Goshen Freedom Fest will be held July 6
GOSHEN, Ind. -- The city of Goshen will host one of Michiana's biggest airshows and fireworks displays on Saturday.
Attendees have a chance to see several unique fighter jets for the third annual America's Freedom Fest.
The Freedom Fest will be held at the Goshen Municipal Airport located at 17229 C.R. 42 beginning at 8 a.m.
Attendees can enjoy performances by the USAF F-22 Raptor Military Team, P-51 Heritage Flight, Shockwave Jet Truck, Susan Dacy in Big Red, Randy Ball's Mig-17 Russian Jet and Kyle Franklin's Dracula. The event also features Sky Soldiers helicopter demos, children's entertainment, food vendors, skydivers and organizers say a whole lot more.
The Freedom Fest 5000 5K run/walk will take place on the airport terminal for a $25 registration fee. Those participating have a chance to win prizes as well as a ticket to the airshow.
Tickets on the day of the event will be $15 for adults and $5 for children above the age of five with fees waived for veterans and children under the age of five.
Gates for the airshow open at 1 p.m. and the airshow is scheduled to begin around 5:45 p.m.
For those only interested in the fireworks displays no tickets will be required and gates open for the fireworks at 9 p.m.
The event's biggest attraction is the F-22 Raptor, a fifth generation fighter jet. This is the first time the jet has made an appearance in the city since the demo team formed in 2008.
“It’s one of the newest, most premier aircraft that we have. It was the very first one to incorporate all this stealth technology and super cruise capabilities, which means flying at twice the speed of sound, that type of thing,” 2nd Lt.Samuel Eckholm said.
The goal of the festival is to help veterans in need.
Following the demonstrations, the Mad Bomber Fireworks begin around 10 p.m.
For a full schedule visit the event's webpage.