Schedule of Events

Last updated 5/2/2023. Check back frequently for changes!

Camp-out Friday: August 18, 2023

Campgrounds on the WEST side of Arlington Airport open on Friday; camping or aircraft ticket needed. Map & directions…

Camping gates open12:00 Noon. GREEN gate & aircraft arrivals - requires camping or aircraft ticket
Movie snack bar open5 PMBig screen movie area - requires camping or aircraft ticket
Movies start5 PMBig screen movie area - requires camping or aircraft ticket.
Camping gates closesApprox 9 PMGreen gate. There is a holding area outside the gate where you can park after this time.

SkyFest Saturday: August 19, 2023

Saturday Activities are on the WEST side of Arlington Airport.  Map & directions…

Camper gate opens9:00 AMGreen camper gate - open to campers only
Main gates open2:00 PMMain admission gates - GREEN, RED & BLUE
Food trucks open2:00 PMMain walkway
Camp Adams area opens2:00 PMCamp Adams - military vehicles area
Beer Garden2:00 PM - Closes 9:30 PMBy blue hangars on walkway by red lot
Kids play area2:00 PM - Closes 6:30 PMPlay area by drone cage
Shuttle service starts2:00 PM - Ends 6:00 PMStops all around the event. Ends at 6PM
Big screen movies2:00 PM to 7:00 PMBig movie screen by kids area and Drone Arena.
Car Show begins3:00 PMMain walkway
AirshowApprox. 6:00 PMIn the Sky
Entry gates close8:00 PMALL GATES - gates will close about one hour after the main show begins. No entry via any gate after this time.
Balloon glowApprox. 8:30 PMMain Airshow Area
Drone showApprox. 9:30PMIn the Sky
Show closeApprox. 10 PMAfter drone show completes

Take Flight Sunday: August 20, 2023

Sunday activities are on the EAST side of Arlington Airport by the Airport Office.    More info…

Arlington Airport Community Day10:00 AM, close 3PMArlington Airport Office area - EAST side of airport
Young Eagles Flights10:00 AM, close 2 PMReservations Required - Arlington Airport - EAST side
Cross-airport Shuttle10:00 AM to 3 PM, approx. every 30 minutesCampground shuttle stop
West side SkyFest camping areas check-out time5 PM