Air Show Watch Party @ Evergreen Museum

August 19, 20, 21 2022 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Evergreen Watch Party

The Evergreen Museum Air Show Watch Parties have some of the best viewing of the Oregon International Air Show and access to over 100 aircraft (in and outside the Museum).  This year’s Oregon International Air Show (August 19. 20, and 21) features the USAF Thunderbirds and more.

Party Passes/Parking:
Watch Party passes include parking and access to the picnic/lawn areas in on the airport facing side of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum for viewing the Air Show. Attendees will also receive four passes to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and an opportunity to purchase discounted passes to Wings and Waves Water Park for $25 per person.

Advanced purchase passes can be purchased online for $50 for Friday and $70 for the Saturday and Sunday Watch Parties. Day of show prices are $70 for Friday and $90 on Saturday and Sunday. RV Watch Party passes are also available online for $125 per day or $350 for the entire weekend. RV passes include eight tickets to the Museum. The day-of-show price for RVs is $150 per day.

What to bring:
Watch Party guests may bring their own food, drinks, chairs, blankets, coolers, and umbrellas to enjoy the show, as well as view more than 100 aircraft on display. In addition to food and beverages available throughout the Evergreen Campus, including a wine and beer service. See FAQs below for more details.

Location: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum  – 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport on Highway 18. Watch Party guests will not have access to the Air Show at the Airport from the EASM campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch Party Passes are $50 for Friday (8/19) and $70 for Saturday & Sunday (8/20 – 8/21)
A. No. There will be no access to the airport except for those who purchase Oregon Air Show passes from the Oregon International Air Show. ALL direct access to the “Air Show” airport grounds will be through the Oregon Air Show gates. “Watch Party” guests at Evergreen will not have access to the airport grounds – by foot or by shuttle.
A. An advanced purchased Watch Party Parking Pass is $50 for the Friday party and $70 for the Saturday and Sunday parties. Day of show rates will be $90 and $100. Your watch party parking pass includes All-Day Museum Admissions (4 Tickets Included – additional Tickets for $10). Advanced Watch Party RV parking is $125 @ day or $350 for all three days. RV Passes include 8 Tickets to the Museum. Note that RV parking will be Limited to 20 Spaces. Your parking pass also includes an opportunity to reserve a discounted pass ($25) to the Wings & Waves water park. (Good only for the same day as your parking reservation).
A. Guests are allowed to bring their own picnic supplies (food, drinks, camp chairs, blankets, small umbrellas, ice chests, etc. But, keep in mind food and beverages will be available at the watch party.
Friday ‘s flying portion starts at approximately 1:00pm, Saturday’s flying starts at approx. 12:00pm and Sunday’s show starts at approx. 12:00pm
A. Your parking pass also includes an opportunity to reserve a discounted pass to the Wings & Waves water park at $19.99 per person. (Good only for the same as your Air Show Watch Party Parking Pass reservation).
A. Evergreen Museum Members that wish to attend our “Airshow Watch Party” – at the museum – will be given the opportunity to reserve a discounted parking pass and join us to watch the air show from our designated picnic area in front of the museums. Contact our Members’ Services for more details (503) 434-4180. Membership Benefits: – Supporting, Individual, and Family Members will be given an opportunity to reserve their Watch Party Parking Passes for $25. – Family Plus, Patron and Legacy Members will be given the opportunity to reserve their Watch Party Parking Passes at no cost. – Contact our Members’ Services to reserve your pass. Call (503) 434-4180
A. The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Hours for August 19th thru August 21st are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. The Air Show hours will be from approximately 12:30 PM to 5:00 each day. We allowed extra time to enable you and your guests to enjoy the museum at your leisure and avoid added traffic pressure.
A. Wings and Waves Waterpark will offer two sessions each day from 9:00 AM – Noon and 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for July 30th thru August 1st. The Air Show hours will be from 12:30 PM to 4:00 each day. Waterpark tickets can be purchased as an add on with your Parking or RV Pass.
A. While we cannot predict traffic issues on Hwy 18, the current flow of traffic to and from the air show will be minimized as ALL access to the air show will controlled. Air Show Watch Pary guests are advised to proceed to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum by turning north at the Cumulus intersection on Hwy 18. BE ADVISED – DO not follow the “Oregon International Air Show Signs you will see as you approach the museum. Look for the “Watch Party” signs.
A. Yes. – Tents, canopies, grills, open flames or large umbrellas ARE NOT allowed in the parking areas. — Seating and outdoor picnicking are restricted to the designated viewing areas on the south side of the museum. — RVs must park in the designated RV Parking (North Lot). — RVs may not enter or exit during the airshow – 12:30 to 4:00 Friday,Saturday, and Sunday — The RV parking pass is available for a single overnight stay ($125) or for the entire weekend ($350) — Pop outs and towed vehicles are allowed (if adequate space is available). — There are no Hookups, Water, or Dumping Available.
A. No. In fact tents, canopies, grills, campfires, or large umbrellas are not allowed anywhere on the Evergreen Campus. We do not want to block the view for our other guests.
Yes. We encourage guests to bring ice chests, picnic blankets, small umbrellas, chairs, food, and water.
A. No. In addition, no fireworks will be allowed anywhere on the Evergreen Campus.
A. Yes. In addition to food trucks, wine, beer, and beverage services outdoors, food and beverages will also be the Aviation Museum and the Wings & Waves Water Park
A. Yes.
A. Yes, however the “Day of Show” prices will be $90 and $100. Keep in mind space is limited.
A. Only certified Service Animals are allowed in the veiwing area and facilities.
Evergreen Campus - Watch Party 2022
A. There is no limit to the number of watch party guests per pass (vehicle). However, each watch party pass includes only 4 museum tickets. This means that if any additional guests wish to visit the museum, they must purchase an additional ticket, which can be purchased in advance or at the counter on the day of the event.We have discounted museum passes to $10 for this event.
A. Yes, Water Park tickets can be purchased as an add-on during the online purchase process. Tickets for the 3 days of the Air Show are sold online in advance for $25 per person.