• Folding Chairs
  • Umbrellas (handheld)
  • Wagons
  • Strollers
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles (plastic, factory sealed, open once inside airshow)
  • Back Packs (small, unlocked, subject to inspection at any time)
  • Hydrations Backpacks/Camel Backs (empty upon entering, fill at the airshow)
  • Service Dogs
  • Smoking (designated areas only, cigars, cigarettes, vapes)


  • Firearms (regardless of credential or CCW)
  • Ammunition/Explosives
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Knives (any sort or blade size)
  • Weapons (brass knuckles, blackjacks/flapjacks etc.)
  • Batons, collapsible batons
  • Drones (of any sort, regardless of FAA permit)
  • Lasers, Laser pointers
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia (of any kind, to include all marijuana types)
  • Marijuana vape concentrate (wax/strips/patches/dabs/vials)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Glass bottles, thermos, cans
  • Shelters/tents (Easy-ups, pop-up, quick shelters)
  • Coolers (of any type/kind)
  • Radio Equipment (scanners, transmitters)
  • Roller skates, skateboards, hoverboards, Segways
  • Bicycles, Scooters
  • Pets or Animals

Frequently Asked Questions

Allowable and Prohibited Items

Q: Are wagons (i.e. radio Flyer) and strollers allowed?
A. Yes.

Q: Are folding/beach chairs allowed?
A: Yes. However, seat cushions with zippers or pockets will not be permitted. Clear seat cushions and seat pads without pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers are permitted.

Q: Are tents or awnings, pop-ups or shade canopies allowed, and what about umbrellas?
A: No. Only hand-held umbrellas are allowed; however, umbrellas are not authorized in the PREMIUM FLIGHT LINE CLUB or PREMIUM BOX SEATING AREAS AT ANY TIME. Please wear a hat or other comfort items in those areas that will not impact the view of the individuals behind you.

Q: Are coolers allowed into the event?
A: No. Ice chests and coolers will only be allowed for medically necessary items and after a proper inspection at a specified lane at each respective gate. Medically necessary items in coolers such as baby’s milk or formula will be carefully inspected to ensure everyone’s safety. Glass containers are not allowed and will be confiscated.

Q: Will outside food be allowed?
A: Yes, however coolers are not permitted, so be sure to pack snacks that do not require an ice chest or cooler. There will be plenty of food available for purchase at the show and many varieties of food types to choose from.

Q: Are water bottles allowed?
A: Yes.

Q: Will outside alcoholic beverages be allowed?
A: No. Beer, wine, and limited mixed drinks will be available for purchase from Air Show vendors.

Q: Are Tailgating or BBQs allowed?
A: No. Patrons will need to leave their vehicles and view the show from the flight line. BBQs are not allowed in the parking lot or on the flight line.

Q: Are there any restrictions on bringing weapons to this event?
A: Yes. Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit) will be confiscated to include but not limited to: firearms, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), replica or toy weapons, pepper spray, mace, stun guns, and martial arts weapons.

Q: Are peace officers (police, sheriff’s deputies, etc.) allowed to carry weapons?
A: Yes, only if they are in uniform with appropriate credentials. Off-duty or plain clothes carry is not authorized.

Q: Are FRS/GMRS radios allowed?
A: FRS/GMRS radios are permitted. VHF band and other scanners are also permitted, but transmitters/transceivers are not.

Q: Will bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, or Razor brand scooters be allowed on the flight line?
A: No. Bikes may be secured outside the flight line gates.

Q: Will pets be allowed to enter the Air Show?
A: No. Only service animals will be permitted.


Show Dates and General Info

Q: What are the dates of the March Air & Space Expo?
A: The 2018 March Air & Expo will take place April 7-8.

Q: What time is the Air Show?
A: Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. daily with the last performance ending at approximately 4 p.m.

Q: What if it rains?
A: The show goes on, rain or shine. Rain has threatened but never canceled our show.

Q: Will the March Air & Space Expo be televised?
A: No.

Q: Is ear protection recommended?
A: Yes.


Tickets & Seating

Q: How much is admission to the Air Show?
A: Admission & parking are FREE. Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission. Click [ here ] for more info on preferred seating options that range from Premium Box Seats to the Flight Line Club.

Q: How can I get preferred seating tickets to the Air Show?
A: Tickets are currently on sale! Click [ here ] to buy your tickets.

Q: Is there wheelchair access to all seating areas?
A: Wheelchairs can access all seating areas. 



Q: Is smoking allowed on the flight line?
A: Lit cigars and cigarettes are not permitted on the flight line. However, smoking is permitted outside of the flight line venue.



Q: Can I bring in photography and camera equipment? 
A: Photography and camera equipment are allowed. Also, in order to keep the entry lines moving along, you’ll want to bring what is only absolutely needed. There is no special permission required. You also want to keep in mind that if you’re in the Preferred Seating areas, you can’t block the view of other patrons.

Q: Are personal drones permitted at the air show?
A: No personal drones (i.e. quad or hex copters) are allowed to operate on Federal Property or airspace.

Q: Are laptop computers or iPads allowed?
A: Yes. However, they must be in clear bag, no laptop bags or briefcase type bags will be permitted.


Amenities & Services

Q: Will wagons or strollers be available to rent?
A: No.

Q: Will an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) be available?
A: There will be ATMs available in the Air Show Expo on the flight line near the Grandstand and Chalet areas.

Q: What about hotels or restaurants in the area?
There are many places in the area, in all price ranges.

Q: Is overnight camping allowed (ex: Boy or Girl Scout camping)?
A: No.

Q: Will scooters and wheelchairs be available to rent?
A: No.


Transportation & Parking

Q: Is there public transportation to the Air Show?
A: No.

Q: Can I take a Lyft or Uber to the show?
A: Yes.

Q: How do I know where to park? Is there a shuttle bus? 
A: As you enter the station gates, you will be directed to the next available parking lot. Shuttles are available from all parking lots.

Q: Is it possible to drop people off at the flight line entrance gates and then go park?
A: No.

Q: Will there be RV/travel trailer parking?
A: RV/Travel Trailers are not allowed. RV parking will be available at the March Field Museum.

Q: What about riding a bike or motorcycle?
A: Yes.

Q: Are buses allowed? 
A: Yes, buses are allowed. 

Q: Is handicapped parking available? If so, where will they be directed for parking?
A: Yes, handicapped parking is available. 

Q: Do you have a handicap shuttle on the flight line?

A.Yes. Limited handicap shuttles are ONLY available between entry/exit gates on the flight line. Shuttles are not available to transport to parking areas or specific chalet/seating locations.

Q: Can I fly my own plane into March?
A: No. Only pre-approved static display and performer aircraft are allowed to fly into MARB for the show.



Q: What time do the Thunderbirds fly during the Matinee Performances?
A: At approx. 2:45 pm. The Thunderbirds performance is approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes.

Q: What is the performance schedule?
Performers will begin daily around 11 a.m. Because of many last-minute changes in performers and schedules, exact times are not available and the schedule is subject to change. There will be continuous aerial excitement from the start of the show until the show closes, as well as static displays, vendor booths, and the Air Show Expo exhibits. For the latest list of scheduled performances, see our performers list and schedule page, click [ here ].



Q: How do I get to March Air Reserve Base?
MARB is located off I-215 and off I-60.


Business Opportunities

Q: I’d like to sponsor the March Air & Space Expo, who do I contact?
There are many different sponsorship opportunities available. Click [ here ] for contact information.