Cleveland August 29, 2018
If You Haven’t Attended This Awesome Annual Event In Cleveland, You’ve Been Missing Out
Labor Day weekend has arrived once again, bringing with it a slew of festivities in Cleveland. There’s one activity that takes place throughout the first few days of September that’s too big to miss, and it has locals gluing their eyes to the sky. Grab your binoculars and pack a picnic, because we’re about to head up to the shore of Lake Erie for a day of fun in the sun.
Get ready for the biggest event of the summer, because it's nearly here again.
Each year, Labor Day weekend has Cleveland abuzz with nonstop activity. What is it that locals love so much about this holiday? To answer that, you must look to the skies.
On September 1 through 3, Burke Lakefront Airport will take your imagination closer to the heavens than ever before.
From roughly 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the airport and the surrounding skies will be full of festivity in the form of demonstrations that will boggle your mind.
The event is so big that locals can see airborne performances from all over the city, but the true fun takes place on site.
Each day brings a unique set of entertainment, each of it uniquely awesome.
On Friday, you'll catch a series of epic demonstrations, including a performance by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
While the aerobatic teaser shouldn't be missed, you'll also want to take part in the Civic Welcome Ceremony and get up close and personal with aircraft throughout on-the-ground awesomeness at the USAF Performance Lab and Dronewerx display.
Saturday will bring the first annual performance from the Shockwave Jet Truck.
The explosive fun doesn't stop there! You'll also see fly-bys, aerobatic performances, and the U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog Fly-By silhouetted against a wall of fire.
Monday may be the conclusion of the festivities, but the most ground-shaking performance takes place during the finale.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are truly a sight to behold, and they'll make for a particularly memorable Labor Day experience.
Pack some sunscreen, because you'll spend hours on Lake Erie's shore under a blistering sun... and you'll love every moment of it.
For a tentative schedule of events, click
. There are also daily activities to
enjoy on the ground
, so your entire visit will be full of adventure.
General admission to the event is $23 for adults and $14 for kids if purchased in advance, though they can be purchased at the gate for an extra $2.
Clevelanders have adored aerodynamic awesomeness since 1929 when the National Air Races were first hosted in the city.
Though the air race event took a hiatus in the past, this modern celebration has taken place annually since 1964.
Here's your chance to make your holiday memorable and celebrate the dedication of our military at Northeast Ohio’s Largest Military Event.
Like Cleveland summers, Labor Day weekend comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Don’t let this year get away from you! Be sure to plan a visit. Have you attended this annual event? Drop some of your favorite photos in the comments below!
After Labor Day passes, don’t forget to start planning a few
autumnal day trips throughout Greater Cleveland.