The Alberta International Airshow is finally coming back.
Previously the Edmonton Airshow, the aerial display was rained out in 2019 and then cancelled because of COVID-19 in 2020. However, they have confirmed it will be going ahead this summer at the Villeneuve Airport.
The Edmonton Airshow was first held in Sturgeon County back in 2015. Over the years, it has managed to attract crowds of up to 40,000 people.
"It's very exciting actually, and [I'm] looking forward to an affordable family outdoor event," said Sturgeon County mayor Alanna Hnatiw. "There's certainly been several of those annual events that have not been able to go ahead the last couple of years, and this is a nice sense of normalcy."
Hnatiw added the air show is always a big opportunity for the county to attract more people and build on partnerships.
This year's show will have a mix of aerial performances and ground displays. There will be a few military acts giving demos as well as a few civilian planes.
A food truck will also be on-site, and a kids' zone will be set up.
"It's a great opportunity to get up with family, enjoy being outdoors, enjoy being entertained and get excited about aviation and aerospace," said Hnatiw.
The show is being held Saturday (Aug.21) and Sunday. Gates open at 10 a.m., and tickets for general admission are $25. They can be purchased here.