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5 Things to Do this Weekend: August 26-28th Get the scoop on this weekends top events in Dayton

Don’t know what to do with the family this weekend? Well don’t worry, because we have the scoop on what is going on around town.


1. FAMILY NIGHT OUT- GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL

Friday,August 26

Celebrate the end of summer with a Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School. There will be an open swim, pizza, snacks and a back to school project!

FREE for members or $15 for non members!

The event is from 6:30-8:30pm

2. SILVER SCREEN UNDER THE STARS: LILO & STITCH- YANKEE PARK  

Friday, August 26

Aloha! We’re having a luau! Join us Friday, August 26 at Yankee Park for Lilo & Stitch!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. Free popcorn will be available and there will be games to play before the movie begins at sunset. The Menehune Tiki Bus will be there — enjoy a Hawaiian / South Pacific inspired dinner before the movie!

3. SUPER SATURDAY FAMILY DAYS: POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE- DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

Saturday August 27

Work with local artist Katrina Pierce to create beautiful, artistic postcards illustrating your summer vacation to send to your friends and family!

$10/family of four for members; $15/family of four for non-members; $2/each additional child

The event is from 1pm-3pm

4. VISIT THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE- COX ARBORETUM

Saturday, August 27

The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum MetroPark features native pollinator plants that naturally attract an array of butterflies and moths. Take note of the various host plant species in the house to create your own butterfly garden at home! Park in the main lot at Cox Arboretum MetroPark and follow the signs for the Butterfly House to find this attraction. It’s best to visit on hot afternoons, when the butterflies are most active.

5. SUPER UNDERWEAR 1-MILE, 5K, & 10K RUN/WALK- EASTWOOD METROPARK

Sunday, August 28

Fun for the Whole Family, featuring Pizza, Prizes, Photo Booth, Costumes, Plus the Beast 3-Race Challenge! Put on your super underwear and parade around town. Dress-up or dress down, but be sure you express yourself. Come out for a fun filled day where everyone wins!

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