The Rhode Island National Guard Air Show typically presents flying demonstrations by both military and civilian performers, such as the United States Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Snowbirds, the Breitling Jet Team, Geico Skytoppers and Ace Maker Air Shows, as of 2015. The event showcases both modern and classic military and civilian aircraft. There are also many ground displays where event attendees can see the aircraft up close as well as other entertainment, including the Shockwave Jet Truck.
The air show is a benefit with proceeds going to charitable organizations with the Hasbro Children's Hospital being a primary benefactor. The event is usually held in May of each year and hosted at the Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
It is a weekend event with air shows typically starting at around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Guests can take advantage of limited bleacher seating or bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and choose a spot on the base's expansive grounds to view the show.
Ample parking is available, but a parking fee that is also a charitable donation is required. Shuttle buses take guests from the parking areas to the show grounds. Cameras are always allowed into the event, but all bags and items are subject to search at the gates before entry.