With annual festivals, we have all grown to love and look forward to, being cancelled this Fourth of July means looking for new ways to celebrate! While this upcoming weekend might not look like those in the past, we’re positive you can still find something fun to do. Continue reading for ways to celebrate this weekend in Dayton!


Make A Splash At A Local Water Park

Cool off with a dip and a splash at a local water park or pool! While many are not open for the season due to our current health situation, some have opened for the summer season. 

  • Kroger Aquatic Center Water Park | 8625 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH 45424 (open to the general public Tuesday 1PM- 8PM and Thursday - Sunday 1PM- 8PM)
  • Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool | 105 Patterson Rd, Dayton, OH 45419



Attend A Local Event

Indoor Fireworks?! What?? Don't worry, they aren't real fireworks. Visit the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery this Fourth of July for a special indoor fireworks display inside their planetarium. For more things to do this weekend make sure to check here

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Check Out One of Dayton’s Open Attractions

Spend your Fourth of July weekend exploring Dayton's recently reopened attractions! Whether you want to walk through an Indian Village, take a trip to space, or explore 4 hangers full of aircraft Dayton has it all. Below is a list of those who are open, however, before you visit make sure to check their protocols. 


Grab a Bite to Eat at a Local Restaurant

Take advantage of a holiday weekend and kiss cooking goodbye! Visit some of your favorite Dayton restaurants for a bite to eat or a cold drink. If you are uncomfortable with eating inside a restaurant, there are many with open patios for your enjoyment. 


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Start the Day at The Farmer’s Market

Start your weekend off supporting local farmers/businesses! Whether you need produce, local meat, or artisan goods you'll be able to find it at one of these local Farmers' Markets!


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Star-Spangled Heights

While most Fourth of July festivals have been cancelled this year, the Star Spangled Heights festival is still underway! If seeing fireworks is something you and your family cannot miss out on, then head out to Huber Heights for a day of celebration. 


** Head here for a complete list of things to do this weekend in Dayton.