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Ohio Arts Festivals & Competitions

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http://www.oac.state.oh.us/search/OACFestival/SearchFestivals.asp

 

Steam Trains

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http://www.railserve.com/events/railfan_excursions.html

Video of Air Force History – Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover https://youtu.be/XQfHplpeDMc

January

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NMUSAF • Family Day: Robots Among Us • Jan. 17
Commemorate the anniversary of the landing of the Mars
Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) by learning about the
exciting field of robotics from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
NMUSAF • Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan • Jan. 24
Reds players, broadcasters and mascots will answer questions and sign
autographs. Limited seating available. Time to be determined.

February

http://www.ascdayton.org/TechFest/
Sinclair College • Feb 14/15
TechFestTM is free family fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Participate in approximately 70 hands-on experiences with STEM exhibits

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
NMUSAF • Family Day: Globe Trotting • Feb. 21
Learn about astronomy and satellites from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. while celebrating
the birthdays of Galileo and Copernicus and the anniversary of the first GPS
satellite.

March

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Family Day: Meteorology Mania • March 21
Learn about the various aspects of weather, especially how it affects flight, though fun demos and hands-on activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

 Carriage Hill MetroPark Sat. Mar. 28, 12:00-4:00 pm
Historic Skills Day – Have you ever used a draw knife or cooked on a woodstove? This hands-on program will provide plenty of opportunity for adults to try these historic skills that our volunteers do. …  FREE, Age: 18 – and up

April

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NMUSAF • Family Day: Kite Tales • April 18
Celebrate spring with fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor
and outdoor kite flying from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., plus build and fly your own kite.

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Ford Fan Day
Family Fun
Saturday, April 25
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ttp://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/fans/ford_fan_day

May

http://www.vccd.org/activities.html
May 2/3 (Sat-Sun)
World War II Remembrance Days at Kennekuk County Park; Bunker Hill Historic Area

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NMUSAF • USAF Band of Flight Concert • May 8
Celebrate spring with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Free
admission but tickets are required
(available approx. one month prior to concert).

 

 

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Space Fest* • May 15-16
Enjoy a multitude of exciting space-related activities for all ages, including special appearances by astronauts, a 5K fun run/walk and 1-mile kids’ race, a star-gaze with telescopes, a chance to see the museum’s Space Shuttle Exhibit, model rocket building and launching, and much more.

Evening of Astronomy: Pluto Hosting New Horizons
Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m – Boonshoft Museum

The New Horizons spacecraft left Earth in 2006 while Pluto was still considered a regular planet. What has been discovered about the dwarf planet since

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/ww2-airshow-schedule.html
Military Aviation Museum presents our annual WWII Air Show
Warbirds Over The Beach 2015 – VA Beach

    Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Re-enactors Prepare Encampments
  • Warbird Practice Flights
  • Museum Open 9:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Gates Open at 9:00am
  • Warbird Ride sales 8:30am to 1:00pm and after the show
  • Live Music Throughout the Day Beginning at 10:00am
  • Flight Operations Begin at 1:00pm
  • Evening Steak Dinner (Special Ticket) at 5:00pm
  • Hangar Dance at 6:00pm
    Sunday, May 17, 2015

  • Gates Open at 9:00am
  • Live Music Throughout the Day Beginning at 10:00am
  • Flight Operations Begin at 1:00pm
  • Weekend Activities End at 5:00pm

http://fireup611.org/
Virginia Museum of Transportation – Saturday, May 30
The Class J 611, the Spirit of Roanoke, will thunder home under steam. Join us for a special homecoming celebration

June

http://www.tvrail.com/pages/summerville-steam-special

SummervilleThese vintage trains follows a historic route from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia; crossing the state line in Rossville, traveling past Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and through Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette, Trion, and into Summerville. Departure for the all day trip is 9:00am with return approximately 6:00pm. – June 6 – Chattanooga TN

 

image25th Annual Fort Ancient Celebration – DAY 1
Saturday June 13 11:00am – 7:00pm
25th Annual Fort Ancient Celebration – DAY 2
Sunday June 14 11:00am – 6:00pm

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NMUSAF • Family Day: Play Ball • June 20
Can you throw a curve ball? Learn about the physics of baseball and other sports
through a variety of fun demos and hands-on activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Freedom's Call Celebration

Freedom’s Call Celebration
June 26, 2015 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE Join Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the annual Freedom’s Call Celebration. The event features live music, aircraft fly-overs and fireworks, and it takes place on the museum’s back field. FREE admission and parking
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image Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the SunWatch transforms with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music.

27th Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow – DAY 1
Saturday June 27 11:00am – 8:30pm
27th Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow – DAY 2
Sunday June 28 11:00am – 5:00pm

Upcoming Events

July

August

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D-Day Conneaut • Friday August 21 and Saturday August 22
Fast becoming America’s premier living history event by being the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day – June 6th, 1944. 
Comments: Awesome event in 2014 and my family is looking to go back again this year.

Sept

Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show
Sept. 4-6, 2015 – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Giant Scale RC Air ShowSee daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters and warbirds during a three-day air show of giant scale radio-controlled aircraft on the runway behind the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This event is hosted by the museum each year over Labor Day weekend and is sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers. Hours for the event are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. FREE admission and parking. Note: Please watch the museum’s website or social media networks for weather updates

INTERESTING OUT OF STATE EVENTS

Florida

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Star Wars Weekend – Hollywood Studios
Feel the power of the Force! Enjoy a galactic event jam-packed with out-of-this-universe entertainment and your favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions—returning weekends May 15 – June 14, 2015.

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