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Two yearly events in Dayton, or known as Gem City, are Dayton Air Show and Greek Festival which attracts tens of thousands every year

Best Celebrations in Dayton

Mar 14, 2014

In the Southwest of Ohio lies the city of Dayton, the birthplace of aviation and popularly known as the Gem City. A charming city with lots to see including one of the only few multi-site National Parks in the United States, there are two most popular celebrations held annually in Dayton where both locals and party bus visitors go to in troves.

The two festivals you must not miss are:

  • Dayton Air Show (mid-July)
  • Greek Festival (Weekend after Labor Day)

Dayton Air Show

Held at the Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, the Dayton Air Show is spectacular and is one of the country’s premier aviation events. Since Dayton is the birthplace of aviation, where the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur used to call their hometown, it is no wonder that the Air Show is well received in these parts.

Some of the best civilian and military pilots take this opportunity to showcase their skills during this exciting time for charter bus visitors. Some of the notable performances that make its appearance every year are:

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights
  • Sean D. Tucker
  • Patty Wagstaff

Other than performances in the sky, coach bus visitors can visit more than 100 ground aircraft on display at the event grounds.

Greek Festival

Every weekend after Labor Day, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio throws a fantastic festival known as the Greek Festival. This Greek tradition basically celebrates all things Greek; from delicacies to boutique items, demonstrations, live music and even a tour of the spectacular church.

During the Greek Festival, coach bus visitors will be entertained throughout the whole weekend with cooking demonstrations, live Greek folk music and costumed dance groups, followed by "open dancing" and where rental bus visitors can also take part in. Of course, the main highlight of the festival is the delicious Greek food you can sample from many different vendors. Greek ethnic delicacies to expect are like:

  • Moussaka
  • Pastitsio
  • Dolmades
  • Gyro Sandwiches
  • Loukoumades (honey puffs)

Don’t forget to also head to the Taverna that serves mouth-watering variety of Greek hors d’oeuvres and salads along with imported beer and wines.

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