The Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow is Marlborough’s largest and most ambitious event and has been thrilling crowds since 2001. The three-day show, (2–4 April) kicking-off on Good Friday and featuring over 100 aircraft, is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre’s biennial fundraiser and attracts people from throughout New Zealand and the world. It’s a brilliant long weekend of over 100 spectacular flying machines, classic cars, award-winning Marlborough wine & food, music, fireworks, a kids' fun zone and fantastic entertainment.
More than just an air show, Yealands Classic Fighters is internationally renowned for its spectacular ground theatre with innovative battle scenarios combining re-enactors, military vehicles and pyrotechnics, all supporting the aircraft display above. Storytelling is what Omaka does best and with 2021 being our 20th Anniversary we'll be marking the occasion by drawing on the best of past shows to bring you an unforgettable holiday weekend of spectacular entertainment! So keep Easter Weekend, 2–4 April 2021 free and book your accommodation now!
All proceeds from this event go towards helping expand the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Tickets are selling online now.
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