Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront | Kids Out and About Buffalo

Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront

The inaugural Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow, presented by the Vein Treatment Center will be headlined by the United States Navy Blue Angels jet demonstration team, showcasing their brand new F-18 Super Hornets and C-130 J-Model "Fat Albert" in celebration of their 75th season. Also taking the skies in this high energy, adrenaline pumping event are the Air Force's F-16 Viper Team, C-17 Demonstration Team, Canadian CF-18 Hornet Team, World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland, local WNY performer Rick Volker and many more. Join us for an afternoon on the water of family fun, taking in the awesome airpower of the United States Military and the precision aerobatics of civilian airshow pilots.

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There will be three (3) levels of tickets available:

General Admission - Vehicle ($149) - Drive-in tickets will allow the attendee a parking spot and space next to their vehicle to watch the show. General admission vehicle tickets allow for up to five (5) persons per vehicle. An "XL Vehicle" pass will be offered and can be purchased in addition to a General Admission ticket for larger vehicles, allowing for up to eight (8) passengers. Campers, RV's, buses, travel trailers and all other oversized vehicles, 80" or taller, are not permitted.

VIP ($99) - VIP includes reserved outdoor seating, a chalet to escape the sun, catered lunch, unlimited beverages, private VIP restrooms, reserved parking space, and an incredible view of the event. VIP tickets must be purchased in blocks of two or four in observation of Erie County and NYS COVID-19 guidelines.

VIP Premium ($139) - Includes all the amenities of a VIP ticket, but also includes prime seating right along the water's edge with the best views in town. VIP Premium tickets must be purchased in blocks of two or four in observation of Erie County and NYS COVID-19 guidelines.

A portion of the proceeds from the show go directly to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park's campaign to "Save the Sullivans."

*In the event of inclement weather, the show may be canceled. Refunds will be processed automatically at the point of purchase in the event of cancelation*
*Acts and show schedule subject to change*

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Buffalo Outer Harbor
225 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States


(716) 436-7100
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12 - 4 pm
varies, see below


All Ages Adults & kids together