Every year, the Eagle Field Foundation participates in public events to educate and promote the Mission of the Foundation. The following are some of the major events where our displays can be viewed and experienced ‘hands-on’.
May 2018 Reid-Hillview Airport Open House & S.T.E.A.M Fest
The annual Reid-Hillview Airport (San Jose, Calif) open house featuring Science-Technology-Engineering-Aviation-Math displays for youths including airplanes, classic cars, restored military vehicles & displays, r/c airshow, drone cage, food and live music. The Eagle Field Foundation participates with the Santa Clara County Roads & Airports Department to make this event an educational and hands on fun event for youth and adults. One of the rare opportunities for Military Vehicle and Tank rides for ages 8 and older. Proceeds from the rides are donated to the Eagle Field Foundation. This event which annually takes place in July has been re-calendared for Memorial Day weekend-2018.
More Information and a link will be posted here in the upcoming months before the event.
June 2018 Eagle Field Anual Dinner Dance and Fly-In
Eagle Field comes alive with this spectacular event where the Veterans and the Vehicles & Aircraft are in the spotlight! This is a legacy of honor, courage, and of a country of Americans that put their differences aside, and joined as one to overcome the twentieth century’s greatest crisis. Help us honor war heroes of all generations by keeping their memories alive. This is a weekend long event that will allow you to imagine walking in your heroes footsteps, by seeing the things that they saw, hearing the things that they heard, and touching the things that they touched. Veterans and Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes and uniforms. Dinner, an auction, dancing to a large swing band and fly in festivities, tours and tank rides makes this a fun and educational weekend enjoyed by all!
Central Valley Independence Day Parade
Join us as we display our unique military vehicles in this annual parade in Galt, California during the 4th of July week. This fun-filled two day event begins with a free community BBQ at the Galt Best Western Inn where visitors can enjoy the company of military veterans and our re-enactors as well as view our parade vehicle display by getting in our vintage military vehicles to experience the true feeling of what it was like ‘behind the wheel’. The event will tentatively take place on June 29th/30th. More information and a link will be posted here in the upcoming months.
August Spirit of 45′
Step back in time as Spirit of 45′ Bay Area transports you back to August 1945 when America’s greatest generation celebrated their greatest day; the victory of WWII. This fun-filled event is held annually at San Jose’s infamous Kelly History Park. The EFF provides a large military vehicle display complete with reenactors for this special event.
Gatsby Summer Afternoon Picnic
Every year in September the Art Deco Society of California hosts several hundred aficionados of the 1920’s and 30’s as they step back to a time when elegance was a way of life. At the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, the panoramic front lawn of the historic Dunsmuir Hellman House becomes the stage on which every participant dresses in vintage daywear styles of the era. They play, picnic, sip champagne, and dance; the Charleston and Fox Trot is all the rage. It is reminiscent of a scene from the famous 1925 novel – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Eagle Field Foundation will be featuring the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) vehicles at this event along with our re-enactors who will be dressed to portray the era that raged with history!
November 11th Veterans Day-San Jose
Honoring those who honor us by serving, join us for the Veterans’ Day Parade, celebrating the 98th anniversary of Armistice Day on Sunday, November 11, 2018. After the Parade we will feature our Military Vehicles in a ‘Hands-On’ Display at the Santana Row Shopping complex-San Jose to celebrate our Veterans with a ‘Veterans on the Row’ event featuring the Eagle Field Foundation, a Gold Star Memorial to honor the fallen, a display of military vehicles and classic cars, a Care Package Collection Booth sponsored by The Cost of Courage Foundation and participation from several community and Veteran organizations including Blue Star Moms, Spirit of 45, Dignity Memorial, VSSA, the USS Hornet, Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Veterans Council and many more! Bring the family and enjoy a day of honoring our heroes at Santana Row!
More information and a link will be posted in the upcoming months before the event.