There’s no doubt the Miami Valley likes a festival and September is jam packed with them! It can truly be overwhelming trying to keep up with them, heck there are 5 Oktoberfests in Sept that we know of, not to mention celebrations of Greek, Italian and Egyptian culture. (Check out DMM’s Calendar and filter to festival to see them all.) But let’s just take this one week at a time and look ahead to next weekend:
On August 31, 2013, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Farmers & Merchants Bank in partnership with the City of Miamisburg will be hosting the second annual River Blast. Shon Myers, President and CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bank, says “we are very excited to bring River Blast to the downtown region. It is designed to be a great free event for everyone in the communities we serve to bring out their family and friends.”
River Blast will feature two live bands and lots of other entertainment leading up to the fireworks display. The bands will start at 4:00 with White Rabbit playing classic rock, blues, and today’s hits and then at 6:00 Groove Doctor will take the stage with cover hits from the 60’s to today. There will be a variety of other entertainment for the kids throughout, t-shirt giveaways, and an unforgettable fireworks show at 9:05 to top it all off. The event will take place in Riverfront Park in downtown Miamisburg. As the sun sets, the firework show will begin over the Great Miami River.
This is a family friendly event designed to entertain every age all evening. The kid’s area will have a giant tent that will house puppet shows, spin art, face painting, and caricatures. Outside of the tent will be a variety inflatable’s for kids of all ages. All of these activities are FREE so come out early to have time to enjoy them all.
To help this event to continue to grow several Co-Sponsors have joined Farmers & Merchants Bank and the City of Miamisburg. This year’s Co-Sponsors include the following: ABC22 / Fox 45, B&B Riverfront Hall, Carillon Group of Raymond James, Masters & Associates Insurance, Mel Rutherford Re/Max Victory, and the Miamisburg Merchants Association. The sponsors will have booths for you to stop by and visit to learn more about each of their businesses and take home some free giveaways.