If you are looking for a great and inexpensive family event to attend, make it an air show featuring the Navy Blue Angels or the Air Force Thunderbirds. I probably have seen both of them 40 or 50 times in my lifetime (it helped living near Air Force Bases) and I still get goosebumps watching their spectacular performances. I have taken my daughter numerous times over the years and recently took my grand kids for the first time. They still talk about the day we saw the Blue Angels. It is definitely a family memory maker for sure.

With that said, here is a look at the closest locations to the Hannibal-Quincy area and the dates for both the Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds this year.

Blue Angels

Cape Girardeau, Missouri .............May 18 &19

Davenport, (Quad Cities) Iowa......June 29 & 30

Kansas City, Missouri.....................July 6 & 7

Chicago, Illinois...............................August 17 & 18

Chesterfield, Missouri.....................September 7 & 8

Thunderbirds

Milwaukee, Wisconsin...................July 27 & 28

Kokomo, Indiana........................... September 7 & 8