Countdown to Party Time!

Presenting Seattle's all-new Summertime party!

Summer flies by fast, so give it the send off it deserves at HangarFest!

Set amongst the incredible aircraft in our towering Aviation Pavilion, HangarFest features food trucks, drinks, live music, and opportunities for some friendly competition with an array of outdoor games perfect for a warm summer night.

After getting your fill of food truck fare, take a stroll through our Concorde or the Boeing 787 Jumbo Jet, or dance like no one’s watching to some classic rock tunes from Spike and the Impalers, with opening act Magic Bus. Then, step inside our Space Gallery to explore out-of-this-world exhibits in the shadow of our full-fuselage Shuttle Trainer.

If you love Hops and Props, then HangarFest is your new favorite summer event!

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Tickets: $40 General | $35 Museum Members
21+ only

Ticket includes event admission and (2) Beer or Wine Flights (5 tastings per flight.)
Additional tastings available for purchase.

Know Before You Go

  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Entrance is through the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery off of East Marginal Way South
  • Bring your ticket (printed or on your phone) and I.D. Both will be checked at the door.
  • Note: HangarFest is in the Aviation Pavilion on our West campus. There is a private event the same night on our East campus.
  • Parking
    • We encourage you to take Lyft or alternate forms of transportation
    • On-site parking is free
    • Please park in the Boeing lot south of the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. Signs will direct you.

  • Music Schedule:

    • 6:45 PM - Magic Bus
    • 8:15 PM - Spike and the Impalers

    Spike & the Impalers

    Spike & the Impalers, formed over a decade ago by radio host Bob Rivers and his co-host Spike O’Neill, this classic-rock flame thrower continues to make friends and fans as they tour the Puget Sound region. The band features O’Neill on lead vocals and the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Jeff Kathan formerly of The Paul Rodgers Band, and bassist Lynn Sorensen formerly of Bad Company and The Paul Rodgers Band. They have built their reputation by giving the people what they want – straight ahead classic rock. Steve Hanna brings his incredible guitar and keyboard talents to the stage, along with the guitar stylings of Manuel Morais. The band's live sound is completed by the soaring vocals of Susan Kendall-Morais and the scorching saxophone of Scott “Junior” Adams, formerly of the Ann Wilson Band.

    Magic Bus

    We're groovy baby! Magic Bus is a retro-rock and roll band based in Seattle, Washington. Formed by Lynn Sorensen in 1992, this band has traveled throughout North America for 21 years performing every kind of venue and event. From the first show at the Moose Lodge in Port Angeles, Washington, to the Major League Baseball All Star Game in Cleveland, from stadiums to night clubs, to casinos to...a back yard Bar Mitzvah (they were seriously trying to impress the other kids), we've done it all! As the years have come and gone, the Bus has become a fun project for some the band members who are also internationally touring musicians. Lynn Sorensen, bass player/lead vocalist/violinist toured the world with Bad Company and Paul Rodgers Solo Band. Jeff Kathan, drummer, also played with Paul Rodgers Solo Band. Steve Hanna, guitar/keys/vocals and Manuel Morais, guitar/vocals, round out the group. Lynn, Steve, Jeff and Manuel also play in a Seattle favorite, Spike and the Impalers, with Spike O'Neill of the Nate and Spike Show on KZOK radio as well as working in some other fun projects.

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