Tanks very much at upcoming Everett event

May 13, 2017 by  

Residents in Everett and the surrounding areas are gearing up and getting ready for the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum’s (FHCAM) Sixth Annual Tankfest NW.

The all-day event has games, education, food, and – needless to say – a large number of tanks.

Tanks are commonly considered an iconic piece of military hardware and a symbol of American strength. However, few people get the chance to really see the vehicles in front of their eyes. The festival is being billed as a chance for interested people to get up close and personal with some of the classic armor from all over the world as well as other military vehicles and cannons. One popular draw for the event has been the demonstration of an M1A1 Abrams.

In addition to the hardware, the fest will have educational speakers talking about tanks and their role in history. Games like tug of war, water balloon tosses, and scavenger hunts will also be played. Guests can also see remote control tanks, play in bounce houses, and have their faces painted, and. Food vendors from the region will be there, and the FHCAM will also be selling merchandise such as custom drinkware and T-shirts bearing the FHCAM logo design.

Tankfest NW will be held on May 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Flying Heritage Center, located at 3407 109th St. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 17 get in for half price, and veterans get in free. For more information, visit the website.

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