South Pacific Luau and Hanger Dance

Event Details

When: July 22, 2023 - July 22, 2023

Starts At: 6:00 pm

Travel back to the 1940’s South Pacific, put on your best Hawaiian shirt and join us for a luau dinner and big band hangar dance!

Take a step back in time at our South Pacific-themed Hangar Dance! Join the fun as the Museum’s Hangars, ramp and aircraft collection are used to transport you to an island base in the 1940s. Grace Street Seven, our Big Band for the evening, will be playing in the shade of the PBY Catalina wing. The dance floor? Our hangar floor!! Complete with tiki bars and tropical adult beverages to beat the heat!

Dinner ticket holders will be welcomed to the Luau with a Lei Greeting and entertained with authentic Hula and Tahitian dances from Hālau Kahealani O Tulipa. Sit with your friends at our communal style tables or reserve your own table for the VIP experience. The band leader is ready to swing and sway the night away with your favorite 40’s tunes, along with others that will keep your toes tapping!

Our island air strip will of course feature the Museum’s incredible collection of WWII-era aircraft, some of which will be prepared for photo opportunities with guests, and others which will participate in the evening’s entertainment, weather permitting! This fundraising event for the Military Aviation Museum supports our education programs and in honor of our WWII PBY Catalina which is celebrating its 80th Birthday this year!

Event FAQ

What is the Dress Code?

The Dress code is casual, and guests are welcome to come in period attire, or other clothes appropriate to the South Pacific theme.

Will I have to Pay for Parking?

No! Parking is free on site with the purchase of your event tickets. All parking is on-field parking, and there is no bus ride needed to get from the parking lot to the event grounds!

Are we allowed to bring food and drinks into the event?

No. A meal is provided with the dinner ticket, and snacks will be available for purchase by dance-only ticket holders.

Will this event proceed rain or shine?

Yes! Just like in the islands – this is a rain or shine event.

Is there Overnight Parking?

While it is not possible to camp on the property overnight, we do allow cars to be left here if needed. All cars continue to be the responsibility of their owners, and the gates to the Museum will be open from 9am – 5pm on Sunday to reclaim any vehicles that have been left overnight.

Will there be a bar?

Cold beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase, cold water will be provided for free!