2014 Cape Girardeau Air Festival Schedule, Parking, and Ticket Info

Updated 5/13/2014: 
Please note: public parking will NOT be available at the airport’s main terminal unless you’ve purchased VIP tickets or need accessible parking for disabled persons with a placard. FREE public parking is available near the airport at Rhodes Truck Stop, Lawless Harley Davidson, (former) Do It Best, Agri-Trans, and Genesis Trucking. Complementary shuttle buses will transport you from the parking areas right up to the air festival grounds. 

Parking for the 2014 Cape Girardeau Air Festival on May 17-18 will be different from last year’s set up. Public parking is available for festival attendees at the following locations near the airport:

  • air-festival-logo-pngRhodes Truck Stop
  • Lawless Harley Davidson
  • Former Do It Best
  • Agri-Trans
  • Genesis Trucking­

DOWNLOAD: 2014 Cape Air Festival Parking Plan

FREE Parking for disabled persons with a placard and groups or individuals who have purchased VIP tickets will be at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

Coolers of any kind are not permitted to be brought into the festival. Guests may bring blankets, lawn chairs and strollers for seating.

Tickets are available for purchase online and at Rhodes 101 stores around the region.

Gates open at 10 a.m. on both May 17 and 18, with opening ceremonies slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. daily during the festival. Performers include the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team (video), Aerostars Acrobatic Team (video), U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team (video), Susan Dacy and “Big Red” (video), Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 Aerobatics (video), Paul Stender and the Jet School Bus (video), and Friends of Jenny. Additionally, several historic warbirds will be on display, and kids can enjoy a special play area that includes inflatable bounce houses and more.

Have an Air Festival question? Call 573-334-6230.

2014 Cape Air Festival Parking Plan

8 Comments

  1. Does handicap parking tickets have to be purchased ahead of time? How much are tickets? Thanks

    • If you’d like handicap/accessible parking please show your car’s placard or license plate with the appropriate designation on it when you arrive at the air festival. You do not have to purchase a special handicap/accessible parking pass. If you have VIP tickets you’ll also be able to access parking at the airport. Other ticket pricing is below: (details at http://www.capegirardeauairfestival.com/Ticket-Information/).

      Ticket info from the event website:
      Advance Ticket Prices: (Available at any Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores)​​​
      Adults – $12.00
      Child – (Ages 7-11) $7.00
      Children 6 – under get in free!

      Gate (Day of Show) Ticket Prices: (Available at any Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores)​​​

      Adults $15.00
      Child – (Ages 7-11) $10.00
      Children 6 – under get in free!

      Premium Seating: (Advanced Price)Sold ONLY online and the Airport.
      $35.00- Adult (Ages 12-up)
      $20.00- Child (Ages 7-11)
      Children 6-under get in free! (must be accompanied by paying adult)

      Premium Seating: (Gate Price) Sold ONLY online and the Airport.
      $40.00- Adult (Ages 12-up)
      $25.00- Child ( Ages 7-11)
      Children 6-under get in free! (must be accompanied by paying adult)

      Premium seating includes a meal, unlimited refreshments, and seating in a spacious area designed for guest to have premium reserved seating along the show line. LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

      I hope that helps answer your question, Doris, and hope you enjoy the show!

      • When you are referring to “VIP” tickets allowing you to park at the airport, are you referring to the $35 “Premium Seating” tickets?

        • I contacted airport staff again this morning for clarification: VIP tickets are reserved for sponsors, etc. Premium tickets are not considered VIP tickets and will need to park at one of the designated lots. Our complementary shuttles will bring you right up to the air festival. Sorry for any confusion. If you have additional questions, then please feel free to call the airport at 573-334-6230. Thanks for reading!

  2. Do military veterans get a discount on the ticket price? I know last year they did. Also, will Rhodes still have tickets available tomorrow (Friday)?

    • Marilyn-
      The entire show begins at 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. I do not have a specific time when the Snowbirds will take flight. Besides, you’ll not want to miss all of the other high-flying, amazing acts!
      Hope you enjoy the show!

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