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Gary Air Show Coming in For a Landing Next Weekend!

One of my favorite events of the year is the Gary Air Show, held every year at Marquette Park Beach in Miller, Indiana. It’s always a great day out and as someone who loves airplanes, it’s great fun.

This year’s Gary Air Show will be held on Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th. There’s also a special preview of the USAF Tunderbirds on Friday night as they practice for the next day. There will be fireworks as well!

This year they have a great show planned for everyone with aircraft featuring:

  • U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds - U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Flying a Team of Six F-16s
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights - Parachute Team
  • F-18 Super Hornet - U.S. Navy Demonstration
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon - U.S. Air Force Demonstration
  • Lima Lima - World’s Original Six Ship Civilian Formation Team - Bill Stein
  • Bill Stein – Aerobatic Demonstration in an Edge 540
  • Lucas Oil Pitts – Aerobatic Demonstration in a Modified Pitts
  • Dave Dacy & Wingwalker Tony Kazian – Aerobatic and Wingwalking Demonstration in the Super Stearman biplane
  • LAeroshell – Aerobatic Demonstration by a Four Ship Team in AT-6 Texans
  • Aerostars – Aerobatic Demonstration by a Three Ship Team in the Yak 52 TW

There is ample free parking available throughout Gary and a series of shuttles provide access to the air show site. You can also pay $20 to park closer to the show and avoid waiting for the buses.

Down at the beach during the show, there will be an excellent assortment of food vendors, souvenirs and much more. Also, one little known secret is that you can watch the planes take off from the Gary International Airport if you want to avoid the crowds.

More details on the Gary Air Show here.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.