Liberty Aviation celebrates Armed Forces Day with Big Band Hangar Dance

Liberty Aviation Museum will rock its Armed Forces Day with a 1940s Big Band Hangar Dance on Saturday, May 18 at Liberty Aviation Museum. The museum is located on the grounds of the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.  The event begins at 7 p.m. and the music will keep everyone dancing until 10 p.m. Featured will be northern Ohio’s premier Big Band, the 19-piece Dan Zola Orchestra with vocalist Dianne Palmer, which will be performing music in the tradition of the famous swing and dance bands such as Count Basie, Glen Miller, and Benny Goodman.

In keeping with the Armed Forces Day weekend, this year’s theme is Red, White, and Blue. Patriotic, military and period-appropriate clothing are highly encouraged but not necessary. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle as part of the features of the event to raise funds for the Liberty Aviation Museum, a 501c3 non-profit organization receiving no government funding to operate or fund any portion of its facility.

Food and drink will be available for purchase, including adult beverages. The Tin Goose Diner will also be open until 7 p.m. that evening for those wishing to have dinner before the event.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 per person at the museum gift shop at 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton or online at www.libertyaviationmuseum.org. Discounts are available for military, veterans, first responders and current museum members. Reserved tables for eight people can be purchased in advance for $175. Tickets are also available the evening of the dance for $30 per person.

For more information, call Liberty Aviation Museum at 419-732-0234.

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