Events & Activities in Riverside

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Ian Bagg, John Morgan, Greg Morton, and other nationally touring funny people grace the stage

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

52% Off Beer-Brewing Course

South Clayton

$60 $29

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Certified beer judge divulges tips and methodology of craft-beer brewing with tastings, a food pairing and a take-home glass and T-shirt

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

University Park

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 70% Off Bowling and Shoe Rentals

Kettering

$33 $12

Guests can play through three games or two hours in this newly renovated bowling alley with updated fixtures, lanes, and scoring systems

Up to 80% Off a Photo-Shoot Package

Riverside

$125 $39

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

50% Off

Huber Heights

$70 $35

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88% Off Dance Lessons

Belmont

$250 $29

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

50% Off at 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

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

Dayton

$100 $45

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

50% Off

Washington

$30 $15

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Up to 51% Off Yoga Classes at Avenues to Wellness

Centerville

$120 $59

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

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at SwingOutDayton

Elegance in Dance Studio

$32 $16

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

40% Off Summer Art Camp for Kids and Teens

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

Dr. Gonzo or Dwight York – Up to 50% Off Standup

Oregon

$24 $14

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“The Comedy Doc of Classic Rock” lobs song parodies; Bob and Tom Show–favorite Dwight York zings with one-liners

45% Off Dayton Demonz Hockey Game for Two

Hara Arena

$34.70 $19

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With the schedule winding down, the Demonz look to defend last year's regular-season title, which came in the team's very first season

Up to 71% Off at Sky Fitness Gym

Dayton

$90 $35

Total-body workout combines yoga, aerial arts, and Pilates as patrons hang from soft aerial hammocks

50% Off Martial Arts

Huber Heights

$45 $20

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Up to 78% Off Boxing-Fitness Boot Camp

Grandview Heights

$129 $29

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Boot camps whip exercisers into shape using the same exercises that prep boxers for a fight such as jump roping, punching, and ab work

51% Off One Month Martial Arts Program

Sugarcreek

$80 $39

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Area's top martial arts program focuses on Tang Soo Do; instructed by 6th degree master black belt

81% Off Unlimited Martial Arts and Uniform

Fairborn

$150 $29

Students embark on a journey that fosters self-discipline and respect

76% Off Functional Movement Training at EveryBody Fitness

Multiple Locations

$329 $79

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Certified personal trainers incorporate TRX suspension straps, battle ropes, and more into high-energy functional movement training sessions

Up to 51% Off Martial Arts for Adults or Kids

Kettering

$59 $29

Martial arts instructors integrate a variety of martial-arts styles tailored to individuals' strengths and weaknesses

Up to 54% Off Muay Thai Classes

Kettering

$194.80 $97

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Muay thai instructors teach students to defend themselves with elbow strikes, knee thrusts, kicks, and punches

Up to 55% Off at Day Yoga Studio

Vandalia

$110 $49

Mixture of regular and hot sessions; Hatha, gentle, core-strength, meditation, and belly-dancing classes

Up to 59% Off Photography Classes at Fotoskool

Vandalia

$70 $34

Designed for beginner and novice photographers, classes cover holding the camera, taking pictures in manual mode, and basic editing

Up to 80% Off Youth or Adult Fitness Classes

Trotwood

$120 $25

Instructors harness 16 exercise stations and cardio, boxing, and self-defense workouts to help students aged 10 and older get in shape

Up to 82% Off Boot-Camp Classes at BodybyJuana

Polaris

$150 $45

Up to 30 participants, with at least one trainer per 10 students, work through boot-camp classes six days a week

Up to 59% Off Zumba or Bootcamp at Fit 4 Life Ohio

Centerville

$60 $29

Certified instructor helps guests of all fitness levels pump up their strength and endurance with fun Latin dance moves

Up to 51% Off at Yoga Remedy

Dayton

$220 $110

Expert yoga instructor and Reiki healer aims to help guests find balance and relieve pain through Reiki sessions or yoga therapy

Up to 56% Off Fitness Classes at Yira Bales

Washington

$100 $49

Instructors help participants burn fat, build lean muscle, improve flexibility, and enhance the mind-body connection during PiYo classes

Up to 82% Off at Born With It Boxing & Fitness

Polaris

$120 $25

Local trainers teach cardio boxing and lead fitness classes inside a spacious facility equipped with rows of punching bags

68% Off BarreAmped or Mat Pilates Classes

Centerville

$90 $29

Instructors help students lengthen muscles and sculpt and define cores in mat Pilates or BarreAmped classes

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 65% Off at Dayton Squash Center

Springboro

$170 $75

Single young professionals or whole families get a healthy dose of exercise knocking squash balls back and forth on a quality court

Up to 56% Off Small-Group Training

Miamisburg

$100 $49

Burn calories and tone muscle with a small group of people while a personal trainer offers plenty of one-on-one instruction

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Springboro

$129 $49

Kids, teens, and adults alike enjoy one month of martial-arts classes where they learn to hone their skills and stay disciplined

Up to 53% Off Golf Packages

Franklin

$44.25 $22

Buckets of 40–45 range balls help golfers warm up at the driving range before they tackle 18 executive holes studded with sand traps

Up to 53% Off at Clearcreek Fitness Bootcamp

Franklin

$15 $7

Feel the burn in these challenging one-hour boot-camp classes

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons or Guitar Restringing

Troy

$160 $79

Students improve their musical skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors; guitar restringing gets instruments back in top shape

Up to 52% Off at Salsa City Fitness

Troy

$25 $12

Zumba, piloxing, tabata, booty barre, and many other energetic fitness classes help clients lose weight in a fun, supportive environment

Up to 71% Off at Davis School of Martial Arts

Springfield

$45 $19

Traditional martial-arts classes organized by age and led by certified teachers with decades of experience

Up to 74% Off at Champion City CrossFit

Springfield

$175 $49

Exercisers improve their fitness level and health with functional, constantly varied workouts that are scalable to any ability level

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Storm MMA

Springfield

$168.33 $29

Learn to grapple, kick, and block in these group martial-arts classes, then refine skills in a private session

Up to 54% Off Tandem Skydiving

Middletown

$279 $135

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Skydivers glide through 10,000–13,000 feet while safely strapped to experienced parachuting professionals.

Up to 66% Off Kids’ Gymnastics

Liberty

$220 $79

A 9 ft. deep foam pit and competitive trampolines let kids practice gymnastics skills during classes or birthday parties

Half Off Flight Experience

Middletown

$150 $75

Soak in aerial views of Caesar Creek and downtown Dayton during a flight experience and learn about historic planes during a museum tour

Up to 42% Off Helicopter Flight

Middletown

$300 $179

Hands-on helicopter demo lesson or half-hour scenic helicopter tours over Cincinnati to view sights or Christmas lights

57% Off VIP Round of Golf for Two

Lebanon

$244 $104.99

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Golfers get the VIP treatment during their round of golf as they enjoy forecaddie services, lunch, and a prestocked cooler

Up to 47% Off at Skydive Warren County

Turtlecreek

$239 $135

Certified staff accompany clients on jumps that start 10,000 ft. above the ground and include 50 seconds of free fall

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $25

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

40% Off Spring Celebration at EnterTRAINment Junction

West Chester

$31.90 $19

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25,000-square-foot indoor model-train display

Up to 55% Off at The Beach Water Park

Mason

$61.96 $28

Palm trees decorate this 35-acre waterpark, which features several thrilling slides, relaxing lazy rivers, and a mammoth wave pool

50% Off

Mason

$125 $63

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Up to 78% Off Boot Camp at Star Fitness Solutions

Mason

$90 $25

Certified personal trainer plans different boot-camp workouts daily with a mix of cardio, resistance, and agility drills

Up to 54% Off Historical Home Tour at Dayton Lane Historic Area

Hamilton

$40 $20

10+ renovated historical homes are flung open on this tour that also includes a carriage ride, live jazz, and costumed demonstrators

Up to 77% Off Paintball Packages

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Paintballers choose gear up with equipment and marker rentals

Up to 54% Off Kids' Play Passes

Multiple Locations

$48 $22

Playground equipment showroom allows children to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

65% Off Personal Training

Loveland

$180 $63

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Up to 75% Off Firefighter-Fitness Classes

Loveland

$60 $15

Instructors individualize workouts in small group settings while sculpting physiques with workouts inspired by firefighter training

Up to 70% Off Photography Class for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$79 $25

Photographer Brian Jorg teaches basic camera skills during three-hour classes

Up to 56% Off AMP Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Intense AMP classes combine interval training, functional movements, and cardio and core exercises to burn fat and trim inches

Half Off Children's Dance Lessons

Fairfield

$30 $15

Dance instructors help children build strength, confidence, and positive self-image during ballet, hip-hop, tap, and other dance classes

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 76% Off Bowling at Game of Garfield

Fairfield

$31 $12

Multi-faceted facility hosts bowling parties with packages that include shoe rentals

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Fairfield

$100 $25

Students sweat through varied strengthening and cardio exercises during 60-minute classes

Up to 84% Off CrossFit Lite Classes

Oxford

$149 $39

CrossFit Lite classes combine 45-minute, fast-paced cardio workouts with high interval weight training

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Sharonville

$300 $75

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Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Simpsonville

$40 $20

A 25-year equestrian veteran teaches jumping and dressage to all levels of riders inside a lighted, controlled indoor environment

Up to 52% Off at Beckett Ridge Golf Club

Beckett Ridge

$98 $49

Golfers hit into forgiving fairways, long hole layouts, and frequent elevation changes that demand strategic shot-making skills

80% Off CrossFit Classes

Milford

$149 $30

Coaches guide students through a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep them for all of life's physical activities

Up to 56% Off Wineglass-Painting Class

Montgomery

$40 $19

Classes of up to 25 students spend 90 mins. enjoying complimentary soda and bottled water while decorating wineglasses with provided paints

Up to 75% Off Yoga at Blyss Studio

Milford

$60 $29

Yoga studio aims to bring positive energy and motion to the community, with Vinyasa, Hatha, and Foundational yoga classes

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

Crossfit Blue Ash

$179 $69

Expert trainers lead students of all fitness levels through intense cross-training workouts

Up to 59% Off Range Package or Membership

Multiple Locations

$68.68 $29

Visit a 20-lane indoor range for an hour of shooting, learn the basics of handguns during a four-hour course, or receive membership perks

55% Off Fitness Classes

Blue Ash

$220 $99

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Up to 79% Off at Cincinnati Bikram Yoga

Madisonville

$140 $39

105-degree Bikram yoga studio hosts daily 90-minute sweat sessions suitable for students of all experience levels

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On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
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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
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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
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Dixie Twin Drive-In transports moviegoers back to the 1950s with a constantly changing selection of first-run films on two outdoor screens, one 120’ x 52’ and the other 100’ x 65’. Cars pull into the drive-in’s tree-enclosed grounds and tune into a private FM radio station, which provides the audio accompaniment to movies’ car chases, star-crossed love affairs, and alien invasions wedged awkwardly in the middle of historical biopics. The theater starts the season with weekend screenings, then kicks into full swing with daily screenings during the warmest weeks of summer.

6201 N Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
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At Rollandia Golf Center, players hone their game on a verdant 18-hole course with 2,800 yards of fairways—coached along the way, if they wish, by PGA-certified instructors. Visitors also can focus on their swings at a driving range with heated and covered stalls that is open year-round.

4990 Wilmington Pike
Dayton,
OH
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Practice Yoga on Fifth focuses on Ashtanga (breath synchronized with fixed postures) and Vinyasa (linking movement with breath) yoga styles, emphasizing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the practice. The staff of talented instructors teaches a varied set of classes appropriate for both beginners and yogis more bendable than taffy warmed in a British child’s pocket. A drop-in beginner's class (currently offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.) takes a slow, gentle pace to acquaint brand newbies with postures, and open-level Vinyasa teaches accessible endurance-building, flexibility-enhancing sequences in a room heated to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. More-advanced classes include Hot Vinyasa—a sweaty, stretchy 90 minutes of challenging poses in 95-degree heat—and the Ashtanga primary series, a fast-paced sequence of 72 postures with synchronized breath. See the schedule for dates and times.

504 E 5th St
Dayton,
OH
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