Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

Dayton Craft and Artisan Expo

At the Atelier Party you can see the entire fall collection of her ceramics which are available for purchase. It’s the perfect opportunity to do a little early holiday shopping. One of a kind, handmade, and local. Complimentary prosecco and small bites are provided. This is at Front Street Building, tonight 5 to 9pm.

buffalo statue in front of K12 Gallery in downtown Dayton
Jim Kahle / WYSO

At the night at the Air Force Museum you can meet military re-enactors, Star Wars characters, and zoo animals; view or sit inside a cockpit; experience virtual reality; participate in kid’s activities; take a simulator ride; check-out a movie, and much more. This is tonight, 6 to 10pm.

St. Anne the Tart in Dayton

The Dayton Ballet is doing some Phantom Dances to let you see some performances fitting for the autumn season including Halloween. It’s at the Victoria now through Sunday.

CO-OP FEST is a fundraiser for CO-OP Dayton and a celebration of the movement for a new food market. There’s live music, poetry, food, raffles, and games! It’s at the Yellow Cab Tavern, tonight, 6 to 11pm.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana

If you go up north to the Cedar Bog there is a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk called Boo in the Bog. It’s a non-scary night walk with learning stations along the way. Enjoy children's activities, face painting, storytelling and food. You can go there tonight and Saturday 7 to 9pm.

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

If you’re a tinkerer, crafter, engineer or manufacturer and if you like to make stuff with your hands, the Make It Dayton Festival is for you. It’s at Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park on Saturday and it will be a gathering of tinkerers, crafters, engineers and hobbyists who reflect Dayton’s heritage of invention and manufacturing.

Oktoberfest is this weekend at Dayton Art Institute.
courtesy of the Dayton Art Institute

If you are interested in automobiles there is an auction of 30 cars and more than 350 lots of memorabilia and collectibles. This is the Taj Ma Garaj Auction in downtown Dayton on Saturday at 10am.

Salem Avenue Peace Corridor

The Dayton Metro Library have a used book sale at the West Carrollton Branch Library today, 3 to 8pm, and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

EQUIP: Christianity & the Arts is a gallery of works by local Christian artists. They are having a Children’s Art Program and a Roundtable Conversation with the artists and at 4pm is a Choral Evensong. This is at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Kettering on Saturday, 1 to 5pm.

URS Rubber Duck Regatta

Tomorrow, Saturday, at the downtown Dayton Riverscape there are two events going on. The Hispanic Heritage Festival is there from 11am to 11pm and lots of music and Hispanic food …and then the URS Rubber Duck Regatta is there beginning at 4 pm…you can see 20,000 rubber ducks fall down the river."

Shakespeare in South Park

Shakespeare in South Park presents Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite, by Moliere. This comedy, written in 1664, will be set 3 centuries later in 1964. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray. There is no cost but donations happily accepted. This is at South Park Green, on tonight, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm.

The last official First Friday Summer in the City season is tonight in downtown Dayton.


Scale versions of some of history’s well-known airframes will take to the skies over Labor Day weekend during the Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show. It is Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.