Can you believe the 4th of July is already upon us? Let’s have a great red, white, and blue week!
On Wednesday, you will be able to enjoy a special Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles at Rumbleseat Wine. Sports fanatics should plan to watch the Dragons as they play the Lansing Lugnuts at Fifth Third Field. If you have a constant craving for live music, listen to k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang at the Fraze Pavilion or make your way to Yankee Trace for Jazz on the Green. And if you love musicals but prefer to stay indoors, make sure you have your tickets to see The Lion King at the Schuster Center.
On Thursday, head to The Moraine Embassy for After Work Thursdays. If it’s your date night, take your honey out for a delicious dinner at Coco’s Bistro, where they will be offering 1/2 Price Wine by the Bottle. If you haven’t yet been to a Pecha Kucha, I encourage you to go to the Yellow Cab Building for Volume 7. It will be a great idea sharing party, with short presentations by a wonderful and diverse group of people! (For more info, check out the article here.) And finally, all of you who would like to hang out in Margaritaville should be sure to get your tickets to see Parrots of the Caribbean as part of the 7th Annual Concert for Literacy at the Fraze Pavilion.
On Friday, put your gardening skills to good use at RiverScape with RiverScape Gardeners. Although you may not be taking that Italian vacation this summer, you can still see Reflections of Italy at Elaine Balsley Fine Art. In the evening, you will want to be downtown for First Friday, which is a monthly art hop held at several locations throughout downtown. (For more info, you can click here.) If you’re a biker, enjoy the summer weather and participate in the Courteous Mass Ride, starting at Fifth-Third Field. Also there, you will be able to catch the Dragons game where they will be playing the Bowling Green Hot Rods. In addition, the Cityfolk Festival will be going on at RiverScape. Or for a blast from the past, head to De’Lish for An Intimate Evening with Chico DeBarge. And if for some odd reason you’re not downtown, it is perfectly acceptable only if you are wearing your boogie shoes and getting down tonight with KC & The Sunshine Band at Fraze Pavilion.
On Saturday, RiverScape is the place to be. Consider “Riding the River” with their kayak rentals, or joining in the fun at the Cityfolk Festival. Over at Fifth Third Field, the Dayton Dragons will be playing the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Or, you can catch The Lion King (please don’t actually take him home) at the Schuster Center.
On Sunday, the Cityfolk Festival will still be going strong. There are also a variety of celebrations around the Miami Valley, including the Fairborn Family Block Party, the Star Spangled Celebration at Vandalia Sports Complex, and the Annual Fireworks Buffet at the Dayton Racquet Club. Also, if you’re downtown, be sure to see the City of Dayton Fireworks!
On Monday (hopefully you have the day off work!), there are several 4th of July celebrations in the area, such as the Americana Festival – Street Fair (Centerville/Washington Township), the Fairborn 4th Parade
at Fairborn Plaza, the Beavercreek 4th of July Festival at Rotary Park, and Kettering’s Go 4th Celebration at Delco Park. And if you’re not at one of them, hopefully you’re celebrating the day by cooking out with family and friends!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing, it just waved.
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!