Military Aviation Museum’s Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 has been Cancelled

Share Article

Due to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, the October Air Show, which combined Warbirds Over the Beach with Biplanes and Brews, has been cancelled. The Museum remains open during their regular business hours.

Based on a careful assessment of where we stand with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum Board has now undertaken the difficult decision to cancel 2020’s Warbirds Over the Beach. This event traditionally features the flight of many of the museum’s World War II aircraft in a 1940s atmosphere, paired with entertainers, living history encampments, and a militaria market. Biplanes and Brews combined the aircraft of World War One with a weekend of live music, flying demonstrations and craft beer.

The museum is looking forward to returning with exciting air shows and programs in 2021, and we hope you are, too! In the meantime, however, The Military Aviation Museum will be issuing refunds for Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 tickets. Please review the options below:

Make a Donation
This cancellation means that none of our major, scheduled, 2020 events have been able to take place as intended, and this has had a considerable financial impact on the Museum. When taken alongside the extended mandatory closure of the Museum and ongoing attendance and activity restrictions, the Museum is facing considerable revenue shortfalls. You can help today by contributing the cost of your Warbirds Over the Beach tickets as a donation. To do this, please email or call 757-721-7767 and indicate how you originally purchased your tickets and that you would like to donate the funds associated with them.

Request a Refund

I purchased my Tickets on Eventbrite and need a refund.

If you would like your refund to be processed ahead of that date you can request a refund through your Eventbrite account by visiting the “Tickets” page and clicking “Request a Refund.” Review your details and select cancellation as the reason for your refund and click continue. Make sure your details are correct and click “Submit Request.”

I purchased my Tickets on the Phone, or in Person at the Museum and need a refund

All tickets purchased in person or over the phone will have their refunds processed through the Museum Store. To begin this process please contact, or call us at (757) 721-7767 and ask to speak with Tammy Taylor. Please bear with us, as we are expecting the volume of requests to be high. Please also note that for tickets purchased more than 90 days ago, refunds will be issued by check.

Are there still opportunities to see the airplanes fly?

Still looking forward to seeing our amazing collection of historic aircraft in flight? Even though we have not yet finalized our 2021 schedule, there are still opportunities to see the airplanes in flight this year. While we have not been able to hold Air Show style events, we are still flying the airplanes every Saturday as part of Summer of Flight which features narrated flying demonstrations, weather permitting. Summer of Flight is included in the cost of a Museum admission, which means it is free to our Members. Find your favorite aircraft on our online schedule!

How do I receive a refund for my Vendor Fee?

If you were planning to attend Warbirds Over the Beach or Biplanes and Brews as a Vendor please contact to receive a refund on your vendor fees. We look forward to having you in attendance at another event in the future!
For more information or questions, call the Military Aviation Museum at 757- 721-7767 or go online to

About the Military Aviation Museum:
A 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of airworthy military aircraft from the first 50-years of flight. Truly a living museum, its aircraft are in restoration at facilities around the world. Besides the main Museum, the Virginia Beach complex features additional exhibition spaces including a mid-1930s Luftwaffe hangar, originally from Cottbus, Germany, which now serves to house the Museum's collection of WWII-vintage German aircraft. Additional structures include the WWI Hangar, and the original radio control tower from RAF Goxhill built in England in 1942. Visit for more information or call 757-721-7767.

Contact: Jul DeGeus
Media Coordinator
Military Aviation Museum

Phone: (757) 490-3151
Fax: (757) 233-6588

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Juliane DeGeus
Visit website