MacDill AirFest soars again today
AirFest returns to MacDill Air Force Base today, but get there early if you want a parking spot.
The military base has about one-third fewer parking spaces this year because of ongoing major construction projects. By midafternoon today and Sunday, the base will be turning away cars. About 300,000 people attended the free, two-day event last year.
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For Saturday and Sunday:
8 a.m.: Gates open.
9 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, featuring parachute team
9:20 a.m.-2:40 p.m.: A dozen aerial demonstrations.
2:40-3 p.m.: Parachute team's full show.
3 p.m. or earlier: Gates close to traffic.
3-5 p.m.: Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the headline act.