When: Fri., Sept. 4 2015
Last year, the Cleveland National Air Show celebrated its 50th anniversary, a major feat considering how often annual events tend to come and go. This year's event, which takes place at Burke Lakefront Airport, features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who'll give tactical demonstrations in the airspace above the airport and lake. On the ground, you can climb into various cockpits and visit the NASA Glenn Research Center. The gates open each day at 9 p.m. Adult tickets cost $21 in advance, $23 the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free. (Niesel) clevelandairshow.com.