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Daytonians plan and prepare ahead of UpDayton Summit 2018

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

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Last Wednesday evening, the light bulbs were sparking downtown as some of Dayton’s most brilliant minds came together to begin working towards one of the most anticipated competitions of the year.  

>> Learn more about UpDayton Summit’s 2017 winning ideas

Since 2008, UpDayton has been a powerhouse of ideas and people who understand Dayton’s greatest potential. The organization has been the brains and hard work behind several of Dayton’s most engaging community projects and accomplishments over the past decade, including Dayton Inspires, Longest Table Dayton and the mural pedestrian bridge that connects the Oregon District and South Park neighborhoods. 

>> PHOTOS: 2017 UpDayton Summit

“We were established to address Dayton’s ‘brain drain.’ How do we make ourselves this thriving community that people want to stay in, activate and lead -- not one people want to run away from?” said AJ Ferguson, Executive Director of UpDayton.  

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>> PHOTOS: 2016 UpDayton Summit

The first phase of the Summit was underway last Wednesday night during Summit X, a meeting where approximately 20 innovative people gathered to pitch their ideas and start forming the teams they hope will make it to April’s event.  

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Every April at the Dayton Art Institute, the UpDayton Summit gives a platform to ten or 12 of the brightest ideas that have been chosen by the UpDayton board. In short, each team gets three minutes to pitch their idea to a crowd of around 300 influential, energetic people from Dayton, who will then vote on their favorite three ideas

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The months spent fine-tuning their ideas be do not go unrewarded for the Summit teams. $3,000 goes to each of the three teams whose ideas the audience believed could make the biggest impact in their community. 

For Ferguson, he was inspired by the Summit when he was volunteering for an UpDayton project while still a student at the University of Dayton. 

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“I was just sort of blown away by how many people were at that summit … Especially learning the UpDayton story. We, especially young people, we can’t just abandon our hometowns for some other city that’s going to be just fine without us … Dayton has unlimited potential.” 

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With the successes that have evolved from past years’ Summits, there’s no limit to what this year could bring. The 2018 Summit will take place on April 26, 2018 at the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton. 

You can purchase tickets online at Early bird prices are $20 through Feb. 26, and will be $25 after that. 

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This year’s Furry Skurry to include goat yoga, dog bone bar and kitten nursery

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Calling all Superheroes! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is fighting animal homelessness and needs your help to find forever homes to all animals.

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Lace up your sneakers. Tie on your cape. Grab your super pooch and sign up today for the 27th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run to benefit the pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the area’s largest no-kill animal welfare agency. This is one of the LARGEST animal events in the Miami Valley!!

This family-friendly and pet-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 26 at the Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road. Come as an individual, family or a team and celebrate pets during this exciting and fun-filled event.

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Not able to attend? Don’t worry! They also have Virtual Walker/Runner options so that you can experience all the goodies without being at the event!

Jessica and Jeff Singleton attend Furry Skurry with their two dogs Wrigley (left) and Daisy (right). Both dogs were adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Photo by Jessica Garringer(

What better way to ring in the unofficial start of summer than with a run around the park with your super sidekick dog?! Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. A more casual 1-mile walk will follow at the 5K race.

All 5K participants will receive a free pancake breakfast, T-shirt, swag bag and finisher medal. Want a truly super experience? Upgrade your registration to our V.I.P.P. (Very Important People and Pets) ticket and receive access to the V.I.P.P. tent, open bar, premium parking, giveaways, pet massages, paw-dicures and more!

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If you want to attend Furry Fest without participating in the race then you will just $5 at the door (for anyone 16 or older). If you are younger than 16 you can enter for free. 

Peggy Lindsey came up from Georgia to run in this year's Furry Skurry with her dog Gordie. Gordie was adopted at Furry Skurry 11 years ago and they are still a perfect match! CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA GARRINGER(

Fun at Furry Fest includes: 

  • Goat Yoga (you must register online ahead of time - you will also need to bring your own mat)
  • Shopping at 40+ vendors
  • Appearance by Atlas the Wonderdog, the 2017 Service Dog of the Year
  • Food Truck Rally
  • Trivia in our Ales and Tails Tent
  • Dog Bone Bar
  • VIPP (Very Important People & Pets) Amenities including premium parking, an open bar, checked baggage area, special food
  • Ales & Tails Drink Tent serving up Beer, Wine, Mimosas and Bloody Marys
  • Selfie Station 
  • Caricature Sketch Artist
  • Demonstrations by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit
  • High-flying Pancakes with Chris Cakes Ohio
  • Live music from Funky G & The Groove Machine
  • Kitten Nursery
  • Kids Play Zone
  • Caricature Sketch Artisit
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • Pet Look-a-Like Contest
  • Henna and Air Brushed Tattoos
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Giant Jenga Yard Games
  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing
  • Snag a Subaru Raffle Tickets
  • And So Much More!

Children, dogs and superhero costumes are welcomed and highly encouraged.


There will be lots of shopping and activities during the event and some are cash-only, so please be prepared. There’s no guarantee that every vendor will be able to process credit cards. 

>>PHOTOS: Take a look at Dayton’s very first catfé that’s FINALLY open

This year’s Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest is sponsored by Petco Foundation, Subaru of Dayton, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dayton City Paper, LexisNexis, MedVet, McAfee Heating & Air, Meijer, MiracleCorp, Friends of the Humane Society, Secret Eden, Voss Auto Network, Dayton Magazine, MikeSell’s and Fore Acres Photography. 

 All proceeds raised from this event help care for the homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton receives no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals, companies and grants to run the programs and services it offers to the community.

>>MORE TO KNOW: Animal advocates for more than a century

They are dedicated to building loving relationships between people and pets. Founded 116 years ago, it is the largest and most-established no-kill animal welfare agency in the area. It focuses on pet adoptions, eliminating pet overpopulation, providing education and ensuring the humane treatment of animals. For more information about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, call (937) 268-PETS (7387) or visit


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Sideshow 13: This weekend’s free art and music festival the biggest yet

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Sideshow 12, one of Dayton's longest-running music and arts festival, was held at Yellow Cab on Friday, May 12 to Saturday, May 13. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam
Sideshow 12, one of Dayton's longest-running music and arts festival, was held at Yellow Cab on Friday, May 12 to Saturday, May 13. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam

Local musicians Ryan Palcic of Thundertaker and Taylor McGuff of McGuff & the Dumpster Fires are staunch supporters of Sideshow, presented at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26.

>> PHOTOS: Sideshow 12

Sideshow is celebrating its 13th anniversary of creating a free show of art and music for all ages. Sideshow is run entirely by volunteers and uses fundraisers and donations to offset the cost of hosting a show featuring more than 100 local artists and musicians.

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This event will be the biggest Sideshow yet with sculpture, painting, music, performers, wrestling, dancers, comedy, food trucks, local brews, photography and more. It will also feature a special Kid’s Sideshow portion.

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Palcic and McGuff, who have both played the festival with their bands, are in charge of the music portion of Sideshow 13. They sat down recently at the Yellow Cab Tavern to discuss their duties for the annual festival, which features work from more than 40 local artists and music from more than 40 area performers.

Novagold (pictured), the New Old-Fashioned, Sharon Lane, Far From Eden and Mandy Jewell are among the acts performing at Sideshow 13 at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton on Friday and Sturday, May 25 and 26. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Palcic: “Both of our bands were able to use Sideshow as a launching pad. We met other bands and got other gigs from it. If you’re a new band and it’s one of your first shows, if you come in here and you’re put in the right spot and you do a good job and you get a good crowd response, it’s easy to get involved out here. It certainly worked for us.”

McGuff: “Just for a show to go see, if you want a sampling of Dayton music, this is it. I can’t think of any other show where you can see this wide a swath of bands and acoustic artists and visual artists and poets as well. I get so excited for Sideshow. It really is my favorite event every year. I have a warm feeling every Sideshow weekend.”

Palcic: “I met so many people through Sideshow 10. That was the first year my band Thundertaker played. We played with Death By Fetish, Evil Eye Gypsy, Dead Tooth and McGuff & the Dumpster Fires. I met Taylor that night. I volunteered that first year and I had such a good time I’ve been doing it ever since.”

McGuff: “We had 110 applications or something like that this year. That’s the most I’ve seen so far, which is a great sign, but we had to cut that down to 42 acts and that made it even more difficult. This is also the first Sideshow we’ve worked where there are less spots than before.”

Palcic: “The hardest thing to do is cut band. “There is so much talent in the city, and we all have different tastes, so you inevitably end up having to make some tough decisions and cut bands you care about.”

Sideshow 13 performers include the New Old-Fashioned, Sharon Lane, Far From Eden, Mandy Jewell, the Repeating Arms and XL427. Exhibiting visual artists include Christine Gaffney, Matthew Reynolds, Tara Moore, Tom Gilliam, Jackie Wagner and Chris Corn.

Sideshow is celebrating its 13th anniversary of creating a free show of Art and Music that all ages can enjoy on May 25-26. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


Bradley the Dark

Cherry Fullam

Chris Corn

Christina Lewis

Christine Gaffney

Coco Birdi

David Kenworthy

Elysia Pritchett

Gary Mitchell

Grant Nikanowicz

Hannah Jones

Heather Lea Reid

Jackie Wagner

Jen Dyke

Jenny J. Ink

Jess Fecke

Jess Gilbert

Joe Augustin

Josh Arnold

Kara McCray

Lauren Wantz

Mal Thokey

Marishah Paddock

Matthew Reynolds

Megan Fiely

Melanie Dufresne

Michelle Carr

Mikee Huber

Nashonba Hostina

Phil Preston

Reilly Stasienko

Ron Rollins

Samantha Farkas

Sarah Mackenzie

Seth Ratliff

Summer Rose Fig

Tara Moore

Tiffany Hunter

Tom Gilliam

Travis Waller

Wendy Wagener-Harris

Whitney Marie

Sideshow is celebrating its 13th anniversary of creating a free show of Art and Music that all ages can enjoy on May 25-26. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


Friday Main Stage

7-7:40 p.m. John Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures

7:40-8:20 p.m. NOVAGOLD

8:20-9 p.m. The Repeating Arms

9-9:40 p.m. The Zygotes

9:40-10:20 p.m. Nasty Bingo

10:20-11 p.m. The New Old Fashioned

11-11:40 p.m. Bribing Senators

11:40 p.m. -12:20 a.m. Todd the Fox

12:20-1 a.m. Dip Spit vs. Duderus

Friday Acoustic Stage

7-7:40 p.m. Max B Greene

7:40-8:20 p.m. Mandy Jewell

8:20-9 p.m.Doug Nichols

9-9:40 p.m. Steve Makofka

9:40-10:20 p.m. Sam Stone

10:20-11 p.m. Rich Reuter

11-11:40 p.m. McGuff and the Dumpster Fires

11:40-12:20 a.m. Ryan Jones

12:20-1 a.m. The Typical Johnsons

Sideshow 12, one of Dayton's longest-running music and arts festival, was held at Yellow Cab on Friday, May 12 to Saturday, May 13. PHOTO / Tom Gilliam

Saturday Main Stage

5-5:40 p.m. Evil Eye Gypsy

5:40-6:20 p.m. The Vibe

6:20-7 p.m. Lord Kimbo/Flam Feeva

7-7:40 p.m. Enzo

7:40-8:20 p.m. Thank The Maker

8:20-9 p.m. Neo American Pioneers

9-9:40 p.m. The 1984 Draft

9:40-10 p.m. Scarecrow Sideshow

10:20-11 p.m. Stella’s Demise

11-11:40 p.m. Dark Backward

11:40 p.m.-12:20 a.m. Burn the Dead

12:20-1 a.m. Far From Eden

Saturday Acoustic Stage

5-5:40 p.m. Achilles Tenderloin

5:40-6:20 p.m. Debbie DeCasio

6:20-7 p.m. Moringa Moon

7-7:40 p.m. Chris Ball

7:40-8:20 p.m. Boo Lee Crosser

8:20-9 p.m. Vincent Holiday

9-9:40 p.m. Dan Sebree

9:40-10 p.m. XL247

10:20-11 p.m. Sharon Lane

11-11:40 p.m. Dayton Poetry Slam

11:40 p.m.-12:20 a.m. Dayton Poetry Slam

12:20-1 a.m. Kevin Milner


What: Sideshow 13 with Sharon Lane, Enzo, Dark Backward, Todd the Fox, Scarecrow Sideshow, the 1984 Draft and others

Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton

When: 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and 26


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JUST IN: Dave Chappelle throwing another epic party in Yellow Springs this weekend, and you can go 

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

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Comedian Dave Chappelle is ready to rip down the barn in Yellow Springs, again.

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Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. today, May 24, 2018, for Dave Chappelle’s Juke Joint in Yellow Springs. 

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

Few details are on for the party to feature D-Nice and Fred Yonnet and The Band With No Name. 

But D-Nice posted about it on his fan page promising “the best musical experiences of your life.” 

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Chappelle had his first Juke Joint in Yellow Springs in 2015. He has since had similar bashes all around the country. 

By all accounts, it was a party to remember the last time Chappelle, who lives near Yellow Springs, threw a two-day Juke Joint  in October 2016 at the Barn On Whitehall Farms/ Tecumeh Land Trust, 4625 US 68 in Yellow Springs.

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It is not clear how much tickets will cost for this weekend’s show. 

In 2016, general admission was $75 each day. VIP was $100. There was a $10 parking fee that had to be paid in advance. 

Both parties sold out, and a who's who of nationally known celebrities showed up to party down.

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Local residents danced the house down with a list of celebs that included rappers, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, CBS News' Gayle King, actor Bradley Cooper, model/actress Naomi Campbell, comedian Donnell Rawlings and magician David Blaine. 

Act fast if you want to see who shows up for yourself this time. 

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10 AMAZING festivals we just cannot wait for

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 11:21 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Nothing beats a summer festival - and Dayton has more than you could ever dream. Here's 10 of the best ones you won't want to miss. (Tabatha Wharton)

It is officially festival season, and we couldn’t be more excited!  

Mark your calendars, grab some stretchy pants and get ready to eat, drink and ooh-and-aah your way through these festivals coming up this spring and summer.

Strawberry pie is always a hot seller at the Troy Strawberry Festival. (CONTRIBUTED)(HANDOUT/Dayton Daily News)


Get ready for Strawberry Palooza (that’s this year’s festival theme). 

Chocolate-covered berries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, strawberry burritos, strawberry cheesecake and Troy’s famous strawberry donuts are just a few of the treats you’ll find at this festival.

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Need something more savory before dessert? Giant pork tenderloins, pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and more festival favorites will be scattered around the Public Square, downtown Troy. Expect tons of craft vendors, games and entertainment that includes Kung Fu from the Kong Hoi Kung Fu Association, a pie eating contest and music from New Frontiers, a Journey Tribute band.  

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3

WHERE: Downtown Troy, along the Public Square and Miami County River levee

INFO: Facebook TwitterInstagram

COST: Free  

NO CUTLINE for PBP festive Florida list Strawberry pie is always a hot seller at the Troy Strawberry Festival. (CONTRIBUTED)(HANDOUT/Dayton Daily News)


This year’s poultry party is expected to reach a monumental milestone — 1 million chicken dinners sold. Organizers expect to sell 25,000 of its “world famous” barbecue chicken dinners at this year’s festival. There will also be the 37th Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, an antique car parade, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days Contests, FREE kiddie tractor pull, rides and games for all ages, vendor area, Cake and Egg Contests, flower show, art and photo show, a 5K run, along with many other family friendly events.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 8, 9 and 10

WHERE: 459 S. Center St., Versailles


COST: Free
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Scene from the Jungle Jim's International Beer Festival. (Martin Wheeler III)


There will be more than 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries at the Father’s Day weekend bash. 

You’ll have the chance to try imported and local beers, along with craft brews and hard ciders.

Admission includes a picnic-style meal that includes BBQ beef sandwiches, potato chips, coleslaw or potato salad and a bottle of water.  

Cigars will be sold from Jungle Jim’s humidor that can be smoked on the terrace. 

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16

WHERE: Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Oscar Event Center, 5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield

INFO: |Twitter

COST: Early admission is $58.58 per day. General Admission is $47.93. 

From left, Lamb Burger, Chicken Popeye Slider, and Great American Bacon and Beer Burger. (Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press/TNS)(Detroit Free Press)


Enjoy mini sandwiches from a variety of restaurants at this event held at Lincoln Park in Kettering in partnership with the Miami Valley Restaurant Association. 

The Hathaways,  Exploit Band and Brother Believe Me will perform. Lawn chairs are encouraged. 

WHEN: 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 16  

WHERE: Lincoln Park Fraze Pavilion, 95 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

INFO: Website Facebook

COST: Free  

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Scene from the 2012 Vectren Dayton Air Show. Crowds watched the US Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team. Contributed Photo by Charles Caperton (


Celebrate Dayton’s aviation heritage and honor our local military history at the Air Show. There will be performances from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Sean D. Tucker, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco, P-51C Red Tail Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen,” the Redline Airshow  and Vicky Benzing.

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WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24

WHERE: 3800 Wright Drive, Vandalia

INFO: Website Facebook| Twitter

COST:  Tickets can be purchased online by June 17 for $21 plus a processing fee on the internet for adults and $16 for seniors and youth ages 6 to 11. Online tickets for adults increase to $25 plus fees June 18 to 24. Gate admission is $25 for adults and $16 for seniors and youth. Discounted tickets can be purchased at Kroger starting May 14.  

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Food, music and craft beer from the Yellow Springs Brewery all in one event? The second Springsfest was on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Here is who we spotted. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER(Tom Gilliam)


Dayton’s rock legends Guided By Voices and Twin Peaks of Chicago will headline the third annual SpringsFest, which features brews by Yellow Springs Brewery, Warped Wing and MadTree. 

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>> PHOTOS: Springsfest in Yellow Springs 2017

Other acts include Caamp; Counterfeit Madison, Speaking Suns, The Cordial Sins, Adam Remnant, Teen Age; Scary Balance; Gaptooth Grin and Lori. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 7

WHERE: John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs.

INFO: facebookWebsite

COST: Early bird passes are $45 each. The $55 full price passes go on sale June 15.

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Pies and Pints Pizza and Craft Beer’s signature wings took home the award for best wings at 2014’s Kickin’ Chicken Wing Festival. They’ll defend their title again this year on July 9 at the Fraze Pavilion. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Enjoy bold food, great music, and a family-friendly party at the Fraze. Several restaurants will bring their best of the best.

>> Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest 2018

Entertainment includes 24Seven Party Band, The North 41 

and Lt. Dan’s New Legs

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 

WHERE: Lincoln Park at Fraze Pavilion, 95 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

INFO: Website 

COST: Free

Sean Askren's hot air balloon "Bohica" and Doug Grimes' "The Gator" balloon were inflated during a media preview Thursday, July 20 for The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival at Smith Park in Middletown. The event runs Friday through Sunday. For more information visit NICK GRAHAM/STAFF


This sanctioned hot air balloon competition will feature a race of 30 participants for the glory, the coveted Ohio Challenge Trophy and a bid to attend the Nationals. There will be night balloon glows at dusk, a car show, balloon rides, fireworks, outdoor concerts, food vendors, arts and crafts, and carnival rides.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 20-21

WHERE:2301 Wedekind Drive, Middletown


COST: $5 for adults, children under 12 are free. Parking $15 (includes free shuttle and admission)

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Gaelic Storm will once again headline the Dayton Celtic Festival this July. CONTRIBUTED


Celtic music is just one of the things to love about one of the most popular festivals of the summer. There’s also the beer, the kilts and the delicious grub. Three days of free live music from Gaelic Storm; Scythian; Sock In The Frying Pan, Rory Makem; The Fitzgeralds, We Banjo 3 and Heron Valley. 

Did we mention the beer, food and culture?

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WHEN: Friday to Sunday, July 27-29

WHERE: Riverscape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave., Dayton

INFO: Website | Facebook

| Instagram

>> PHOTOS: Dayton Celtic Festival 2017

The fifth annual Bacon Fest took over the Fraze Pavilion, in Kettering, with porky fun on Sunday, Aug. 20. The event sponsored by the Fraze and Miami Valley Restaurant Raiders — a monthly “foodie” group that visits local restaurants — featured bacon treats from 15 locally owned restaurant. STAFF PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM(Tom Gilliam/Tom Gilliam)


Bacon on bacon on bacon. And also bacon.

>> PHOTOS: Did we catch you drooling over the amazing food at Bacon Fest? 

This festival sets out to prove that “everything goes better with bacon.”

Local restaurants create bacon-ey dishes for the event presented by the Restaurant Raiders, a foodie group that supports Dayton area restaurants. 

Music includes Cherry Avenue, The Fries and Fu5ion.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

WHERE: Fraze Pavilion, 95 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering


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