Duluth Airshow weekend is upon us, in case the loud jets flying over Duluth hadn't given it away, and with thousands of people coming to the Northland to experience the event there are often a lot of questions about where to park.

Duluth Airshow organizers offered handy tips Thursday on the parking options that exist throughout the weekend, which they shared on their official Facebook page.

The two primary parking lots are the Green Lot and the Teal Shuttle Lot. Courtesy of the Duluth Airshow, here are the pros and cons of each:

GREEN LOT (accessible from Stebner Road)
This is the primary general admission parking lot and where approximately 85% of spectators park.

  • PROS: Cheapest parking option.
  • CONS: Arrival times into the lot can be between 15-20 minutes during heavy arrival times. Departure times after the show can be between 60-90 minutes as everyone is trying to leave at the same time so you need to be patient!
  • PRO TIP: Don’t leave when the flying ends. Stick around and check out the statics and other aircraft and plan to walk to the Green Lot between 5:30-6:00. Why wait in your car and get frustrated when you can relax on a ramp full of aircraft to yourself?
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TEAL SHUTTLE LOT (accessible from Rice Lake Road)
This is the shuttle lot and is one of the best ways to bypass the heavy traffic from the Green Lot.

  • PROS: You bypass the traffic on Highway 53 and Stebner Road! Wait times are minimal getting into the lot and boarding the shuttle to the Duluth Airshow!
  • CONS: The Shuttle Drops you off inside the Green Lot so there is still a 3 block walk to the main gate. The line-up in the shuttle area at the conclusion of the Duluth Airshow can take up to 30-45 minutes (which is better than the green lot wait times) as everyone is trying to leave at the same time so you need to be patient!
  • PRO TIP: Don’t leave when the flying ends. Stick around and check out the statics and other aircraft and plan to walk to the Shuttle between 5:15-5:30. Why wait in your car and get frustrated when you can relax on a ramp full of aircraft to yourself?
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For those with disabilities, there is a Blue Disabled Lot, which is accessible from Cirrus Drive. Tickets to this lot are not available in advance as as verification will be required that all vehicles have a valid State Issued Disabled/Handicapped Permit.

It'll be another exciting weekend in the Northland with all the activity in the sky and near the Duluth International Airport. One tip to remember, if you're driving around and see something cool in sky, pull over to watch if you want, but please don't try to watch and drive at the same time.

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