May 27, 2021, Palm Springs, CA: The Renowned Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair returns with retooling for Covid Protocols: instead of only one day, the Palm Springs Air Museum’s Flower Drop will occur on over two days: Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31, 2021. As in years’ past, the day includes music from Heatwave Jazz Band and the Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band; food for sale from Carl’s Jr., Best Cookies Palm Springs, Churro Truck, Nick’s Pizza, and Victory Canteen; and kids’ activities including Harpo the Clown.
There will be flight exhibitions throughout both days. The highlight of each day is the dropping of red and white carnations onto the tarmac after the Missing Man Formation with four vintage warbirds. There will be a special unveiling and dedication for the new Tuskegee Airmen Statues at 10 am on Monday, May 31, with special guests.
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.
Warbird rides are available for advanced sale, starting at $99. New this year is free admission for all children 12 and under with paid adult admission. Regular admission ranges from 17.50 to 19.50 per person. So as to comply with Covid Protocols, all tickets must be purchased in advance online. Daily attendance is limited, therefore all attendees (including PS Air Museum members who get in free) must purchase tickets online or register in advance. Details will be posted and updated on the website: PSAirMuseum.org
Event sponsors are H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation, The Chandi Group, the Houston Family Foundation, Robert Gilliland, Jr., the City of Cathedral City, So Cal Gas Company, Desert Water Agency, and the Shalhoub Family – McDonald’s.
The Palm Springs Air Museum contains over 71 vintage airframes from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War contained in 86,000 square feet of open hangars and on the tarmac. Additional displays and memorabilia are located throughout the hangar facilities. The Museum is open daily from 10 am until 5 PM. Masks are required, except while eating or drinking. Social distancing is in effect. For more info, visit PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org or call 760-778-6262 during business hours.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to Preserve, Educate and Honor.
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-6262 / www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org