๐Ÿ’Ž Planes, Trains & Car Shows (Issue #42)

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Good Morning,

And welcome to the 204 new subscribers that have joined us since last week! Every week, we share events and shows curated for the Miami Valley.

Before we dive in, Iโ€™d like to get your thoughts on something. I recently had a chat with someone and they had an idea to create a printable event calendar for each month. Something folks could download, print, and hang on their fridge.

Is this something youโ€™d like and would use? Reply to this email and let me know. Maybe weโ€™ll do something with itโ€ฆ

Alrighty, letโ€™s get to the good stuff!

โ€” Max



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๐Ÿงท 5th St. Gives Back - Dayton Diaper Depot

๐Ÿ“… Thurs: 4 - 10 pm
๐Ÿ“ Fifth Street Brew Pub, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Grab a bite and a pint, all in support of Dayton Diaper Depot at Fifth Street Brew Pub! Ten percent of all sales will go toward this amazing organization, which collects and donates diapers to local families in need.

Want to support even further and take a chance at some fun prizes? Buy some raffle tickets ($3 for 1, $10 for 4) and stay for the drawings starting at 6 pm. A great way to spend a Thursday night and support an incredibly impactful local charity! Learn more here.


๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Pride Art Show

๐Ÿ“… Fri: 5 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ The Secret Chamber House, Fairborn
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate pride at The Secret Chamber House of Oddities and Artwork with a unique art show. Enjoy diverse artwork from local artists, from face paint to poetry.

This event coincides with the Fairborn's pride celebration downtown in Market Square, offering a vibrant atmosphere right on the same block. The art show runs rain or shine, making it a perfect addition to your pride festivities. Learn more here.


๐ŸŽต Springboro Summer Concert Series

๐Ÿ“… Fri: 7:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ North Park, Springboro
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Join the Springboro community for an evening of live music at North Park. This Friday's performers are E5C4P3, a nationally touring Journey tribute band.

Enjoy some grub from local food trucks and refreshing drinks on site. Seating is not provided, so be sure to bring some lawn chairs or blankets to lounge with. Learn more here.


๐Ÿš— DCC Car Show

๐Ÿ“… Sat: 8 - 11 am
๐Ÿ“ Austin Landing, Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Join Dayton Cars and Coffee (DCC) for their third outing of car show season! Marvel at muscle cars, slick sports cars, and cool classics. With a big focus on respect and safety, DCC creates a casual atmosphere for your enjoyment.

They prohibit revving, burnouts, speeding, and fast exits. This is a show for admiring cars, not being annoyed by them! A perfect place for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Learn more here.


๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ 2024 Dayton Air Show

๐Ÿ“… Sat & Sun: 9 am - 6 pm
๐Ÿ“ Wright Bros Aero, Vandalia
๐Ÿ’ฐ $35+

Is there a more fitting place to have an air show than the birthplace of human flight? Come to marvel at planes of all eras, shapes, and sizes at the Dayton Airport.

Beyond the sights in the sky, there'll be plenty of aircraft on the ground โ€” open and ready for exploration! This is a staple summer event in the Miami Valley and a favorite for flight fanatics of all ages. Get your tickets here.


๐Ÿ’ฎ Zinnia Days Craft Show

๐Ÿ“… Sat: 9 am - 4 pm | Sun: 10 am - 3 pm
๐Ÿ“ Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia
๐Ÿ’ฐ $3

Discover unique treasures at this fundraising event for 4 Paws for Ability. With 70+ vendors, you'll find everything from handcrafted wreaths and artisan candles to alpaca yarns and fused glass jewelry.

Enjoy delicious food truck offerings while you browse. Entry is a $3 cash donation, supporting 4 Paws for Ability train service animals. Learn more here.


๐Ÿš‚ Carillon Park Rail Festival

๐Ÿ“… Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm | Sun: 11 am - 4 pm
๐Ÿ“ Carillon Park, Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Kid: $10 | Adult: $14 | Senior: $12

All aboard! Our next stop is a fun-filled train-themed weekend at Carillon Park! Delight in free miniature train rides, live steam engines, and model train displays. Explore historical exhibits and shop from rail vendors.

Don't miss the park's rail-themed artifacts, including the oldest existing American-built locomotive (the B&O #1 John Quincy Adams). A great event for train enthusiasts both big and small! Get your tickets here.


๐Ÿ›๏ธ Gem City Expo Flea Market

๐Ÿ“… Sat: 12 - 5 pm
๐Ÿ“ Yellow Cab Tavern, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate Dayton's entrepreneurial spirit and creativity at this vibrant marketplace! Shop vintage items, home decor, and unique art pieces while enjoying tunes from a live DJ.

Featured vendors include Jars by Jas, Markoffs Closet L.L.C, MsLovexoArt, and many more. A perfect day out to support local talent and find one-of-a-kind treasures. Learn more here.


๐Ÿป Charity Tap Celebration

๐Ÿ“… Fri, Jun 28th: 6 - 7:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ On Par Entertainment, Beavercreek
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Support a great cause at On Par! From 6 - 7:30, all proceeds from the dedicated charity tap will go to Clothes That Work, a local non-profit that provides clothing and coaching for job seekers.

Enjoy a drink and bring gently used, workplace-appropriate clothing to donate. Have some fun while helping folks in our community dress for success. Register for free here.


๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Yellow Springs Pride Festival

๐Ÿ“… Sat, Jun 29th: 11 am - 5 pm
๐Ÿ“ Downtown Yellow Springs
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Wear your purple and your pride to celebrate with the Yellow Springs community! The parade starts at 11 am and this year's theme is purple for the "PURPLE March" to champion reproductive rights, diversity, and inclusion.

After the parade, enjoy live music all afternoon and plenty of vendors to shop from. And be sure to bring your appetite with so many food truck treats waiting to delight. Note: pets are not permitted. Learn all about the festivities here.


๐Ÿฅ’ Dayton Pickle Fest

๐Ÿ“… Sat, Jun 29th: 3 - 10:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ Austin Landing, Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Advance: $5 | Doors: $10

Feeling dilly? Come and relish in a pickle-packed party at Pickle Fest! Savor pickles prepared in practically every way imaginable, from crispy deep-fried slices to cool pickle-flavored popsicles.

Score some pickle-themed merch and dance the evening away on the lawn to live music. A dill-ightful day awaits! See all the vendors and grab your early-bird tickets here.


๐Ÿป HVOhio Beer Fest

๐Ÿ“… Sat, Jun 29th: 4:30 - 7 pm
๐Ÿ“ Hidden Valley Orchards, Lebanon
๐Ÿ’ฐ Drinker: $45 | Non-Drinker: $30

Raise a glass at the HVOhio Beer Fest! Sample fantastic local brews and meet the brewers behind them. Proceeds also support Diabetes Dayton and its mission to serve those affected by diabetes.

Drink tickets include 10 3-ounce pours for you to enjoy. Non-beer drinkers, (still 21+), can savor non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails. Food will be available with both. Get your tickets here and sip local!


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Laser Lizzo | Boonshoft Museum | 6:30pm | $15

Mike Wade & the Nasty NATI Brass Band | Levitt Pavilion | 7pm | Free

The Milo's | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Laser The Weeknd | Boonshoft Museum | 8pm | $15

The Fab Four (Beatles Tribute) | Rose Music Center | 8pm | $24+

Benny Bodine | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8pm | Free

Bourbon Road Band | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

The Hanky Panks | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

John Gassett Album Release | Yellow Cab Tavern | 8pm | $10

Don't Climb The Towers Album Release | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | $10

Nathan Jenkins Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Triple Nickle Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free



Laser Beyonce | Boonshoft Museum | 6:30pm | $15

Reverend Horton Heat | Levitt Pavilion | 7pm | Free

Matt Jenkins | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

David Payne Album Release | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7:30pm | Advance: $9, Doors: $12

Kierstead | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Laser Prince | Boonshoft Museum | 8pm | $15

Mr. Speed (KISS Tribute) | Fraze Pavilion | 8pm | $20+

Full Tilt | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Half~Life | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

Circus Ricky Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8pm | Free

Summer Highway | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Comstock Lode | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free



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

The Hello Girls | Beavercreek Community Theatre | 8pm | $15+



Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 5pm | $19+

The Hello Girls | Beavercreek Community Theatre | 8pm | $15+



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



John Morgan | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $20

Vince Morris | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $20

Earl Buck & Friends | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $10



John Morgan | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm | $20

Vince Morris | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $20


Thatโ€™s all for today. Thank you for reading this weekโ€™s memo!

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

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