The 2017 Selfridge Open House will take place on August 19th and 20th.
Gates will be open to the public at 8 a.m. Sat and Sun. Static display aircraft and countless military, aviation, and technology displays will be available to all guests after 8:00 a.m. Flying performances will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until approximately 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Early. Traffic will get more and more congested as the day progresses. We suggest that you plan to arrive early in the morning and make a day of it. Individuals that choose to start the drive to the base too late will have to deal with a lot more traffic than those that plan to arrive early.
Admission and parking are absolutely FREE!
Yes, handicapped parking is available. If your vehicle has a handicapped license plate or windshield pass, you may enter the base through the gate at Rosso Hwy or the gate on North River Road. You will proceed with the rest of the open house traffic to the parking area. At the parking area, you will be directed to the handicapped section. Be sure to identify yourself to security personnel as someone requiring handicapped parking.
Selfridge is located east of Mt Clemens and north of Harrison Township, MI. The base can be accessed from I-94 by traveling east off of exit 241 (21 mile Road) or exit 237 (North River Road).
A list of performers is listed on the Performers & Attractions page. Unfortunately, the schedule is not solidified until the morning of the Open House & Air Show to allow for security, safety, weather or operational concerns.
Yes. There are no security restrictions on these items. However, large camera bags are not permitted. Bring only necessary camera equipment, leaving extra attachments at home. A small fanny pack or camera vest is useful for carrying extra film and small lenses.
We will not turn away anyone carrying drinks or food. Place items in a one gallon, clear ziplock bag. Backpacks and coolers will not be permitted on the airfield. All items brought in are subject to approval by gate security personnel and a hand-search at the security checkpoint.
Yes. If your folding chair is one of the types that come in a carrying-case, please leave the case in your car.
Yes. Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint. Large diaper bags will not be permitted. You can return to your vehicle during the show to get extra clothes, restock diaper items, etc.
Yes. To ensure safety at the Open House & Air Show your vehicle may be searched.
The show will go on! The Open House & Air Show will take place — rain or shine both Saturday and Sunday. Open House & Air Show performers have high, low and flat routines to adapt to varying weather conditions. Schedules may be altered or delayed for periods of time if heavy rainfall occurs. All display aircraft, concessions and exhibits will be open if it should happen to rain.
There will be several ATM’s available on the grounds of the Open House & Air Show and open house.
Yes, Selfridge Base Community Council volunteers will offer programs for sale that include a map of the airfield, great photographs of dozens of aircraft, and a complete history of the base.
Yes. Weapons including pocket knives, multi-tools, firearms, water guns, replica/toy weapons or pepper spray are not allowed and will be confiscated.
No. We have safety concerns with allowing some people to ride bikes in crowded regions.
No. The walking distance from base entry to the grounds of the Open House & Air Show is 2-3 miles. We do not have pedestrian walkways along those routes. Due to safety concerns, we cannot allow our guests to walk in close proximity to thousands of higher-speed vehicles.
Yes. No additional base restrictions enforced during the Airshow.
Unfortunately, due to security restrictions, we cannot permit RVs access to the base.
No, but you can park your boat and watch the show.
Yes. Rosso Highway (M-59) will be closed east of I-94.
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