The Rochester Airshow is back!Featuring the world famous USAF Thunderbirds and several of the world's top aerobatic performers! Come experience the excitement and the exhilaration this August 16th & 17th! at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
What are the hours of the airshow?
Gates will open at 9:00am to the general public and will close at 6:00pm. The show is held from approximately 10:00am to 4:30pm.
When are the Thunderbirds performing?
While the schedule is not yet finalized, the Thunderbirds will be flying at aproximately 2:45pm
Where Should I Park?
Parking is available at Rochester Tech Park. See the Location/Parking page for more details. Don't park at the airport terminal. There is no access from the North side of the airport to the South side where the airshow is being held.
Airshow Road Closures
The following roads will be closed on:
Portable restroom units are available throughout the airshow.
The shuttle busses will begin running from each parking area at 8:30 a.m. and will run continuously until the closure of the parking lots at 6:30 p.m.
ATM machines will be available on-site.
Coolers are not allowed on airshow grounds for security reasons. You cannot bring food, alcohol, or other beverages to the airshow, except for one sealed bottle of water per person.
Because of security concerns oversized backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All bags and carry in items are subject to search prior to entry. Medical packs are the only exception.
Seating is not included with the purchase of a general admission ticket. You are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. There are a limited number of preferred seats available for an additional cost.
Pets are NOT allowed on airshow grounds, unless they are a certified service animal for the disabled.
The airshow is held under an open sky. We encourage everyone to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats. There is very little shaded area.
The airshow will not be canceled because of rain. Performers usually have various routines for different types of weather. Aircraft displays and vendor booths are available if it is raining. Umbrellas are welcome.
Airshows can be very loud and exciting, so we encourage you to protect your hearing. Hearing protection is especially important for young children.
You cannot leave and re-enter the show freely. Some exceptions are made for extraordinary circumstances. But there are no guarantees. Please plan accordingly.
We recommend arriving early, before 10AM, before flying starts.
No. Every aircraft is full of fuel, therefore no smoking is permitted.
Yes, the airshow is handicapped accessible. The Rochester Tech Park parking lots offer handicapped parking and shuttle bus service for those with disabilities. Depending on the weather conditions, the grass areas can be traversed by wheel chairs and scooters.
Currently there are no rides available with performers.