Closing Celebration: Anchors Aweigh featuring Kool & The Gang

Welcome aboard the USS Midway for a celebration to remember! Your adventure begins as you step into Naval history, following in the footsteps of the 220,000 sailors who served aboard this aircraft carrier.

Get in the groove on the flight deck with the legandary band Kool & the Gang! Party to their number 1 song “Celebration and chart-toppers “Ladies Night,” “Cherish,” and more.

Explore the Midway from pilot house to engine room! Sit in the cockpits of the aircraft Naval aviators flew during the ship’s deployments, don your captain’s hat and head topside, or visit the engineering spaces below decks. Veteran docents, many of whom served aboard Midway, will be available to answer your questions. Head to the hangar deck and take a ride in a flight simulator for some white-knuckled excitement!

There’s something for everyone here, and your adventure aboard USS Midway will be the perfect ending to NECA 2024 San Diego!

Sponsored by ABB

Opening Reception – Dancing in the Streets!

Catch up with old friends and make new ones in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter as we go Dancing in the Streets! Enjoy food and drink from a wide variety of restaurants and take part in interactive games located around the historic area.

The hub of the party will be the Electric Avenue stage where the Milwaukee Tool Shed Band will play their signature party music all evening.

The Gaslamp Quarter is located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center and within walking distance to many of NECA’s hotels which makes it the perfect place to spend your evening dancing the night away!

Many thanks to these fine sponsors:

  • Happy Does sponsored by Graybar
  • Mary Janes sponsored by Schneider Electric
  • Rockin’ Baja sponsored by Atkore
  • Huntress sponsored by Greenlee
NECA Convention Milwaukee Tool Band