Quick Facts

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What is Pacific Coast Dream Machines?

Get ready for a world of wonder at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, a uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries with a Big Revival Show on Sunday, April 28 from 10am to 4pm at Half Moon Bay Airport. “The Coolest Show On Earth” celebrates its 31st year anniversary with a mesmerizing array of more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines of all kinds on display for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds,stylish classics from the 40’s and 50’s, sport, ultralight and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and custom motorcycles, military and SWAT vehicles, a special display of vintage police cars, world-record streamliners, model-T fire engines, antique engines and tractors from Roots of Motive Power and Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Society, thrilling helicopter and bi-plane rides, custom bicycles, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega-modified machines, advanced “green” technology vehicles, a special display of nostalgia dragsters to honor the former Half Moon Bay Drag Strip, jaw-dropping flyovers by historic military aircraft, monster truck rides, wild and crazy uni-motorcycle drag races, and Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10am, 12pm, 2pm).

Plans for this year's show include a special new "Machines of Tomorrow" showcase with fascinating displays of all things to come in the next-generation of transportation – concept cars, flying cars, robotics, autonomous vehicles, EVs and more.

Find out more on About the Event.

When is the event?

The show is open to the public on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. Gates open at 6:30 am for those that have registered their machine or plan to register the day of show.

Where is the event?

Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay CA 94019 – located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. Get directions.

What is the admission fee?

Spectator admission is $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) for adults (age 18-64), $15 in advance ($20 at the gate) for ages 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under (with paying adult). Get Tickets

Are pets allowed?

NO PETS, PLEASE. Please be considerate. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home (with the exception of service animals). Large crowds and noise make it a very stressful and dangerous environment for pets.

What is not allowed at the event?

For the safety and comfort of all of our customers, weapons of any type, booming sound systems, pets (with the exception of service animals), cans and glass bottles are NOT PERMITTED within the gates of the event. No outside BBQ's allowed within the gates of the event. No outside alcohol allowed within the gates of the event.

Where is event parking?

Parking at the event is included in the admission price. There is a designated area for bicycle parking after the spectator entrance ticketing gates. Click here for the event map.

Is there accessible parking?

There will be specially marked accessible parking on the airport grounds. Attendants will be on-site to direct you. Click here for the event map.

Are personal conveyances allowed?

No personal golf carts or motorized conveyances are permitted at the event. Exceptions will be made for disabled participants with single-person conveyances only. The use of motorized carts, mini-bikes, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and roller/inline skates is not permitted within the gates of the event.

Will there be food and beverages?

Yes, there will be fabulous food with some of the Bay Area’s best food trucks and food vendors serving up delicious street fare. You'll also find delicious coastal-infused drink with custom cocktails, wine and beer just for the show – Classic Motorhead IPA and Kolsch from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, outstanding varietals from Half Moon Bay Winery and go-to cocktail classics like Irish Coffees, Moscow Mules, Jack and Cokes, and fresh fruit Margaritas from Longboard Bar. Plus PathWater, 100% responsibly and locally sourced water in an aluminum reusable bottle.

Will there be live music?

The event will feature a stellar lineup of continuous live music all day. See this year's lineup.

Will there be activities for kids?

Yes, in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone there will be an ultra-thrilling bungee jump, rock climbing wall, wild and wacky waterballerz, plus super cool face painting, body art and glitter tattoos.

Is there a mobile app to use while at the event?

Yes! See our Mobile App page for a download link.

Is the event on social media?

Yes! You can follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Is there First Aid and Lost & Found?

First aid and lost and found is located at the Information Booth – please refer to the event site map. Click here for the event map.

Who can I call in case of medical or public safety emergency?

If you have a medical or public safety emergency, please call 911.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines

The Coolest Show on Earth
APRIL 28, 2024 - 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport