"A Trip Back in Time!"


Get your tickets as soon as possible, because we are 98% sold out of advance GA tickets!  And VIP has only 1 table left!

Once these are sold out, only a handful of top tier $75 General Admission Tickets remain!

Purchase your tickets before they are gone!

Looking for a vintage hair style for the Ball?  Contact Jeana Wiswall at Voodoo Hair Lounge (303) 449-4453. They will have appointments available during the day and we *hope* after 5 on site at Ball as well!

And for all you singles...Our VIP Singles section is packed!  

This was a 1st time experiment for us and we are so excited with the turn out! If you are single or coming without a date/dance partner and want to enjoy the Ball with others in the same situation, grab one of these seats before the VIP section sells out very soon!

There are also 2 singles meet ups happening at the Ball!  Click here to find out more~

Maybe you will meet your sweetheart at the Ball! Please just don't leave your shoes behind.... :) You'd be surprised how much this does actually happen lol.

Do you have your dress/outfit for the Ball yet? Need inspiration? Here's the full list of boutiques with 1940's clothing!

In just 2 weeks, step back into history and dance under the stars to The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Immerse yourself in Glamorous 1940's Hollywood inside our hangar at Boulder Airport.

Enjoy live entertainment by Vegas and Hollywood stars, surrounded by WWII planes and even a real-life version of Rick's Café of Casablanca. Don't miss the 1940's WWII Era Ball--the MUST DO event of the summer.

Want a sneak peek?  Check out all stunning the planes that will be at the the Ball this Summer!

And take a look at this amazing video from one of the organizations we support, the Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing!  They will be at the event with their incredible WWII TBM Avenger, the plane featured in this video!

Commemorative Air Force

Also check out the vintage cars that will be featured at the Ball!

AND we can't wait to share the Satin Dollz with you, coming all the way from Hollywood!

Whatever Lola Wants...

The Satin Dollz!

Experience the most exciting 1940's Ball to date - with the most popular and sought after big band in the world today!

...A Legend Lives On

See the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform their biggest hits LIVE: In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String Of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and many, many more.

Get ready for an evening jam packed with endless hits and fun times with one of the biggest acts in show business history!

Step into our *BRAND NEW* Casablanca film studio set complete with 1940's Hollywood film cameras, large scale Hollywood studio lights, replica props from the movie, and a replica large scale prop plane! Have your photo taken on set just like in the movie!


FULL 2017 Entertainment Page here!

Did you know that the TBM Avenger that will be at the Ball, flew in the Queen of England's coronation ceremony?  

She was stationed in Portsmouth, England and flown by the Canadian Air Force.  Her trip to the Ball this summer will be her ONLY Colorado flight in 2017 on the Front Range!  

Climb up on the wing of the WWII TBM Avenger and inside for a photo and help us celebrate their return to the Ball and their being honored by the Colorado Historical Preservation Board this year!  

They'll be doing a fly over at the event along with the Stearman, the C45 and a few other incredible WWII planes!  Check them out here.

If you'd like to top off your trip back in time and take a ride in the WWII C-45 Plane (the plane in our header), just email: jcgates@comcast.net!  They will be offering rides from 12noon on Saturday June 17th! ($99 and up)

Get your tickets early.  This event consistently sells out in advance!


Join us for an unforgettably magical 1940's style event with World Famous GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and we're very excited to announce that Hollywood's Satin Dollz will be returning this summer!

Step into Hollywood's WWII planes! Enjoy a night of dancing w/your sweetheart (or meet one), amongst WWII planes/flybys/vehicles & re-enactors, listening to the most sought after big bands!

2017 Theme: Glamorous 1940s Hollywood with NEW! "Officer's Club VIP Lounge"


Enter our hangar made into Casablanca's Rick's Café Americain-w/belly dancers and even a roulette table that attendees can play on! 5 Swing/Big Bands! Also world renowned Bob Hope impersonator Bill Johnson, 1940's cars, Swing dance lessons, Singles Taxi Dancing & a dance contest!

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!

Come enjoy Boulder Airport's summer beauty with good friends, good music and good dancing!

And here's OUR 2016 video to get you in the mood!

"The playful, reverent and ultimately nostalgic event offers everything you'd expect--sounds like a tradition to us."


Join the event on Facebook to see who else is going and get all the most recent news here!


Friends--We hope to see you this Summer!

Tickets/INFO 1940sball.org  


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Listen to Exotic Tiki Island Radio at 5:45 today for sneak peek and an interview with our founder!

#TBT to last years' 1940's Ball live on stage with Chris Parente and Kathie J!

Want to learn how to swing dance (or refresh your skills) before the Ball? Enjoy your night even more with a few simple skills under your belt!

Boulder Swing Dance is offering a 1940's Ball boot camp here!  They also offer weekly drop in classes here!

And if your in Denver check out Swing Nights Denver for classes on Thursdays and Sundays at the Mercury Cafe!

Listen to our very own WWII Era Radio with Tiki Brian while you get ready to come to the Ball!

The WWII Radio will be broadcasting live the entire event and we want to hear from YOU!

Call now and leave a message to be aired during the Ball!

- Send a shout out to your loved ones

- Thank those who served past and present

- Let us know where you're listening to WWII Era RADIO

- Deadline to leave messages is June 10th

Want to take a trip back to the 1940's now?  CLICK PLAY and listen to our 1940's WWII Era radio!

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And check out our 2017 radio promo here!

THE 1940's SUMMER BALL IS COMING!  Climb aboard the 1940's Express and take a thrilling ride back in time!  Explore and experience a jazzy, swingin' night out in the 1940's!


Our Vintage Fair is expanded and better than ever! Check out our vendors here!

Hi-De-Ho Hep Cats and Daddy-O's, Aloha Gibson Girls and Dames!

Step back in time and celebrate victory at the 9th Annual 1940's Ball. We're making history on the home front this year with top notch talent and every excuse to be doll dizzy and khaki wacky. Meet your allies at the biggest and best USO style event around (hosted by a world-renowned Bob Hope impersonator)! It's an all-American dream come true! Here's what's in store:

Embrace this year's theme:  

Glamorous 1940s Hollywood with NEW! "Officer's Club VIP Lounge"


Imbibe at Vintage Cocktail Bars!

Shake, Rattle and Roll into Our Classic Car Show!

Buy Into Killer-Diller Deals at Everyone's Favorite Vintage Fair!

Take a Dance Lesson and Jump, Jive and Wail Under the Stars All Night Long on Our Newly Expanded Dance Floor!

Join the Non-Stop Dance Party with 5 Swing Bands on 2 Big Stages: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, LA POMPE Jazz Band, The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, and the Jeremy Mahoney Swing Band!


Step into Casablanca's "Rick's Cafe Americain" with Belly Dancers and Roulette!

Catch a Spirited Performance by the Elegant and Charming Satin Dollz coming all the way from Hollywood!


Get Yer Wings at Hangars Stuffed With WWII Era Bandits and Bombers!

Stop a Cigarette Girl and Stock Up on Rations!

Enter to Win Most Authentic 1940's Costume Contest, Dance Contests, and Best Decorated Booth at the Vintage Fair!

Take In the Confetti Drop and Celebrate Victory Until It's Time to Take A Powder!

Check out the full schedules here