Before the Blues take to the sky at 2 p.m., be sure to take a dip in the water and cool off because the Gulf is off-limits during the live performance.
Airshow organizers make sure there are plenty of supplies on hand around the center point (Casino Beach), so you can grab a bite to eat while you get ready for the show. There also are cool zone misters for those needing a respite from the heat and sun.
There are so many vantage points. Some of the nearby hotels with balconies provide an unbelievable view. Boaters in Little Sabine can lounge on the sandbars while jets streak overhead.
The Blue Angels take to the skies at 2 p.m. (weather depending). Their show lasts approximately 45 minutes. So when the Blues make that final pass, many are packing up their tents and folding up the beach blankets in a mad dash to their rides. Traffic is never a joy, so it puzzles me why people get in a rush to wait in traffic. Instead, go check out a band in one of the local venues. Hit the boardwalk. Grab some dinner. Hang back and relax a bit and wait for the traffic jam off the island to subside.