Join us for a 1940’s style show w/ Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Hollywood's Satin Dollz & the WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA! Step into Hollywood’s WWII planes, cars and sets!
Enjoy a night of dancing with your sweetheart (or meet one) under the nose of a WWII Bomber. Enter our hangar made into Rick’s Café Americain w/belly dancers and a roulette table you can play on. Vintage cars, swing dancers, re-enactors, WWII plane flybys, big bands and more! Consistently SELLS OUT in advance! Get your tickets early!
2017 Theme: Glamorous 1940s Hollywood with NEW! "Officer’s Club VIP Lounge”
GA SEATING: 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.
VIP SEATING/RESERVED TABLES (VERY limited, please purchase early):
If you would like a reserved table for your party to sit at throughout the event, we have limited 2-10 person shared tables. Please see reserved pricing above.
NOTE: Seniors and those with a reserved table, can come early at 5pm for seating and cocktail hour. (If you are under 65 and are bringing a senior you are also welcome to arrive at 5).******* If you are bringing a WWII veteran please please email email@example.com for special comped VIP seating, comped dinner & drinks and a thank you from the stage!
Dinner items and appetizers will be available for purchase (cash or credit) Menu HERE. Wine, beer & cocktails available for purchase (cash only bar). ATM on site.
Tickets sell fast and we have limited tickets for sale for this event, please book early--our events consistently sell out.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*WE DO NOT SELL TICKETS BY PHONE OR IN PERSON*
To Purchase Tickets By Check or Mail:
Please send a check with # of tickets to:
98 Wadsworth Blvd. Suite # 127-199
Lakewood CO. 80226
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.
Tickets are non refundable, however they are transferable and may be gifted or sold. Unused tickets (General Admission only) can also be exchanged for the same event the following year by emailing us when tickets go on sale. We’ll validate that the tickets were unused and email you the new ticket. *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. Please do not email us until tickets have gone on sale for the event you would like to transfer to.
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1940's Ball NFP
“The birth of this ball began in the 1940s, when founder Khyentse Georges' grandparents met at a Pennsylvania radio station (WCDL Carbondale). Her grandmother was a singer and her grandfather became an announcer upon his return from World War II duty. Years later, their love story inspired Khyentse's passionate interest in the culture and music of the 1940s that brought her grandparents together. It was when Khyentse was working at the Boulder Airport and earning her pilot's license that she got the idea to hold an event in the large hangar to celebrate that culture.
The event saw huge success and media coverage in its beginning years and now the 1940s World War II Era Ball is a vibrant and fun-filled community celebration of the Swing Era. Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style, culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era. Circa-World War II vehicles and planes will surround the large, open hangar of the Boulder Airport under the stars of the warming, summer evening. Don't be afraid to get your boogie woogie on at this popular appreciation of the patriotism, energy and upbeat grooves that earned this special time in history the title of the Greatest Generation.” -Josie Klemaier
The 1940’s Ball NFP -- a non profit organization, produces 2 annual events: The 1940’s 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 1940’s and 50’s. 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.
When you buy a ticket to the Ball, you're not only going to have a great night with our community learning about and celebrating the 1940’s, but you’re also helping to support our veteran heroes and the preservation of aviation history. The 2017 1940's Ball benefits The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, The Commemorative Airforce and the Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. So far we have donated over $75,000 to our charities!