The Rochester Airport will be swinging to the sounds of big band music Saturday night for the third annual Rochester Hangar Dance.

The Rochesterfest event, which is a fundraiser for the Minnesota Veterans and Emergency Services Museum, will take place in Hangar C in the general aviation area of the airport beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available after the doors open, with free swing dance lessons from the Dahl Dance Center starting at 6:30.

An opening ceremony is planned at 7 o’clock, followed by the dance with music by the Generation II Big Band from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best 1940’s era outfits in several categories. Vintage airplanes, vehicles, and military gear will also be on display throughout the entire event.

Tickets are $20 dollars and can be purchased at the door, or by visiting the Minnesota Veterans and Emergency Services Museum ( website.

The Hangar Dance will coincide with a fly-in by the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. The group is bringing four “warbirds” to the Rochester Airport for viewing and rides beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Viewing the B-25 “Miss Mitchell," along a BT-13, L-5 and PT-22 will be free, while rides will be available for purchase all day. For more information, visit