Hangar 24′s fifth anniversary and airshow — what you need to know

Tickets are available now for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s AirFest and fifth anniversary set for Saturday, May 18.

Tickets are $5 at the brewery’s tasting room, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands, or online (plus $1.17 service fee) and will be $8 at the door. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free.

A limited number of VIP ticket packages, which include all-you-can-drink Hangar 24 beer, all-you-can-eat Cuca’s, the closest parking possible, a shady tent and the best seats and views of the air show, are available for $150 (plus $6.24 service fee), or $500 (plus $18.49 service fee) for a four-pack.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Hangar 24 will be opening the vault and serving 35 different beers at the event, including three new ones. There will be a special release tent with a different brew every 20 minutes. Hang out there if you want to relive some of the Barrel Roll series or revisit the previous (two through five, anyway) anniversary ales.

Here’s the schedule:

There will be six bands, including the Journey Unauthorized tribute. For a full schedule and list of bands, click here.

In addition to some of the brewery’s favorite food vendors (à la minuteHillbilly Tacos, HundeHaus, Romano’s and Swieners), there will be several food trucks:

Parking will be available at various locations, including downtown Redlands, with shuttle service to the event. There will also be a shuttle to and from the Redlands Optimists’ Car Show and Chili Cook-off. Here’s a list:

The event concludes with a nighttime airshow, with fireworks shot from one of the planes.

The brewery is currently seeking volunteers for the event. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and be fêted at a party on June 1. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

The event is also a fundraiser for the newly-created Hangar 24 Charities. The Redlands Conservancy will be the beneficiary.

The event takes place at Redlands Municipal Airport, just across from the brewery. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the first performances take place at 10 a.m. The event runs until 10 p.m.

For updates, click here, and follow the links on the left. Click here for the Facebook event page.

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