Community Events
Carroll Shelby Mustang Cruise-In
Sunday, January 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join us at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for a cruise-in in honor of automotive legend Carroll Shelby. Shelby was an entrepreneur with a passion for racing who took a powerful Ford V8 and fitted it into a British sports car called the AC Ace. This British-American hybrid became known as the Shelby Cobra. Carroll went on to engineer and build other automobiles for Ford, later Chrysler, then Ford again to produce many incredible high-performance machines.

Come up to the Reagan Library in your real or replica Shelby-related automobile on Sunday, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. or just come to our hilltop to walk around all the amazing cars brought in by others for this cruise-in. Following the cruise-in, make sure to visit the all new Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit in the Reagan Library. Regular museum admission applies to visit the car exhibit, as well as the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.

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President Reagan's Birthday Lunch and Tour
Friday, February 6, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate President Reagan on the anniversary of his birthday with a Birthday Lunch and Tour.  This special day will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a served meal and delectable dessert prepared by our Presidential Chef.  Either by yourself or with a group of friends, our lunch and tour is truly an exceptional experience.  Following the served lunch, guests will receive a docent-led tour of the Reagan Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, and our special exhibit, Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit. 

Don’t miss out on our annual program to honor President Reagan on the anniversary of his birthday.  Colonel Hal J. Sellers, Commanding General at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, will conduct the ceremony, which will commence at 11:00 a.m. with a music prelude beginning at 10:30 a.m. by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band.  The ceremony includes a color guard, chaplain, a brass quintet, a 21-gun salute, the placing of an official White House wreath on President Reagan’s gravesite and keynote remarks by Vice Admiral Michael Miller. 

This all-inclusive offer is only $59.95 per person (includes tax and gratuity).  Reservations are required and seating is limited.  Make your reservations early before we sell out.  Don’t miss out on this exciting lunch and tour.  Casual attire is suggested.

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Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, February 14, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is pleased to announce our 8th annual Sweetheart’s Dinner and Dance.  We will be hosting an elegant evening for you and your special Valentine under the wings of Air Force One.  Guests will dine at intimate tables for two and will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.  There will be reserved and preferred table seating available for groups of four of more.  You will be served a delicious three-course meal by our professional wait staff, including gourmet hors d’oeuvres, while listening to live music.

Tour the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and our special exhibit, Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit.  The Air Force One Pavilion will be available to tour from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Our professional photographers will be available to commemorate this special Valentine’s Day.  Upon conclusion of the evening, each couple will receive a complimentary red rose in a bud vase to take with them.  Celebrate this special Valentine’s Day at the Reagan Library!  Tickets are $195 per couple (includes tax and gratuity) and reservations must be made by February 11.  Cocktail attire is suggested. 

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Annual President's Day Celebration
Monday, February 16, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Come mingle with our Founding Fathers during the 23rd Annual President’s Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on February 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This celebration includes fun for the entire family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-a likes. Hot dogs, pie and other all-American food will be available for purchase.

President’s Day activities are free to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit, and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion. For more information, please call 805-522-2977.

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Valley Con 2015 Model Building Contest
Sunday, March 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For twenty-five years ValleyCon has been a gathering place for those who work in the world of miniatures. From Automobiles to Zombies and all in between, hobbyists and Hollywood professionals have exhibited and competed in this conference to show their finest and smallest creations of technology past, present and future. Whether it is Automobiles, Aircraft, Armor, Ships, Figures or Science Fiction, it is all on display for enjoyment and competition. This year ValleyCon celebrates its 25th consecutive year as southern California’s finest exhibit and competition and will be held in the Reagan Library’s Air Force One Pavilion.

Contestants and spectators just pay regular Museum admission to participate, which grants you access to ValleyCon, as well as the Reagan Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, and our special exhibit, Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit. Contestants receive unlimited model entry into our contest for awards competitions or just to exhibit your craftsmanship. All modelers are welcome! For more information on contest categories, visit

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