💎 Fests, Concerts, and… Peaches? (Issue #40)

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Good Morning,

And welcome to the 311 new subscribers that have joined us since last week! Every week, we share events and shows curated for the Miami Valley.

Looks like we’ll be treated to a sunny and warm weekend. Between that and all of these festivals and outdoor concerts, it’s clear that summer is here! Hope you can get out and enjoy it!

Now let’s get to it!

— Max



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🍑 Peach Truck Day

📅 Friday: 4 - 6 pm
📍 Loose Ends Brewing, Centerville
💰 Free Entry

'Tis the season for fresh peaches, and you can pick up a box (or two) from the Peach Truck visiting Loose Ends.

While you're there, indulge in their special Sweet Heat Peach Burger. Feeling saucy and peachy? Try their Meitner Beer, a Blonde Ale brewed with 40 lbs of real peach puree. Learn more.


🎪 St. Christopher’s Summer Festival

📅 Fri: 6 pm - 12 am | Sat: 1 pm - 12 am | Sun: 12 - 6 pm
📍 St. Christopher Church, Vandalia
💰 Free

Celebrate summer with the St. Christopher community! With rides and games for kids of all ages, and card games for adults, there's plenty of action for the whole family — not to mention the raffle with a $5,000 grand prize.

Savor delicious food, including St. Chris’ famous pork tenderloin sandwiches and deep-fried pickles. Plus, enjoy craft beers from rotating taps all weekend long. A classic community festival in the northern Miami Valley. Learn more.


🎤 Party At The Landing With Crush

📅 Friday: 6 - 10 pm
📍 Austin Landing, Miamisburg
💰 Free

Get ready to rock out at the first Party at the Landing. Listen to Crush, a tribute band led by Doug Shepard, capture Bon Jovi’s greatest hits. Enjoy epic tunes, food trucks, and ice-cold beer in the beer garden.

Proceeds support the Skylar Kooken Scholarship Foundation, a local college scholarship. You're invited to bring your own lawn chair, but coolers and outside alcohol are prohibited. Learn more.


🎪 St. Helen’s Spring Festival

📅 Fri: 6:30 - 11 pm | Sat: 1 - 11 pm | Sun: 1 - 9 pm
📍 St. Helen Church, Riverside
💰 Free

Head on down to Riverside for St. Helen's annual festival. Enjoy rides of all sizes, games for kids big and small, and gambling for adults. Plus, grand raffles with hourly $100 drawings and big prizes each night.

Listen to non-stop live music, with 20 bands performing across two stages all weekend. Feast on classic festival food like funnel cakes while sipping on craft beer and frozen margaritas.

Wondering about parking? You can park at the school itself, St. Mark's nearby, or catch the free shuttle from Carroll. Learn more.


🎪 Yellow Springs Street Fair

📅 Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm
📍 Downtown Yellow Springs
💰 Free

Join the Yellow Springs community for the spring edition of one of the Miami Valley's most beloved festivals! In 2023, this won 2nd place in Best of Dayton's "Annual Festivals" category.

See 250+ vendors take over downtown Yellow Springs with their booths lining the streets. Enjoy lots of live music and cold drinks from the beer tent. Be sure to bring your appetite for all the food trucks waiting there to delight.

Parking will go quickly for this event. Our advice is to grab a spot outside of town on Dayton Yellow Springs Road. Sure, it adds a walk but avoids a lot of congestion. Learn more.


🍓 Strawberry Days

📅 Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
📍 Hidden Valley Orchards, Lebanon
💰 Free

Sample strawberry-themed treats all around HVO's farm this weekend! Enjoy delicious creations in the Kitchen, bakery items in the Market Barn, and frosty fruity swirls from the Coop.

Sip on unique strawberry concoctions by mixologist TJ in the Crate Room. Groove to live music on Saturday with Different and the Same, and Sunday with the Lacy Jane Band.

Registration is not required but is appreciated to help them plan attendance. RSVP for Saturday here and Sunday here.


🎪 Waynesville Street Faire

📅 Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
📍 Downtown Waynesville
💰 Free

Explore the charm of historic Waynesville at its annual street fair! Browse vintage clothing, unique antiques, and handmade treasures from over 50 vendors. Looking for some new garden additions? Bring your green thumb and grab some new plants as well.

Listen to live music and treat yourself to tasty bites from food trucks. Kids can enjoy activities organized by the local arts council. It's a day of nostalgia, creativity, and community in the heart of Waynesville! Learn more.


🌇 Sunset At The Market

📅 Thu, Jun 13th: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
📍 2nd Street Market, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Come out for a unique evening of shopping with 2nd Street Market’s Sunset series. This occasion focuses on community, inclusion, and supporting local arts. Participate in seasonal activities, play games, and watch live artisan demonstrations.

Explore the Word’s Faire Art Bazaar, featuring local authors, artists, and a spoken word poetry event headlined by Leroy D. Bean. Enjoy a musical performance by the Stivers Jazz band. Learn more.


🎤 Party In The Park: Simply Queen

📅 Fri, Jun 14th: 5:30 - 9:30 pm
📍 St. Leonard’s Lawn, Centerville
💰 Free

Celebrate summer with Centerville's Party in the Park series! Rock out at this season's opening show with classic hits from Queen performed by Simply Queen. Since Stubbs Park is under construction this year, these events have moved to St. Leonard's front lawn, giving the concerts a music festival feel that's quite fitting.

Grab a bite from local food trucks and a pint (or two) from the beer tent. With activities for the kids and over 30 vendors to shop from, there's even more to do before the show starts at 7 pm.

This event is organized in part by the Heart of Centerville Washington Township, a local business group we're proud members of. So, you may see us helping man the beer tent at one of the concerts! Learn more.


☘️ Celtic Fest Ohio

📅 Sat, Jun 15th: 11 am - 10 pm
📍 Renaissance Park, Waynesville
💰 Adults: $17 | Kids 12 & Under: Free

See the Renaissance Fest grounds transformed into a Celtic wonderland! Celtic bands will be rocking all day, playing everything from modern bagrock to traditional tunes. All while local dance troupes tap and bounce on the dance stage.

Beyond the live entertainment, you'll find plenty of food and drink from the Isles to enjoy as well, and wares with a Celtic flair from over 100 vendors to browse. If Celtic music is your jam, then get your tickets here for some shamrock shenanigans.


🍷 Wine Fest

📅 Sat, Jun 15th: 5 - 9 pm
📍 The Greene, Beavercreek
💰 Advance: $25 | Doors: $30

Taste and try a variety of wines at the Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Wine Fest. Each ticket includes 10 two oz. samples and a souvenir glass. Not a fan of wine? No worries, you can grab a cold drink at the beer garden.

Satisfy your hunger with delicious bites from Greek Street and Sweet-umms food trucks. Spend the evening listening to Party Punch jam out in the plaza. Get your tickets for the tasting here.


🦞 Dayton Seafood Fest

📅 Sat, Jun 15th: 5 - 9 pm
📍 Yellow Cab Tavern, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Celebrate National Lobster Day at Yellow Cab Tavern's seafood-themed food truck rally. Dive into tons of crab, lobster, shrimp, and fish prepared and served by amazing local food trucks.

This is their 11th year putting on family-friendly events like this for foodies. Treat your taste buds and see who is participating here.


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The Wet Bandits | RiverScape MetroPark | 6pm | Free

Ashley Martin | Uptown Centerville (Main & Franklin) | 6:30pm | Free

Slippery Creek | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7pm | Advance: $9, Doors: $12

New World Symphony | Schuster Center | 7:30pm | $20+

Ben & Pete | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Evan Mathews Band | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Uncle Rico | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

Visitor | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | $5

Joe Waters | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Side Piece Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free

Carmen Clouse | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | Free



Philadelphia Phil | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

Pete Price Album Release | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7pm | Advance: $8, Doors: $10

Dancing In The Street w/ Overdrive | Jayne's On Main | 7pm | Free

New World Symphony | Schuster Center | 7:30pm | $20+

Ty Herndon DGMC | Dayton Masonic Center | 8pm | $25

Kenny Floyd | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Rusted Reserve | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

IRISOUL, Polar Erection, No Clue | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | $5

Reece Murray Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Reform School Reunion | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Terry Douglas Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free

Rocking The Yard | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5



The Church Basement Ladies: Plowin' Thru | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 12:30pm & 7:30pm | $70+

Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 8pm | $19+



The Church Basement Ladies: Plowin' Thru | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 7:30pm | $70+

Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 8pm | $19+



The Church Basement Ladies: Plowin' Thru | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 12:30pm & 7:30pm | $70+

Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 3pm | $19+



Christopher Titus | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $37

Caleb Synan | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $15



That One Mailman & T-Robe | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm & 9pm | $42

Caleb Synan | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $15


Friday, June 14th

Donnell Rawlings | Dayton Masonic Center | 7pm | $25 - $100

Guy Torry | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $24


Saturday, June 15th

Guy Torry | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm & 9pm | $24

Grumpy Dads | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $15


That’s all for today. Thank you for reading this week’s memo!

Hope you have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

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