So many festivals, so little time. It’s a big weekend of festivals, and there’s no shortage of fun!
Luckily, you have us to make it easy for you. Here’s a complete rundown of all the festivals going on in the Dayton area this weekend.
A WORLD A’FAIR DAYTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Travel around the world without leaving the Gem City. A World A’Fair will celebrate its 45th year with the food, dances, songs, crafts and cultures that make Dayton diverse. Bring an appetite and prepare to be entertained and explore great culturally-themed booths.
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-21
WHERE: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton
ADMISSION: Advance tickets are $5 for adults and seniors and $3 for those ages 6 to 18. Admission at the door is $8 for adults, $5 for adults and $4 for youth.
Lunafest is the annual fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues and highlighting women filmmakers. The goal of the festival is to highlight women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will go to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and also to Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose storytelling catalyzes social change.
WHAT: 9th annual LUNAFEST
WHERE: 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton
WHEN: Sunday, May 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $10 at The Neon ($5 for students)
MIAMI COUNTY GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
OK, this technically isn’t a festival, but it will sure feel like one! Over 40 trucks are participating in what is one of the tastiest days in the Miami Valley. Favorites like Susie's Big Dipper and Kenny’s Meat Wagon will be flocking to the Miami Country Fairgrounds to dish up their most delicious fare. This free event helps support the Miami County Agricultural Society. There will be a beer and wine garden. There will also be arts and crafts, a car show and a kiddie tractor pull.
WHAT: Miami County Gourmet Food Truck Rally & Competition
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19
WHERE: Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Rd., 25A, Troy
FLEURS DE FETE
Fleurs de Fête, also known as the Original Party in the Park, returns this weekend. The 27th wine and gourmet food festival is co-presented by Heidelberg Distributing Company and Arrow Wine & Spirits. More than 400 different wines will be available to sample that day. Fleurs de Fête also features dishes from dozens of area restaurants, a Belgian beer garden, music and live and silent auctions.
WHAT: Fleurs De Fete wine and food festival
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20
INFO: Event listing | Website | Facebook
ADMISSION: 70 in advance, $75 at the door.
ST. BRIGID COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
One price wristband for rides on Saturday and Sunday. Food, beer, adult games, kids games and live music. Vender Rice will perform Friday night at 7 p.m. and the Living Room Band will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: St. Brigid Community Festival
WHEN: Friday, May 18 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 19 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 12 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 312 Fairground Rd., Xenia
INFO: Event listing | Facebook
ADMISSION: Free parking
MIAMISBURG SPRING FLING FESTIVAL
According to the Facebook event page, there will be arts and crafts, business and community booths. Free entertainment and music, children's games, food concessions, carnival and more.
WHAT: 38th annual Spring Fling Festival
WHEN: Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, May 20 at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park (formerly Library Park)
ADMISSION: Free entry
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SPRING HOOKAHVILLE 2018 #XLIX
This annual festival brings together live music, camping and chill vibes. Early entry on Thursday, May 17 cost $20 per person. Fri.-Sat. GA Tickets cost $92 per person at the gate. Fri.-Sat. VIP Tickets $167 per person at the gate. Sat. GA Tickets are $52 per person at the gate and Sat. VIP Tickets are $120, if available. No tickets will be sold for a single day pass on Friday.
WHAT: Hookahville 49
WHEN: Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20
WHERE: 7092 State Route 540, Bellefontaine
ADMISSION: Prices range from $20 to $167