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2017 Idaho Falls Air Show

Air Show Releases Final Numbers, Establishes Charitable Grant

Idaho Falls, ID – Organizers of this summer’s Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show have released final financial and attendance numbers from the July 22-23 event, and have established a grant process to distribute the proceeds.

In total, the air show cost nearly $1.5 million to produce and operate. Income came from dozens of corporate sponsors, ticket sales, and value-in-kind services provided by the City of Idaho Falls. After accounting for all costs – including performer fees and accommodations, spectator transportation, marketing, equipment purchases, leases, rentals, and many other associated costs – the air show will distribute $120,000 in proceeds to local charity organizations.

Grant Application (PDF)     Grant Application (DOC)

The Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show is scheduled for July 22 and 23 2017 at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport

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Extreme Blue Thunder

There’s a rumbling, chest-pounding, heart-stopping buzz in the air around Idaho Falls. Do you feel it? Can you hear it? It’s not the weather, but it does involve thunder.

This summer, thousands of people from across the Pacific Northwest will descend on Idaho Falls for the July 22-23, 2017 Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels! To be a part of the action, purchase your tickets now to receive the best rates. Stay tuned to this website and our social media feeds for details and updates on this exciting event.


  • June 1 – July 21: Adults (ages 13 & up) $25. Children (ages 6-12) $15. Children (ages 5 & under) no charge.
  • At the gate: Adults (ages 13 & up) $30. Children (ages 6-12) $15. Children (ages 5 & under) no charge.


  • General Admission – Each ticket is good for one day, either July 22 or July 23, but not both days.
  • Tickets available online or at the gate.
  • Gates open at 9:00 a.m., planes are in the air at 12:10 p.m., and gates close at 5:00 p.m. on both days.
  • Active Military and Active Reserve