This is going to be a super exciting weekend for Downtown Dayton. There is so much going on, and I encourage you all to get out there and take advantage of it. I hear a lot of people speak so poorly of our city—how nothing ever happens, and there's nothing to do. However, this weekend there will be SO much happening, One definitely won't have time to get to it all. So please, please, please, get out and support our city. It takes a little bit of participation from everyone to make our home a happier place.
The Greek Fest is going on all weekend. They have amazing food, and an awesome little store that sells Greek items. I bought a beautiful soapstone owl their last year:
Urban Nights is tonight from 5-10. All of Downtown will be opened up, heavily patroled, and well-lit. It's walkable, but you can also take free trollies around town to easily reach several destinations. See lots of art galleries, free performances, etc. My husband's band, Me & Mountains, will be performing at the "Spotlight on Second" stage from 8-9, at the corner of Second and Jefferson.
My favorite part of Urban Nights is the Taste of the Miami Valley. Taking part in this event at Riverscape tonight from 5-11, will be numerous local restaurants. They will be featuring a handful of their signature dishes. You purchase tickets for $2.50 apiece when you arrive, and trade your tickets at each booth for a sampling of their featured items. If you love to eat, as I do, you shouldn't miss this.
Tomorrow, Saturday, the Oregon District will be hosting their first ever Oregon Arts District Street Fair (10am-6pm), on East 5th Street. There will be several vendors selling handmade goods, food, crafts, vintage clothing, art, and more.
P.S. I designed this lovely poster :)