Wings Over Wausau

June 21-22, 2024 | Wausau Downtown Airport


Wausau Events, in partnership with Brickner’s of Wausau & CoVantage Credit Union is excited to bring back Wings Over Wausau for 2024!

Join us for kid’s games and activities, bounce houses, zip lines, a full petting zoo, drone & RC demonstrations, Static plane displays, Pilot Meet & Greets, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

The event will feature a professional day airshow both days, along with a professional night airshow leading into the area’s LARGEST fireworks show both nights!

The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will be part of our 2024 Airshow lineup this year!

We’re also excited to welcome the US Navy MH-53s!


General Information



Event Entrances are located at Emerson Street & Elmwood Blvd gates (Main Gate). $5 Entry fee per person – children 12 & under are FREE! Both cash & card accepted. 

Parking is located along Southeast Side Neighborhood streets.
Airport Park is used for Handicap parking only!

There will be a shuttle running between Downtown Wausau & the Wausau Airport on Saturday, June 22nd from 11 AM to 11 PM. This shuttle will also drop off & pickup attendees from local hotels. Please see the following map for details on pickup/drop-off locations and hotels.

The entire event area has been expanded for our 2024 event to allow attendees to get up close and personal with the airplanes, pilots, drones and other activities. Please follow all signage and direction from event staff to ensure the safety of all in attendance. 

Local food vendors will be present at the event, with beverages sold from vendors and under the main beverage tent.
Carry-ins are not allowed at this event. Coolers with ice are accepted into the event grounds. Backpacks & bags are subject to inspection by security. 


Please see the below map for instructions on entering & exiting the event. The neighborhood is busy and this plan will help keep everyone safe during the event weekend!


Card payments are accepted for all beverage purchases, and most food vendors accept them as well. There will be an ATM on site if you need to take out cash at the event. (2.5% CC Fee applies)

Please stay tuned to our social media pages for any delays or cancellations of the event. Most activities will take place rain or shine.

Schedule of Events

June 21st, 2024

 4 PM:

Gates Open
Food Vendors
Kid’s Games and Activities
Beer Garden
Drone Demonstrations & RC Flying
Planes on display (times TBD)

6 PM:

Professional Airshow featuring the US Army Golden Knights! (PILOT MEET & GREET)will take place inside the tent near the Elmwood Blvd. entrance during & after Saturday’s airshow! 

​​7:30 PM to 9:30 PM:

Live Entertainment by HYDE

9:30 PM:

NIGHT Professional Airshow featuring lighted planes, US Army Golden Nights Pyrotechnic Jump & Fireworks!

June 22nd, 2024

8 AM: Wings Over Wausau 5K & Pancake Breakfast

11 AM: Main Event Grounds Open

Kid’s Games & Activities

Petting Zoo (4 PM to 8 PM)

Planes on display (Times TBD)
Drone Demonstrations & RC Flying
Local Food Vendors
Beer Garden
Live Music by Bradley Sperger

1 PM: RC Live Demonstrations & Show

4 PM: Professional Day Airshow featuring the US Army Golden Knights! (PILOT MEET & GREET) will take place inside the tent near the Elmwood Blvd. entrance during & after Saturday’s airshow!

6:30 PM: Live Entertainment by Hip Pocket

9:30 PM: NIGHT airshow & Fireworks!

Live Entertainment Lineup:

June 21st – HYDE
June 22nd – Bradley Sperger (day) & Hip Pocket (night)


There will be many activities at Wings Over Wausau for the public to engage in! This list is updated weekly!​ All activities are FREE for the public unless otherwise noted below.

Balloon Throwing Activity $ varies

Bounce Houses (FREE)

Zip Line ($5/ride)

Trackless Train Rides ($3/ride)

Henna Tattoo Art – $ varies

Face Painting – $ varies

Petting Zoo (Friday 5-8 PM, Saturday 4-8 PM)

​Caricature Artists – $ varies

Balloon Artists – $ varies

Pilot Meet & Greet (Saturday Only during & after airshow)

Drone Demonstrations & Flying by RC Sports

Aspirus Helicopter & other Static Displays

US Marine’s ISMT (Markmanship sniper trainer trailer)

US Army Booth with activities

US Navy booth with activities

US Airforce Booth with activities

Food Vendors

Barnyard Burgers, JPN Concessions, K&M Concessions,
Rainbow Snow, American Kettle Corn Company
Rocky Rococo, COW Truck, Geno’s Bakeshoppe
Chang Best Eggroll, Lee’s Dog House, Jamaican Kitchens
Lulu’s (Sandwiches), Rib Mountain Lions, Baked N Loaded
​King Cone Ice Cream

Planes and Pilots

The below planes are only those flying in the DAY & NIGHT airshows and do not include all static displays. 


Millions of people throughout the world see the Golden Knights each year, at over 70 demonstration sites across the nation and abroad. These Army ambassadors perform precision free-fall demonstrations to connect the Army with people in towns who rarely, if ever, see a Soldier. These men and women, of the Black and Gold Demonstration Teams, tell their Army story to all they meet to increase the propensity to join the all volunteer force. Preparation for the demonstration itself begins hours prior to the performance. The aviation detachment (Team Six) prepares the aircraft for takeoff, smoke is rigged, flags packed, weather checked and media briefs are given to the media riders by the designated safety demonstrator. The C147A Dash 8 takes off 30-40 minutes prior to time on target. The flight pattern is established, black and gold wind drift indicators are dropped and they climb to altitude. 

A close two-man formation aerobatic performance team that flies both adrenaline rushing day performances & a fantastic night fireworks show in locations all over north and central America! Redline performs in the experimental Van’s Aircraft RV-8. Team lead Ken Rieder & son Austin Rieder are the performers in these two seat planes. Capable of speeds up to 230 miles per hour and can land short as slow as 55 miles per hour, enabiling access to any airport. Ken has been flying for over 30 years and is a former corportate & airline pilot. Austin has been flying for 13 years and his first solo trip was at the age of 14. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
is best known for his high-energy aerobatics routine which includes very low and slow knife-edge passes. His performances most often involve transitioning into slow knife-edge flight immediately after take-off, followed by an outside-banked turn as he sets up for his routine. The performances themselves involve extreme positive and negative G maneuvers, utilizing the full performance and maneuvering envelopes of his aircraft. He is known for performing a double ribbon-cut, in which he slices the first (upper) ribbon with his aircraft’s vertical tail while in inverted flight, and the second (lower) ribbon with his lower wing while in sustained knife-edge flight. Stewart’s showmanship typically continues till the very end of his performances, as he lands on one wheel and then performs smoking doughnuts on the taxiway.
Erik can’t remember his first airplane ride…because he wasn’t born yet! He began “training” at the age of 6, sitting on his father’s lap and flying on instruments. Erik was ready for solo at the age of 8 through the use of a tailor-made seat and control extensions. At age 10, he learned spins, which sparked his lifelong passion for aerobatics. Erik has worked as a Flight Instructor, an Instructor/Pilot for an air combat school in the AT-6/SNJ and as a Corporate Pilot in Lear Jets, Kings Airs, and more. He has flown more than 5800 hrs in over 180 different makes and models of aircraft. Erik is a full-time farmer, living on the same farm the original settlers log cabin was built… now with a grass runway and airshow practice box! 

Susan is one of only a few females performing airshows in a biplane, and is the only woman flying exhibition in the Super Stearman. Attending airshows as a child, Susan remembers being in awe of the big, loud, smoky biplanes.  As a teenager, yearning to fly, Susan felt the only way to fly a Stearman was to have one of her own.  At the family airport, located inHarvard, Illinois, Susan worked in the office, fueled planes, and eventually acquired a rebuildable Stearman Project.  While in high school, every spare hour was spent restoring the aircraft, which she still owns and operates today.
US Navy – MH-53s
HM12 is based in Norfolk, VA and trains the pilots and aircrew heading to their operational squadron HM15.  HM12 instructors were deployed operationally throughout the pacific and middle east, prior to becoming instructors with the unit.  HM15, also based in Norfolk, VA currently maintains two permanent detachments….one Det in Bahrain, and the other in Korea.

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