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Passport to MetroParks 2023
Past Event - Friday, May 26, 2023
This page may be updated if the event is repeated
Riverscape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
Free Event

Join us at Riverscape for an exciting Family-Friendly evening full of Live Music, Foodtrucks, and Fun Activities like Rock Climbing! FREE Admission!

Passport to MetroParks 2023

Passport to MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks will host Passport to MetroParks on First Friday, May 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave.

Live music, food trucks, family activities and more will be part of the free event that includes a sneak peak of some of Dayton’s largest cultural festivals.

Passport to MetroparksRepresentatives from the Dayton Celtic FestivalHispanic Heritage Festival (PACO - The Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization) and The Dayton African American Cultural Festival (DAACF) will be on site with activities, information about the festivals and more.

Throughout the event, guests can visit more than a dozen hosting games and activities that feature the upcoming festivals and a variety of the recreation, education, conservation and volunteer programs Five Rivers MetroParks offers. Activities include:

  • Meet MetroParks’ rangers and live animal ambassadors.
  • Learn more about upcoming programs, events, and things to do in each MetroPark and at the 2nd Street Market.
  • Ask MetroParks staff and volunteer experts questions about nature, recreation activities, youth programs and more.
  • Register for upcoming programs.

Participants will earn a stamp in their event passport for each activity they complete. Those who earn one stamp in each of five categories will be entered to win prizes. Fill your passport with more stamps for the chance to win additional prizes. Prizes include gift certificates for MetroParks programs, a MetroParks Ice Rink 2023-24 season pass and 2nd Street Market Money. Winners will be announced by June 30.

“There’s so much to do in your MetroParks, especially during the warm-weather seasons, and we view Passport to MetroParks as our official summer kick off,” said RiverScape program coordinator Rachel Baney. “Anything you want to learn more about or try this summer, from camping to gardening, a MetroParks expert can help you get started at the event”

Live entertainment will take over the pavilion stage from 6 – 9 PM, including dance performances by McGovern Irish Dance and Celtic Academy of Irish Dance.

Grab a bite from El Mason, McNasty’s, DFish DChicken and Sweet P’s Ice Pops.

More Information
  • Directory Profile:

    Five Rivers MetroParks
    Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.
  • Event Venue:

    Riverscape MetroPark
    Activities for all ages - from concerts to community events to river rentals, to ice-skating and more.

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