20 & 21 July 2024

Cold Lake Air Show 2024

An exhilarating event, the Cold Lake Air Show is a not-to-be-missed event of the summer, kicking off with the Full Throttle Festival on Friday, July 19th, which will showcase family activities, live entertainment, beer gardens, and a fly past.

Saturday and Sunday, marvel at one of the BIGGEST military air shows in Canada! This year’s show will be in celebration of the RCAF Centennial. Also, see thrilling demonstrations from the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori, SkyHawks Parachute Team, a CF-18 Demonstration, CF Snowbirds, and more! You don’t want to miss it!

Get The Cold Lake Air Show Mobile App

For the Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS), the organizers of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, offer you the practical service of a mobile app. It allows you to optimally prepare you for your visit and to easily access all the relevant information during your stay. The CLAS mobile guide is the only official app for the Cold Lake Air Show.

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Wing Commander’s Message

I am very pleased that 4 Wing Cold Lake will be hosting an exciting air show on July 20 and July 21, 2024.

The 2024 CLAS will be another wonderful opportunity to showcase the Lakeland area. Building off of the success of the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS) which attracted 27,000 spectators, we are excited to bring the community and beyond together for an exciting and fun-filled family event with opportunities to see a wide variety of aerial and static displays, classic cars, a kids’ zone and so much more.

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It is a special year for Cold Lake as we celebrate not only the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) but also the 70th anniversary of CFB Cold Lake. Our attendees will be able to see the RCAF Snowbirds and we will of course have a CF-18 Hornet demonstration. Moreover, we are delighted to welcome the Italian Air Demonstration Team, Frecce Tricolori, as they are sure to amaze the audience with their precision and professionalism.

The generous support that we receive from our sponsors allows us to host a memorable and professional event. This support enables the CLAS to continually attract world renowned performers. All proceeds from this event are reinvested into the military community, through subsidized programming and events for former and serving Canadian Armed Forces members and the families of 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The Cold Lake Defence Team is excited for this upcoming event as we are keen to build on the energy and momentum from past air shows.

D.K. Turenne, Colonel, CD
CFB & 4 Wing Cold Lake

Mayor’s Message

The City of Cold Lake is proud to support the 2024 Cold Lake Air Show, hosted by our friends at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The Air Show brings a great sense of pride to our region. As community members, we are not only able to take in the grand display of aviation, but we can share the event with visitors. This year, of course, the Air Show has a special meaning for members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the residents of the City of Cold Lake.

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The 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force is a proud milestone for all Canadians, and has a special place in the heart of Cold Lake residents. Each day here in Cold Lake, we have the opportunity to see firsthand the dedication that RCAF members bring to their jobs to ensure the safety of Canadians and our allies. The men and women stationed at 4 Wing Cold Lake are our neighbours, our friends, and our family members. Its members, past and present, have a hand not only in the exceptional legacy that is the RCAF’s proud history, but in building the community which we call home. Congratulations to all members of the Royal Canadian Air Force in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RCAF, and the 70th anniversary of 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Residents in Cold Lake are used seeing CF-18s on their way to and from their training missions, but nothing can compare to seeing the full display of these pilots’ talents close up: It’s an awe-inspiring, and an experience that stays with you.

This event will be a spectacular show of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the best of civilian aviation, and our northeastern Alberta hospitality. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2024 Cold Lake Air Show, and I join all residents of our City in thanking the members of 4 Wing Cold Lake for making our community, and our country, the great place it is to live.

I wish all the attendees a memorable show, and a great stay in our beautiful city.

Craig Copeland
City of Cold Lake

Something For Everyone!

Aerial Performers

Static Displays

Full Throttle Festival 

Kids’ Zone

Classic Car Show

Beer Garden

Food Trucks


Even more just waiting to be discovered


Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake
Cold Lake, AB



The Cold Lake Air Show requests spectators adhere to the following routes when travelling to the Show.

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