City of Gary announces 2024 Gary Air Show dates – August 17 & 18

GARY, IND. (February 13th, 2024) – Today, the City of Gary announced the 2024 Gary
Air Show will occur on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th. Once again,
the air show will be sponsored by the City of Gary, the Gary / Chicago International
Airport, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA), and other local
partners.


Gary’s Marquette Park will serve as the primary viewing location for attendees and hub
for food, vendors, and beachfront activities. Residents and visitors will have access to
parking and shuttles directly to the lakefront park. Once inside, they will experience
stunning aerial performances from regional, national, and international aviators, while
enjoying spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes.


“We are excited to announce the return of the Gary Air Show in Marquette Park and
look forward to taking the experience to a higher level,” said City of Gary Mayor Eddie
Melton. “This will be an excellent opportunity for our community to come together and
show visitors what makes Gary great.”


The 2024 event will once again be co-hosted by the South Shore Convention and
Visitors Authority (SSCVA). They presented the 2023 event and this year, will
coordinate marketing as well as on-site brand activation activities for the sponsors and
vendor partners.


"The South Shore CVA is thrilled to collaborate once again with the City of Gary for
another exhilarating air show. Together, we are looking at opportunities to enhance the
entertainment offerings at Marquette Park and elevate the air show experience for all
attendees,” said Interim President/CEO Nikki Lopez.


The 2024 event's list of performers is still being finalized, and more information will be
provided in the coming months. Currently, the event is expected to showcase the U.S.
Army Golden Knights, USAF F-35 Demo Team, USAF C-17 Demo Team, USAF KC-135,
Ace Maker, Warbird Thunder, Trojan Phlyers, Randy W. Ball, Bill Stein, Kevin Coleman
Aerosports by Red Bull, Ed Hamill Folds of Honor Biplane and the Bob Richards
Machaira Muscle Biplane.

Interested sponsors, vendors and visitors are encouraged to visit the event’s website
www.garyairshow.com for the most up-to-date details and contact information for the
2024 event.


Media Contact:
Erika Blackwell
ofc: (219) 881-1314
cell: (219) 292-1251
em: eblackwell@gary.gov

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