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Thunder Over Evans

Armed Forces Day, May 20th 2017!

Evans Towne Center Park





[Thunder over Augusta Panoramic]

Event Info

Free Admission


Start 11:00 am
End 10:00 pm


7016 Evans Town Center Blvd
Evans, GA 30809


Thunder Over Evans is the CSRA’s public celebration of Armed Forces Day.  We consider it the perfect opportunity to bring together the public and the military for a fun filled day of events and a tribute to those who serve.

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2016 Attractions


Firework Show

You’ve got to experience it to believe it. Our Extreme firework display is one that you can feel, please bring sunglasses. Georgia's Largest Firework Show - 9:15pm

Band X

This 12 piece band is known as Atlanta's Favorite Party Band and will deliver hit after hits from the 70's thorugh today! They'll take the stage starting at 7:45pm

Helicopter Rides

Prices are $75 - Huey per rider; $300 - Standard Cobra; and $500 - Extended Cobra per ride. Standard Ride is 6-7 minutes and Extended Ride is 13-14 minutes.

Obstacle Course

Take the challenge and run the 128ft course for free, you'll be competing against friends and military. Prizes awarded for the 3 top times, come on and bring your best.

Lumberjack Show

Hailing from Wisconsin, the Timberworks 'Olympics of the Forest' will bring a log rolling pool, speed pole climbing, axe throwing, chopping, choker set relays and more.

Motocross Show

Team FMX is coming back once again. Not only performing everything from the 'Rock Solid' to the 'Backflip' but their last two shows will also feature the 'Double Backflip'.

Kickboxing Events

We have 15 fights lined up for Thunder and this attraction is facilitated by our own local Strike Force MMA. This is your chance to get ringside and also see military combative displays.

K-9 Working dogs

Columbia County brings out their working dogs to give us a display of how well these dogs are trained and what they are capable of. The demonstrations are safe and educational.

Skydive Drop-In

This is always a treat, because the multi-jumper team drops right into the middle of the park in front of the amphitheater. With smoke and flags they jump at 3:40pm

Kid Zone

We hate for our kids to stand in line to do fun free things. This year will have a toddler zone and a kid zone, we're increasing the amount of inflatables for kids to enjoy.

Aircraft Flyover

Helping us to kick off the day we have an “aircraft flyover” that really is an awesome flight display that redefines flyover. The planes are scheduled be over us at 1:20pm

Military Displays

With the full support of Ft Gordon and military branches, we’ll have vehicles, demonstrations and exhibits that are a fine mix of public education and awesome entertainment.

Signal Corps Band

If you’d like to experience the moving, traditional sounds of a military band, our very own Ft. Gordon Signal Corps band will give us a 45 minute concert taking place at 4:00pm

General's Note

This salute to our military with Major General Stephen G. Fogarty giving us a welcome and public message regarding those who serve and the community where this event takes place.





2016 Schedule


11:00am Welcome Note
11:05am Columbia County Working Dogs Display (25min)
11:30am Team FMX Extreme Stunt Show (30min)
12:00pm Timberworks "Lumberjack Show" (30min)
12:35pm Kickboxing Exhibition (45min)
01:20pm Aircraft Flyover (5min)
01:25pm Columbia County Working Dogs Display (25min)
01:50pm Team FMX Extreme Stunt Show (30min)
02:20pm Timberworks "Lumberjack Show" (30min)
02:55pm Kickboxing Exhibition (45min)
03:40pm Skydive Drop-in (15min)
04:00pm Signal Corps Band Concert (45min)
04:45pm Posting of the Colors & General’s Note (30min)
05:15pm Team FMX Extreme Stunt Show (30min)
05:45pm Timberworks "Lumberjack Show" (30min)
06:15pm Kickboxing Exhibition (45min)
07:00pm Intermission
07:45pm Band X Concert (90min)
09:15pm Mega Fireworks DISPLAY (30min)
10:00pm Event Ends





2016 Major Partners


Gerald Jones, Windsor, AWP, T3, Columbia County, Janus