Cavalcade of Planes is flying into CLOW Airport
June 1 and 2

Cavalcade of Planes is a great family event at Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport showing Static display of aircraft, various aircraft rides offered, Warbirds on display, Military fly-bys, vendors on display, food and drink, WWll beer canteen.

The IIlinois Aviation Museum is open for this event with free admission. This is the area’s premier family event.

Come out and enjoy the fun

2024 Cavalcade of Planes

  • Aircraft rides
  • Rides for little kids, too!
  • Stop by IAM for fun family activities
  • View training aircraft and fighter jets
  • Food Vendors
  • Bring your lawn chairs, sit in the grass
  • Watch the planes land and take off all day UP CLOSE!
  • Free admission to the Illinois Aviation Museum
  • We are looking forward to sharing our airport


Cavalcade of Planes

The Illinois Aviation Museum’s grassroots beginning occurred in 2001 when four people sat down for lunch. Tim Tocwish, Ray Jakubiak, Steve Meyers, and Joe DePaulo shared a common vision to establish a place for the community to explore aviation and the sciences at CLOW Airport.

At the time, Packer Engineering had a philanthropic arm called Packer Wings at the airport. Their organization built a replica of the Wright Flyer, which is now on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. In the beginning, Packer Wings and IAM worked closely together. However, as IAM started to grow, Packer Wings’ dissolved, and the Museum took over the entire hangar, which is where it is still housed today. In 2004 IAM incorporated and became a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.