The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival takes place at the W. K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, Michigan!
From I-94 Eastbound (coming from Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Gary, Chicago) – Take Exit 92 on right which is the Springfield/Skyline Drive Exit.
Take off-ramp and follow to the right (yield sign). This will put you on Skyline Drive. You will go North on Skyline Drive approximately one mile; the Road will “Y” and you will stay to the right which is now Columbia Avenue; at the next traffic light (R & L Trucking and Atlas Sales/Budweiser will be on the south side or to your right) you will turn Left (towards on the North) on South Airport Road (passing Duncan Aviation) and follow it until it comes to a dead end which will be Parking Lot #6. Follow the directions of parking volunteers to park your vehicle.
I-94 Westbound (coming from Marshall, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Canada) has TWO Options
Take I-94 West to Exit 98B, which is the Downtown Battle Creek/I-194/M-66 Exit.
After immediately merging onto M-66/I-194, the very next Exit is Columbia Avenue – Exit 2. Take that Exit. At the top of the ramp (traffic light) turn left which is West. This will put you on Columbia Avenue. You will stay on this through several traffic lights. At the sixth traffic light (Meijer will be on your left or South side) that is Helmer Road and you will turn right or North. This will take you to the Parking Lot. Follow directions of parking volunteers to park your vehicle.
Take I-94 to Exit 95 which is the Helmer Road Exit.
At the top of the ramp, turn RIGHT which is North. Remain on Helmer Road. This will take you directly to the W.K. Kellogg Airport. Please remember, Helmer Road is the most traveled road to the event grounds or W.K. Kellogg Airport. Please be prepared for traffic back-ups. PLEASE NOTE: NO SEMI TRUCKS ARE PERMITTED ON HELMER ROAD!
ARRIVE EARLY OR BE PREPARED TO SIT IN TRAFFIC. BE PREPARED FOR BACKUPS. WE HAVE A TERRIFIC PLAN IN PLACE AND WE WILL GET EVERYONE IN AND OUT OF THE EVENT GROUNDS AS SMOOTHLY AND QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO DO THIS, WE WILL NEED YOUR COOPERATION. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SIGNS AND POSTED RULES. HAVE YOUR CASH READY TO PAY FOR PARKING TO AVOID DELAYS. GET HERE EARLY AND TRY TO AVOID TRAFFIC. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS OF OTHER DRIVERS, VOLUNTEERS AND PEDESTRIANS WHILE ENTERING AND EXITING THE PARKING AREA (AS WELL AS ON THE ROADS). MOST OF ALL, ENJOY YOUR DAY. ONCE YOU'RE OUT OF THE CAR, THE FUN CAN BEGIN.
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