2020 Theme: WWII Jungle Outpost!

Join us for our unforgettably magical 11th annual celebration with THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA, Pete Jacob’s Wartime Radio Revue, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Hollywood’s singing and tap dancing sweethearts the Satin Dollz!


Step into Hollywood’s WWII planes! Enjoy a night of dancing under the stars w/your sweetheart, amongst WWII planes/flybys/vehicles & re-enactors, listening to the most sought after big bands!


See an exhilarating new WWII air show, breath-taking set and prop designs, an interactive scavenger hunt and much more!


Spend a night out in the ’40s! Enter our hangar at Boulder Airport made into Casablanca’s Rick’s Café Americain—w/belly dancers, movie set lights and props and even a roulette table that attendees can play on!


Walk down our French Parisian Victory St. Blvd. under a canopy of lights and sit at a French cafe, amidst WWII era vehicles and museum displays while watching our “Planes of WWII” airshow! Also with an authentic attire contest, Swing dance lessons, Singles Taxi Dancing & a dance contest!



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June 20th 2020!

Don’t miss out on the MUST DO, most celebrated event of the summer!



2020 Theme:

WWII Jungle Outpost!


We’re busy building a 5 Nation Promenade showcasing: spectacular sets, historic exhibits, multimedia displays + national foods!  US, England, Canada, France + Poland — experience the countries that contributed to Allied D-Day Victory!

* Check out our 1940s Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring authentic classic cars + concessions!
* Grab a passport, visit + learn about the D-Day allied counties + play our interactive scavenger hunt!
* Bob Hope, Carmen Miranda, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable… Meet the stars of the 1940s!
* Climb aboard Rocky Mountain Commemorative Air Force’s TBM Avenger!
* Experience our new catwalk and stage design + interact with the performers!

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This year is the 66th-anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation and we are pleased to announce that we are planning an extraordinary aviation display at the ball with the Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing to commemorate it!

On June 15th 1953, The TBM Avenger flew from the aircraft carrier Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Magnificent and led the Royal Canadian Navy formation in the Coronation Review of the Fleet at Spithead, England. On June 15th, 2019, at this year’s summer ball, the same TBM will lead a formation flight with several other WWII planes in attendance in commemoration!

The Queen said she is pleased about the commemoration and “sends her good wishes.” More details to come, we’re planning to have some incredible folks attending to be part of it!

2018 10th Anniversary 1940's WWII Era Ball Official Highlights Video by Brent Andeck!

2018 10th Anniversary 1940's WWII Era Ball Official Highlights Video by Brent Andeck! Are you in it? Please tag yourselves! ****HANGAR highlights coming soon!

Posted by 1940s Ball on Friday, July 6, 2018

10th Anniversary 1940’s WWII Era Ball 2018 Video!

Other fun happenings at the Ball…

Swing dancers will heat up the dance floor under a canopy of movie set lights while cigarette girls hand out rations.  Attendees will have the opportunity to have their photos taken with WWII planes and military vehicles,  stop by the Tango Tango club tent or the “Cantina” tent, enter the 1940’s costume contest and dance the night away in a Conga Line!  And to top the night off in grand style we’ll announce the end of the war with an authentic 1940’s radio announcement complete with a confetti drop and celebration! 

*Air show dependent on weather.



Come enjoy Boulder Airport’s breath-taking summer beauty with good friends, good music and good dancing!


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“This playful, reverent and ultimately nostalgic event
offers everything you’d expect – sounds like a tradition to us.”

– The Denver Post


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“The ball takes place in a real airplane hangar at the Boulder Airport. WWII re-enactors, authentic WWII era military aircraft and ball-goers dressed in period clothes makes one feel one just stepped back in time.”

-Fox 31 Denver