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 Memorial 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
Rock out onboard Midway for our annual Freedom Concert featuring Daughtry! 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.
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 25-27 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.
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.
Kids Adventure Discovery Zone – May 25 -27
Midway’s hangar deck will be transformed into an Adventure Discovery Zone including special exhibits, flight suit try-on activity, displays of military equipment, demonstrations and more! Experience engaging and fun hands-on activities that are exclusive to this special weekend!
Meet the Aviators and the Planes They Flew – May 26
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.
As part of Midway’s Legacy Week activities, we will have nonprofit organization, Operation Gratitude onboard and we will need YOUR help to assemble care packages for our heroes!
Through its customized Care Package programs, Operation Gratitude has provided opportunities for millions of Americans to say “Thank You” to more than 2.3 million of our nation’s Heroes since 2003. Join us onboard on May 26 to show your appreciation!
The United Through Reading Mobile Story Station will be stationed at the USS Midway Museum in honor of Legacy Week during Memorial Day weekend!
We invite service members and their family to visit the station on May 26 to video record a story for the special child in your life.
Listen to the musical sounds of an amazing ensemble of US Coast Guard Auxiliary instrumentalists! Enjoy patriotic classics on the flight deck as part of Midway’s special Legacy Week activities.
More fun on the flight deck! Be sure to catch a patriotic performance by one of San Diego’s top-ranked advanced mixed show choirs! This is a timed performance so be sure to head to the flight deck to get your seats.
National Moment of Remembrance – May 27 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. Following this moment, there will be a rare and moving live performance of Echo Taps.
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.
Midway’s Legacy Week Commemoration is full of events that we want to share with our local audience and beyond. If you are unable to attend some of our Legacy Week events, we will broadcast highlights from Midway’s Legacy Week on Facebook Live. Be sure to visit and “Like” Midway’s Facebook page linked below, and subscribe to receive notifications from us. This will ensure that you don’t miss a live stream! Share your stories and thoughts about your heroes on all of Midway’s social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!