Turn your eyes to the skies Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15 for the Owensboro Air Show! This year is bigger and better than ever thanks to some unique additions to the lineup of performers and aircrafts. In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team headliner, the show will feature everything from fighter jets to civilian aircrafts, and even an epic helicopter aerobatic performance. Friday’s events will take place at the Owensboro Regional Airport while the rest of the weekend will be along the riverfront in downtown Owensboro.
On Friday, get up close and personal with aircrafts, meet the pilots, and get a taste of what’s to come from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As the sun sets, performers will take to the sky to give attendees a nighttime air show performance. When the last performer lands, enjoy a firework spectacular to celebrate the night. Admission is just $5 and free for children under 10, veterans, first responders, and medical personnel.
On Saturday, the excitement really begins. Grab a blanket or camping chairs and head to the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro to watch performers showcase vintage warbirds, aerobatic demonstrations, and military jets, including the USAF Viper Demo Team and, of course, the US Navy Blue Angels! Both Saturday and Sunday shows will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is free for everyone.
If you want to climb into the cockpit yourself, there are several incredible opportunities for you to do just that. Climb into the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, famous for being flown by the Doolittle Raiders in WWII, or buckle up inside an Army Huey or Cobra helicopter for a memory you will never forget. Each of these aircraft will be offering paid rides throughout the weekend in addition to entertaining fans during the air show each day. For more information, click here
Other exciting air show events make Saturday an all-day affair! Start the day off right with the Owensboro Air Show Bridge Run 5K/10K. The 10K begins at 7:15 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. Immediately following the run, the bridge will remain open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for “Bridge Day” where you can stroll the iconic blue bridge and get some of the best views of the city. And you can’t forget about Downtown ROMP: Air Show After Party, where a music festival meets premier aviation. From 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. enjoy top-notch lawn seating for the air show, craft beers and a full bar, food trucks including Fresh by Gene’s, and fantastic live music. The Air Show After Party features live performances from Wolfpen Branch, Fireside Collective, Airshow, and Barefoot Movement beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets to this event are $20. Click here to purchase yours now.
You can find additional seating options for better views at the Owensboro Convention Center. Purchase tables for watching the action as well as concessions, a full cash bar, and restrooms. You can also purchase parking passes through the Owensboro Convention Center. Click here.
Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or a casual fan, it’s going to be a weekend full of sky-high fun!