Grab your dancing shoes, put on your red lipstick and travel back in time to the 1940s. Live music, swing dancing, classic cars, vintage airplanes, World War II veterans and a Holocaust survivor highlight 1940s Day August 12. As Union Terminal continues its full structural restoration, 1940s Day is back at historic Lunken Airport, another classic Art Deco building.
This year’s 1940s Day includes:
- A panel of World War II veterans sharing tales from their time serving halfway around the globe. Moderated by Honor Flight.
- A Holocaust survivor sharing stories of sacrifice and survival. Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.
- Admire the sleek lines and polished chrome of vintage cars from the 1920s, 30s and 40s during the classic car show. (Weather permitting)
- A collection of vintage planes from the Cincinnati Warbirds parked on the tarmac will inspire the young aviator in all guests. (Weather permitting)
- Live music from the P&G Big Band, Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys and the Queen City Sisters will have you dancing the jitterbug all day.
- If you need dance lessons, the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance will be ready to show you how to hop, swing and jive on the dancefloor.
- Live demonstrations on how to perfect your vintage makeup or hairdo will help you look the part, just in time for you to enter our 1940s Day costume contest!
Additional groups attending this year’s 1940s Day include:
- Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
- Butler County Warbirds
- USO Chapter of Central and Southern Ohio
- WMKV Radio
- Aglamesis Brothers
- Talk of the Town Vintage Clothing