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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron are headlining the Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Memorial Day weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Denise A. Rayder)

Tickets have sold out for the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on May 29 and 30, but some still remain for the practice show on May 28.

The pre-purchased, $10 parking pass will be required to enter Jones Beach from Friday to Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, according to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

“An Event Parking Pass will be required per vehicle, not per person,” a news release from the office stated. “Every vehicle will need a pass. Empire Passes cannot be used for entry into the parking fields during this special event.”

There are less than 100 passes left for Field 1 parking on May 28, and ticket sales will end at midnight on May 20. The air show will also be livestreamed on WABC-TV, as well as on WABC’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV,  and Roku.

The parks department reminds ticket buyers that:

  • This event does not permit buses, taxi services, ride-sharing, Uber, or Lyft.

  • There is no individual drop off.

  • The pass is for one-time use, no re entry allowed.

  • All attendees must remain on the beachfront, there will be no sitting/ or standing on the boardwalk.

  • Empire Pass and Golden Park Program are not valid forms of admission.

This year’s air show, what some call Long Island’s unofficial start to summer, is highly anticipated after the 2020 show was canceled due to the pandemic. There will be 50 percent capacity on the beach.

The show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog), United States Army Golden Knights U.S. Army parachute team, and United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue team, as well as several civilian performers.

To purchase tickets, visit shop.parks.ny.gov/store/special-events. For more information about the event, visit bethpageairshow.com.

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