On Friday, May 13th from 5-9pm, watch the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame come alive with Walk the Walk; a showcase featuring Walk of Fame inductees, historians, and family representatives. This street party allows visitors to learn from some of the outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the greatness of our region. Third Street will be shut down between Williams & Broadway so visitors can walk along West Third Street and interact with these individuals at their respective memorial stones.
Entertainment hosted by Dayton.com’s Amelia Robinson
5:00pm – Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal String Quartet
5:30pm – Gem City Chorus
6:45pm – New Honorees Introduced
7:00pm – live music by Vibe 5
7:45pm – Heads or Tales Raffle for VIP tickets to Patti LaBelle at Rose Music Center
8:00pm – 2nd set from Vibe 5
Food trucks including Zombie Dogz, Go Cupcake, Carvaso’s Mexican Fusian, and Graeter’s Ice Cream will be on hand along with adult beverages from Heidelberg. A brand new Wright Dunbar business, Texas Beer and Cattle Company, will be open and giving tours and opportunities for the public to become co-op owners in the business. Wright-Dunbar, Inc. encourages visitors to bring lawn chairs.
Additionally, Wright-Dunbar, Inc. will announce the 2016 Walk of Fame honorees at the event. These honorees will be inducted into the Walk of Fame at a Luncheon Ceremony on September 22nd at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center.
Since its inception in 1996 as part of the City of Dayton’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame has recognized 156 outstanding individuals and groups for their enduring personal or professional contributions to the community, nation, and the world.
In 2003 the Walk of Fame was moved from the Dayton International Airport to the Wright-Dunbar Historic District and is now managed and supported by Wright Dunbar, Inc. Granite pavers are located on the sidewalks on both sides of West Third Street between Shannon and Broadway Streets and on Williams Street.