MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) - Many folks will be traveling out of town for Labor Day weekend, but if you don't have plans yet, you can check out some events happening all across the Miami Valley.
"No need to go out of town this weekend. No need to travel for the labor day. There is plenty of Labor Day fun happening right here in the Gem City," said Kenton Curtis, Recreation Facilities Specialist for the Reggae Festival.
Soon, empty stages marked off by orange netting will be filled with the sights and sounds of reggae. Sunday, Dave Hall Plaza will be rocking with dancers and musicians for the 26th Annual Reggae Festival in Dayton.
"We have several food vendors, several merchandise vendors, and that's pretty much available for anyone who decides to come down and take advantage of this event," said Curtis.
If you venture north, The Gentlemen of the Road is taking over the streets of Troy.
"If you come down here, there's going to be something to listen to all the time this weekend," said Troy mayor Mike Beamish.
All week, Troy has been preparing for Mumford and Sons and other artists to take the stage.
"There's going to be over 25 bands performing over the next 48 hours, so if you like live music troy is where you need to be," said Karin Manovich, Executive Director of Troy Main Street.
But if music isn't your thing, there are other festivals in which you might be interested.
"We know Mumford and Sons, for example, is going on, but it's Friday and Saturday. So those people need somewhere to go on Sunday and Monday. So we invite them here to have some fun, listen to some other bands," said Katie Nye, a chairperson for Alter Fest.
Rain or shine, thousands are expected to pack Alter Fest for fair food, raffles, and carnival rides.
"We have so many volunteers that really come together and work really hard on putting this amazing--someone said it this morning--a little city up," said Nye.
Down the road from Alter Fest, Kettering will hold its Holiday at Home Festival, complete with a parade. 2 NEWS Dan Edwards will emcee the Coronation Ball Saturday and Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik is on the Holiday at Home committee.
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