Map and Directions

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Click below to view and download a PDF version of the Show Grounds Map.

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From North:
Take Highway 53 South to the Melby St. Exit. Turn right on Melby St. Follow to Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

From South:
Take I-94 West to the Highway 53 North Exit. Follow Highway 53 North to Melby St. Exit. Turn left on Melby St. Follow to Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

From East:
Take Highway 29 West to Highway 53 South Exit. Follow Highway 53 South to Melby St. Exit. Turn right on Melby St. Follow to Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

From West:
Take I-94 East to North Crossing/Highway 312 Exit. Follow North Crossing/Highway 312. Turn right on Mercury Ave. /Starr Ave. Exit. Turn left onto Starr Ave. Follow to Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

Roads closed during the show include:
East Riverview Dr: From Airport Rd to below the hill
Airport Rd: From Rivercrest Dr to Neptune Ave
North La: From Comet Ave to Starr Ave
Starr Ave: From Eddy Lane to Melby St
Melby St: From Starr Ave to White Ave.

One Way Traffic:
Starr Ave: From Eddy La northbound to the Airport begins at 8:30am.

Melby St West: From White Ave to the Airport begins at 8:30 am.

Both of these one way roads switch at 3:00pm to support outbound air show traffic. There are emergency lanes open all day.

Hotels and Campgrounds

Check out the Visit Eau Claire website for information on hotels and campgrounds in the area. Please understand that due to show demands some accommodations may not be available on the days of the show.

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Air Show Policies / FAQ

We do our best to answer all questions that come in.
Here is a list of the most common questions that we have received.

What do tickets include?

General Admission tickets include access into the air show grounds, static displays and activities. Same day re-entry is not guaranteed. Please check with a gate admission attendant before leaving the ground if you plan to re-enter.

Premium Box Seat upgrades include a reserved, assigned seat at the front of the crowd and access to a cash bar. The seating will be plastic chairs, similar to music festivals.

Do children need a ticket?

General Admission tickets: Children 12 and under are free and do not require a General Admission ticket. Ages 13 and up require a General Admission ticket.

Premium Box Seat Upgrade: If you would like a seat for your child, you must purchase a Premium Box Seat ticket, regardless of the child's age. Children 12 and under who need a seat WILL NOT require a general admission ticket in order to purchase the seat upgrade. Children ages 13 and up WILL require the additional general admission ticket for an upgrade.

What is seating like for General Admission tickets?

General Admission tickets are for an open field viewing area on a first come, first served basis. It is encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on. There are no bleachers or chairs available in the General Admission area.

Do you offer ticket refunds and exchanges?

All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be allowed. The air show will go on rain or shine, although lightning or extreme weather may not allow for certain acts to fly. The air show will do its best to accommodate all performers.

Can I leave and re-enter the air show grounds?

If you plan to leave and re-enter the air show grounds, please just check with a gate attendant first to let them know your plan. They will be able to assist you.

What if the weather cancels the air show on Saturday? Can I use my ticket to get in the grounds again on Sunday?

If you have purchased a General Admission ticket, you WILL be able to use it on Sunday IN THE EVENT SATURDAY'S SHOW IS CANCELED. If you purchased a Premium Box Seat ticket, you WILL NOT be able to use it on Sunday.

Do you offer military tickets or discounts?

We do not offer a military discount as this is a fundraiser for a not for profit organization.

Where will I park? (Parking Information)

General parking is $10 per vehicle, includes RVs. (Please note, RVs are not allowed to camp overnight on the airport grounds.)

Disabled parking is $10.00 per vehicle and available by showing permit only. Disabled parking is on asphalt and a short distance from the Disabled seating area which is also on asphalt.

Can I ride my bike to the air show?

Yes. There are bike racks near the airport terminal. You can also chain your bike to one of the fences surrounding the air show grounds.

Will there be a shuttle to the air show grounds?

No. We will not be running any shuttles to and from the air show grounds.

Will there be enough parking?

Yes. We anticipate having enough parking for everyone on the air show grounds. If, once we start getting vehicles in the parking lot, we think there will be a need for satellite parking, the parking attendants will supply that information.

What types of accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities at the air show?

We have parking accommodations for persons with disabilities, available with the presentation of a valid permit.Access to this area can be gained from either entrance, but Starr Ave. provides the closest, most convenient route. The cost is $10 per vehicle.

The parking area is on asphalt and a short distance from the specialized seating area, also seated on asphalt

Can I bring a scooter/wheelchair/golf cart?

The air show grounds are accessible by wheel chair and motorized scooter. Personal golf carts are not allowed. Please be advised crowds are often heavy, making maneuvering difficult. The air show grounds also do not have electrical outlets to supplement the power of any personal devices or motorized equipment.

Can I bring a cooler or carry-in?

Coolers or carry-ins are not allowed and you cannot bring any outside food or drink. All food and drink must be purchased on the air show grounds.

I have health concerns. Can I bring my own food into the grounds?

Our food vendor will have healthy choices for people with health concerns. Diet soft drinks and bottled water will be available.

Is tailgating allowed in the parking lot?

No. You cannot set-up chairs or use any other methods to watch the air show from the parking lot. You will be asked to purchase a ticket and enter the air show grounds.

Can I bring chairs?

Yes. You can bring chairs into the air show grounds, including ones that come in a bag.

Will there be any covered seating areas?

The only covered seating area is reserved for our business chalets. There are no tents to sit under in the general admission area. You are welcome to bring an umbrella to shade yourself. Please just remember to be respectful of the people sitting behind you.

Are pets allowed?

No. Pets will not be allowed on the Air Show Grounds.

When do the gates open?

The gates open at 8:30 a.m. Static displays, the Kids Zone and exhibits will open at 8:30 a.m. The parachute jump to open the air show will be at approximately 12 p.m. Performances will start immediately after that and continue until about 4:30 p.m. We suggest arriving early so you can enjoy everything on the air show grounds!

You can find a schedule of events by scrolling to the top of this page

How can I secure the best seat?

Come early! As soon as the gates open, you will be able to claim your viewing spot.

Is there a schedule of events?

You can find a schedule of events by scrolling to the top of this page.

When are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels scheduled to perform?

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. each day.

Do the same acts perform each day?

Yes. The same acts are scheduled to perform on both July 4 and July 5.

Will it be loud?

Yes! We suggest you bring ear protection if you are sensitive to loud noises. If you will be bringing children to the air show, please remember to protect their little ears, too!

Can I take pictures?

Absolutely! We encourage you to share your photos with us via social media. Look for Chippewa Valley Air Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Will there be programs available?

Yes. You will be able to purchase programs for the 2015 Chippewa Valley Air Show.

Can I get autographs from the performers?

Many of the performers will offer time for people to get autographs after their performances. Watch the flight line and listen for announcements during the air show for more information.

Can I smoke?

No. You will not be allowed to smoke on the air show grounds.

What if I get sick during the air show?

There will be a first aid tent on the air show grounds, available to people who are injured or get sick.

How will I find a lost child?

If you need to find a lost child while on the grounds, please find the nearest air show volunteer. That person will direct you to a law enforcement official, who will help you from there.

Will alcohol be available for sale in the general seating area?


Will there be an ATM available on the air show grounds?


Can I carry a gun on the air show grounds?

No. Firearms are not allowed on the Chippewa Valley Air Show grounds.

Can I bring a diaper bag with me?

Yes. You can bring a diaper bag and baby/toddler essentials with you.

Will there be a lost and found area?

Yes. If you need to find it, please just ask an air show volunteer.

Does the Chippewa Valley Air Show have a hashtag?

Yes. It is #CVAS15. Use it to share your photos and experiences!