Soldier Salute


Thunder Over AugustaThe area once again will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a salute to our nation’s soldiers at Thunder Over Augusta.
Entertainment at the event, which is returning after a one-year absence, will include freestyle motocross motorcycle stunt shows by Team FMX, a Huey helicopter that people can ride for a fee, military displays of vehicles and equipment from Fort Gordon and musical performances. The North American Lumberjack Games will be a new addition to Thunder Over Augusta this year. Festivalgoers can watch competitors participate in contests such as log rolling, ax throwing and sawing during three different shows.
“We want to show our appreciation to our military,” says Shane Thompson, event organizer. “A lot of veterans and wounded warriors will be there. We try to give them a great time, and we give them the VIP treatment. We ask the public to come out and have a good time and show their support.”
Food and drink vendors will be on hand, and a kids’ zone will offer fun and games to the younger set. Thunder Over Augusta will conclude with a fireworks display.

 If You Go:

What: Thunder Over Augusta

When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

How Much: Free admission

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