Gowen Thunder 2017 expected to draw thousands

First air show at Gowen in more than 20 years
Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 15:14:35-04

The Thunderbirds and the Royal Canadian Snow Birds are in town for the Gowen Thunder Air Show this weekend.

The event is open to the public and general admission is free. Idaho National Guard officials say this is the first open house and airshow in more than 20 years.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and their Canadian counterpart, the Royal Canadian Snowbirds will perform precision aerial maneuvers both days.

Gowen Thunder events take place Saturday, October 14th, 2017 and Sunday, October, 15th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Officials say the event is estimated to draw tens of thousands of people from the area. 
They say as a general rule, if you can't bring it on a flight, don't bring it to the airshow.     
Several parking lots throughout the local area including the lots listed below will provide free shuttle service to Gowen Field.

West Ada School Dist.

1303 E Central Dr, Meridian, ID 83642

Scentsy, Inc.

2701 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

Blue Cross of Idaho

3000 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642


8000 S Federal Way, Boise, ID 83716

Boise Airport Economy Lot

Corner of Victory Rd and S Curtis Rd

Warthog Parking Lot

BlackHawk Parking Lot

Lights Lot

*Disabled visitors with a valid vehicle tag may utilize parking on Gowen Field.  Military ID and State ID card holders, unless in direct support of the open house and airshow are advised to park offsite.

For more information, head to or download the Gowen Thunder 2017 app to your smartphone.