UPDATE (4/21/21): Never mind: According to its just-updated website, the 2021 Milwaukee Air & Water Show is “currently on a hold status.”
We’re currently putting together a big ol’ list of Milwaukee summer festivals that are still happening (for now, at least), and one event stood out: Yes, according to its website and other sources, the 2021 Milwaukee Air & Water Show is all jet engines go for a return to Milwaukee’s lakefront July 24-25, 2021. Ticket information is “coming soon.”
The show was grounded in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. United States Air Force Thunderbirds fans sighed. Milwaukee-area pets rejoiced.
Speaking of those Thunderbirds, they’ve apparently worked out something new for 2021. “With the cancellation of the 2020 air show season, the team focused its efforts on saluting first responders and enhancing the aerial demonstration for fans,” the Thunderbirds team said in a video last week. The Thunderbirds have been flying the same demonstration since 1983, you see, and, well, it was apparently time to shake things up.
“The team redesigned the aerial demonstration to better showcase the complexity, challenge and capabilities of the F-16 and Air Force pilots,” the video continued. Here’s the whole thing, complete with all the updates fans will enjoy in 2021:
Things could change, of course, so we’ll keep you posted. But for now, see you July 24-25, Milwaukee Air & Water Show fans! For everyone else, Mauthe Lake is really nice in July!
Here’s the Thunderbirds’ complete 2021 schedule, in case you follow them around like the Dead or something:
April 17-18: Cocoa Beach, Florida – Cocoa Beach Air Show
May 1-2: St. Joseph, Missouri – Sound of Speed Airshow & 139AW Open House
May 8-9: Barksdale AFB, Louisiana – Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show
May 26: Colorado Springs, Colorado – USAFA Graduation 2021 Flyover
May 29-30: Wantagh, New York – Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach
June 5-6: Smyrna, Tennessee – The Great Tennessee Air Show
June 19-20: Ocean City, Maryland – OC Air Show
July 10-11: Dayton, Ohio – Dayton Air Show
July 17-18: Binghamton, New York – Greater Binghamton Air Show
July 24-25: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Milwaukee Air & Water Show
July 28: F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming – Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 31-August 1: McMinnville, Oregon – Oregon International Air Show
August 18: Atlantic City, New Jersey – Thunder Over The Boardwalk Air Show
September 4-6: Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland National Air Show
September 11-12: Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Pease Open House
September 18-19: Reno, Nevada – National Championship Air Races
September 25-26: Mather, California – California Captial Air Show
October 2-3: San Juan, Puerto Rico – 2021 Puerto Rico International Air Show
October 9-10: Houston, Texas – Wings Over Houston Air Show
October 16-17: Sanford, Florida – Central Florida Air & Space Show
October 23-24: Lancaster, California – Los Angeles County Air Show
October 30-31: Salinas, California – California International Air Show
November 6-7: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona – Thunder and Lightning over Arizona
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