12th Annual 1940s WWII Era Ball

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Boulder Airport

3393 Airport Rd.

Boulder, CO 80301

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******The Summer 2021 1940s Ball has been postponed. Details below! We look forward to seeing you soon!******

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******The Summer 2021 1940s Ball has been postponed. Details here. We look forward to seeing you soon!******

Join us for our unforgettably magical 12th annual celebration with THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Hollywood's singing and tap dancing sweethearts the Satin Dollz and NYC's vintage sensation, Dandy Wellington!

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 made into the 1940s Jungle Outpost and Adventurers' Club! 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! Best dressed contest, dance lessons and a dance contest! Hosted by Bob hope, Professor Phelyx and Dandy Wellington!

"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." -9 NEWS

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2022 Highlights:

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

* 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 jungle-themed 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!***

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

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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!

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.

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Seating & Tables


Except for Reserved Seating, this is not a seated event, however we will have plenty of table seating for dinner and to rest in between dancing and enjoying the activities throughout the event, on a first come first serve basis. These seats are not meant to sit throughout the event to watch the stage performances and cannot be reserved. If you require a seat throughout the event, we recommend reserved seating.


We will have a section of chairs by the stage for seniors over 65 on a first come first serve basis. There will also be room here for handicap seating.

NOTE: ******* If you are bringing a WWII veteran please email info@1940sball.org to have them registered to be a special honoree. They will be honored from the stage and receive special comped VIP seating (guests accompanying WWII Veteran will need to purchase tickets).

Other Information


We strongly advise 1940‘s themed evening attire, party dresses and/or uniforms. Actual vintage dress is best, however if you cannot find period attire to wear, women can wear a modern dress that is cut like those from the era with vintage accents such as vintage jewelry and/or a flower in their hair and men can wear a modern suit that looks similar to those of the era with accents like a fedora, suspenders or a bow tie. MORE DETAILS here.


Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final and the event is rain, snow or shine. We do not offer refunds due to scheduling conflicts, illness, or other personal issues (under any circumstances). The value of an unused GA ticket can be applied to the summer or winter event the following year -- just email us at info@1940sball.org when tickets go on sale and we will look up your order and if they were unused we'll send you new tickets. You do not need to do anything now. *This must be done at least 1 month before the event you’d like to transfer to–requests less than 1 month out will not be accepted. VIP tickets can be transferred as well, however, you must let us know at least 1 week prior to the event you purchased tickets for so that we can cancel your catering order. Please email info@1940sball.org to set this up. VIP transfer requests after 1 week prior to the event will not be accepted.

To transfer your ticket to another person click here

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more (General Admission only, we do not offer any discounts on reserved tables for groups). Please email us for details at info@1940sball.org.

Buying Tickets Offline


To Purchase Tickets By Check or Mail, please send a check with # of tickets to:

Please make checks payable to 1940’s Ball NFP. When we receive your check, we’ll email your tickets to you. Please include name and email address. If you don't have an email address, you can check in electronically at will call.

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Boulder Airport

3393 Airport Rd.

Boulder, CO 80301

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The 1940s Ball NFP - a non-profit organization, produces 2 annual events: The 1940s WWII Era Ball and the 1940's White Christmas Ball.  Our mission is to create community and cultural connections that cross generations, genres and borders through celebrating the music, dance & culture of the 1940s and 50s.  We aim to provide quality performances & educational opportunities which will not only inspire those who already love the “The Greatest Generation,” but will also introduce others to it.

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