Directions & Parking

Burke Lakefront Airport, which is easily accessible, is in downtown Cleveland between East Ninth and East 55th streets. It is just minutes from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Browns Stadium.
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Entrance Gates

Walk-In/Plaza Gate – located next to the Aviation Plaza where you will see U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jets on pedestals.

Drive-In/Gate 13 – located near Aviation High School.  See parking directions below.

NO ENTRANCE/Gate 9 – NO ENTRANCE via Gate 9 / Muni Lot / East 26th Street.

Please refer to the Air Show Map


Parking

To access the Air Show on-site parking lot exit onto East 55th Street and proceed to North Marginal Road. Take North Marginal Road west. The parking lot is located at Gate 13 (near Aviation High School). The on-site parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m. and the parking fee is $25 (+ fees) per vehicle.

Credit Card payment ONLY – parking fees will be processed upon the vehicle’s entry into Gate 13. Patrons who arrive at Gate 13 must have tickets and pay the parking fee upon entering Gate 13.

Parking is first-come, first served, so to ensure convenient parking, please plan to arrive early in the day. North Marginal Road will be closed once the lot is filled. After the show, all vehicles must exit the on-site parking lot. The Air Show on-site parking lot will be locked at 6:00 p.m.

Due to FAA Regulations, spectator viewing is not permitted from the on-site parking lot.

The parking lot located in front of the Burke Lakefront Airport terminal is not operated by the Air Show and is typically a $35+ fee.

Guests can also walk from the various downtown parking lots north on East Ninth Street to the Air Show or take the RTA (see below).


Directions

From the West: Follow Interstate 90 east to Route 2 West (Lakewood), continue on Route 2 (Shoreway) to East Ninth Street exit. Turn left then right again at the first corner onto North Marginal Road. (The Air Show exit is the same one for Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.) Note: You also can exit at East Ninth Street and park in one of the many lots throughout downtown.

Alternate Route: Follow Interstate 90/Route 2 through the innerbelt, take Route 2 West (Lakewood). Follow Route 2 to East Ninth Street.

From the East: Take Interstate 90 west, stay on Route 2 West. Continue on Route 2 (Shoreway) to East Ninth Street exit. Turn right then right again at the first corner onto North Marginal Road. Or exit at East 55th and follow North Marginal Road. (The Air Show exit is the same one for Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.) Note: You also can exit at East Ninth Street and park in one of the many lots throughout downtown.

From the South: Take Interstate 77 north, exit at East Ninth Street. Go north, at the intersection with the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, turn right onto North Marginal Road. Note: You also can park in one of the many lots throughout downtown.

Alternative route: Follow signs for Cleveland Browns Stadium. Follow Interstate 90/Route 2 through the innerbelt, take Route 2 West (Lakewood). Follow Route 2 to East Ninth Street.

From the Southwest: Travel Interstate 71 north to the Innerbelt Merge. Continue on the Innerbelt (I-90), follow signs for Route 2 West (Lakewood), continue on Route 2 (Shoreway) to East Ninth Street exit. Turn right then right again at the first corner onto North Marginal Road. (The Air Show exit is the same one for Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.) Note: You also can exit at East Ninth Street and park in one of the many lots throughout downtown.

Alternative route: Follow signs for Cleveland Browns Stadium. Follow Interstate 90/Route 2 through the innerbelt, take Route 2 West (Lakewood). Follow Route 2 to East Ninth Street.

From the Ohio Turnpike: Follow Interstate 77 or Interstate 71 directions.


Ride-Share

If you are taking an Uber/Lyft to the Air Show, please follow the below instructions.

Ride-Share Drop-Off ONLY:

Take I-77, I-71 or I-90 to downtown. Exit at East 9th Street.

Take East 9th Street North (towards Lake Erie) to North Marginal Road. Make a right onto North Marginal Road – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be to your left.

Take North Marginal Rd. (approximately ½ mile) to the main entrance of Burke Lakefront Airport. The entrance will be on your left with a plaza containing two jet airplanes on pedestals (U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels).

Make a left into the one way drive and drop off passengers at the plaza. Passengers can walk approximately 400 feet and enter the Air Show grounds via the Plaza Gate. Refer to the Air Show map.

Uber/Lyft drivers continue on the one way drive which loops back out to North Marginal Road. Make a right onto North Marginal Road and proceed to East 9th Street.

North Marginal Road will be closed to all incoming traffic at 2pm or sooner if the lots fill up. Please plan to arrive early in the day, even though you do not plan to park.

Ride-Share Pick-Up:

Due to heavy “exit only” traffic, Uber/Lyft pick-ups must take place on Lakeside Avenue, near the Willard Park / Free Stamp.


Park-N-Ride the RTA Way!

For more information on RTA, call (216) 621-9500 or visit www.rideRTA.com.