Each year, the museum hosts hundreds of events that help convey the Air Force story and military aviation spirit. Indoor and outdoor events range from flying events, exhibit openings and aircraft rollouts to ceremonies, reunion groups, memorial dedications and guest lectures.

Important Announcement

Due to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s temporary closure as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all events are subject to change. Despite closure to the public, the museum is continuing its heritage stewardship duties and work on preparing for events to the fullest extent possible. We will continue to update this website and social media outlets with the latest information.

Picture of traveling WWII MemorialTraveling World War II Memorial

Friday, August 14 & Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Traveling WWII Memorial consists of the Wall of Stars, the Atlantic and Pacific Pavilions, 56 Pillars, and stands with oak and wheat wreaths.  Granite slabs also highlight quotes from President Roosevelt and General MacArthur.  The Wall of Stars reads “Here Marks the Price of Freedom." This traveling display is owned by Freedom’s Never Free.

Picture of veteran standing in front of a B-25Plane Talks

Plane Talks will occur a few times a year and allow visitors the opportunity to interact with various subject matter experts. The experts at these talks may include veterans, active duty, former pilots, crew members, engineers, navigators, and more. These experts will be stationed in the galleries near the aircraft or exhibit that relates to their expertise. These Plane Talks programs often occur on the anniversary of a significant Air Force or military event.


Future Dates:
September 18 - 73rd Anniversary of the Air Force and POW/MIA Recognition Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Video-USAF Maj.(Ret.) Lew Newhard- Former SAM 26000 Pilot

Picture of the Band of Flight performing a concertConcerts

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force teams up with the USAF Band of Flight and other performers for concerts throughout the year.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and at times, tickets are required. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Doors open for indoor concerts at 6:30 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Performances last approximately 70-90 minutes and may include an intermission.

For more information about upcoming concerts, please call (937) 522-3252.

Next Concert:

Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13

Video-Air Force Band of Flight Concert Footage(2019)

Picture of kids getting ready to launch rockets they madeSpace Day

We are planning an event that will include rocket building and launching, space related games and more. Details are still in the works; watch our website for more information!

Logo for Salute: A Vietnam Veterans TributeSALUTE: A Vietnam Veterans Tribute
(postponded until 2021)

This event will include living history reenactors, vehicles of the era, live music from the 1960s and the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) 80% scale Vietnam Wall replica.


The Southeast Asia War (Vietnam War) included Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia occurred between 1961-1973.
Visit our Fact Sheet for a more detailed explanation.

Logo for AFMuseum After Dark: Cockpits & CocktailsCockpits & Cocktails (postponed until 2021)

The museum is planning an evening event exclusively for adults ages 21+ with food, fun and drinks! Tickets will be required.

Picture of traveling Korean War MemorialTraveling Korean War Memorial “The Forgotten War” (Summer 2021)

The museum is preparing to host a replica of the Korean War Memorial for public display on the museum’s front lawn. This traveling display is owned by Freedom’s Never Free.

Aerial picture of World War one replica aircraft flying over the museum hangarsWorld War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous (Fall 2021)

Due to current world affairs the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous has been postponed to occur in Fall 2021. This will allow time to work the requirements for this event and ensure it is safe for our out-of-state participants to travel.

Video-Replica WWI Flying Aircraft at the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2018

Picture of visitors in the Air Force Museum Theatre watching a movieAir Force Museum Theatre 

The Air Force Museum Theatre* offers a Living History Series and a Hollywood Film Series on several dates throughout the year.The theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. There is a cost associated with these film series. Visit the links for more information.

Living History Series ($)

Dates will be posted as available


Hollywood Film Series ($)

Dates will be posted as available​

* The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation. Federal endorsement is not implied.

Illustration of museum hangar with doors open showing aircraft inside. Text in illustration reads "First Thursday; Open Late until 8 p.m.

The museum, theatre, gift shop and cafés will remain open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in 2020. In addition, one aircraft will be open each month for visitors to look-in.

August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Details about the open late nights will be announced on a quarterly basis. More information available in the News Release.

Private Event Venue

Interested in hosting a private event or meeting
at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?

Download the Private Event Guide

For additional information contact
events@afmuseum.com or (937) 656-9627

  • Upcoming Events

    Museum events range from flying events and Air Force Band of Flight concerts to ceremonies and family events. Use the drop-down menus below to see details about upcoming events.

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