Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival – Nov. 17, 2018 – 1 to 5 pm – visitors 21 and older sample craft beer from over 25 breweries. Music entertainment by John Stanley King Band and DJ Alex Harrington. Flight exhibitions make this a unique event. Food vendors include In ‘n Out Burger, Tost Pizza and The Cone Zone. Rides in C-47, P-51 Mustang, and B-25 Executive Sweet. Friendly pets on leash ok, but no one under 21 allowed in the area. Reduced fee for designated drivers, $40 for advance tickets; $50 at the door; Uber and Lyft stations. Hot Purple Energy, Babe’s Brewing, LULU’s California Bistro, and Palm Springs Resorts are major Presenters. Palm Springs Life, NBC Palm Springs and The Desert Sun are media sponsors.
General Admission tickets include 8 tasting tickets, and event glassware while supplies last.
VIP Ticket is $75, includes special beer from CV Brewing and Babe’s Brewing, with food pairings by LULU, 12 tasting tickets, admission at 12 noon through a separate entrance, and commemorative beer stein.
Santa Fly In – Dec. 8 & 9, 2018 – 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. Sponsored by The Shalhoub Family.
Annual Gala starts at 5:30 PM on Feb 15, 2019. The museum is closed to visitors on this day as the Museum is transformed. Pacific Hangar holds the hosted cocktail and appetizers reception; and the newly opened Miles hangar contains dinner tables, dance floor, and entertainment stage with large LED 18 x 10 HD media screen!. Black tie or military uniform. Click here for more information.
MASH Bash – Saturday, March 23, 2019: MASH themed party – Live rock ‘n roll music by Anonymous 5; food; no-host bar; families welcome, but anyone age 20 or younger, must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older. MASH era aircraft will be on display. $59 per person; $49 per person for museum members, through the giftshop. Tickets will go on sale after Jan. 1, 2019.
Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair – Monday, May 27, 2019 – 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. Visitors may take home a carnation after the drop, and are encouraged to bring a portable chair. Friendly pets on leash welcome.