Coming Up: Thunder Over the Sound

Thunder Over the Sound

For the first time since 2019, Thunder Over the Sound is back in Biloxi! Experience the sights and sounds that signify freedom as you feel the rumble build while jets zoom over the Mississippi Gulf Coast on April 29th-30th.

About Thunder Over the Sound

Keesler Air Force Base and the City of Biloxi have partnered once again to host the 2023 Thunder Over the Sound Air and Space Show.

Visitors can expect a full weekend schedule as the U.S. Air Force showcases its capabilities with aerial performances and more. It also gives citizens the chance to meet and mingle with the service members who fly.

The theme for this year’s air show is “Heritage and Honor,” highlighting Keesler’s rich history and current commitment to community.

There will be aerial performances by several high-flying groups, including the USAF Thunderbirds! The impressive display will include six F-16 Fighting Falcons executing formations and solo routines, showing what the “mighty frontline fighter” can do.

According to reports, attendees will also see planes such as the T-28 Trojan and C-21 Learjet. Plus, a re-enactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, “Tora! Tora! Tora!,” featuring Japanese Zeros and a big pyrotechnic bomb-simulating display will bring history to life.

More about the schedule

The gates open at 9 a.m., and the air show will take to the skies with aerial performers such as Wings of Blue, Jet Provost Aerobatic, Trojan Phlyers, Chefpitts and more.

Several performances will take place in the morning and early afternoon on base, while additional aircraft flyovers and the Thunderbirds performance will be on the beach later in the afternoon. Check out the full schedule here.


Are you ready to feel the roar? Head to Keesler Air Force Base, located at Meadows Drive and Chappie James Avenue, for the Thunder Over the Sound Air and Space Show.

Remember, there will be civilian crowd viewing areas at the flight line at Keesler as well as Biloxi Beach.

Questions? Contact the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Office at (228) 377-2733.


Did you know Maison D’Orleans Apartment Homes is less than four miles away from Keesler Air Force Base? That means you can be gazing at the sky in awe after about a 10-minute drive. Or, head to Biloxi Beach for the late afternoon showing. It’s about a 12-minute drive from us! Keep reading our blogs for more high-flying local news and events.