- Dayton – Lights in Flight Festival: A street festival at RiverScape on Sunday, July 3rd at 5pm, then the Lights in Flight fireworks show at 10pm.
- Beavercreek – 2022 Fourth of July Celebration: A parade at 6pm on Monday, July 4th, along Dayton-Xenia Road from Meadow Bridge Drive to Beavercreek High School. The fun then continues at Rotary Park, and ends with a 10pm fireworks show!
- Kettering – Go 4th!: Monday July 4th, from 6pm-10pm at Delco Park with food trucks, live music, a kids’ zone, and fireworks at 10pm!
- Centerville – Americana Festival: The 50th Americana Festival starts on Sunday, July 3rd at Centerville High School with a festival, then continues on Monday, July 4th with a 5K run, parade, street fair, and more!
- Huber Heights – Star Spangled Heights: A full day of celebration starting at 10am on Saturday, July 2nd, at Thomas Cloud Park with festivities, then fireworks at dusk!
This festival involves over 150 volunteers contributing their time to serve food, perform, lead tours, and answer questions about Judaism, all to welcome everyone to share the Jewish experience.
Some highlights for this years events are:
- Interactive, hands-on projects for children and a giant inflatable slide.
- Baked goods such as rugelach, hamentaschen, mandel bread, honey cake, and challah.
- There will be interactive sessions featuring local and regional speakers including rabbis.
- Crafts will include a market to showcase Jewish and Israeli arts and crafts including woodworking, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and accessories from local and regional artisans.
- If you’re feeling lucky, try your chances to win one of five prize bundles worth over a total of $4500.
Bring items to donate to Crayons to Classrooms and Daybreak or stay to make a toy to be donated to SICSA.
Marshall Weiss will be just outside the Jewish Federation tent on Sunday from 11-2, with copies of his new book Stories of Jewish Dayton. Get a chance to meet him in person and get a copy of his book!
- Koogler Wetland Prairie Reserve
- Russ Nature Preserve
- Caesar Creek State Park
- Twin Creek MetroPark
- Germantown MetroPark
- Aullwood Farm
- Charleston Falls Preserve
- John Bryan State Park
Unfortunately, the event has been cancelled for the third year in a row. According to a statement on their website:
“Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and its variants plus uncertainties surrounding the Convention Center’s new ownership and management, the festival board has decided to cancel the May 2022 festival and study revamping the festival, pretty much from scratch. We have formed a committee to study what our options might be and as any decisions are made they’ll be presented here.”
We hope to see the festival return in the future! Here are some pictures from past years.
According to the website, “This exhibit is reproduced using state-of-the-art technology and is suitable for all audiences, relying on a spacious area where Michelangelo’s masterpieces stretch floor-to-ceiling and closer than ever. The experience will awaken visitors’ curiosity by presenting a never-before-seen perspective of his timeless masterpieces.”
One month, opening January 14th, 2022
Each visit takes 60-90 minutes
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sundays: 11am – 5:30pm
Mall at Fairfield Commons
2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431
Upper Level of previous Elder-Beerman
$19 per adult (13+)
$13.30 per child (4-12)
$14.30 per 65+, student, or military
(VIP ticket options are available also)