Exciting airshow returns to Illinois so look to the skies.

Airshows Are Fun Family Events

I was a pretty lucky child. My parents worked during the week, so on the weekends they always made sure we attended fun events and family activities.

One of the things that really sticks out for me is going to airshows. I enjoyed those types of shows. They were very exciting.

Growing up it seemed like there were several scheduled in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin throughout the summer. Unfortunately, many of those went away.

One of my favorites that is still going on today is the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Video: Chicago Air and Water Show 2019 (Highlights)

I wish that at some point Rockford Airfest would come back.

Video: Rockford AirFest

If you like airshows, I do have some good news for you.

Airshow Coming Soon Near Rockford

Since you are checking out this story, I will assume you enjoy airshows too. Then you will have to save this date on your calendar.

It is the 2021 Northwest Illinois Airshow. Here are some details...

  • Saturday, September 18th
  • Starts 1:30pm
  • Albertus Airport in Freeport
  • Parking at Stephensen County Fairgrounds
  • Free shuttle bus
  • Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at door, & kids 10 and under free HERE
  • Suggested items to bring chairs, binoculars, and sunscreen
  • Food vendors (over 10)

Lineup Includes...

Susan Dacy

Video: Susan Dacy BIG RED Super Stearman Airplane Decatur Illinois Air Show 2021

Michael Vaknin

Video: Michael Vaknin Extra 300 Airshow Airplane Amazing Show At Decatur Illinois Air Show 2021

Bob Richards

Video: Bob Richards Flight

Phillips 66 Aerostars

Video: Our Phillips 66 Aerostars

Looks like it is going to be a fun day for the whole family. For more information, HERE.

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