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Moody Gardens 

Air, Car & Boat Show

 

August 11 - 13, 2023

A big weekend that will thrill visitors by land, sea and air.

Daytime and evening performances will loop, roll and scream through the air with this unique air show that offers it all! A splashy and spectacular Boat Show will showcase a sensational array of boats that aficionados will appreciate. Perhaps you will find your dream boat at Moody Gardens! And, it’s a car lover’s dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center as the hall is filled with rows of classic vehicles and the stories that accompany them.

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Hotel Packages

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Best Experience and Value: Air, Car and Boat Show Hotel Package

Make a weekend of it and stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel!

Hotel package for two includes: 

  • A luxurious room for two nights

  • Fireworks on Friday and Saturday at Palm Beach

  • Weekend Passes to the Air, Car, & Boat Show

  • Viewing Section for Air Show on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dock and Waterfront Trail

  • VIP seating for Car Show

  • Breakfast for two on Sunday morning with a viewing of Car Show Awards

  • Complimentary late checkout at 2pm

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All About The Air Show

Pilots Flying in the Air Show on August 11th and 12th:

See The Pilots Fly:

  • Friday, August 11th from 7pm - 8:45pm (Viewing Around Property)
  • Saturday, August 12th from 2pm - 3:20pm (Viewing Around the Property)

View the Aircrafts:

  • Saturday, August 12th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Scholes Airport)

Meet The Pilots: 

  • Saturday, August 12th from 4pm - 5pm (Macadamia Room in the Visitor's Center)

Planes Fly Out:

  • Sunday, August 13th at 12pm (Scholes Airport)

Air Show Dining Options

  1. Air Show Buffet 

Garden Restaurant - Visitors Center

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  1. Air Show VIP Seating and Dining

Garden Restaurant and North Plaza (outdoor seating) -   Visitors Center

Enjoy the Air Show with one of the best views on the Bayou!
Reserve seating ahead of time!

  1. Buffet Menu
  2. BBQ Meal

*Food not included in table reservation price*

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Air Show Viewing at Shearn's Lounge

9th Floor Moody Gardens Hotel 

Watch the Air Show with the best view on the property at Shearn’s located on the 9th floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel! Reserve your table for family and friends and enjoy specialty food and drink items that will be available for purchase.

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Or call 409-683-4554 to make your reservation.

Want to ride in an airplane or helicopter?

 

Galveston Helicopter Adventures has many different rides and tours available!

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Ride in a biplane with Scallywag Air!
Take a sunset flight, tour the west end, or do it all! 

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Book your discovery flight today with Coastal Skies Aero Club!
Enjoy a 20-minute intro flight around the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast!
Price: $70, $20 for an additional passenger. 

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Ride in a Beech 18 or CAF Gulf Coast Wing SNJ!
Friday: 10:00a, 12:30p, 5:30p | Saturday: 12:00p
Price: Beech - $250/$150 | CAF Gulf Coast Wing SNJ - $380

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The Boat Show Will Feature Nine Dealers and Over a Hundred Boats

Joining forces with the Houston Boat Show, this year's Boat Show is going to be so grand we outgrew our marina and are headed on land to offer you more options to gaze at as you dream about which one you want in your driveway! If you're in the market for a new boat, come ready to make a decision. There are going to be deals that will only be offered at the boat show that you don't want to miss! 

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Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 11
 

Aircraft Viewing 
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
10am - 5pm

Aircraft Rides *
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
10am - 5pm

Car Show Viewing
(Convention Center)
10am - 6pm

Boat Show Viewing
(Central Parking)
10am - 6pm

Pilot Q&A 
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
2pm - 3pm

Air Show
(Viewing Around Property)
7pm - 9pm

VIP Air Show Viewing at Shearn's Lounge *
(VIP Viewing - 9th Floor Hotel)
6:30pm - 9pm

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VIP Air Show Viewing at Garden Restaurant *
(VIP Viewing - Visitors Center)
6:30pm - 9pm

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Fireworks
(Palm Beach/ Viewing Around Property)
9pm

* Additional fees apply - Limited availability

Saturday, August 12
 

Aircraft Viewing
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
9am - 1pm, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Aircraft Rides *
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
10am - 5pm

Car Show Viewing
(Convention Center)
10am - 6pm

Boat Show Viewing
(Central Parking Lot)
10am - 6pm

Red Carpet Drive
(Convention Center)
11am - 1pm

Air Show
(Viewing Around Property)
2pm - 3:20pm

VIP Air Show Viewing at Garden Restaurant *
(VIP Viewing - Visitors Center)
2pm - 4pm

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Meet the Pilots
(Macadamia Room - Visitors Center)
4pm - 5pm

Live Band *
(Palm Beach)
5:15pm - 9:15pm

Fireworks
(Palm Beach/ Viewing Around Property)
9:15pm

* Additional fees apply - Limited availability

Sunday, August 13
 

Car Show Viewing
(Convention Center)
11am - 2pm

Boat Show Viewing
(Central Parking Lot)
11am - 5pm

Aircraft Fly Out
(Galveston Scholes Airport)
12pm

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

 

  1. Classic Auto Group
  2. Boat Show
  3. Muscle Cars of Texas
The Boat Yard
Texas Marine
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