Published May 1, 2024

Sample all summer has to offer in your Five Rivers MetroParks this May

Five Rivers MetroParks will host its free annual summer kick-off festival, Passport to MetroParks, on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave.

Live music, food trucks, family activities and more will be part of the event that includes a sneak peak of some of Dayton’s largest cultural festivals.

Representatives from the Dayton Celtic FestivalDayton African American Cultural Festival, and Hispanic Heritage Festival  will be on site with activities, information about the festivals and more.

Additionally, MetroParks staff will be on site leading more than a dozen activities and games that highlight the variety of recreation, education, conservation and volunteer opportunities Five Rivers MetroParks has to offer. Activities include:

  • Music Bingo (6 to 7 p.m.)
  • Photo booth
  • Face painting
  • Gardening activities
  • Meeting MetroParks rangers, Master Recyclers, 2nd Street Market vendors, live animal ambassadors and crawling critters.
  • Climbing wall
  • Crafts and games
  • Kayak rentals with Taiters Kayak Solutions

Participants can earn a stamp in their event passport for each activity they complete. Those who earn one stamp in each of the five categories will be entered to win prizes, including a Huffy bike and MetroParks Money for its programs. Winners will be announced by June 30.

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From 7:30 to 9 p.m., enjoy The Luv Locz Experiment on the main stage under the RiverScape pavilion. Grab a bite from McNasty’s, Claybourne Grille, Freda’s Food Truck Trailer, El Buen Taco, I Heart Ice Cream and Sweet P’s Gourmet Ice Pops.

A conservation agency, Five Rivers MetroParks will have waste stations at Passport to MetroParks to help divert waste from the landfill. Volunteers at these stations can help visitors dispose of waste properly.

Passport to MetroParks is presented by Huffy with additional sponsorship from CODE Credit Union.

 

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