The USS Midway Museum’s “Legacy Week” is the heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.
10 am – 4 pm
Open Until 5 pm
Legacy Week activities taking place during normal museum hours are included in Midway Museum admission.
The annual benefit concert takes place outside of normal museum hours and does require a separate paid ticket. Details to come.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events are subject to change. Please check back here regularly for updates.
Rock out onboard Midway for our annual Freedom Concert! Proceeds from this event will benefit local military non-profits and is a celebration of our Veterans and Military families. Enjoy an incredible and inspirational live performance from the flight deck with unparalleled views of the bay at sunset!
Advanced ticket is required to attend this event. This event is not included in museum admission. Stay tuned here for ticket detail updates!
Leading up to Memorial Day, guests are invited to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country by adding a photo to our Remembrance Wall. This wall will be on display from May 22-25 to honor fallen military heroes and viewable online. You will be able to submit your photo with a short message to publicly honor the legacy of those courageous individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Flight Suit Try-On Activity – May 23 -25
Visit Midway’s Airwing Crew in the hangar deck for a fun interactive activity. Try on a flight suit, helmet, and have a seat in an ejection seat like a real aviator. This fun family photo opportunity is an exclusive to this special weekend!
Meet the Aviators and the Planes They Flew – May 24
Have the unique opportunity to meet veteran pilots stationed next to the aircraft they flew. Ask them questions, hear their stories, and learn about flying first-hand from these experts.
Bring the whole family to attend a moving Wreath Ceremony on our flight deck. This is a wonderful way to inspire patriotism and appreciation for those who serve our nation and have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This is a free event, no ticket is required to attend.
National Moment of Remembrance – May 25 at 3 pm
Midway is honored to take part in the National Moment of Remembrance where we will honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Stop by the San Diego Blood Bank trailer on Navy Pier to make a donation that will save lives! Donors receive one (1) free pass to the USS Midway Museum, while supplies last.