Things To Do In Dayton

Up to 29% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Jackie Kashian

Wiley's Comedy Niteclub

$17 $12

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Star of the long-running podcast The Dork Forest shows droll wit and wry observations in her whip-smart standup act

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Dayton Funny Bone

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Nationally touring standups take the stage at the Dayton outpost of the celebrated comedy club chain

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Indian Trails Miniature Golf

Kettering

$22 $10

Peaceful mini-golf facility with two 18-hole courses snaking past creeks, waterfalls, and natural foliage

40% Off Summer Art Camp for Kids and Teens

K12 Gallery & TEJAS

Dayton

$200 $120

Each day, campers will attend two art classes and take a field trip to observe local artists at work, or have a local artist come speak

Up to 50% Off Tennis Lessons or Club Membership

Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy

Dayton Center Courts

$128 $64

Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts; lessons, clinic, and leagues; junior program for kids as young as 4

55% Off Martial Arts

S&g Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dayton

$100 $45

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Up to 80% Off a Photo-Shoot Package

Cleary Creative Portraits

Riverside

$125 $39

Professional photographer with a quarter century of experience in the field chronicles kids and families in artistic in-studio shoots

Up to 71% Off Kids Karate Classes

Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School

Multiple Locations

$129 $39

Kids gain self-confidence and discipline while practicing self-defense techniques

50% Off Personal Trainer

Elite Force Personal Fitness

Huber Heights

$70 $35

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88% Off Dance Lessons

Always Ballroom Dance Studio

Dayton

$250 $29

Instructors lead pairs or singles in 21 styles, including salsa, polka, the country two-step, the mambo, and tango; themed practice party

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

50% Off at Brown Institute of Martial Arts

Brown Institute of Martial Arts

Centerville

$150 $75

Adult and children's martial arts classes such as muay-thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, pencak silat, and integrative combative system

50% Off from Laura Azbill Personal Training

Laura Azbill Personal Training

Mind to Muscle Wellness

$300 $150

Personal trainer helps clients reach their health and fitness goals during one-on-one training sessions

55% Off Improv or Sketch-Writing Class

The Black Box Improv Theater

Dayton

$100 $45

Weekly three-hour classes teach comedy newcomers the basics of sketch writing or improv

50% Off Personal Trainer

Anastasio Personal Training

Washington

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Yoga Classes at Avenues to Wellness

Avenues to Wellness

Centerville

$120 $59

Students move through stretches and breath-control exercises in stress-relieving yoga classes

75% Off Guitar Lessons from JamPlay, LLC

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

$19.95 $5

Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at SwingOutDayton

SwingOutDayton

Elegance in Dance Studio

$32 $16

Instructors lead students through basic steps, partner dance techniques, and combinations during weekly classes

43% Off Sports-Bar Food

Sidelines Grill

Dayton

$7 $4

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Pinot's Palette is less an art studio than it is a way for people to enjoy a libation-filled night out with friends, one that happens to include a painting project. The painting sessions evoke adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not, encouraging conversation and good cheer while painting and sipping. Some locations feature a BYOB policy while others serve beer and wine from the bar. Each session features a predetermined painting—from flowers and animals to known classics such as Van Gogh's Starry Night—which each participant tackles from their own artistic angle under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

2826 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton,
OH
US

One of the Dayton area's only dedicated fishing instruction, Ohio Fly Fish Guy outfits prospective fishers with all the necessary knowledge and equipment to successfully cast their reels on the open water. Using custom tied flies, reels, rods and equipment, water sportsmen receive the wherewithal to enjoy their relaxing outdoor day. For those who need a little more instruction, Ohio Fly Fish Guy also leads half-day and full day fly-fishing excursions.

300 Lonsdale Avenue
Dayton,
OH
US

The do-gooders at Young Empire want to make a difference in the community by helping local kids and young adults achieve their dreams. To keep its mission going, the group hosts several lively events throughout the year that raise funds for its programs while bringing people together, including Halloween festivals and block parties.

p.o 60276
Dayton,
OH
US

At the Spring Time Candy Hunt, pastel takes on sweet connotations as candy hunters search for their favorite treats to celebrate the season. After filling up a bag with sugary concoctions, take aim with the ring toss game and pony rides.

700 East 4th Street
Dayton,
OH
US

One fateful day 24 years ago, a group of doomed souls got lost amid the shadows of 22 acres of wooded land and were never found. Each year following that, more and more people met the same fate. Dayton Scream Park dares guests to gather their courage and walk—or run—down the haunted trail where these souls were last seen, confronting characters from horror movies and being chased by four-wheelers that were deprived of their afternoon nap. During the 30-minute adrenaline-filled adventure, participants encounter more than 30 scenes and more than 40 live monsters that will soon join their nightmares.

For wee ones and those who would rather smile than scream, Dayton Scream Park also hosts Hillbilly Hayrides that set out in the crisp autumn air, while the sun is still duct taped to the sky. In addition to free parking, the amenities include onsite concessions for fortifying the strength of those who have fainted.

4355 Valley St
Dayton,
OH
US

Winning best haunted house in Active Dayton's 2011 Best of Dayton awards and lauded by the bloggers of Ohio Valley Haunts for a "very loud soundtrack [that] assaults the senses in accompaniment to the various atrocities," the designers of Dayton's Haunted Butcher House horrify guests with new macabre spectacles each year. Characters, such as clowns wielding meat cleavers and the undead springing forth from oversize jack-in-the-boxes, are just some of the haunts that have rattled visitors in years past on the unguided tour. To further heighten fear levels, the building itself becomes another character, confounding the living with moving floors, strobe lights, and mysterious voices that predict another year of slow economic growth.

508 Wayne Avenue
Dayton,
OH
US