Wings & Wheels - Tacoma Freedom Fair

Northwest Ford

Wings & Wheels Sponsors

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels will be back for a third year in 2014 on the Gig Harbor side of the Narrows Bridge, at the Tacoma Narrows Airport.

It's an aviation event with a car show - featuring bi-plane rides, helicopter rides, amazing cars and aircraft, and the Smoke 'N' Thunder Jet Dragster making a 300 mph run down the runway!

Aircraft will FLY-IN and be on static display. You'll thrill to the roar of the engines as some fly over and you'll have the opportunity to see beautiful aircraft up close. This is a chance to rub shoulders with the pilots who will dazzle you with their daring and precision flying skills on July 4. Vendors, military displays, and entertainment will be going on throughout the day.


  • Adults 18 and older: $15
  • Seniors and Military ID card holders: $10
  • Kids 6 to 17: $5
  • Kids 5 and Under: FREE

Due to the limited access to the Narrows Airport, airport parking will only be available for those who have purchased their tickets online in advance of the event. Day-of-event ticket purchasers should go to designated parking lots off-site and ride the bus in. Satellite parking available at Uptown Gig Harbor parking lot (4701 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, click for map), with shuttle busses running to the event every 15 minutes. VIP parking at the airport will be available for advance ticket purchasers for an extra charge.

Tickets available are limited. Buy your online tickets early to be sure you don't miss out!

  • Airplane Fly-bys
  • Meet the Pilots
  • Airplane and Helicopter Rides
  • Displays
  • Car Show
  • Hot Rods
  • Food Booths
  • Military Display
  • Beer Garden
  • AD-1 SkyRaider
  • DC-3
  • Stearman
  • T-6 Texan
  • T-33
  • P-51 Mustang
  • Yak-55
  • Geico Extra 300
  • A-26 Invader
  • Other assorted vintage aircraft & warbirds
  • Car Show
  • Race Cars
  • Hot Rods
  • Jet Dragster
  • Special Interest Cars

Smoke N Thunder

Don't miss the Smoke-N-Thunder jet car!

View the Smoke-N-Thunder at the Wings & Wheels event where they will race down the runway at the airport at 300 mph!

Can it get more AWESOME?!!

Find out more about this vehicle at their website:

Aircraft scheduled to appear

  • Ace Maker T-33 Shooting Star
  • Jacquie B. Warda
  • Vicky Benzing Aerosports
  • F4U Corsair N4901 W
  • Sukhoi SU-29
  • P-51 Speedball Alice
  • CM-170 Fouga Magister
  • Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut"

Photos from the 2011 Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011
Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011Wings & Wheels 2011

View Larger Map

If you'd like to participate in Wings & Wheels with your car then fill out and return the PDF form. Entry will be limited to the first 250 vehicles to register. Download participant information and registration form (PDF).

Event Participant Arrival Instructions
Arrival is at 8:00 a.m. from 26th Ave. NW to the gate by the water tanks behind PAVCO Aviation. Car show vehicles should gather in the lot at the south end of the airport to be checked in and positioned for a parade to the display location in the center of the event.

Event Sponsors

Maingate Promos    Spartan Awards    CoinForce

Harmon Brewing Co.    Sterling Bank Home Loans    Air Force Reserve

Maingate Promos    Goldmine Coins & Relics    Pierce County

Tacoma Events Commission    Spencer Aircraft    Tacoma Freedom Fair

Wings & Wheels is part of the 2013 Tacoma Freedom Fair, organized by the non-profit Tacoma Events Commission.

Best Western - Tacoma Dome Hotel

The Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel is the preferred hotel sponsor of Wings & Wheels . This is the headquarters hotel for our air show stars. We encourage anyone visiting Tacoma and Gig Harbor during the 4th of July holiday week to stay in one of their peaceful rooms, they're comfortable and close to all of Pierce County's attractions.