Enjoy a Movie at an Outdoor Theater This Spring and Summer

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Everyone has been binge-watching Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video from home this spring. If you are in the mood to see a first-show film, consider going to a local outdoor theater. From the comfort of your vehicle, you can watch a couple of movies under the stars. Be sure to bring your blankets and pillows!

Outdoor theaters were very popular in the 1960s and 70s. You watched two movies with a 10-minute intermission that included cartoons. Most theaters had a play area to enjoy before the movie began. (Anyone remember Woodlawn Outdoor Theater on Springfield Pike, Oakley Drive-In on Madison Road, Mt. Healthy Drive-In on Compton Road, Twin Theater in Bond Hill, Jolly Roger Drive-In in Sharonville, Ferguson Drive-In in Western Hills or the Holiday 28 Drive-In in Loveland?)

Here is our list of local outdoor theaters where you can enjoy a movie:

27 Drive In
South Highway 27,  Somerset, Kentucky
Two screens available. Follow on Facebook.

Bel-Air Drive-In
Highway 421 in Versailles, Indiana
This theater has been around for over 60 years!

Centerbrook Drive-In
6735 SR 67, N. Martinsville, Indiana (two-hour drive)
Closed on Monday and Wednesdays. In business since 1950!

College Hill
Hollywood Drive-In Theater – College Hill East Parking Lot at 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile outdoor projection events

Dixie Twin Drive-In
6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio
Two large screens with a digital projector.

Holiday Auto Theatre 
1816 Old Oxford Road (Ohio 130) in Hanover Township
Open year round and in business for over 60 years.

Hollywood Drive-In Theater
College Hill East Parking Lot at 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile outdoor projection events

Melody 49 Drive-In 
7606 Pleasant-Plain Road, Brookville, Ohio
This theater has been showing movies since 1966 and has two screens.

Sidney’s Auto Vue Drive-In
1409 Fourth Avenue, Sidney, Ohio
This theater has been showing movies under the stars since 1956.

Starlite Drive-In 
2255 State Route Ohio (125), Amelia, Ohio
Seasonal theater (Opens April 14, 2020 for the season)
This theater originally opened in 1947.

Tibbs Drive-In
480 S. Tibbs Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana (two-hour drive)
Four screens at this theater!

List updated 06/02/2021

2021 County Summer Fairs near Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Fairs 2021

Summertime definitely means attending a county or state fair. Steeped with tradition, fairs are full of the sights and sounds of farm livestock, fast rides and carnival-style food and games. And we cannot forget entertainment like the demolition derby, monster truck shows and tractor pulls. Gardeners and cooks show off their best items at fairs, too, seeking a coveted blue ribbon from judges.

Be sure to have fun at one of these local county throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Due to the coronavirus, please check with your favorite fair before heading out to make sure it has not been cancelled or postponed.

Fairs are listed by state and alphabetically by state and then county:

STATE FAIRS

Indiana State Fair
August 6–22, 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky State Fair
August 19–29, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky

Ohio State Fair
July 19 – August, 8 2021 – NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Columbus, Ohio
Fair for 2021 limited to livestock an educational competitions; only exhibitors and their family members permitted to attend

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KENTUCKY LOCAL STATE FAIRS

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
September 1–6, 2021
Alexandria, Kentucky

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 2–7, 2021
Burlington, Kentucky

Carroll County Fair
June 4–12, 2021
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky

Gallatin County Fair
July 21–25, 2021
Warsaw, Kentucky

Germantown Fair
July 31 – August 7, 2021
Germantown Fairgrounds at 4088 Ky Highway 10, Germantown, Kentucky
No rides this year. Swine show, horse show.and fun
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Grant County Fair and Horse Show
July 26–31, 2001 (tentatively)
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky

Kenton County Fair
July 12–17, 2021
Independence, Kentucky
Abbreviated event for 2020. (No track events, rides…) See the 4-H kids livestock and horse show.

Pendleton County Youth Fair
July 18–24, 2021 
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky
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OHIO LOCAL COUNTY FAIRS

Adams County Fair
July 11–17, 2021 
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio
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Allen County Fair
August 20–28, 20201
Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, Ohio

Brown County Fair
September 27 – October 2 2021
Georgetown, Ohio

Butler County Fair
July 25–31, 2021
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio

Champaign County Fair
August 6–13, 2021
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio

Clark County Fair
July 23–30, 2021
4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio 

Clermont County Fair
July 25–31, 2021
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio

Clinton County Fair
July 10–17, 2021
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 20–28, 2021
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

Green County Fair
August 2–7, 2021
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio

Hamilton County Fair
August 12–15, 2021 
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio

Highland County Fair
September 5–11, 2021
Hillsboro, Ohio

Logan County Fair
July 11–17, 2021 
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio
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Miami County Fair
August 13–19, 2021
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Montgomery County Fair
July 11–17, 2021
645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds link

Preble County Fair
July 31 – August 7, 2021
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Shelby County Fair
July 25–31, 2021
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio

Warren County Fair
July 19–24, 2021
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

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INDIANA LOCAL COUNTY FAIRS

Aurora Farmer’s Fair
September 29–October 2, 2021
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
June 21–26, 2021
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Decatur County Fair
July 8–15, 2021
545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana

Fayette County Fair
July 29–August 7, 2021
Connersville, Indiana

Franklin County Fair
July 12–17, 2021
Brookville, Indiana
Virtual 4-H events only for 2020

Jefferson County Fair
July 18–24, 2021
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana

Ripley County 4-H Fair
July 18–24, 2021
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana

Switzerland County Fair
July 4–10, 2021
Switzerland County Fairgrounds 507 Vineyard Street, Vevay, Indiana

Union County Fair
July 17–23, 2021
411 Patriot Blvd., Liberty, Indiana

Updated May 20, 2021

April Home Sales Report for Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Southeast Indiana; and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

April 2021 home sale report

Through April, Cincinnati’s median home sale prices increased by over 23, setting a record. Sales volume increased by 30%. In Dayton, the average sale price was up almost 20% from last year. Sales volume increased by 42%. In Northern Kentucky, home sales rose by 12% and sales volume increased by almost 33%.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout April 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

April 2021 vs April 2020

  • 7.3% Increase in homes sold (2,071 homes)
  • 23.7% Increase in median sale price ($235,069)
  • 30.1% Increase in sales volume ($588,125,103)
  • -46.4% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,571 units)
  • 21.5% Increase in new listings (2,884)

January–April 2021 vs January–April 2020

  • 6.0% Increase in homes sold (7,307 homes)
  • 15.9% Increase in median sale price ($218,000)
  • 23.2% Increase in sales volume ($1,921,714,806)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® April 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

April 2021 vs April 2020

  • 19.77% Increase in homes sold (1,357units)
  • 19.09% Increase in average sale price ($223,363)
  • 16.56% Increase in median sale price ($190,000)
  • 42.63% Increase in gross sales volume ($303,100,000)
  • 28.35% Increase in new listing units (1,761)

    Year to Date:
    6.14% Increase in unit homes sold
    13.86% Increase in average sale price
    20.85% Increase in gross sales volume

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors April 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

April 2021 vs April 2020

  • 12.38% Increase in homes sold (581 homes vs 517 homes)
  • 18.18% Increase in average sale price ($257,306 vs $217,722)
  • 16.15% Increase in median sale price ($226,500 vs $195,000)
  • 32.81% Increase in sales volume ($149,495,355 vs $112,562,356)

Year To Date:
9.08% Increase in units sold
13.49% Increase in average sale price
16.53% Increase in median sale price
23.80% Increase in sales volume

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors® April 2021 Home Sales Report

Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Spencer Bach

 “I get some kind of satisfaction at the end of the day knowing that I’m helping people with their technology problems. And each time I encounter a problem, I learn something new.”
  • Name: Spencer Bach
  • Title: Help Desk Analyst 
  • Hometown: Cincinnati 
  • Current home: Cincinnati 
  • Proudest career or life accomplishment: Graduating college
  • Favorite local hangouts: Arlins Bar & Restaurant, Oddfellows in OTR, The Mockbee 

When Spencer Bach was in his senior year as a student at the University of Cincinnati, he thought graduation from college in May of 2020 was going to be an “obvious defining moment when you knew you were starting life as an adult.” With a bachelor’s degree in information technology concentrating on cybersecurity, he had a marketable degree as well as nearly four years of experience in desktop support. Clearly, there would be opportunities for him.  

Then, just two months before he was expecting his launch into the post-graduation adult world, the pandemic hit. Instead of a clear path in front of him, Spencer was suddenly faced with incredible uncertainty. “I always felt like there would be this fresh start…a clear answer to your life,” he says. “But no, there is none. It’s never going to be a linear path. It’s terrifying, but beautiful.”  

Terrifying may be an understatement for the feeling of finally completing years of schooling only to graduate into the highest unemployment the country has seen since the Great Depression (14.7% in May 2020). With many companies shut down, on hiring freezes, or going out of business altogether, newly minted grads like Spencer had no idea what to do next and no precedent to follow. Even when Spencer did eventually find a job, at a factory assembling speakers, it didn’t last long. About a month after he was hired, they ran out of work and he was let go. “No one was having shows or performing, so musicians didn’t need new speakers anymore,” he recalls.  

“I was experiencing the lowest lows I’ve ever experienced,” he says. “I thought, wow, I’m never going to be able to find a job and enjoy my mid-20’s now.”  

Things began to take a turn for the better when Spencer was hired as a help desk analyst with Sibcy Cline’s Technology Services department in October of 2020. Now happily employed, he’s grateful for a job, but also happy for having landed safely at a company whose culture is a good fit for him.  “I really like how it’s a family business. There’s something about it that feels so personal to me. I really like the interactions I have with the agents and employees here because it feels like I’m a part of this family,” he says.  

The company culture is not the only thing that Spencer enjoys about his work. “I get some kind of satisfaction at the end of the day knowing that I’m helping people with their technology problems,” he says. “And each time I encounter an issue, I learn something new.” 

In the “wild ride” of his pandemic journey from barely surviving to happily thriving, Spencer’s desire to learn new things has been the constant that keeps him moving forward toward a better future. During the past year, he’s taken up several new artistic pursuits, including film photography, music production, drawing, and the culinary arts (he can make a mean Neapolitan pizza!). “I really love art and I have a deep respect for those who can do any kind of art and express themselves through their art,” he says.  

While filling his free time with creative exploration keeps him balanced, Spencer remains focused on his future in IT. “I want to get my IT comp certificates so I can get further in my career,” he says. And with a bright future ahead of him, he’s learned a lifetime of wisdom in one pandemic year: “The main thing that has changed is I feel more in tune with who I am. It’s given me a lot of time to reflect on things.”  

June 2021 Local Events, Festivals and Fun Things To Do

June 2021 events Sibcy Cline

It’s summer! Be sure to check out our list of local, fun things to do during June. Events are organized by region – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. A few events are virtual, but most are “in person” activities. Enjoy!

CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Through June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream
Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Summer Music on the Levee
Through September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

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Harrison Summer Concert Series
June 1 and 15, 2021 (+July 14, 27)
Harrison Community Center at 300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
Enjoy live music

Panegyri To-Go
June 1–26, 2021
7000 Winton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
No festival this year, but you can order favorite Greek foods online and then pick them up on June 24–26, 2021
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Greenhills Summer Concerts on the Commons
June 2, 16 and 30, 2021 (+July 14, 28; Aug 11, Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd., Greenhills, (Cincinnati) Ohio
Enjoy the music!

Hump Day Concert Series
June 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2021; (+Wednesdays through Aug 25)
Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts – General admission tickets required. Music begins at 7pm

Party on the Purple
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021 (Wednesdays through Aug 4)
Purple People Bridge, downtown Cincinnati and Covington
Live music, food trucks
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Summer Cinema
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 39, 2021 (+July 14, 28; Aug 4, 11, 25; Sept 8, 15, 29)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket; Food trucks on site

Wednesdays in the Woods
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021 (through August 11, 2021)
Burnet Woods at 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor concerts

Summer Music on the Levee
June 3, 10, 17 and 24 – September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Rockin’ the Roebling
June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021 (+July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept 2)
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Frontier Milford Days
June 3–5, 2021
Route 50, Milford, Ohio
Entertainment, parade and festival
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Summer Concerts at Fort Thomas
June 3, 2021 (+July 11, 25; Aug 15, 29; Sept 5)
Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Summer Concert Series
June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021 (+July 1, 8, 14, 22, 29; Aug 5,12,19, 26)
The Square at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Free concerts

WOBO’s Bluegrass Bash
June 3–6, 2021
Clermont County’s Fairgrounds at 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio
Lots of bluegrass music!

Annual Antique Tractor and Machinery Show
June 4–5, 2021
Pendleton Co Fairgrounds at 320 Fairground Rd., Falmouth, Kentucky
All kinds of farm trucks

Breakfast with the Animals
June 4 and 19, 2021 (+July 17, 31; August 7, 28)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

Fringe Festival (live and virtual)
June 4–9, 2021
Know Theatre at 1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, Ohio and online
Music, dance and art! Eight outdoor live productions and 21 live-streamed shows

Godspell
June 4–21, 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Live performances

Matinee Musicale
June 4 and 6, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Samoan tenor Pene Pati performs

Summerfair
June 4–6, 2021
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy looking (and buying) art at this annual event

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021 (+July 4, 9, 16, 23; Aug 7, 13, 2, 27; Sept 3, 11, 18)
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival
June 4–5, 2021
2276 East US 22/3, Morrow, Ohio
Live music, wine and beer and food from Warren County

Bike Criterium Race
June 5, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Lapped bike race in a closed circuit

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
June 5–6, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

The City Flea
June 5, 2021 (+July 10, Aug 7, Sept 11, Oct 9, Dec 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

German Biergarten Experience
June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (most Saturdays through August 7, 2021)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, beer and music

Music in the Park
June 5 and 26, 2021 (+July 10 and 24; Aug 22; Sept 18)
Upper shelter near the City Building, Deer Park, Ohio
Paisley Cane and Eden will be playing

Music at the Esplanade
June 5 and 18, 2021 (+July 10 and 24; Aug 14, 28)
Smale Riverfront Park at Castellini Esplanade at Mehring Way and Main Street), Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts

Planet Dance Summer Showcase
June 5, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Competitive dance teams

Union Township Concert Series
June 5 and 12, 2021 (+July 3, 17)
Amphitheater at the Union Township Civic Center at 4350 Aicholtz Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring chairs and snacks

Flea in the Fort
June 6, 2021 (+Aug 1)
Mess Hall Lane, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
10am–3pm flea market

Jazz in the Park at Washington Park
June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021 (+July 5, 12,19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Washington Park Porch in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Limited seating

Madeira Girls’ Night Out
June 9, 2021
Miami Avenue, downtown Madeira, Ohio
Shopping and fun

Concerts in the Park
June 10, 17 and 24, 2021 (+July 1, 8 and 15)
Beech Acres Park at 6910 Salem Rd., CIncinnati (Anderson Twp), Ojhio
Free concerts! Music starts at 7pm.

Italianfest
June 10–13, 2021
1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Italian food and music
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The Wall That Heals Exhibit
June 10–13, 2021
JTM Food Group at 110 Industrial Drive, Harrison, Ohio
Three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling exhibit

Red Brick Fridays
June 11, 2021 (+July 9 and August 13)
Uptown Oxford, Ohio
Businesses extend to the sidewalks! Eat and drink outside.

Versommerfest (aka Schwabenfest)
June 11–12, 2021Donauschwaben Hall at 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Charm Farm Vintage Market
June 11–13, 2021 (+Aug 20–22; Oct 15–17)
4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon, Ohio
Vintage furniture, gifts, clothing, home decor and jewelry. Food trucks. Tickets sold online

Country Music Festival
June 11–12, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Live music!

Montgomery – Movie in the Park
June 11, 2021
Montgomery Park at 10101 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Bring your blankets

Hamilton Flea
June 12, 2021 (+July 10, Aug 15, Sept 11)
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market

O.F.F. Market
June 12, 2021 (+July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11)
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Artisans, brewers, bakers and farmers provide a unique shopping experience

Second Saturday Flea Market
June 12, 2021 (second Saturday of the month) through Dec 11, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Solar Fun
June 12, 2021
Huffman Park at 2100 John Gray Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Must register for event

Dance in the Fort
June 13, 2021 (+July 18, Aug 15)
Tower Park Amphitheater at Chochran Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Dance!

Loveland Concerts in the Park
June 13 and 27, 2021 (+July 4, 18; Aug 29; Sept 12)
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert.

Edgewood Summer Concerts
June 15, 22 and 29, 2021 (+ July 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24)
Presidents Park at 283 Dudley Rd., Edgewood, Kentucky
Madison shelter

Bold Moves Plus
June 16–20, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet performs!

The Summit Cinema
June 16, 2021 (+Aug 18; Sept 15)
Summit Park
Watch a movie on a giant screen from the great lawn! Movies start at dusk

Greenhills Concert on the Commons
June 16 and 30, 2021 (+July 14, 28; Aug 11; Aug 11; Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
View the concerts on the internet, too.

Behringer-Crawford Museum Summer Concerts
June 17 and 24, 2021 (+July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19)
Devou Park at 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Kentucky
Bluegrass, rock, jazz, country and Latin music. $5 donation

Mt. Healthy Summer Concerts
June 17 and 25, 2021 (+July 3, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6,13, 20, 27; Sept 3)
Mt. Healthy City Park at 1541 Hill Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
Free concerts

Summer Music Festival at Ault Park
June 17, 2021 (+July 15, Aug 19)
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Dance to live music! Food, wine and water will be available

Zootanical
June 17, 2021
Bowyer Farm at 2210 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens shares the Cheetah Run facility

Twilight Tour at Spring Grove Cemetery
June 17, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
6–7:30pm – Learn about Spring Grove’s history and notable residents

Mt. Healthy Summer Concerts
June 18 and 25, 2021 (+July 3, 9,16, 23, 30; Aug 6,13, 20, 2; Sept 3)
Mt. Healthy City Park, at 1541 Hill Ave., Mt. Healthy (Cincinnati), Ohio
Enjoy the music (July 3 has fireworks!)

Taps, Tastes and Tunes
June 18–20, 2021
The Streets of West Chester at 9448A Water Front Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Live music, food and more

Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival III
June 18, 2021 (+July 23, August 21 and 27)
RiversEdge Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street,Hamilton, Ohio
Concert!

Celtic Fest Ohio
June 19, 2021
Ohio Renaissance Fairgrounds, 10542 E State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio
One-day event this year! Music, shopping, tastings
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Fort Thomas City Wide Yard Sale
June 19, 2021
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
8am–2pm — Find a treasure!

Off Pike Market 
June 19, 2021 (+July 17, August 21 and September 18)
Mills Avenue at Victory Park, Norwood, Ohio
9am–1pm
Local produce and music, food trucks and more

Pendleton Outdoor Palooza
June 19, 2021
Pendleton County Fairgrounds at 68 Fairgrounds Rd., Falmouth, Kentucky
Cruise in, concert, prizes

Sabbath: The Complete Black Sabbath Experience
June 19, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Live performance

Waynesville Street Faire
June 19, 2021 (+July 17, Aug 14, Sept 11)
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Artisans and unique vendors

Yoga at Trolley Park
June 19 and 26, 2021 (+ July 3, 10, 17, 24)
Trolley Park at 1101 Amsterdam Rd., Park Hills, Kentucky
Exercise!

Burlington Antique Show

June 20, 2021 (+July 16, Aug 22, Sept 19, Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Take Over the Square
9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio
June 24, 2021 (+July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26)
Free concerts

Middletown Pride
June 25, 2021
1050 Central Avenue (downtown), Middletown, Ohio
Pride color crawl, signature drinks, high heel dash and more

99 Days of Summer
June 25, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main Street, Middletown, Ohio
Hits from the 60s and 70s

Rockin’ Taco Festival
June 25–27, 2021
Covington Plaza at the Roebling Bridge, Covington, Kentucky
Tacos, Latin muic and dance

St. John XXIII School Community Festival
June 25–27, 2021
3806 Manchester Rd., Middletown, Ohio

Union Celebrates America
June 25, 2021
Ryle High School  at 10379 US 42, Union, Kentucky
Food, music and fireworks

Zoo La La
June 25, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Adults night out at the zoo with live entertainment, food and animal encounters. Masks required

Blessid Union of Souls
June 26, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main Street, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy this concert

Music in the Park
June 26, 2021 (+July 10 and 24; Aug 22; Sept 18)
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Rd, (Deer Park), Cincinnati, Ohio
Music begins at 7pm

Lebanon Ohio Garden Tour
June 26–27, 2021
Start at the Lebanon Train Station at 198 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Take a peek at some gardens throughout historic Lebanon

1572 Ohio State Steak Cookoff
June 26, 2021
10612 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio
10 prizes for steaks and three for shrimp

Maysville Movie in the Park
June 26, 2021
Rotary Park at 132 2nd Street, Maysville, Kentucky
Family-friendly movie, free hotdogs, chips and soda (and popcorn)

Dog Day of Summer
June 27, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Walk your dog on this one day of the year

Paws in the Park
June 27, 2021
Ft. Thomas Mess Hall, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Pride Market at the Park
June 27, 2021
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Open air market from 20 LGBTQ-owned businesses

Blue Ash Summer Concerts at the Nature Park

June 29, 2021 (+July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3,10,17, 24, 31)
Blue Ash Nature Park at 4337 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash, Ohio
Enjoy the concert!

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

The Sound of Music
Through June 13, 2021
LaComedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio
These are a few of my favorite things!

Riverscape Metropark Music & Food Truck at Lunch
June 1 – September 3, 2021 (Monday–Friday 11:30am–1:30pm)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Live acoustic music and local food!
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Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
June 3, 2021 (+July 1, Aug 5, Sept 2)
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through Sept. 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Late Night at the Air Force Museum
June 3, 2021
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
First Thursday 5pm–8pm; Enjoy an evening exploring the museum

Englewood Neighborhood Garage Sales
June 4–5, 2021
Englewood, Ohio
Find a treasure

First Friday Downtown Dayton
June 4, 2021 (5pm–10pm)
Shops, galleries, restaurants are open
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Go Green First Friday
June 4, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Masks and social distancing required. Shops and restaurants will be open for business.

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
June 4, 2021
1001 East 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Art, entertainment and more
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2nd Annual Momentum Group Show
June 4, 2021
Front Street, Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Juried exhibition

Out on 5th Downtown Dayton
June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021
Fifth Street in the Oregon District, downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shop, dine and have a beverage

Strawberry Jam First Friday
June 4, 2021 (+July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3)
Prouty Plaza, Troy, Ohio
Listen to live music

Xenia Food Truck Rallies
June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021
150 S. Miami Ave., Xenia, Ohio
Every Friday enjoy food truck fare

5th Annual Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival
June 5, 2021
Patricia Allyn Park at 7256 OH 48, Springboro, Ohio
Native American music, vendors, food and workshops

Hometown EXPO That Spring Thing
June 5, 2021
Springboro High School at 1675 S. Main Street, Springboro, Ohio
220+ booths featuring local businesses
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Fitness in the Park – Riverscape
June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
Riverscape Park, Dayton
Saturdays 10–11am. Virtual available

Touch a Truck
June 5, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Get close to many of Kettering’s trucks

Centerville Summer Concerts
June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 (+July 4, 11, 25; August 18, 15, 22 and 29)
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, Ohio
7–9pm
Bring a lawn chari

Deeds Carillon Concerts
June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 (+July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5, 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Patterson Homestead Afternoon Tea
June 6 and 13, 2021 (+Aug 15; Sept 12; Dec 4–5 )
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service by costumed interpreters

Star City Concerts at Riverfront Park
June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 (+July 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio
Free Sunday evening concerts. Bring your lawn chair

Fairborn Summer Concerts
June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021 (+July 3, 13,19, 26; Aug 2)
Various venues in Fairborn, Ohio (Atherton Amphitheater and Main Street Commons)
Enjoy live music

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
June 9 and 23, 2021 (3pm–7pm)
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Enjoy food truck fare every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
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Close to Home Community Series – Jazz Combo
June 11, 23 and 28, 2021 (+July 28; Aug 11)
300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Bring lawn chairs; Food trucks on site

IndieCraft
June 11–12, 2021
Mother Stewart’s Brewery at 102 W> Columbia St., Springfield, Ohio
Music, food trucks and brews

Movie Under the Stars
June 11, 2021
Delco Park at 1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Movie begins at 8pm. Bring a blanket.

Versailles Poultry Days Festival
June 11–13, 2021
Versailles, Ohio
Enjoy…. chicken! Parade on Saturday
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Canal Music Fest
June 12, 2021
City Park at 35 Parkwood Drive, Tipp City, Ohio
Food and great music!
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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts
June 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2021 (+July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; Aug 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; Sept 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19 and 26)
134 S Main St., Dayton, Ohio
41 free concerts throughout the summer; music starts at 7pm

Operation Dinosaur
June 12, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, Ohio
Simulator rides, fossils and large dinosaurs!

The Little Mermaid
June 17 – August 15, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A Disney classic

Sculptures on the Square Kick Off
June 18, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Meet the artists and admire the art

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
June 18, 2021
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dinner and dessert trucks! Every third Friday March – October

Antique Show and Flea Market
June 19–20, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure at the May extravaganza

Kettering Annual Youth Fishing Derby
June 19, 2021
1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Bring your bait and tackle. or use what is provided

Kettering Trash and Treasure Trunk Sale
June 19, 2021
2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Outdoor market – fine a treasure!

Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee
June 19, 2021
Three venues in Springboro, Ohio
Celebrating freedom!
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Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
June 19, 2021 (+July 9, Aug 20, Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
June 20, 2021 (+July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

Taste at the Crossroads
June 22, 2021
Vandalia Recreation Center at 1111 Stonequarry Rd., Vandalia, Ohio
All-you-can-eat food samples! Live music
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Concert on Prouty Plaza
June 24, 2021 (+July 16, 23; Aug 6)
Prouty Plaza on Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Free concerts!

Springboro Concerts in the Park
June 25 and 26, 2021 (+July 4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30)
North Park Amphitheater at 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Summer Arts Festival Brewery Bash
June 25, 2021
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co., 102 W. Columbia St., Springfield, Ohio
Tasting stations, live entertainment

Zinnia Days Craft & Vendor Show
June 26–27, 2021
Green County Fairgrounds at 120 Fairgrounds Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Artists, crafters, flowers and more

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Batesville Community Art Show
June 1, 2021
Batesville Memorial Public Library at 131 N. Walnut, Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy the local talent

Exercise in the Park
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021 (+July 7, 14, 21 and 28; Aug 4, 11,19 and 25)
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Get fit outside

Batesville Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast
June 5, 2021
119 W. Pearl St., Batesville, Indiana
Lodge #663 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 6am.

Yoga in Park

Civic Park, downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (+July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28)
Bring your mat and water; (6/20, 7/18 and 8/22: yoga held at the Lawrenceburg Community Center)

Movies in the Park
June 8, 15 and 22 2021 (+July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Civic Park, downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Movies begin at dusk; Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks

Tri-State Antique Market 
June 6, 2021 (+ July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5 and Oct 3)
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds at U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a special treasure!

Movies in the Park
June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021 (+July 6, 13, 20 and 27)
Civic Park at 111 E High St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
9pm–11pm
Bring chairs, blankets and snacks

Music on the River
June 10, 17 and 25, 2021 (+July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26)
Civi Park, Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Beer Garden, Food trucks, Cruise-in Car Show, and live music. Bring your lawn chairs

Music in the Park
June 11, 2021 (+July 9, August 13 and September 10, 2021)
Bicentennial Park, Madison, Indiana
Food vendors available; bring your lawn chair

17th Annual Outdoor Women at Big Oaks
June 12, 2021
Bog Oaks National Wildlife Preserve, Madison, Indiana
Classes for women: cooking outdoors, nature crafts and more

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Competition
June 12–20, 2021
7436 S. County Rd. at 575 E. Friendship, Indiana
Live history encampment, classes and more

Madison’s Treasure Walking Tour
June 19, 2021 (+August 21, 2021)
Madison, Indiana
Free guided walking tour through downtown Madison

Riverfront Wine, Stein and Barrel
June 19, 2021
Bicentennial Park at 106 West Vaughn Dr., Madison, Indiana
Music, art, food and drinks; purchase tickets

Tastes of Summer
June 19, 2021
Civic Park at 111 E. High St., downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Local food vendors, kids’ rides and activities and live performances

American Duchess Visit
June 20, 2021
Riverfront at Madison, Indiana
Tour the Madison riverboat when it docks on the shores of Madison

25th Annual Antique Machinery Show
June 24–26, 2021
Ripley County Fairgrounds at 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Parade on Saturday!


Have we missed an event? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com






16 Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day 2021 from your Home

Flags 1Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend at home and still honor those who have served and protected us with your own celebration. Here are 16 ideas to celebrate Memorial Day 2021 from your home:

  1. Plan an at-home BBQ or picnic. Food always smells and tastes best served from the grill!  If this is the first time to fire up your grill for the warmer season, go here for some grilling tips.
  2. Decorate your home with red, white and blue. Go to Pinterest for ideas.
  3. Write a letter to a soldier. Learn more on how to do that here or here.
  4. Send a care package to a soldier.
  5. Take a virtual memorial tour.
  6. Explain Memorial Day to your children.
  7. Learn how to fold the U.S. flag.
  8. Fly your flag!  (Flag etiquette here.)
  9. Listen to veterans’ stories.
  10. Make a red, white and blue dessert. See recipe ideas here and here.
  11. Decorate bicycles with red, white and blue – and ride them throughout your neighborhood
  12. Play yard games with your family. Here’s an idea on how to create a DIY ring toss. Play “Lawn Twister” in the grass. Try a bean bag ladder toss.  Here is a link to more outdoor game ideas.
  13. Host an outdoor movie. Learn how to create your own outdoor theater.
  14. Camp in your backyard. Set up a tent, add blankets or sleeping bags along with pillows. Tell stories and gaze at the stars!
  15. Roast s’mores from your fire pit! (No fire pit? Use a terracotta pot!)
  16. Walk/run! “Wear Blue” in a virtual Memorial Day walk/run.

Community Memorial Day Events:

Beavercreek Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Beavercreek Veterans Memorial Park, 1911 N Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair for this 2pm ceremony

Bellevue Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky
Parade begins at 10:30am

Blue Ash Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Bicentennial Veteran’s Memorial, Blue Ash, Ohio
11:30am

Colerain
Memorial Service
May 31, 2021 at 10am
Colerain Gateway Memorial, Springdale Rd/Colerain Ave.

Covington
May 31, 2021
VFW Post 6095 at 347 E. 47th Street, Covington, Kentucky
Salute of soldiers, 2pm parade and service at Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
More info

Deer Park / Silverton / Sycamore Township Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
10am parade: N. on Ohio Ave., E. on Webster Ave., N. on Blue Ash Rd., Chamberlin Park, Sycamore Rd. to Bechtold Park

Downtown Dayton, Ohio
May 31, 2021
Dayton National Cemetery at 4400 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio
1pm ceremony with 100 flags on veterans’ gravestones

Edgewood Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021 at 10am
Freedom Park  at 550 Freedom Park Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky
Attend in person or watch live on Facebook

Erlanger/Elsmere
May 31, 2021 at 9am
VFW Post 6423, 4435v Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky
Parade and memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery
More info

Fairfield Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
Drive-by parades in several locations in Fairfield, Ohio
Community Arts Center (10am); Veterans of Foreign Ways (Post 1069); Fairfield Youth Playfields; Waterworks Park; Thomas O. Marsh Park; Fairfield Aquatic Center; Point Pleasant Park and Veterans Memorial Park

Florence Memorial Day Shoebox Float Parade
May 31, 2021
Boone Co Veterans Memorial at 8020 Veterans Memorial Dr, Florence, Kentucky
Shoe-box style “floats” on display at the Boone Co Veterans Memorial
11am – Musical tribute ceremony

Glendale
May 31, 2021
Sharon Avenue, Glendale, Ohio
10am memorial ceremony at the War Memorial

Green Township Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Green Township Veterans Park at 6239 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
10am ceremony hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10380

Hamilton Memorial Day Flag Setting
May 26, 2201
Greenwood Cemetery at 1602 Greenwood Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Flags are placed on known veterans’ graves

Harrison Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
E Broadway Street, Harrison, Ohio
Parade begins at 10am and proceeds to Glen Haven Cemetery for a memorial service

Kettering Memorial Day Celebration
May 28, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Picnic, swing-style band and fun!

Lebanon Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
11am–12:30pm

Loveland Memorial Day Parade and Memorial
May 31, 2021
Veterans Memorial at 211 Riverside Drive, Loveland, Ohio
Parade at 9am at Loveland Elementary School followed by the memorial

Madeira Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
10am at McDonald Commons at 7502 Dawson Rd., Madeira, Ohio

Middletown Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum at 1401 Woodside Blvd., Middletown, Ohio
Smith Park at 400 Tytus Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Parade at 10am at Smith Park; Ceremony at 11:30am at Woodside Cemetery

Mt. Healthy
Memorial Celebration Field of Flags
Arlington Memorial Gardens at 2145 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
May 27–31, 2021

Newport
May 31, 2021 at 9am
998 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky
Memorial service
Information

VIRTUAL: Park Hills Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Park Hills, Kentucky
A video will be displaying the “parade”

Reading/ Arlington Heights/ Lockland Memorial Ceremony
Reading, Ohio
May 31, 2021
9am parade through Arlington Heights into Lockland and through Reading
Memorial Service at Reading Cemetery

Southgate Kentucky
Evergreen Cemetery Flag Placement
May 29, 2021
25 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, Kentucky
Flags placed on Civil War veterans as well as other soldiers

Springboro Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
South Main Street, Springboro, Ohio
2pm parade with a picnic afterwards

Spring Grove Village
May 31, 2021 at 11am
Memorial Celebration
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., CIncinnati, Ohio

West Chester
Memorial Celebration
May 31, 2021 at 10am
Olde West Chester Business District, West Chester, Ohio
Parade and memorial service


Updated: May 28, 2021

Thinking of Selling Your Home on Your Own? Don’t Make “that” Mistake!

FSBO selling your home

This fast-paced real estate market has some homes selling in just days or even hours. Many home buyers are lining up to make offers. Perhaps with this type of real estate market, you have considered trying to sell your home on your own (FSBO – for sale by owner) without the services of a real estate agent?

Here are some reasons why you should not sell your home by yourself:

Can You Attract Lots of Buyers?
The National Association of Realtors® reports 97% of all home buyers use the Internet throughout the home-buying process. Real estate agents and brokers (like Sibcy Cline Realtors) have a strong Internet presence already in place with strategies to promote homes for sale. Bypass a real estate professional and your reach to the home-buying market will be much smaller. You will, therefore, receive less offers and may lose out on stronger offers and possibly more money for your home.

Another important item to consider is the photography of your home. Properties for sale will have rooms staged to appeal to the largest segment of home buyers. This is part of your agent’s responsibility in marketing your home. For example, your agent will guide you to clear the kitchen counters of most appliances and to stow away hand towels and the garbage can from sight. The potential home buyer can then focus on your kitchen’s features instead of items found in that room.

You will have expenses with promoting your home that an agent normally covers. Items such as signs, flyers, professional photography, attorney fees, contracts and advertising all add up.

Lots of Details in the Home-Buying Process
When selling a home, there are lots of details that happen such as negotiations, home inspections and appraisals – to name a few. Real estate pros are trained to navigate all of these hurtles. Once you have a purchase contract on your home, your real estate agent is there to also make sure the mortgage process for the home buyer is handled smoothly. Your agent represents you and has a goal to to make sure your home closes with all of these type of details are taken care of.

Legal Items
There are other details when selling your home that are important such as mandatory legal disclosures and lead paint documents. If you are selling your home on your own, you need to be aware and follow the law. Real estate agents have error and omissions insurance in place in case a legal error is made. If you hire an attorney to close on the transaction, that professional may not have that type of insurance. (Example: You inform a buyer the floor under the carpet is wood and it ends up being another material. That’s a mistake.)

Safety
Opening your home to strangers is another reason you should reconsider selling on your own. Your agent will have protocols set up for personal showings. Buyers can be asked about mortgage pre-approvals to prevent “we’re just looking scenarios”. During COVID-19, protocols include wearing masks and gloves, wiping down doors that are touched as well as using digital tours as a way of promoting your home. Real estate agents who show your home follow a code of ethics to make sure your home and its contents are safe during showings.

Negotiation
If you try to sell your home on your own, you are in charge of negotiations. A real estate pro is trained and used to negotiating on your behalf. If there are challenges before you close on your home, your agent will work through those details – anything from results of a whole-home inspection, an appraisal snafu or problem with your home’s title.

Do you know your home’s true value? There are many tools on the Internet to get a “guestimate” of your home’s value. In this seller’s market, you may be surprised, however, how much your home is actually worth.

A Real Estate Agent is Going to Cost Me Money
You do pay a real estate commission when you sell your home with an agent, but will selling your home on your own really save you money?

People who seek out FSBO homes are also looking for a savings and will probably make low offers. In some situations, a FSBO seller can make less money from a sale. (See this report.) The reason? Homes listed with a real estate company are promoted via the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with other real estate brokers – thus marketing the home to a large sector of home buyers. The more buyers who see your home, the greater the chance for a bidding war that will drive your home price higher. Your agent has a goal to obtain the highest possible price for your home with terms that work in your favor. They want you to make a profit on your home!

Statistics also show that FSBOs who sell to someone they know end up selling for thousands of dollars under market value. Additionally, FSBOs take longer to sell when not sold to someone the seller knows.

Here are some 2020 stats from the National Association of Realtors about selling your home FSBO:


• 89% of home sellers in 2020 sold their homes with the assistance of a real estate agent
• 8% of home sales in 2020 sold via FSBO – 4% knew their sellers
• FSBO homes typically sell for less than the selling price of other homes (median price of $217,900 FSBO vs $295,000 with an agent)
• FSBO homes sold typically in under two weeks (agent-assisted sales took three weeks)
• Preparing and fixing the home up for sale as well as understanding and preforming the paperwork were the two most difficult steps for FSBO sellers
• 25% of FSBOs typically used yard signs to promote their homes for sale (46% did not actively market their home!)









2021 Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Southeastern Indiana

Southeastern Indiana Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

There is nothing like eating fresh produce! Be sure to find a local farmer’s market in Southeastern Indiana to patronize. Most are open through October and offer local, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, jams and other homemade foods.

Our list is in order by day. If you see a local farmer’s market that is missing, please let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com and we will add it!

DAILY
Busse’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm 
7096 State Road 48, Aurora, Indiana (mid June – October 2021)
You will also find them at the Lawrenceburg Farmers’ Market

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WEDNESDAY
White’s Farm – Flea and Farmer’s Market
6028 Holland Rd (US 52), Brookville, Indiana 47012 (year round)
Daylight to 12pm

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FRIDAY
Bright Farmer’s Market
Providence Presbyterian Church at 23983 Salt Fork Road, Bright, Indiana (June – October 2021)
3pm–6:30pm

Brookville
Brookville Treatment plant in Brookville, Indiana (mid June – October 2021)
3:30pm–7pm

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SATURDAY
Batesville Farmer’s Market
Downtown Batesville, Indiana (May – October 2021)
8am–11am

Lawrenceburg Farmers’s Market
Newtown Park (along US 50), Lawrenceburg, Indiana (June – mid October, 2021)
9am–1pm

Madison Farmers’ Market
Broadway Fountain at corner of Main Street and Broadway, Madison, Indiana (April – October, 2021)
8am–12pm

Richmond Farmers’ Market 
Order online from vendors for cashless transactions and arrange for delivery/pick up.

Rising Sun Farmer’s Market
Corner of Main and Walnut Streets, Rising Sun, Indiana (May-October 2021)
8:30am–12pm

Updated: May 19, 2021

2021 Guide to Local Farmers’ Markets in Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

Dayton Springfield Ohio Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

 

There are many great reasons to live in Dayton, Ohio and local farmers’ markets is one of them. Most of these markets are open throughout the growing season into October, so be sure to check them out. There is nothing that compares to a fresh tomato bursting with flavor.

Here’s our list of Dayton farmers’ markets including the days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t featured on this list, please let us know (sknabe@sibcycline.com) and we’ll add them. 

TUESDAYS

West Carrollton Farmers’ Market
833 E. Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Ohio. (June – Mid October, 2021)
3:00pm–6:00pm

Xenia Towne Square Farmers’ Market
Parking lot of Devil Wind Brewing at 130 South Detroit St., Xenia, Ohio.  (June – October 2021)
2pm–6pm

Mechanicsburg Farmers & Artisans Market
Unity Park at North Main Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio. (June– early September 2021)
4:00pm–6:30pm

Dayton VA Farmers Market
Dayton VA Medical Center at 4100 W. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio (mid June – September, 2021)
10am–2pm
Usually has food trucks, too

Miami County Farmers’ Market
First Place Christian Center at 16 W. Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio (Year round)
5pm– 7pm
Virtual market. Place your order online then pick up your order.


WEDNESDAYS

Downtown Miamisburg Farmers’ Market
1146 E. Central Avenue at Miamisburg Christian Church, Miamisburg, Ohio. (July-October 2021)
3pm–7pm

Fairborn Farmers Market
Corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (Fifth Third Commons parking lot) in Fairborn, Ohio. (April – October 2021)
10am–2pm


THURSDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. (Year round)
11am–3pm

Centerville Farmers’ Market – Not active this year
892 S. Main Street, Parking lot of Centerville Shopping Center, Centerville, Ohio. (May – October 2021)
3pm–7pm

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio. (mid May – mid October 2020)
3pm-7pm

Market Wagon CinDay
Free pickup of local fresh produce at a Market Host location every Thursday

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
High Street in front of the Piqua Public Library (Fort Piqua Plaza) in downtown Piqua, Ohio. (May 27 – mid September 2021)
3pm–6:00pm
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FRIDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. (Year round)
11am–3pm

St. Paris Farmers’ Market
3pm–6pm (Starts May 7, 2021)
135 W. Main Street (in front of the municipal building), St. Paris, Ohio

Sugarcreek Township Farmers’ Market
Sugarcreek Plaza at  6124 Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Township, Ohio.  (Mid May – Mid November 2021)
3pm–7pm
Winter Market: December – April. Every third Friday from 3pm–5pm



SATURDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio.  (Year round. Outdoor market: June-October)
9am–1pm

Beavercreek Farmers’ Market
4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio (June – October 2021)
8:30am–12:30pm

Franklin Farmers’ Market
1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Downtown Franklin, Ohio
May 29 – September 11, 2021 (9am–1pm)

Greenville Farmers Market
4th and Broadway in Greenville, Ohio. (June 1 – mid October 2021)
9am–1pm

Farmers Market at the Heights
Eichelberger Amphitheater at 8625 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights
10am–2pm
No market on June 12, July 13 and September 11, 2021

This Old Farmer’s Market in Beavercreek
3930 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio (grounds of This Old Couch store). (mid May – mid October, 2021)
12pm–3pm

New Carlisle Farmer’s Market
113 W. Jefferson Street (downtown New Carlisle, Ohio  (mid June 15 – end of September 2021)
10am–2pm

Oakwood Farmers’ Market
22 Orchard Drive at 22 Orchard Dr., Dayton, Ohio. (June 5–August 28, 2021)
Harvest Season through October 16, 2021
9am–1pm
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Shiloh Farmers’ Market
5300 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, Ohio. (June 5 – October 2, 2021)
10am–2pm
First half hour for elderly and at risk

Springfield Farmers Market
North Market Place (117 N. Fountain Ave), Springfield, Ohio.  (June – end of September 2021)
9am–12:30pm
Indoor market January–March: 11am–2pm at Mother Stewarts Brewing Company

Trotwood Farmers Market
Northeast corner of Shiloh Springs and Salem Ave. Trotwood, Ohio. (June-October 2021)
9am–2pm

Downtown Troy Farmers’ Market 
S Cherry Street and Main Street, Troy, Ohio. (June – September, 2021)
9am–12:00pm

Yellow Springs Farmers Market
100 Dayton Street in the Bryan Center Parking lot, Yellow Springs, Ohio. (May – September, 2021) 
7am–12pm
Except 2nd Saturdays in June and October: Moves to Sunday 8am–12pm
April, October and November: 8am–12pm 

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SUNDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio.  (Year round. Outdoor market: June-December)
11am–3pm

Franklin Farmer Market
1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Franklin, Ohio
9am –1pm through (May 29–September 11, 2021)

Northmont Community Market
4810 Balzono Boulevard in Clayton, Ohio  (June- October 2021)
11am–3pm
Check website. It was cancelled in 2020.

This Old Farmer’s Market
3930 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio. (mid May 2021 – mid October 2021)
12pm-4pm

 

Updated May 12, 2021

2021 Guide to Northern Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

Northern Kentucky Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

There are so many great reasons to live in Northern Kentucky and local farmers’ markets are one of them. Enjoy shopping for your locally grown fruits and vegetables through October by visiting one of these markets listed below.

If you know of any local markets that aren’t mentioned on this list, please let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com and we’ll add them!  


DAILY

Boone County Farmers Market
6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky.
Hours: 10am–5pm (mid May – October 2021)
Summer Hours: 9am–6pm  (end of May 25 – early September, 2021)
Winter Hours: Day after Thanksgiving through April: 10am–8pm (weather permitting)
Curbside pick up and social distancing


TUESDAYS

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (May–October, 2021)
3pm–6pm May–October

Mason County Farmers Market
Old Washington Meeting House at 2114 Old Main Street, Maysville, Kentucky
3pm–pm


WEDNESDAYS

Bellevue Farmers’ Market
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Kentucky
Wednesdays 3pm–7pm

Fort Thomas Farmers’ Market 
Tower Park at Shelter #2 at 950 Cochran Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.
3pm–7pm (June 3 –September 30, 2020)
3pm–6pm (October 2020)


THURSDAYS

Dixie Farmers’ Market
116 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky. (May–late October 2020)
2pm–6pm


FRIDAYS

Alexandria Farmers’ Market
7634 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky.  (starts June 5, 2020)
3pm–6pm


SATURDAYS

Bellevue Farmers’ Market
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Kentucky
Saturdays 8am–1pm (through November)

Campbell County Farmers’ Market
709 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. Near Pepper Pod.  (May 30 – October 2020)
9am–12pm

Covington Farmers’ Market
325 Greenup St., Covington, Kentucky
9am –1pm

DCCH Farmers’ Market of Fort Mitchell
75 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. (May 2 – October 2021)
10am–2pm

Independence Farmers’ Market
5272 Madison Pike (Independence Court House), Independence, Kentucky.  (Starting May, 2021)
8:30am–1pm

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (April–May, 2021)
10am–3pm April–May 

Mason County Farmers Market
Old Washington Meeting House at 2114 Old Main Street, Maysville, Kentucky
9am–1pm

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SUNDAYS

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (April–May, 2021)
10am–3pm April–May

Latonia Second Sunday Market
Local Studio 325 at 3622 Decoursey Ave., Covington, Kentucky
11am–4pm June November, 2021

 

Updated: April 26, 2021