The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Hill Air Force Base free open house and Air Show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird’s is always a Utah favorite.
Several different military and civilian aerial and ground performers are scheduled for the holiday weekend event, which is free and open to the public.
The Air Force Heritage Flight represents the evolution of air power by flying today’s state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with vintage fighter aircraft. Heritage flights are flown at air shows around the country in support of Air Force recruiting and retention.
Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base
7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill AFB, UT 84056 801.777.SHOW
Entertainment & Events
Brought back by popular demand is the fabulous jet ski Kite Team: Kiteman Productions from Orlando, Florida. If you were unable to attend last year this is one spectacle you should try to see. They are amazing! Also, on the main flying field, Utah Kite Fliers will demonstrate expert flying with their multiple stunt kites both on Friday night under the lights and on Saturday (wind-permitting) all day; the most popular feature of the Wind Fest was the Childrens Kite Making Workshop which will be in full swing this year. Also, we will again feature the Kite Garden display called Aerial Art by local kite creator Scott Hampton. On Saturday at high noon, you can witness the Parade of Flight Small Aircraft fly-over to honor the 1st Anniversary of the Wind Turbines.
The Wind Fest also features the popular Energy Expo. Vendors, businesses, and Entrepreneurs from the surrounding area will feature “green” products and practices. This Expo is unique in that you can actually test drive a Segway or a Klune Chariot, or an Electric Gem Car. There are many exciting products featured like solar camping gear, low energy stoves, conversion kits for vehicles, and more.
Friday Activities 4:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
4:00 5:00 6:00 p.m. Kiteman Kites on the Reservoir
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Children’s Kite-Making Workshop and Cinema
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Bonneville School of Sailing Dinghys (Two-Man Sailboats)
Hui Paokalani Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Rides (small charge$)
4:30 – 6:30 Utah County Remote Control Airplane fly-over
5:30 p.m. Joe Wahinehookae’s Hawaiian Feast (pre-sale $7.50 at SF City Office)
Rice*Kalua Pork*Teriyaki Chicken*Macaroni*Cake ($8.50 at door)
7:00 p.m. Luau on the Beach featuring Kalama Mohala Dancers
8:30 p.m. Night FLY with Wakeless Kite Fliers at the Gun Club Field (Under the
Lights &Wind permitting)
Saturday Activities: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Energy Expo (“Green Walk”–featuring businesses offering sustainable energy concepts)
Children’s Kite Making Workshop at the Gun Club (all day)
Wakeless Kites Fliers & Friends at the Gun Club Field (Through-out the day wind
permitting—professionals demonstrating the art of areo-dynamics)
Kite & Spinner Gardens (Prize-winning Art on Kites) for Family Picnics
Scott Hampton’s Aerial Art, George Peters Art of the Air.
Kiteman Productions (Kite trains behind jet skis) On the Hour
Windless Flying Demonstrations (at the Kite Store)
BYU’s Award-Winning Animation Short featurettes KITES! And others!
(in the Gun Club Building through-out the day)
“Spirit of Utah” Air Show Team (Remote Control Hobbyists) Between 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Bonneville School of Sailing (on the Reservoir –through-out the day)
Utah Paddle Surfing (on the Reservoir—throughout the day)
PARADE of FLIGHT (Small aircraft fly-over to honor 1st Birthday of Wind Turbines) 12:00 noon
Hui Paokalani Outrigger Canoe Rides (On the Reservoir—throughout the day)
Family Kite Fly (Designated area only—for your safety–at the Gun Club Field)