Save the Shows

Thank you to everyone who attended last year’s inaugural Benicia Drone Show!

If you were lucky enough to catch last year’s Independence Day celebration at the waterfront, then you witnessed an incredible spectacle! The holiday began with the annual Torchlight Parade on July 3rd followed with live music and then an incredible presentation – the Ace Centennial Skyshow, a massive drone show over the Benicia waterfront.  Music continued the following afternoon on July 4th with fireworks at sunset.

At its December 20th  meeting, Benicia City Councilmembers discussed a staff proposal recreate those festivities and bring back music and a drone show to Benicia again this July!  At a cost of $250,000, this is a huge undertaking and will require the support and the coordinated effort of the City, the Benicia Chamber of Commerce, as well as major sponsorships and community support.  To date, the following has been committed:

City of Benicia


Ace Hardware


Republic Services


Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

50% of Verge Aero Drone Show and East Bay Mudd Band

Pledged sponsor, amount TBD


$250,000 Funding Goal

You can help!

Acting as funding headquarters, the Benicia Chamber of Commerce has established this GoFundMe page:   (TBD).   In addition, Ace Hardware will take donations at the register.


Let your City Councilmembers know that you support the event.  They need your input in order to commit City resources.


Raise funds within your family, neighborhood, organization, or group of friends and send to the Benicia Chamber of Commerce.  Or drop off at Ace Hardware.


Mark your calendars and don’t forget to invite your family and friends.

Special Thanks to:

City of Benicia, Ace Hardware, Republic Services, Benicia Chamber of Commerce, Benicia Magazine