Smoky Mountain Air Show information, parking passes

East Tennessee gears up for the Smoky Mountain Air Show

Blue Angels performing

ALCOA (WATE) – The Smoky Mountain Air Show is Saturday and Sunday at the McGhee Tyson Air Base in Alcoa.

General admission to the air show is free, although you may have to pay for a parking pass. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket and check our list of prohibited items before heading to the show.

Continuing coverage: Countdown to the Air Show

Parking passes

Smoky Mountain Air Show Parking Areas
Smoky Mountain Air Show parking areas

Whether your vehicle holds one person or 15, you only need to purchase one parking pass per vehicle. There are three different lots for air show parking.

The Accessible Parking Lot is located near the Blue Lot and is a paved area. This lot will offer fully-accessible shuttles to the air show site. In order to park in this designated lot, you must present an accessible parking pass and your vehicle must display an official, current Disabled Person License Plate and/or Placard. Parking passes in this lot are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

More: Purchase a parking pass

Schedule of Events

Saturday and Sunday April 16-17, 2016

  • 8:00am : Parking Areas Open
  • 10:00am : Gates Open
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm : Static Displays, Vendors, Exhibits, Kids Area and Music Stage
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm : Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm : Aerial Performances
  • 6:00pm : Gates Close

More: Watch a preview of some of the aerial acts at the show

Check back for a more detailed scheduled once it is finalized by the Smoky Mountain Air Show


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