Two events – better together!
The Arlington SkyFest
and Arlington Airport Community Day
Camping is back!
No slots required for pilots!
Underwing and road vehicle camping is encouraged
Evening entertainment options planned on Friday.
Online sales only – no tickets at gate.
Aircraft displays & classic car show
More food vendors
Camp Adams military display
Movies on the big screen
Expanded kids area
Drone cage is back!
Family-friendly drive-In/tailgate format
on WEST side of airport
Online sales only – no tickets at gate
Community Fun Day SUNDAY
Free Family fun activities
on EAST side of Airport
Young Eagles flights
Arlington Fire & Police displays
Face painting & bouncy house
Shuttle to/from SkyFest
Historic warbird aircraft to visit & fly
Two big bombers visiting all week will be joined by their escort fighter
for the SkyFest Saturday show!
Commemorative Air Force
B-17 “Sentimental Journey”
Originally manufactured and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces for war service in 1944 where she flew missions in the Pacific Theater. After the war she flew for training, testing and at-sea rescue missions and was eventually sold for surplus and used as a fire bomber.
P-51 “Sweet ‘n Lovely”
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts
Commemorative Air Force
B-25 “Maid in the Shade”
B-25J Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” was built in early 1944. She’s very rare – one of 34 B-25Js still flying. Nearly 10,000 were produced. Used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Was used in America’s first large-scale bombing offensive in the Philippines – sunk 8 ships and shot down 5 planes.
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.
Community groups benefit
The Arlington SkyFest supports youth STEM education and other organizations in Snohomish County and beyond.
The Arlington Fly-In organization and SkyFest have supported community groups for decades via involvement and participation. Program sales, parking management, beer gardens and the like are run by groups that benefit directly from those activities. In 2022 a portion of our event proceeds, after expenses, is also earmarked for youth education and STEM organizations.
Please thank our generous 2022 SkyFest sponsors
Friends of SkyFest
Hot air balloons will grace the SkyFest stage and light-up their large, colorful envelopes to add to the twilight ambience.
Watch as 100 lighted drones create patterns in the sky with amazing transitions, produced by Firefly Drone Shows.
Lighting up the sky
Saturday August 20!
The main show of 2022 SkyFest begins before sunset, and continues into darkness with spectacular effects. Bring the family, a blanket and watch the show on the west side of Arlington Airport!
FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
Enjoy a great show tailgate style!
15’x30′ parking spaces include more than 450 square feet of space for you to park and setup your own tailgate HQ. bring a picnic, lawn chairs or whatever you would like to do! Our VIP section area is even larger, and closer to the action. Camper and large RV’s will be parked in a separate area due to their size.
After you’ve setup your space, you can roam around to visit our movie areas, kids play areas, drone cage, food trucks and displays of military vehicles!
Pre-purchase tickets only. No sales at gate.
The 2022 SkyFest airshow offers plenty of action and variety, including two dual performances!
After the airshow, our hot air balloon glow and the spectacular night drone show will perform.
A pair perfomance flying RV7 aircraft
B17 Flying Fortress
Hot Air Balloon
Night Drone Show
Weather and aircraft technical conditions may change advertised performances
The SkyFest store is open!
Tees, hoodies, iPhone cases, stainless tumblers, beach towels, tote bags and more are available!
Frequently Asked Questions
Check back frequently as we update the FAQs for 2022
AM I personally RESTRICTED TO MY PARKING SPACE ONLY?
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 at our outdoor event. Please respect other guest’s spaces.
Will there be food AND DRInKS?
YES! Double the amount of food trucks compared to last year! We also encourage everyone to bring a picnic, hydrating beverages and/or snack items.
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
Can I fly-In with my Airplane?
YES! In 2022 we have an aircraft parking area for pilots to visit for an hour, a day or the 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.
Will Military vehicles be there?
Yes, there will be a display of military vehicles.
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.
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.
CAN I BRING MY GRILL AND BARBEcUE?
Unless there is a burn ban, you may bring propane grills 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 & Are there camping spaces?
YES! in 2022 we have a camping area that can support overnight stays. The campground opens Friday and closes Sunday. Be sure to purchase a camping ticket