Upcoming Festivals 2021

Summer is here and life is slowly returning to normal. With this in mind, here are the statuses of some of the nearby festivals coming this summer:

On for Festivities:

    • Dayton Pride Parade & Festival – Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th in Downtown Dayton
    • Jewish Cultural Festival – Temple Israel with be hosting on June 11th as a drive-thru event
    • Lebanon Country Music Festival – Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th on Main Street in Lebanon
    • Celtic Festival Ohio – June 19th, 11am-11pm at Renaissance Fairgrounds in Waynesville
    • Waynesville Street Faire – June 19th, July 17th, August 14th, and September 11th, Main Street in Waynesville
    • Lights in Flight Festival and Fireworks Show – July 4th, 5-10 pm at Riverscape

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The Night Run – One Year Later

On May 11th, 2020, the Dayton Late Night scene changed forever, when Dion McElrath announced his new show, The Night Run starring Dion McElrath.
We were so lucky to meet Dion and interview him back in August, and share his story. We later then appeared on an episode too!Dionva

Since its debut on DATV, Dion and his crew have put out so many fantastic episodes. Check them out on their YouTube channel to watch all of the past episodes!
We’re looking forward to many more episodes.

A World A’Fair 2021 is Postponed

After the 2020 A World A’Fair was postponed, and then cancelled, we were so disappointed. Unfortunately, it seems like that may be the case again. Originally scheduled for Friday May 21st through Sunday May 23rd, the festival has once again been postponed, and will potentially be rescheduled for the fall.

Please enjoy some pictures from past years of A World A’Fair.

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Clued Upp Dayton: The Dayton Ripper

Have you ever wanted to play detective? Now’s your chance! Clued Upp: The Dayton Ripper is coming to Dayton!

According to their website, “CluedUpp Detective Days are like giant, outdoor escape games. It’s where clue-solving meets adventure. It’s the most exciting murder-mystery you’ll ever attend.” One $51 ticket covers a team of 6 players in a self-guided murder mystery!

When: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Where: Dayton
What you’ll need: 2-6 players, one smartphone, a team name, and optional costume

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • fastest team
  • best detective-inspired fancy dress
  • best team picture
  • best team name
  • best under-16 young detective
  • best K-9

We’ve Extended the Deadline!

Hey All, we’ve gotten a few requests to extend the deadline for the Dayton Unknown Virtual Scavenger Hunt, so we’ve decided to extend the deadline for submissions until Wednesday, June 30th!

Picture submissions can be funny, creative, literal, or any other way you can imagine! We look forward to seeing your submissions! You can follow all the prompts, or just choose a select few that inspire you!

  • ______ is for ________
  • Work from Home
  • These are a few of my favorite things
  • Wash your hands
  • I love my selfie
  • Wear a mask!
  • Another perspective
  • Seeing red
  • Quarantine style
  • How I spend my day
  • Eat your heart out
  • Keep it Clean!
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • We are in this together
  • Social Distance

Carmen’s Deli – Support Local Business

Carmen’s Deli, located in Stratacache (Kettering) Tower is a place close to our hearts, as it was the location of our Sara’s first date with her husband. They have been hit pretty hard by Covid and the loss of approximately 5,200 people for the lunch crowd.Check out this video by Dan Edwards.

Dayton Unknown Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to 2021!

We at Dayton Unknown hope this year will start a return to normal life, but in the meantime, let’s try to enjoy our unique situations!

Dayton Unknown will be hosting a Virtual Quarantine-themed Photo Scavenger Hunt! Instead of meeting in person and everyone takes pictures of the same location, this time the fun can take place at home! All you have to do is take pictures and submit the captioned photos to us at daytonunknown@hotmail.com by March 31st, 2021.

Picture submissions can be funny, creative, literal, or any other way you can imagine! We look forward to seeing your submissions! You can follow all the prompts, or just choose a select few that inspire you!

Here are the prompts:

  • ______ is for ________
  • Work from Home
  • These are a few of my favorite things
  • Wash your hands
  • I love my selfie
  • Wear a mask!
  • Another perspective
  • Seeing red
  • Quarantine style
  • How I spend my day
  • Eat your heart out
  • Keep it Clean!
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • We are in this together
  • Social Distance

We’ll share the results in another post after the submission date!

Stillwater Christmas Bazaar

We finally got to attend an event this year! We told you about the Stillwater Christmas Bazaar a few weeks ago and we went and had such a great time!

We loved all of the different crafts and products, and we saw a few familiar faces (we’re looking at you, Lindsey @ Yellowquil). Check out the pictures below!

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Also, for the first time in over 25 years, the Holiday Bazaar at Be Hope Church (formerly Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene) is cancelled. We are so sad we won’t be able to attend this, as it is one of our favorite holiday events.

Check out our past posts about the Holiday Bazaar: