Two events – the same weekend!

Arlington SkyFest & Airport Community Day
Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington, WA


August 18, 2023

Camping is back!
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Underwing and road vehicle camping is encouraged

Evening entertainment options

No sales at the gates



August 19, 2023
Arlington SkyFest

Evening airshow & Balloon Glow

Nighttime drone spectacular featuring double the drones from last year

Aircraft displays & classic car show

More food trucks & higher capacity food vendors

Camp Adams military display

Movies on the big screen

Expanded kids area

Family-friendly drive-In/tailgate format
on WEST side of airport

No sales at the gates


August 20, 2023
Arlington Airport
Community Day

Free Family fun activities
on EAST side of Airport

Young Eagles flights

Food Vendors

Arlington Fire & Police displays

Face painting & bouncy house

This year, thanks to Stillaguamish Tribes, we will bring you double the drones in a synchronized dance of the nighttime sky!

Historic Aircraft return in 2023
Ride opportunities all week!

Enjoy the
and B-25
flying in the airshow
and on display!

Thanks to the Commemorative Air Force we will again have big, historic aircraft at SkyFest.  A one of a kind collection of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet  fly in one!*

*Historic aircraft ride tickets and SkyFest admission tickets are separate. To enjoy both you must purchase both.

Please thank our generous 2023 sponsors

Drone show presented by

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Pilot In Command level

Friends of SkyFest

Enjoy our wide-open outdoor spaces!

Feel free to walk our broad common spaces. Plus you also have your own private space in your double-wide parking spot to setup your own tailgate HQ. Visit a food truck (or two!) for a snack. See the displays of military vehicles.

Watch a movie (or two!) at our large screen before the main activities. Have the kids enjoy simulators and a play park. When it’s time for the show you can return to your parking space and sit in comfy lawn chairs you bring! It’s a great family fun event. 

Be sure to grab your tickets now as they are pre-purchase only with no sales at the gates.

Airshow performers


Jeff Lavelle

P-51 Mustang

Yak-50 Duo Team

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-25 Mitchell

Balloon Glow

Hot Air Balloons

Drone Show

Nighttime Spectacular

Let’s eat!

Food vendors scheduled to appear as of 07/31/2023

Yummy Catch
Asian style street food

Chicago Style Pizza

Patty Cake Bakes
Hand pies, cake pops

Scotsman Espresso
Coffee, breakfast, pastries

Cascade Kettle Corn

Black Sea Food
European comfort food

Tabassum Central
Asian street food


Ryan’s Rez-ipes
Mexican fusión Street food

Locati’s Italian
Sausage sandwiches, Italian

Sweet Wheels
Unique ice cream


Fish Creek Ranch
German Food


Community groups benefit

The Arlington SkyFest supports youth STEM education and other organizations in Snohomish County and beyond.

In 2022 we awarded grants to many local non profit education groups. The Arlington Fly-In organization and SkyFest have supported education and civic groups for decades. Program sales, parking management, beer gardens and the like are run by groups that benefit directly from those activities, in addition to yearly grant applications.

The SkyFest store is open
2023 merch now available!

Tees, hoodies, iPhone cases, stainless tumblers, beach towels, tote bags and more are available!

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated 8/14/2023


NO! Your car and any picnic setup is, but you are not! You may absolutely visit common areas, food vendors, and walk to visit our displays, kids areas, movies and drone arena at our outdoor event. Please respect other guest’s spaces.

Will there be food AND DRInKS?

YES! We will offer an app for online ordering at participating vendors so that you don’t need to wait in line yourself! We also encourage everyone to bring a picnic, hydrating beverages and/or snack items as lines can be present at peak times.

Can I choose my parking space and/or park next to my friends?

There are 3 general parking areas and camping. Reserved spaces not available in any area. First come, first parked. A vehicle must occupy each space. Groups of vehicles wishing to be together should plan to come through the gate together. Parking near someone specific is not assured. 

May I bring pets?

You may bring your pet, as long as it is restricted to your space. Please clean-up after your pet.  Pilots flying in should keep pets at home as pets and spinning propellers in a highly dynamic environment with lots of airplanes is not a good mix.

Can i get a refund if it rains or I can’t come? What if an airplane I want to see does not appear?

Weather and technical conditions may dictate changes to advertised performances. We plan to offer as much of a show as possible rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds.

Can I walk-In? Can my friends park somewhere else and walk in to meet me?

No. All people must arrive with you in your vehicle when you come through the gate. NO WALK IN attendance is available. All attendees must arrive in a vehicle with a pre-purchased ticket.


Unless there is a burn ban, you may bring a small manufactured propane grill as long as you have a fire extinguisher within reach at all times. The grill must have legs and be 2 ft off the ground. 

Can I bring my RV OR TENT & Are there camping spaces?

YES! we have a camping area that can support overnight stays. The campground opens Friday at noon and closes Sunday. Be sure to purchase a camping ticket. no reserved spaces – first come, first parked.

What time should I arrive?

On Saturday gates and food options open at 2pm. Entertainment areas start around 2-3 PM. Main show after 6 PM. Campgrounds open Friday. See the schedule for specifics. Tickets in the Green, Blue or Red areas do not have in-out privileges. please plan your arrival to accommodate your desired length of stay.

Are there exhibitors this year?

No, we do not have an exibitor area at this time.

What does “tailgate style” mean?

Think of our layout as a big area where everyone has the space to setup around their parked vehicle, with common areas and features all around you that you can walk to. Plus a great show above you!

Will Military vehicles be there?

Yes, there will be a display of military vehicles in our ‘Camp Adams” area

Can I fly-In with my Airplane?

YES! We have an aircraft parking area for pilots to visit for an hour, a day or camp whole weekend

How many people and vehicles can I bring with me?

Each space can have one vehicle and you may bring up to 8 people per vehicle.  Please note health conditions at the time of our event may make us change this. 

Are masks required?

We will follow Health Department guidelines at the time of our event. Please be respectful of other people’s spaces.

Are there in-out privledges?

Yes/No.  You may come and go only if you have a camping or aircraft parking/camping ticket.  Tickets in the Green, Blue or Red areas do not have in-out privileges.  please plan your arrival to accommodate your desired length of stay.

What cars can park/ participate in the car show?

Usually, the classic/show car moniker applies to vehicles over 20 years old. Antique cars are over 45 years old, and vintage cars are built between 1919 and 1930.

Can we set up a canopy in our parking spot for shade?

Yes you may. However, we ask that if it blocks the view of anyone parked near you that you lower it when the airshow starts.


Yes, there will be open-air shuttle type transportation around the event.  We ask that less abled guests be given seating priority and guests not utilize this service as a “ride” or attraction. Capacity is limited and seats fill fast. 

Are there ATMs?

Yes.  ATMs are scheduled to be by the red barn beer garden if you prefer cash. Also, the card you use in an ATM is good for payment at all SkyFest locations (beer garden, merchandise sales) and the vast majority of food vendors.