16 Things You Should Do in Dayton and Xenia, Ohio During the Spring

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At Legacy Village, we’re always looking for great ways to add to our seniors’ fulfillment and fun, so we decided to put together a list of spring activities in the Dayton and Xenia, Ohio area.

Whether you’re looking for concerts, food fairs, shows, or holiday events, our comprehensive spring activities list has you covered!


  • Feast of the Flowering Moon – A celebration of Native American culture, music, and dance, this is a great event to attend to learn about some regional history.
  • Dayton Heritage Day – Take in the pleasant sounds of the Dayton Philharmonic at this charming festival held at the end of May.
  • Patriot Freedom Festival – Featuring historical military reenactments, guided tours, live music and more, this event sounds like a perfect weekend!
  • Banana Split Festival – Cool off with the delicious ice cream dishes at this popular festival held in early June.
  • Yellow Springs Street Fair – With arts and crafts, food trucks, live music, a beer garden, and more, you won’t want to miss this street fair! 

Arts and Entertainment

  • Dayton Legal Show – Real legal cases are brought to life with unexpected results thanks to the Black Box Improv Theater troupe!
  • Toddler Art Adventure – A perfect bonding activity, this program lets children and their parents or guardians take classes together to help them explore their creativity.
  • Kings Island – Another great family activity is heading out to Kings Island amusement park. While they have loads of thrilling rides, if you’re not up for them it’s ok, because with games, live shows, great food and more, there’s plenty to do!
  • Dayton Air Show – Dayton’s known for its aviation history and this thrilling weekend activity honors that legacy.
  • Xenia First Fridays – The first Friday of every month brings loads of fun to Xenia. Consult their website for a month-by-month listing.

Sports, Food, and Drink

  • WGC Golf Couse – Get in a quick nine right in Xenia at this beautiful course!  
  • Berryhill Farm – The perfect spring and summer activity! Stop by for some delicious blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of Dayton and Xenia spring activities and that you find plenty of events you’ll love. 

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