2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show: One of Wisconsin’s Largest Family-Friendly Free Events
This summer, Milwaukee’s lakefront will once again play host to one of Wisconsin’s largest family-friendly free events – the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. The show, which has grown into quite the spectacle since its debut back in 2004, will take place at the lakefront between Bradford and McKinley Beach on the weekend of July 25th and 26th.
This year’s July time slot will push the show a month later than the city’s previous Air & Water Show – a move in which organizers hope will prevent a repeat of last year’s fog issues that grounded the air show for the entire weekend. Barring more fog troubles or other inclement weather situations at this year’s event, the water show will run both days from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by the ever-popular air show, which is scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
The announced headliners for this year’s air show include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who will pilot their internationally recognized red, white, and blue F-16 Falcon jets and France’s Breitling Precision Jet Team, the world’s largest team of professional civilian jet performers. Also headlining the event are the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S. Army’s official Parachute Demonstration Team and the Aerostars Formation Aerobatic Team, whose breath-taking passes and awe-inspiring maneuvers always delight the crowd.
Headliners for this year’s water show have yet to be announced.
The 2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show will also feature an interactive display that lets show attendees get up close and personal with a real A-7 Corsair II – the type of light attack aircraft that was flown by the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. While exploring the interactive display, guests are welcome to try on a variety of pilot gear and may even climb inside the cockpit of the aircraft itself.
There will also be plenty of quality vendors located along the lakefront ready to provide food and drinks to those in attendance. As such, event organizers are asking for spectators to leave their coolers, grills, and food at home and to instead support the local economy by purchasing their food and drinks from the lakefront vendors.
Though the event itself is free to the public, tickets for reserved seating and parking will be made available by the event organizers. Tickets for the reserved parking, specifically, will be very limited and as such, are expected to sell out quickly. Be sure to purchase your reserved seating and parking tickets well in advance if you wish to take advantage of such conveniences.
For more information about the 2015 Milwaukee Air & Water Show, please visit their website at www.milwaukeeairshow.com.