We went behind the scenes at a recent fish fry event for the Corpus Christi Fryers, who put on some of Dayton's biggest fish fry events. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

The BEST fish fry events this weekend in Dayton

There’s no better Friday pastime this time of year. 

And that means fish fry season. Sure, many fish fries have been under way for weeks. But since it’s officially Lent season now, we have some events this weekend just for you.


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Fish fries take place like clockwork during the Lenten season. These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together. CONTRIBUTED


March 6: Sacred Heart Fish Fry 

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle 

937-845-3121, 5-7 p.m., $12

March 6: Church of the Incarnation Fish Fry

55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville

937-433-1188, 6-11 p.m., $18 at the door

March 6: St. Christopher's Fish Fry 

435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

937-898-3542, 6-7:30 p.m., $20

March 6: Antioch Shrine Fish Fry 

107 E. First St., Dayton 

937-236-9120, 6-8 p.m., $15 at the door

March 7: Dayton Jets Fish Fry Fundraiser

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive, Dayton 

6-11 p.m., $12 at the door

March 7: Tecumseh Arrows YFC Fish Fry & Monte Carlo

Sacred Heart Parish, 209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle

6-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door

A fish fry helmed by the Corpus Christi Fryers. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED
The Hecht family and friends batter Icelandic Cod fillets to be fried at Friday night’s fish fry at Fenwick High School last March in Middletown. The Hecht family has been throwing fish fry events for more than 50 years. NICK DAGGY / STAFF
Photo: Nick Daggy