The Duluth Air Show is less than a week away, I remember a friend of mine went and gave me these tips along with the webpage.


Parking Lots will be color-coded, and Air Show ticket color will correspond to the lot you purchased. Directional road signs to the various Air Show lots will also be color-coded.

GENERAL EVENT PARKING will be coded GREEN. Lot entrances are located on Airbase Road and are accessible via Stebner Road, Swan Lake Road, or Arrowhead Road to Airbase Road.

V.I.P EVENT PARKING (Upgraded Parking) will be coded ORANGE. Lots are accessible via Miller Trunk Hwy 53 to CIRRUS DRIVE.

Motorcycles will use the General Event Parking Lot (Coded GREEN).

Handicap Parking will be accessible via Miller Trunk Hwy 53 to CIRRUS DRIVE. and there are options, see below.

Access to Federal Express, Cirrus, and VIP Lots will be Miller Trunk Hwy 53 to CIRRUS DRIVE. Do not use Stebner Road. Exiting these locations will be out Cirrus Drive also.

Airbase and Stebner roads will lead to the General Event Parking Lot ONLY. Vehicles mistakenly taking Stebner or Airbase Road not wanting to go into this lot will be instructed to exit back to Arrowhead Road.


The UNITED HEALTHCARE Express Shuttle Lot will be color-coded TEAL.

During the busy morning hours, when traffic gets heavy, Stebner Road from Miller Trunk Hwy 53 will change to a 2 lane one- way inflow, leading directly into the GENERAL EVENT PARKING lot. All Vehicles entering on Stebner Road during this time will flow directly into this lot and through traffic will not be allowed.

At the end of each day's events, exiting traffic becomes very heavy with the emphasis is placed on exiting traffic and vehicle flow into the event area is limited. When traffic backs up, Stebner Road will be changed to a 2-lane one-way outflow, from the GENERAL EVENT PARKING lot out to Miller Trunk Hwy 53. NO inbound traffic will be let in on Stebner Road during this time.

Any vehicles needing to get into the event area during this time will need to use Cirrus Drive.

Grinden Drive along the Duluth International Airport will be posted "No Stopping". That roadway will be patrolled and vehicles in violation will be tagged.

Motorists in the area of the Air Show should slow down, drive with care, and watch for signs, barricades, pedestrians, and Police Officers directing traffic.

Carpooling is strongly recommended.

If you are disabled, the website says you have 4 options:

Option 1: Our Orange Lot is the only flat/hard surface parking available at the show. This lot also features its own entrance gate separate from the general admission ticket gate and is 50 yards from the gate. This lot usually sells out so check and see if this lot is available before purchasing one of the other options.  Enter via Highway 53 & Cirrus Drive. (This lot must be purchased in advance online only).

Option 2: Our Blue Lot is a grass lot but is the next closest lot from the main gate.  (This lot must be purchased in advance online only). Enter via Highway 53 & Cirrus Drive.

Option 3: Our Green Lot (General Admission Parking) is a grass lot, however we do have “Disabled Only Golf Cart” service from the lot to the main airshow gate. Please be aware that the golf carts can only carry three (3) people.  Enter via Highway 53 & Stebner Road.

Option 4: Board the Express Shuttle from United Health Care ($10 per car) . We are providing a dedicated ADA Shuttle Bus that will drop you off near the front of the Green Lot, by the disabled only golf carts. Enter via Rice Lake Road.