Gowen Thunder is a one-of-a-kind air show and military open house event for the entire family. Join us as we celebrate achievements in aviation and Idaho’s military, inspire patriotism and ignite the imagination of the next generation! This year’s airshow highlights include the U.S. Air Force F-35 Demonstration Team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, and the return of the spectacular U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron. The Idaho National Guard’s Combined Arms Demonstration will showcase the awesome military power that resides right here in Idaho. Showgrounds Map Schedule of Events Saturday, August 26th 8am Parking Lots Open 9am Gates Open 10:30am Opening Ceremonies 3:30pm Show Concludes 5pm Gates Close 6pm Parking Lots Close Sunday, August 27th 8am Parking Lots Open 9am Gates Open 10:30am Opening Ceremonies 3:30pm Show Concludes 5pm Gates Close 6pm Parking Lots Close Performers U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds The Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. U.S. Army Golden Knights A demonstration and competition parachute team of the United States Army. Members must demonstrate excellence in parachuting. F-35 Demonstration Team This Utah-based team flies and maintains the U.S. Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter: the F-35A Lightning II. Combined Arms Demonstration The Idaho National Guard’s demonstration of military might using ground and air forces. Civilian Acts Warbirds: P-51, A-37, Alpha Jet – Mark Peterson | Jet Waco / RAD Aerosports – Jarrod Lindemann | MXS – Brad Wursten | Flying Circus Cub – Kyle Franklin | Misty Blues – All-Women Skydiving Team Top Gun Experience Feat. Maverick & Ice Man Get your photo taken inside a miniature F-18 Hornet from DreamBIG Entertainment and catch up with Maverick & Iceman on the airshow ramp! STEM Exhibits The STEM Expo Center is an interactive space for students, teachers and parents to learn how science, technology, engineering and math concepts are connected to everyday life and to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. The STEM Expo Center is coordinated by the STARBASE Idaho program with the assistance of the STEM Action Center. And More! View All Performers Directions and Parking Get Directions Showgrounds Map Map & Vendor List What to Bring Learn More VIP Ticket Info Ticket Level Info Our Impact on the Environment Our goal is to leave no trace of the event behind and minimize the impact on our landfills. No disposable plastic bottled water will be sold or allowed at Gowen Thunder. We will have water for sale in easy-to-recycle aluminum cans through our partners at Proud Source and Liquid Death. We’ll even be serving tap beer in aluminum cups! You may also bring your own water bottle or purchase an official Gowen Thunder water bottle and fill it at our refilling station.