driving directions

Mather Airport is located 10 miles from Downtown Sacramento and adjacent to Rancho Cordova. 

Download the Waze app to get turn-by-turn directions to the Airshow parking lots:

Friday Night Show
https://waze.to/lu/h9qcerdb7wf
Saturday & Sunday
General Parking:    https://waze.to/lu/h9qcers7b1bb
General Parking:  https://waze.to/lu/h9qcerdbkjmh
VIP:   https://waze.to/lu/h9qcerdf8h48

FRIDAY ONLY

The traffic and parking plan is DIFFERENT from Saturday & Sunday – limited parking entrance gates will be open, so please make sure to follow these directions:

  • From Highway 50, exit Bradshaw Road and head South
  • Turn Left on Old Placerville Road
  • Turn Right on Macready Avenue
  • Follow signage to the parking entry gate
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY

Inbound Traffic Routes
Outbound Traffic Routes

APPROACHING FROM EAST OF MATHER FIELD

Hwy 50 (from East Sacramento County, Folsom, El Dorado County)

Take the Mather Field Road exit and proceed southbound. Follow the signage to designated Airshow parking areas.

OR …

Take the Zinfandel Exit southbound to International Dr, turn right and follow to Mather Field Rd. Follow the signage to designated Airshow parking areas.

APPROACHING FROM WEST OF MATHER FIELD

Hwy 50 (from downtown Sacramento, West Sacramento)

Take the Bradshaw Road exit and proceed southbound to Old Placerville Road. Turn left (east) and follow the signage to designated Airshow parking areas.

OR …

Take the Mather Field Road exit and proceed southbound. Follow the signage to designated Airshow parking areas.

APPROACHING FROM ELK GROVE OR SOUTH SACRAMENTO

Take Bradshaw Road north to Kiefer Blvd, turn right (east) following to Happy Lane, then turn left and follow the signage to designated Airshow parking areas.

Please note, the following streets will be posted as No Parking or Stopping and cars will be towed:

  • Mather Blvd to Douglas
  • Zinfandel Dr from N. Mather Blvd to Douglas
  • Douglas Blvd from Sunrise to Mather Blvd
  • N. Mather Blvd to Zinfandel Dr
  • Bear Hollow at N. Mather Blvd
UBER/lyft/taxi or need to drop someone off?


Drop-offs/Pick-Ups, Uber, Lyft and taxi access is permitted from Mather Field Road – proceed to Von Karman, turn right onto Truemper Road – pull through the cul de sac to drop-off and pick-up. Signage will also be posted along the route.

Alternative Route Using Mass Transit

Mather Rails to Trails Map

PARKING INFORMATION — WE HAVE PLENTY OF PARKING!

NOTE: $10.00 CASH is required for parking.

There is ample parking and superb traffic management. Parking is permitted only in designated parking areas at Mather Airport. Routing is clearly shown and only accessible as noted in options below. All routing and parking is monitored by law enforcement during show days.