Published June 7, 2024

Festivals and Fun Happening at RiverScape MetroPark this June

The Celtic Festival Returns to RiverScape 

Dayton’s Celtic Festival returns to RiverScape MetroPark for a celebration of Celtic everything, and there will be plenty of Irish food, beer, music, culture and concerts. In addition to three stages set with continuous live entertainment, other festival activities will include a 5K/10K run/walk, parade of kilts, Gaelic Mass and Celtic marketplace. Cultural exhibits will also be held throughout the park with presentations on clogging, rugby, tin whistle music, history, language, general music, sessions, bouzouki music, St. Brigad, piping, symbolism, wolfhounds, highland dancing, folk lore, banjo music, hurling and more. 

Of course, the amazing music is probably why the Celtic Festival is continually rated the top festival in Dayton, and this year’s line-up will be sure to entertain. Headliners include Gaelic Storm, The Fitzgeralds, JigJam, Socks in the Frying Pan, Davy Holt and The Drowsy Lads. There will also be over 20 different Celtic acts and local dance groups, including Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, Dwyer School of Irish Dance and McGovern Irish Dance. 

  • Friday, July 26 – 5:30 to 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 27 – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 28 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Summer Music Series 

Grab your lawn chair and head to RiverScape MetroPark on select Thursday and Friday evenings for fun nights of great music, food and lots of dancing. Featuring both new and returning local talent from multiple genres like R&B, big band, rock, bluegrass and more.  

To view the full calendar, please visit our website or check out our Facebook page. The RiverScape Sumer Music Series is sponsored by Jack W. & Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation and Enterprise Roofing.    

Tuesday Nights in the Park 

Who says fun is only meant for weekends? Join us downtown at RiverScape MetroPark for Tuesday Nights in the Park! Participate in a cornhole tournament, play a round of music bingo or simply relax by the river with a live solo musician. Below is the schedule for June and July: 

  • Music Bingo with Liftoff Entertainment: June 18 – 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Live Music with Marianne Kesler: June 25 – 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Cornhole Tournament: July 2 – 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
  • Live Music with Edde Osborne: July 9 – 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Music Bingo with Liftoff Entertainment: July 16 – 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Live Music with Danny Voris: July 23 – 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Live Music with Marianne Kesler: July 30 – 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
Related  Welcome to Festival Season at RiverScape MetroPark

You can also paddle under the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights this summer, thanks to Taiters Kayak Solutions. Regular walk-up rental hours for those 14+ will take place Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. (and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.). Paddlers will launch from under the Riverside Bridge along the Great Miami Recreational Trail. Rentals start at $12 per person and a waiver is required.  

Ready for some dinner and drinks while you enjoy your Tuesday night? Don’t forget to stop by the RiverScape Café and grab a bite to eat from our new menu which now includes a selection of flatbreads to choose from. Guests over 21 can also purchase beer, wine and select mixed drinks as part of the Downtown Dayton DORA. The RiverScape Café is open: 

  • June 4 to Aug 31: Tuesday through Saturday – 5 to 9 p.m. 
  • Sept 3 to Oct 24: Tuesday and Thursday – 5 to 9 p.m. 

June/July Fitness Calendar 

Fitness in the Park continues with classes most Saturday mornings. To view a full list of our Fitness in the Park and Community Fitness offerings, please visit our website or Facebook page. All classes are free and no registration is required.  

Fitness in the Park is presented by Kettering Health and sponsored by McGohan Brabender    

Community Fitness classes are held on most weeknights starting at 6 p.m. Please visit our website for specific dates and times.     

June/July Activity Calendar 

To view a full list of our activities and programming, please visit our website or Facebook page.   

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