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Annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop

30may10:00 am5:00 pmAnnual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Air Drop 3

Event Details

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter. This most impressive ceremony is our way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions & activities scheduled all day long, Memorial Ceremony and Flower Drop scheduled for 1PM.

The flower drop honors and memorializes all veterans who lost their lives defending the US.  The white carnations are in honor of those who fought in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  The red carnations are in honor of those who died in more recent conflicts including the Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with the carnations, a dozen roses will be added in honor of local Gold Star Families – those local families who lost loved ones while serving our country.  Hunter Lopez’ family is the most recent Gold Star Family.

The day will also feature:

  • Music from Heatwave Jazz Band
  • Food for sale from Carl’s Jr., Smokey Lips BBQ, 1320 Street Tacos, Luigi's SlushLife, Victory Canteen, and Ben & Jerry's
  • Kids’ activities and Harpo the Clown
  • Flight exhibitions throughout both days
  • Warbird rides start at $125 (advanced sale online at psairmuseum.org)

Returning after a few years’ absence is the PB4Y Privateer and NEW this year is the Franklin D. Roosevelt / Harry Truman Presidential Armored Limousine, courtesy of Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. 

Kids 12 and under enter free with paid adult admission! Regular admission ranges from $18 - $20 per person.




(Monday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N Gene Autry Trail 92264


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