Get ready for the biggest family-friendly celebration of the year.
Dayton Metro Library’s annual Party in the Park will be held Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Admission is free for an afternoon of games, entertainment, activities, and experiences for all ages inside the Main Library, 215 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton, and at Cooper Park.
This year, Party in the Park will premiere a new, original musical production called “Felix & Fiona’s Musical Adventure.” The production is a joint venture among the Dayton Metro Library, Muse Machine, Sinclair Community College, and composer Austin Jacquith. Two performances are scheduled during Party in the Park at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum.
Party in the Park takes place at the halfway point in the Summer Challenge, Dayton Metro Library’s annual summer reading and learning program. Each year, thousands of area children, from babies through teenagers, participate in the challenge, keeping track of the time they spend reading and doing activities. They earn incentives and chances at the grand prizes along the way.
Library mascots Cosmo and Pip will help host the party that will also include balloon sculptures, chalk artists, a giant inflatable slide and DJ Basim and the Lip Sync Battle. Food trucks will be on hand for the purchase of food and beverages.