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LC + WOH (Wings Over Houston Airshow) = Best weekend ever

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

It’s time to take flight and soar above the clouds at one of the top air shows in the United States. A premier Houston event, the beloved annual Wings Over Houston Airshow is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircrafts, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported local and national charities for 39 years.

Wings Over Houston Airshow

Featuring the US Air Force Thunderbirds

Headlining this year’s event are the famous USAF Thunderbirds! The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Other shows and attractions include the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo, RE/MAX Skydiving Team, “Tora Tora Tora,” modern aviation and warbird ramp displays, a Legends & Heroes autograph tent, a kid’s carnival, merch booths, and more. This favorite annual event is a must-see-and-do for the whole family.

Here are a few tips, tricks, and things to do in League City to make the most of your Wings Over Houston Airshow weekend experience.

Flight plan? Check. Tickets? Check!

Each ticket includes general admission for one adult and up to six children ages 14 and under (kids get in FREE with an accompanying adult), free parking, and shuttle bus transportation to the event. All tickets are sold online, so now is the time to purchase your tickets and take advantage of discounted prices.

Don’t forget to prepare and pack the essentials: comfy shoes, sunscreen, hats or headcovers, sunglasses, bottle waters (because it’s Texas, and it’s hot and humid), and ear protection, especially for children. More helpful airshow tips can be found at the Wings Over Houston website.

Local Hotel Information

Looking for budget-friendly hotels to stay in during your weekend of fun? League City has three local hotels with easy access to the Gulf Freeway, I-45 North and Highway 3. Spend a night in the Candlewood Suites, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, or the Hampton Inn & Suites and save with affordable hotel room rates and great amenities.

Travel Tip: Ellington Airport is only a 20-minute drive from League City. Click here for all the details on how to get to the AirShow.

What to do after Airshow gates close

Check out the charming Historic District downtown in "Old League City," just minutes away from I-45 and your hotel. Under the canopy of century-old oak trees on Main Street, you'll find dozens of inviting shopping boutiques, delectable restaurants, and beautiful park trails for strolling.

Helen's Garden is a top photo spot in League City.

Visit the Shoppes at Founder’s Square, historic homes turned specialty shops, or stop by boutiques like the Salted Hippie, Strawberry Hill Upcycling Boutique, and Sweet Mia’s Boutique.

Visit gorgeous League Park and Helen’s Garden to take Instagram-worthy pictures and enjoy a relaxing stroll under century-old live oak trees.

Places to eat after the Airshow

Looking for dining options while you’re in town? Choose from multiple, well-loved local restaurants right here in League City. Try favorites like cozy South Shore Grille for lunchtime, barbeque-loving Red River Bar-B-Que, Esteban’s Café y Cantina for sizzling fajitas, and casual, family-friendly Craft 96. Every good morning starts with a hearty breakfast, and Red Oak Café is the definition of Hearty Meals with their legendary pancakes and big breakfast plates.

Travel Tip: Download the VisitLeagueCityTX App for great restaurant ideas and things to do near you.

Start planning your Wings Over Houston airshow experience here in League City today!

1 Comment

Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing! I've always been in awe of the USAF Thunderbirds and their incredible performances. The precision and skill they display are truly inspiring. Watching them fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon must be a sight to behold. I'm definitely marking my calendar for this event – it’s something you don’t want to miss! Thanks for sharing this information! level devil

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