Special Programs

Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air FairMonday, May 28, 2018 – Flower Drop and Air Fair: Flight exhibitions start at 10 am, and this year will include P-51, P-63, C-47 and B-25.
1 PM – Flower Drop Ceremony followed by Missing Man Formation and Flower Drop

After the 1 PM Flower Drop Ceremony, Missing Man Formation with the fighters, plus the B-25 Mitchell Bomber will drop 3,000 red and white carnations to commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Day includes flight exhibitions throughout, 1 PM special program, Heatwave Jazz Band, children’s activities, and food vendors. Beer Garden area available for those age 21 and over. Visitors may take home a carnation after the drop, and are encouraged to bring a portable chair, and to CARPOOL as the parking lots quickly fill up. Friendly pets on leash welcome.

Halloween Themed Chili Cook-Off & Car Show – Join the fun at the Palm Springs Air Museum’s annual Chili Cook Off and Car Show. Volunteers from the various sections of the Museum will cook up their favorite chili recipes and you get to decide which is best. It will be a ghoulish fest for the eyes and the tummy. Over 100 classic vehicles on display.

Santa Fly In – Santa arrives by vintage plane and gives out goody bags to children under the wing of a vintage aircraft. Children 12 and under get in free with paying adult.  Santa’s Snow World is where children can spend hours playing in real snow! Takes place on a Sat and Sun in December, dates vary.

Annual Gala starts at 5:30 PM on Feb 16, 2018. The museum is closed to visitors on this day as the Museum is transformed. One hangar holds the hosted cocktail and appetizers reception; and a 2nd hangar contains dinner tables, dance floor, and entertainment stage with side media screens. Black tie or military uniform.

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 18, 2017 – 12 noon to 5 pm – visitors 21 and older sample dozens of Southern California’s top craft breweries, listen to live music, and watch flight exhibitions. Food vendors and a ride in a vintage DC-3 cost extra. Friendly pets on leash ok, but no one under 21 allowed in the area. Reduced fee for designated drivers, attendees encouraged to carpool! Hot Purple Energy and Palm Springs Life are 2017 sponsors.  Dennis Macias is confirmed entertainment.

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