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Runway Fest Returns to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport

The Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is once again inviting the community to its annual open house for a family-friendly festival Runway Fest from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, August 10th.

“Summer just wouldn’t be complete without the Runway Fest at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport,” said Terry Slaybaugh, director of aviation for the City of Dayton. “Dayton residents and visitors gather from the entire region to celebrate aviation and enjoy this annual event.”

Runway Fest is an evening that the whole family can enjoy, including a live musical performance from Funky G and the Groove Machine; inflatables for the kids, multiple aircraft displays and a variety of Food Vendors.  The young – and young at heart – can visit the bounce house, have their faces painted, and take to the sky with airplane rides all while enjoying the atmosphere of a fun, family-friendly evening. Festivities will end with a dazzling display when a Rozzi Fireworks display lights up the night sky at 9:30 p.m.

Visitors may bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers, pets, alcoholic beverages, or outside food or beverages are allowed.  Parking is available at the Airport at 11160 N. Springboro Pike. Please park at the airport. For safety reasons, we suggest that guests do not attempt to park off-site and walk across this extremely busy intersection.  

Runway Fest is sure to be a great event for the community, Aircraft enthusiasts, families and anyone just looking for a great way to spend a summer evening should plan to attend.

Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the City of Dayton. Learn more about Runway Fest at flydayton.com