2017, you had us at Robert Redford shooting a movie in downtown Dayton.
Celebrities just couldn’t stay away from the Gem City in 2017.
Below is a rundown of our seven favorite celebrity sightings.
Let us know if we’ve forgotten your favorite!
7 🌠 ALTON BROWN EATS DAYTON
The Food Network’s Alton Brown whipped Dayton foodies into a frenzy by simply eating.
Brown, a TV personality best known for Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, was in Dayton on Oct. 24 for his stage show, “Eat Your Science,” at the Schuster Center.
He sampled some of our best grub.
6 🌠 MARK ZUCKERBERG SWINGS BY DAYTON
One of the most powerful men in the world visited Dayton, and it was a secret from most until he was gone.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and founder, talked to local officials about the opioid epidemic that has devastated families here and beyond.
He posted about the experience on his official Facebook page.
5 🌠 CATHY GUISEWITE LOVES DAYTON
The woman behind one of the nation’s most successful comic strips is a big fan of her hometown.
“Cathy” creator Cathy Guisewite said she cherished this city while accepting her spot in the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame.
The Dayton native said she started bawling her eyes out as her plane landed at Dayton International Airport.
“There was a feeling of coming home that is very powerful,” Cathy Guisewite, the famed creator of the “Cathy” comic strip, told us.
“I don’t think I ever could have done what I did in my life If I didn't have my start here.”
Guisewite was inducted with a list of Dayton notables that included Oscar Boonshoft and Marjorie Boonshoft; Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis Sr.; David L. Hobson; Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and actress Allison Janney.
4 🌠 DAVE CHAPPELLE BRINGS GAYLE TO YELLOW SPRINGS
One of the Dayton area’s worst-kept secrets is that Dave Chappelle lives on a farm near Yellow Springs.
Chappelle shared that fact with the world when he showed “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King around the Greene County village in March.
It wasn’t the first time King was spotted in Yellow Springs.
If you recall, King was among the celebrities spotted in Yellow Springs in October 2016 for the first night of “Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint” parties.
As far as we can tell, 2018 has been a big year for Chappelle.
He won an Emmy, his first, for hosting “Saturday Night Live” following Donald Trump’s election and he is up for a Grammy in the Best Comedy Album category for “The Age Of Spin” and “Deep In The Heart Of Texas.”
“Equanimity,” the third of three comedy specials for Netflix, is set to be released on New Year’s Eve
3 🌠 ALLISON JANNEY JOINS DAYTON’S WALK
Hometown girl Allison Janney won our hearts all over again when she came to town to be inducted into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame.
Janney shared her love for Ashley’s Pastry Shop’s Sand Tarts during an interview with us.
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Raised in Oakwood, Janney is the co-star of CBS’ “Mom.”
She is perhaps best known for her role as C.J. Cregg on the NBC series “The West Wing,” for which she received four Emmy awards and four Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.
She told us she’d put the Walk of Fame award with her other trophies.
The former Miami Valley School student and star of stage and screen thanked her parents and a long list of Dayton people and institutions for influencing her and supporting her during her walk of fame acceptance speech.
“I feel incredibly grateful, and I will never forget being cemented into the fabric of Dayton, Ohio,” she said.
2 🌠 A TIP FROM CHRISSY TEIGEN
It is not exactly unusual for John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen to bop around the area.
He’s from Springfield and still has ties to the community, after all.
But the tip Tiegen, a model and the co-host of “Lip Sync Battle,” left for a Centerville waitress was pretty fantastic.
Teigen, a huge fan of of Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion, dropped a $1,000 tip on waitress Mikayla Scott.
1 🌠 ROBERT REDFORD, DANNY GLOVER AND THE GANG
Hollywood icon Robert Redford literally shut down part of downtown Dayton when he brought the production of his upcoming movie “Old Man and the Gun” to downtown Dayton last spring.
Cars seemingly plucked from the 1970s took over Second Street near Liberty Tower as part of a chase and several other scenes.
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Danny Glover was spotted out and about in the area, and Redford was spotted with Tom Waits at the Oakwood Club, 2414 Fair Hills Ave.