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“A Trip Back in Time!” -LA Times

We’re so excited to be back and can’t WAIT to see you this summer!  Please be aware that many folks still hold tickets from when we first had to post-pone, so the remaining tickets are very limited!  These tickets will go on sale on February 1st at 10 am!

Join us for our unforgettably magical 12th annual 1940s celebration featuring

World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Hot Tomatoes

Frank Sinatra

The Jeremy Mohney Swing Band

NYC’s Dandy Wellington

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles

Bob Hope

National Red Tails Exhibit:

 America’s Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and touring P51 Mustang!

Hollywood’s Satin Dollz

The Queen City Jazz Orchestra

Professor Phelyx

National Red Tails Exhibit

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

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

Interactive scavenger hunt!

1940s DRIVE-IN MOVIE theater

Best Dressed contest

Dance lessons

Dance contest

And so much more!

The 1940s Ball Live Event

Spend a night out in the ’40s!
 

Enter our hangar made into Rick’s Cafe Americain! Movie set lights, props, and even a roulette table! Walk down Victory St. under a canopy of lights, amidst WWII era vehicles and museum displays!

LA Times

“A Trip Back in Time!” 

The Denver Post

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

Fox 31 Denver

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

5280

“At this period ball, get acquainted with the sights and sounds of the Greatest Generation!”

9 NEWS

“The scenery looked straight out of a film set inspired by the Greatest Generation. The setting of the evening was so picturesque that there were several wedding proposals.” 

1940s Ball Live Event Photo

G. Colletti

“What an amazing night!!! Did not want it to end!”

C. Ellis

“Hot diggity Dog! Undoubtedly the best dance/night of our lives!”

Fox 31 Denver

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

J. Barrer

“As lovers of WW2 history, this was the perfect reason to get dressed up and drive in from Iowa and New Mexico! Can’t wait to do this again!”

S. Large

“One of the BEST evenings out! We felt like we were catapulted in the 40s… what FUN! See you next year.”

R. Brunner-Stroede

“We drove from Wisconsin for this amazing event and it did not disappoint. Had the time of our lives!”

2021 Highlights:

VICTORY STREET  showcasing: spectacular sets, historic exhibits, multimedia displays + International foods!

Rise Above: America’s Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII and P51 Mustang

  BBC Radio with WWII radio presentations; try your hand at vintage radio presenting and broadcasting!

Check out our 1940s Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring authentic classic cars + concessions!
Grab a passport, visit + learn + 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!

An exhilarating new WWII air show and much more!***

Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit and P51 Mustang

We are thrilled to announce that this summer we will be featuring the National Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit: Rise Above, Red Tail!

This incredible exhibit, by the Commemorative Air Force, is honoring the history and legacy of America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel, including a P51 Mustang, one of the planes the Tuskegee Airmen flew in WWII!  The exhibit “is on a mission to educate people of all ages about these important American icons so their strength of character and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to rise above obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals.”
Learn more!

CAF Red Tail Squadron

1940s Ball Photo

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!

The best part? You’ll be celebrating this cherished era for a great cause! The 1940s Ball donates a portion of ticket sales to non-profits close to our hearts. We’re proud to have donated over $106,000 to our charities.”

1940s Ball Victory Street Photo

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

1940s Ball Photo