Aerial Amazements

Watch aerobatic pilots at the top of their game perform amazing maneuvers while you watch from your own large drive-in space.

Colorful Balloons

Hot air balloons will grace the SkyFest stage and light-up their large, colorful envelopes to add to the twilight ambience.

Drones Synchronize

Watch as 100 lighted drones create patterns in the sky with amazing transitions, produced by Firefly Drone Shows.

Lighting up the sky
Saturday August 21!

The SkyFest begins before sunset, and continues into darkness with spectacular effects. Bring the family, a blanket and watch the show from your car on the west side of Arlington Airport!


Enjoy a great show in your own double-wide parking space

15’x30′ parking spaces include more than 450 square feet of space for you to park, setup a picnic, lawn chairs or whatever you would like to do! Our VIP section area is even larger, and closer to the action. Pre-purchase tickets only. No sales at gate.

Brought to you by the Arlington Fly-in

We’re the same folks that run the Arlington Fly-In every year! We have responded to unique conditions and are planning a different type of event for a different type of time. We’re looking forward to a return of the Fly-In format in future years, but are really excited for this year’s Saturday SkyFest event and the Sunday Pilot Social!

Thank you to the generous support of the following sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we bring pets?

You may bring your pet, as long as it is restricted to your space. Clean-up after your pet

Will there be food AND DRInKS?

We encourage everyone to bring a picnic, hydrating beverages and/or snack items. There will be several food vendors on site.

Can I choose my parking space?

You may choose between three different parking areas. Holding specific parking spots is not available. First in, first out.

how do i get there?

Please consult the directions printed on your ticket. 

It is very important you follow the directions for your parking area to avoid traffic flows for other gates and parking areas

Can I fly-In with my Airplane?

The east side festival grounds will be closed to aircraft arrivals on Saturday. Please drive-in, or enjoy our Sunday Pilot social event

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, from up to two different households

Are masks required?

We will follow Health Department guidelines at the time of our event. Please be prepared to wear masks in certain areas if necessary.

Will Military vehicles be there?

Yes, there will be a smaller display of military vehicles.

Can i get a refund if it rains or I can’t come?

Weather 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.

What are the ticket restrictions?

You must pre-purchase, no sales at the gates

Tickets need to be printed, or displayed on a large tablet (phones not OK)

Can i help out?

Yes! we are a 100% volunteer run organization. Please click the “Volunteer” menu item to sign-up!

Are there camping spaces?

We do not have a general  camping area in 2021

How it works

Before you purchase tickets below, check out these details…

Our event is different this year. Please follow these steps to assure a great experience for your family and everyone.  We will have guest services monitoring to assure everyone’s safety and comfort.


Saturday is drive-in only

You will need to arrive in a road vehicle Saturday Aug 21. No walk ins or aircraft parking on Saturday. Pilots may fly in Sunday Aug 22


You must pre-purchase

You must have a pre-purchased ticket when you arrive at the gate. No sales at the gates and vehicles without tickets will be turned around.


Print your ticket

To support contactless entry, please have your ticket ready to be scanned. Either print on paper or display with a large tablet (no phones) 


Arrive early, check your gate

Arrive early to avoid traffic. Please check your section and follow the directions on your ticket to arrive at your proper gate.


Be prepared for health guidelines

We will follow Health Department guidelines at the time of our event. Please be prepared to wear masks and social distance in certain areas if necessary.


Enjoy and tune-in!

Enjoy the show, and make sure you have a FM radio to listen to the program narration and announcements. 

OK, ready to have some fun?