Boat races didn't go as planned this year but the Tri-Cities Water Follies is coming back with a drive-in air show!

We love the high-flyers as a special attraction to the annual hydro-boat races here in the Tri-Cities and now the organizers behind the boat races are doing a Drive-In Air Show coming up September.

Tri-City Water Follies Drive-In Air Show is a go for September 4th through the 6th.

The Tri-Cities Water Follies posted this statement on their Facebook page:

Working in partnership with Tri-Cities leadership and the Benton Franklin Health District, the Tri-City Water Follies Association has designed a plan for a drive-in air show that meets the guidelines for the phased reopening as outlined in the Governor’s “Safe Start” plan.

“We were delighted to see drive-in movies open up the first of August,” said Kathy Powell, event director. “It revitalized our efforts for a drive-in air show. We were offered amazing military jet teams and had to find a safe way to make it work.”

The performer line-up includes the United States Navy EA-18G Growler, United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-35 Lightning II, as well as a few civilian aircraft.

Kennewick City Manager Marie Mosley adds “The city is pleased Water Follies and local health officials worked together to establish a safety plan that provides our community with an exciting opportunity to experience a safe and responsible event.”

“We are thrilled to provide a much-needed distraction for our community,” said Colin Hastings, President, Tri-City Water Follies. “This will be a once in a lifetime air show in our region. This wouldn’t have happened without the support of our area leaders and the hard work of the Water Follies volunteers.”

The air show is set for September 4-6, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm each day.

A viewing will be available from Wade Park in Pasco, and from Columbia Park in Kennewick. Ticket information will be coming soon.

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