When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Enter through gates on either Dale Mabry Highway or MacDill Avenue. Gates open at 8 a.m., but drivers often start lining up at 6 a.m.
Parking: About 14,000 spots available. Gates close either when spaces run out or by 2 p.m., when all lanes become outbound.
Traffic information: Dial 511 (free call, but your carrier may charge cell minutes) or visit 511tampabay.com for details on congestion and crashes.
Buses: HART is extending its Route 4 on Saturday and Sunday to take people back and forth from downtown Tampa to the base. Fare is $1.75 one way, or 85¢ for those age 65 and older, people 17 and younger, people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders. Children 4 and younger ride free. Go to www.goHART.org for information or call HART at (813) 254-4278.
Thunderbirds: Main attraction will start about 3 p.m.; they'll be in the air about 45 minutes. Afterward, pilots will sign autographs.
What to bring: Water, sunscreen, hats, earplugs, chairs and cameras.
Don't bring: Coolers, glass, pets, bikes, skateboards, scooters, fireworks, alcohol or large tote bags.
More information: www.macdill-airfest.com.
Compiled by Jessica Vander Velde, Times staff writer