4th of July at the USS Hornet

4th of July at the USS Hornet


July 4, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


USS Hornet Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, San Francisco, California, 95683, CA

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Join us for a spectacular 4th of July celebration aboard the USS Hornet! This historic aircraft carrier has served our nation with distinction, from pivotal roles in World War II to supporting the Apollo space missions, including recovering astronauts from the moon landings.

Event Highlights:

  1. Live Music by Nashville Honeymoon: Experience the infectious tunes of Nashville Honeymoon, offering a blend of California Honkeytonk with modernized versions of classic country hits from the 1950s and 1960s. They will be performing live in the Hangar Bay, providing the perfect soundtrack for dancing and celebration.
  2. Delicious Food and Drinks: Indulge in a variety of food and beverage options served at multiple stations around the Hangar Bay, including two no-host bars. Whether you crave traditional BBQ favorites or refreshing drinks, there’s something to satisfy every palate.
  3. Explore the USS Hornet: Wander through the expansive museum and discover its rich history. Explore aircraft and spacecraft exhibits, authentically restored ship spaces, and educational displays highlighting the Navy’s legacy from the 1940s to the 1970s. Take advantage of FREE Island Tours and special $5 below deck tours, guided by knowledgeable docents who can answer all your questions.
  4. Interactive Experiences: Step into the cockpit of an F-8 Crusader and imagine yourself at the controls of this legendary aircraft. Pose for photos and experience the thrill of military aviation up close.
  5. Breathtaking Views: Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll the flight deck and take in panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and the scenic Berkeley Hills. It’s a perfect vantage point for watching fireworks or simply enjoying the maritime ambiance.

Celebrate Independence Day in style aboard the USS Hornet, where history, music, and community come together for an unforgettable experience. Join us for the Flight Deck BBQ and immerse yourself in the spirit of patriotism and adventure aboard this iconic ship.

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