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What's Happening in the Lake Lakengren Area This Month?

Updated: Sep 13

September is brimming with events that will get you in the mood for fall! Use this list of happenings nearby to plan some fun outings.


September 1, 2022

 

DEAN FORD & THE BEAUTIFUL ONES: A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE

w/ Moonbeau


Thursday, September 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT


RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011


Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the Purple Rain album in its entirety. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. Since their first sold-out tribute to the Purple One in 2011, Dean Ford and his musician friends have been performing to enthusiastic crowds at venues throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lately, Ford and his core band, The Beautiful Ones, have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves.


Moonbeau, a Cincy band known for their energetic synth pop sound, will perform at 7:00 pm; Dean Ford will take the stage at 8:30 pm. Free General Admission. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, visit Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones.


September 2, 2022

 

Friday Night Lights:

LA DOLCE VITA


Friday, September 2 @ 7:00 PM EDT


The OCAC Theatre

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056


Free Admission! In Federico Fellini's 1960 Italian film, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.


Movie run time is 2 hours, 54 minutes. Not rated. Popcorn and water are available for sale before the performance. For more information, visit La Dolce Vita.


September 3, 2022

 

15th Annual Lake Lakengren

DRAKEFEST


Saturday, September 3rd @ 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Welcome to the Show! Drake Heating & Air, along with Andrew Gaydosh & Associates, proudly present the 15th Annual Lake Lakengren DrakeFest, a family-friendly event featuring a movie, laser light show, and fireworks. The gates at the Marina will open at 5:30 pm, with food trucks open and ready to serve. The Ohio State football game will begin streaming on Screen #2 at 7:30 pm; Grease (1978, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John) will light up Screen #1 starting at 8:00 pm, and the Laser Light Show and Fireworks will begin at 10:00 pm. Admission is FREE, so come join the fun this Labor Day weekend! For more information, visit DrakeFest.


September 8, 2022

 

LAKENGREN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES


Thurs-Sat, September 8-10 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Community

Eaton, OH 45320


The Lakengren community will be holding its semi-annual garage sales from Thursday through Saturday, September 8-10, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. For more information, call (937) 456-3173.



A & E Summer Concert Series:

LAKENGREN ALL STARS


Thursday, September 8th @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Andrew Gaydosh & Associates and Worley's Stump Grinding & Country Store proudly present Lakengren A & E’s Summer Concert Series at the Marina. This week’s event is the final concert in this summer’s series, featuring the “Lakengren All Stars.” For more information about this week’s bands, visit The Worley Boys and The Growlers Band. Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be available at every concert.


Additional sponsors include: All About Carts-Ohio, Wings ETC, Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Hafle/Crank, Solutions Auto Detailing, Off the Top Salon, North Star Roofing, and Tobias Electric.


September 9, 2022

 

Today’s Harvest:

2022 CORN MAZE & ACTIVITY ACRES


September 9 – October 31 @ Daily (See Hours of Operation)


Today’s Harvest Farm 5859 State Route 320, New Paris, OH 45347


Come out for 8 weeks of Fall Fun! Enjoy the task of completing the huge 24-acre Corn Maze while seeking 18 checkpoints. Indulge in apple cider donuts, apple cider slush, and everything fall. Each year, the corn crop is harvested and the cash value of the corn crop is donated to Dayton Children's Hospital. Over the last 10 years, Today’s Harvest has donated over $110,000 with the help of their generous Corn Maze Sponsors. Admission is $10 for adults & children 5+; children ages 4 and under are admitted FREE with paying adult. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; book online at Today’s Harvest Farm.


APPLEFEST


Friday - Sunday, September 9-11 See AppleFest for Daily Schedule


New Paris, Ohio 45347


AppleFest is returning to New Paris for 2022! Bring your family and friends to the Unique Village of New Paris for a three-day fun-filled street fair festival featuring: craft vendors, artists, apple baking contest, tons of food options, wine and beer garden, zip line, 5K race, car and tractor shows, carnival games, parade, Kiddie tractor pull, and much more! For a detailed list of events including registration information, visit AppleFest Events.



2ND FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS


Friday, September 9 @ 6:00 PM EDT


Oxford Community Arts Center

1st Floor Galleries & North Parlor

10 S College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056


Celebrate a new month of the fine and performing arts by enjoying a free reception and concert sponsored by The Elms Hotel and Jack & Sally Southard. Browse one-of-a-kind art for sale in The Art Shop from 6-9 pm and meet the Resident Artists in their 3rd Floor studio spaces to learn more about their work. The Gallery Opening and Reception begins at 6 p.m., with the Pavilion Concert starting at 7:30 p.m.


For more details, contact Oxford Community Arts Center at 513-524-8506 or visit 2nd Friday Celebration.


THE DESERT CITY RAMBLERS w/ 90 Proof Twang


Friday, September 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT


RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011


The sound of The Desert City Ramblers is a combination of gritty Southern rock edge and blistering musicianship, with the kind of compelling storytelling that is the foundation of old-school country music. Band members include lead singer and former Top 10 solo artist Brian McComas, guitarist Scotty Bratcher, keyboard player Andy Smith, bassist Kieran Cronley, drummer Matt Salvo, and guitarist Bart Walker (who also plays in Hank Williams Jr.’s band).


90 Proof Twang, an award-winning Southern Rock/Country Music band from Cincinnati, will take the stage at 7:00 pm. The Desert City Ramblers are scheduled to perform at 8:30 pm. Free General Admission. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, visit Desert City Ramblers & 90 Proof Twang.


September 10, 2022

 

Film 101: Videography Basics

INTRODUCTION TO FILMING


Saturday, September 10 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT


Lane Community Technology Center 228 Court Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011


Local filmmaker Jarrod Arencibia will discuss the basics any budding filmmaker would need to learn before starting on their own movie-making journey. Participants can attend one or both sessions.


Sept 10 – Introduction to Filming: Composition basics, placing a subject, the Rule of Thirds, and more. Age Group: Ages 14-up. For more information or to register, visit Videography Basics - Session I.


KIDS ENTREPRENEUR DAY


Saturday, September 10th @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Worley’s Country Store 4272 State Route 732 W, Eaton, OH 45320


Calling all young entrepreneurs! Worley’s Country Store is sponsoring their 2nd Kids Entrepreneur Day on September 10th from noon until 4:00 pm. Kids up to age 18 will have an opportunity to display and sell their products in a small festival-type setting. Please message, text, or call 513-255-3618 for more information.


FOOTBALL:

Miami Redhawks vs Robert Morris Colonials


Saturday, September 10 @ 6:00 PM EDT

Yager Stadium

501 E High St, Oxford, OH 45056


The Miami Redhawks will face the Robert Morris University Colonials at Yager Stadium in Oxford as part of Miami’s Football Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Weekend event. For more information, visit Miami Redhawks Football Schedule.


September 12, 2022

 

Art Inspiration: Fall Art Series for Adults CAT MUG SHOTS


Monday, September 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Oxford Lane Library 441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056


September is “Happy Cat Month,” but sometimes a happy cat can be a naughty cat! Join Katy Abbot and create funky cat mug shots with watercolors. What did these bad cats do? Age Group: Adult. For more information or to register, visit Cat Mug Shots.


September 16, 2022

 

Preble County Pork Festival: FRIDAY NIGHT LAUNCH


Friday, September 16th @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Preble County Fairgrounds 722 South Franklin St, Eaton, OH 45320


As a standalone opener for the Pork Festival, a hot air balloon launch and concert are set to kick off the weekend festivities as part of a ticketed, evening event! For a nominal $10 entry fee, spectators will have the excitement of watching multiple hot air balloons launch, as well as two concerts by performance favorites, New Frontiers and Fleetwood Gold. For more information, visit Friday Night Launch Kick-Off.

September 17, 2022

 

PREBLE COUNTY PORK FESTIVAL


Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 2022 Preble County Fairgrounds 722 South Franklin St, Eaton, OH 45320


The Preble County Pork Festival has been celebrating “pork” --and everything that goes along with it--for over 40 years. Known for its home-style hospitality, outstanding pork products, and family friendly fun, the pork festival uses its proceeds every year to make improvements to the Preble County Fairgrounds for the benefit of the community.


Hundreds of vendors and exhibitors will be participating to ensure there’s never a dull moment. The festival will feature free world-class entertainment, enlightening educational programs, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, pig races, and loads of delicious food to eat. For more details and schedule information, visit Preble County Pork Festival.



Preble County District Library:

EATON BRANCH BOOK SALE


September 17-24 @ Regular Library Hours*

*Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Fri-Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Eaton Library

301 N Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320


The Eaton Branch Book Sale is back! It will run for one week, September 17-September 24. Get to the library early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, children’s books, CDs, and DVDs! There are no set prices, and all sales are through donations only. Grab what you want and give as much as you can. All funds raised support the Eaton Branch. For more information, visit Eaton Branch Book Sale.



SIGNS OF LIFE: The American Pink Floyd

Saturday, September 17 @ 8:30 PM EDT

RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011


As a tribute band to Pink Floyd, Signs of Life seeks to reproduce more than just a sound—they seek to recreate an entire British experience. Jon Stankorb, lead vocalist and guitarist of Signs of Life, captures David Gilmour’s style and tone perfectly, and top-notch musicianship from each instrumentalist makes every performance captivating. The multimedia experience created by Signs of Life features authentic music, sound effects lighting, and video to recreate the essence of Pink Floyd. Concert-goers will never see the same show twice.


Signs of Life is scheduled to perform at 8:30 pm. Presented by Wilks Insurance; free general admission. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, visit Signs of Life.



September 19, 2022

 

Art Inspiration: Fall Art Series for Adults GIANT PAPER FLOWERS


Monday, September 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Oxford Lane Library 441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056


Have you seen what’s blooming at the Oxford Lane Library? Learn from staff member Jackie Berberich how to make a giant paper flower just like the ones on display at the Oxford branch. Age Group: Adult. For more information or to register, visit Giant Paper Flowers.


September 24, 2022

 

Film 101: Videography Basics

SESSION 2 – CREATING FILM


Saturday, September 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT


Lane Community Technology Center 228 Court Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011


Local filmmaker Jarrod Arencibia will discuss the basics any budding filmmaker would need to learn before starting on their own movie-making journey. Participants can attend one or both sessions.


Sept 24 – Creating Film: Choosing a topic, themes, locations, and storyboarding. Age Group: Ages 14-up. For more information or to register, visit Videography Basics – Session 2.


PYRAMID HILL ART FAIR


Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25, 2022


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013


Pyramid Hill’s 2022 Art Fair will bring together more than 70 artists to sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations throughout the weekend of September 24th-25th. This juried show will take place amongst the monumental modern and contemporary sculptures that dot the gorgeous grounds. The Art Fair is one of the Park’s largest events, providing a weekend of live music, activities, food trucks, and a beer garden. Tickets are available at a discounted rate if you pre-purchase them online. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Pyramid Hill Art Fair 2022.


Downtown Eaton Inc:

TRUCK FEST 2022


Saturday, September 24 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Historic Downtown Eaton (Intersection of Rt 127 & Rt 35) Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320


Block Party fun with trucks, live music, vendors, prizes, and family fun! Register your modern, vintage, large, or tricked-out truck for all to see! Main Street fun for all! Sponsorships are available! Contact Downtown Eaton Inc for details.


September 26, 2022

 

Art Inspiration: Fall Art Series for Adults MATISSE ON MY MIND


Monday, September 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Oxford Lane Library 441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056


Join Katy Abbott and be inspired by the shapes of Matisse to create some fun collage pieces and learn about elements of composition. Age Group: Adult. For more information or to register, visit Matisse on My Mind.


September 30, 2022

 

National Hispanic-Latino American Heritage Month:

UNIDIVERSITY FESTIVAL 2022


Friday, September 30 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Oxford Uptown Parks

High St & Main St, Oxford, OH 45056


The annual UniDiversity Festival, a collaborative initiative to promote intercultural awareness, connections, and engagement, highlights the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean peoples and cultures. This year’s Festival, held on September 30th, will kick off a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic Latino American Heritage Month at Miami University and Oxford. A variety of entertainment, activities, and games will be featured in the Parks, as well as food vendors offering traditional cuisines and information about Hispanic-Latino services available through local community organizations and Miami University.


For more information and program details, visit UniDiversity Festival.




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