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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there an Air & Water Show in Milwaukee?
There are a number of benefits that tie the Air & Water Show to the Greater Milwaukee community, the hospitality industry, and downtown Milwaukee businesses.  The Milwaukee Air & Water Show is quickly developing into the area's largest destination event, creating positive impressions of the City and County of Milwaukee.  The event serves to positively promote the Lakefront and Bradford Beach, and provides a significant economic impact to the local economy.

The Milwaukee Air & Water also offers corporate outreach for Visit Milwaukee, the opportunity to meet with current and potential conventions, events, members and sponsors, and supports its goals of increasing economic development and employment through tourism.  The Milwaukee Air & Water Show also provides the valuable service of community outreach by providing fundraising opportunities onsite at the Air Show.  Please refer to the list of organizations that are planning to be at this year’s event. The Milwaukee Air & Water Show also a model for a public-private partnership to promote special events, and brings together the corporate sponsor community.

What is the cost to attend the Air Show?
The Air Show is a free event for the general public.

Is there reserved seating?
YES, reserved seating may be purchased on the home page of this website.

Is there an official Air Show hotel partner?
Yes.  Marcus Hotels and Resorts is the official hotel partner of the event.  Great hotel packages can be reserved by visiting

Where can I park?
The BEST parking location is at Veteran’s Park, enter off Lagoon Rd.  Additional parking locations include O’Donnell Park, along the West side of Lincoln Memorial Drive, and additional areas North of Bradford Beach.

Is the Air Show handicap accessible?
Yes.  Handicapped parking will be available along Lincoln Memorial Drive, and at Veteran’s Park.

Where do we go for the best place to watch the Air Show?
The Air Show grounds are located along Lincoln Memorial Drive between Veteran’s Park and Bradford Beach. To experience the BEST viewing, walk NORTH from Veteran’s Park.

What are the times of the Air Show?
The Air Show gates open at 9 a.m., the show starts at 10 a.m., and will end at approximately 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Do you have a schedule of what time each performer will perform?
No.  The program is the same both days (Saturday & Sunday), we do not have a schedule of who will be performing at what time, and this is decided by the pilots the day of the event.  You can count on the headliners performing last.

What should I bring with me to the Air Show?
Suggested items include sunscreen protection, hats, cameras, small collapsible chairs, or beach towels.  All carry-in items and persons are subject to search.

Can I bring my pet?
Yes. All pets MUST be kept on a leash.

What items are prohibited from being brought onto the Air Show festival grounds?
 -No Alcoholic Beverages / Open Containers
- No BBQ Grills (Open Flames)
- No Fireworks or Explosives
- No Illegal Substances & Weapons
- No Glass
Failure to comply with the above may result in entry being denied. All containers will be subject to search.

Are cameras allowed?
Cameras are allowed.  Please be aware that camera bags are subject to search.

When do boat restrictions start on the lake?
Starting at 8am.  Follow the lead of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Police Marine Units with regard to the air show safety zone.

Is there food and beverages available at the Air Show?
Yes, there will be many vendors with a wide array of food and beverage options at the event, located along Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Where can I purchase Official Merchandise of Milwaukee Air & Water Show?
Official Air Show merchandise and other items will be available on the Air Show grounds at several locations along Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Will I need money for anything else?
You’ll want to bring some cash for food, beverages and souvenirs. The Milwaukee Air & Water Show has an array of fantastic food vendors, with an excellent view of the Air Show.

Is there a kid’s area at the Air Show?
Yes.  There will be a special “Kid’s Zone” located along Lincoln Memorial Drive that will offer
Inflatable rides, bounce houses, and other kids games.

What else is happening at the Air Show?
There will be many exhibits, sponsor displays, military recruiting areas, simulator rides, real jet cockpits, and other special attractions at the Air Show.

What happens if it rains?
The Air Show will go on rain or shine.

Can I watch the Air Show from my boat?
Since the Milwaukee Air & Water Show is flown over Lake Michigan, it is great to watch from a boat.  Please keep your boat behind the safety area marked by the U. S. Coast Guard to safely enjoy the show.

Where can I find more information about hotels and things to do in Milwaukee?
Visit website for more information about hotels, attractions and events in Milwaukee.

Does the Milwaukee Air & Water Show have static displays?
The Air Show does not have any static displays. This Air Show is unique in that it is performed over Lake Michigan and Bradford Beach rather than at an airport.