ILWACO - Big band brass, sparkling lights, a festive marina setting, and the wafting aroma of juicy grilled chicken and seared tuna will make the Waterfront Dance and Barbecue at the Port of Ilwaco a memory-making summer night. The party is slated for Aug. 5 at the Port of Ilwaco.

The BBQ, with chicken and fresh tuna as well as an oyster bar and beer garden, will be served picnic style from 6 to 8 p.m., with music by the North Coast Big Band and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $13 in advance and $15 on the day of the summer dance. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Port of Ilwaco office or from any Ilwaco merchant. For more event information, call 642-3143 or access (www.ilwacowashington.com).

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