Celebrate Neosho is an annual event, occurring on the last Saturday in June. While many look at this as our "Independence Day" event because it does conclude with an awesome fireworks display, it is our Air Show presentation. Scheduled on the last Saturday in June allows attendees to visit other Fourth of July events throughout the area and provides the Air Show room on the calendar that doesn't conflict with these other celebrations.
Celebrate Neosho 2018! brings new an exciting events and an expanded air show. As always the day will be concluded with an Awesome Fireworks Display!
As always, there are no gate fees, free parking and tons of activities. This year the event is focused as a Military-Veteran-Police-Fire-Emergency Services Air Show. With plenty of food vendors one will be able to spend the entire day visiting the various ground/static displays provided by Civil Air Patrol, The Flight Museum, a CAF Traveling Museum, Air Med Services Helicopter, the many planes in the show, Firefighter Tribute Truck from CEI, Military Tribute Truck from D&D Sexton, Highway Patrol, Newton County Sheriff, NPD, NFD, Twin Jet Engine Powered 1940 Fire Truck "Aftershock", and more. If you want to get off the ground you can participate in Flights for Hire provided by Arkansas Helicopters or Alpha Air in a fixed wing plane. If you want to fly and then take a different route back to the ground, join in with the Skydive for Hire provided by Skydive Airtight.
For the Kids there will be fun activities with rides and Kid Zone Entertainment. At 1:00 p.m. a Ping Pong Ball Drop will let the Kids collect ping pong balls that can be exchanged for a variety of prizes. Buy tickets throughout the day for the Lion's Club Duck Drop at 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Throughout the afternoon, watch R/C controlled aircraft demonstrations or experience the Exotic Super Cars as they make high speed runs down the runway. These cars will also be on display in the Car Show held throughout the afternoon. Get your photo made in a F-101 (F-14 Tomcat Tribute) Fuselage and receive a complete tour of the intact and historically correct restored cockpit.
The aerobatic Air Show will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Flag Raising tribute. Watch as a host of performers provide everything from skydiving to a variety of planes demonstrating amazing displays of flight including flyovers by KC Formation Flight. This years program includes a local favorite Kyle Franklin who along with his Franklin's Flying Circus will bring 3 separate acts to the show, The Shetterly Squadron (composed of Radial Rumble, Rifle Airshows and G&M Airshows) returning for their second year, Mike "Spanky" Galloway, Brian Correll Airshows, Outlaw Airshows, Bob Richards, Justin Lewis in the FLS Microjet, Darnell Racing with the "Aftershock" Jet Truck, and all choreographed by Gordon Evans of Heartland Airshows.
Finish the day with one of the top fireworks displays in the regions. Designed, choreographed and constructed by A.M. Pyrotechnics from Buffalo, Missouri, each year gets bigger and better. Over 15,000 shots will light up the night sky as we bring the day to a climactic conclusion!
Arrive early and stay late as the day will be filled with surprises. Fly, Jump, Be Amazed!
For the latest info check out Celebrate Neosho on Facebook.
Take a look at the performers for 2017 and scenes from 2017 and previous years. Celebrate Neosho Gallery!