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June 14th 2025

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THE 1940s SUMMER BALL IS COMING! Climb aboard the 1940s Express and take a thrilling ride back in time.  Explore and experience a jazzy, swingin’ evening out in the 1940s WWII Era!

We honor the legacy of The Greatest Generation at the biggest and best annual USO style event in the land (hosted by world-renowned Bob Hope impersonator Bill Johnson)!  It’s an all-American dream come true!  Here’s what we have in store for you this year…

STEP into Spectacular Sets!
BBC Radio Outpost
All-American Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring historic film footage and authentic classic cars
STROLL along Victory Street!
Take a walk down this enchanting and delightful Victory St. under a canopy of lights
VIEW Historical Exhibits!
Must-see historic stations and multimedia displays throughout The Ball
SHOP The 1940s Ball Vintage Fair!
Killer-diller deals on vintage finds curated especially for you
A number of vendors offer a wide variety of vintage and collectible items for sale
Stop a cigarette girl and stock up on rations
SAMPLE International Foods!
Delicious specialty eats and treats from countries around the globe
Find a food truck that suits your fancy
IMBIBE at Tiki and Vintage Cocktail Bars!
Classic cocktails from the ‘40s plus a new spin on some old favorites
Beer and wine available too
SEE Authentic WWII planes!
Historic WWII aircraft and vintage vehicles on display
Bandits, bombers and warbirds entertain and delight
SPOT Celebrity Guests from The 1940s!
Get your picture taken with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Carmen Miranda, Betty Grable, Lucille Ball
Keep your eyes open…you never know who’s going to show up to The Ball
SWING and Swoon with Your Sweetheart!
Take a swing dance lesson
Jump into a non-stop dance party under the stars
Dance the night away in a conga line
HEAR live music of the day on 2 big stages from The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and other top notch talent!
Dead ringers for Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope
Hollywood’s singing and tap dancing sweethearts The Satin Dollz

Come experience a 1940’s Radio Show (complete with vintage radio commercials such as WAC enlistment announcements, Chiquita Bananas, Pepsi Cola and reminders of American soldiers fighting in places far from home and the rationing required to support them) and a 1940’s WWII Movie Theater!

You’re going to love all the new stuff this year. Get ready to experience the 40s like you’ve never imagined before!

The minute you step through the door you’ll be stepping back in time!