From 1964 through the early 1980s, the Cleveland National Air Show was one of the premier air shows in the United States. It’s location, Burke Lakefront Airport, and the connection with the history of the National Air Races helped to draw performers and acts from around the world.
In the early 1990s to the present, Cleveland’s Air Show is still being held every Labor Day weekend. It is a great location to watch and attend an air show. Lake Erie makes a perfect backdrop to the performers and usually provides a nice breeze when summer tries to hang onto Cleveland. It also can make for some disappointing show days throwing wind and rain over the show, but it’s a three day show and there has never been a full cancellation of all three days.