping concert by premier dance band, “Wonder Bread 5”.

California Capital Airshow 501(c)3 plans and operates the exciting, family-friendly annual event designed to honor the Sacramento region´s rich aviation heritage and veterans while using the power and magic of flight to inspire young people. CCA gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations and exciting educational youth programming throughout the year.