Displayed schedule is subject to change
Starting at  08:30 AM

Gates Open

JBER officially opens its gates for public entry.

Starting at  09:00 AM

UAS Pre-Show Event

  • F-16QQ PNP Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstrator
Starting at  10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

  • National Anthem/Opening Ceremony (Flag Jumpers - US, AK, POW/MIA)
  • Jon Melby & Will Allen's Opening and Acro Squirrel Cage Act
  • Anthony Oshinuga
  • Kent Pietsch's Comedy Act
  • Warbird Fly-By the Commemorative Air Force & Wings of Freedom
  • AV-8B Tactical Demo
  • Joint Force Demonstration
  • Nathan Hammond & GhostWriter
  • Short Take-Off and Landing Demo, Super Cub &
  • L-13
  • Kent Pietsch's Truck Top Landing
  • F-16 Single Ship Demo
  • Will Allen's Rock & Roll Act
  • Greg Colyer & Ace Maker II
  • C-17 Single Ship Demo
  • Jon Melby's Extreme Acro Act
  • F-22 Single Ship Demo
  • Kent Pietsch's Deadstick Act
  • Red Bull - Kirby Chambliss & Red Bull Air Force
  • United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Starting at  02:00 PM

Entry Gates Reconfigured

  • Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate will be reconfigured for outbound traffic only.
  • Please see Admissions Information for details.
Starting at  05:00 PM

Open House Concludes

  • Arctic Thunder ends & JBER resets for the next scheduled day.

**Please check back regularly for updates and changes.**


Arctic Thunder General Public Entry

  • Gate # 1 - Boniface Parkway
  • Gate # 2 - Fort Richardson via D Street Exit

For those arriving from North of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Eagle River or the Valley), please enter through the Fort Richardson Gate via D Street Exit.  For those arriving from Anchorage or South of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, please enter through the Boniface Gate via Boniface Parkway.

You will be directed to FREE general parking after entry.

From 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Boniface Gate will have three lanes inbound and one lane outbound.

After 2 p.m., no open house traffic will be allowed through Boniface Gate or Richardson Gate.

*Individuals with children are requested to pick up arm bands at Entry Control Points or in Hangar 2.

*Handicap parking is available for vehicles with the proper identification and markings.

For additional information about premium seating and corporate tents please click below for more information.