Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer, but it’s also an important holiday to honor. Happily, Dayton offers lots of family-friendly ways to commemorate the holiday and the season, with time-honored festivals, concerts, and old-fashioned parades.
Check out these things to do Memorial Day Weekend in Dayton:
Memorial Day Weekend at Youngs Dairy
May 24-28, Youngs Dairy
Celebrate Memorial Day with Young’s Jersey Dairy! You show up, they will supply the fun.
Kings Island Military Days
May 25-28, Kings Island
Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military. Free admission for Military personnel during Memorial Day weekend.
Feast of the Flowering Moon
May 24-27 at Yoctangee Park
Entertainment, Kid’s Fun Run, Senior Citizens Day & Bingo, Memorial Day Parade, & Anything That Floats But A Boat Race, and much more! Free.
Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo For Kids
May 26, Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark
Kids can get free helmets, ride through a safety course, and have their bikes checked by a technician at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.
Patriot Freedom Festival
May 26, Dayton VA Medical Center
Are you ready for a good time? The 14th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival held on the historic campus of the Dayton VA Medical Center, formerly known as the “Old Soldiers’ Home” offers a family-friendly weekend event on the last weekend of May every year!
Kids Fishing Derby at Spring Lakes Park
May 26, Spring Lakes Park, Bellbrook
Celebrate the end of school by catching your biggest fish ever! Bring along your bait and tackle and try your luck in our stocked ponds. Free.
The Beach Waterpark Opening Day
May 26, The Beach Waterpark
The Beach Waterpark will be re-opening on May 26 for another summer of FUN! There are so many rides, attractions, and events to enjoy at The Beach! Take fun to new heights as you soar high above the wave pool on our ZIP LINE!
Miamisburg Memorial Day Parade
May 28, City of Miamisburg
This annual parade downtown is a great way to spend time with friends and family and honor those who serve or served in our military. Free.
Beavercreek Memorial Day Ceremony
May 28, Veterans Memorial Park
Join them as they remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, neighbors and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Free.