The 30th Annual Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival will be held Friday August 25, 2023 thru Sunday August 27, 2023 on the Grounds of St Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Church in Dayton (50 Nutt Rd in Washington Township).
There will be plenty of parking on site, with overflow parking available at the nearby Oak Grove Park (Lot I close to the baseball diamonds) https://goo.gl/maps/RtAjDbjoEEWgdWG979
Shuttle Service from and to Oak Grove Park will be provided on regular basis.
Food and Beverage Sales will start around 6:00pm Friday August 25th, immediately after the Opening Ceremonies are over.
Please see our menu for food selection. We will also have Za'atar and Cheese Flatbread at our Mountain Bread Booth, a variety of desserts at the Dessert Booth, and as always Cold Beverages and Draft Beer, with Almaza and Lebanese Wine. The Festival will also feature Dabke Dance and Ethnic Music with scattered seating arrangements, and Rides for the Kids! Come and enjoy our hospitality Friday August 25th, Saturday August 26th, and Sunday August 27th.
Starting Monday August 21st, you can also pre-order food from our menu and walk-up and pick up your order at the specified time during Festival Hours.
The Annual Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival sponsored by St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church, in partnership with Miami Township, will be held on the Church grounds, 5915 Springboro Pike (Ohio State Route 741).
The Festival will feature Middle Eastern dancing and entertainment, cultural displays, craft booths, and amusement rides for all ages.
Authentic hand-made Lebanese food will be available for sale including Kibbee, Kafta, Beef and Chicken Shawarma (“Lebanese gyro”), Tabouli and Salata salads (Middle Eastern salads), stuffed grape leaves, hummus dip, homemade Middle Eastern mountain bread with zhatar seasoning, and fresh Lebanese pastries (e.g., baklawa, ghraybeh, nammuoora).
St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church participates in Dayton events throughout the year. You can see us at:
A World A'Fair
Yellow Springs Street Fair
We will be having one indoor Maronite Rite liturgy (mass) on Sunday August 27th at 10 am at the Festival Site (50 Nutt Rd, Washington Township/Dayton 45458). The Maronite Church is in full communion with the Pope of Rome and attendance of our Mass fulfills the Sunday Obligation for Catholics. We use a mixture of English, Arabic, and Syriac (a dialect of the language Jesus Christ and the apostles spoke) throughout the liturgy.
We can't wait to hear from you
Lebanese Festival Site for St. Ignatius of Antioch
50 Nutt Rd
Dayton, Ohio 45458
DIRECTIONS TO THE FESTIVAL
St. Ignatius is located at 50 Nutt Rd in Washington Township (Dayton), OH along Dayton-Lebanon Pike (OH-48) between Spring Valley Pike and Social Row Rd.
From I-75: Take Exit 41 (Austin Blvd) and travel 4.1 miles East and then turn left onto OH-48 North. Stay on OH-48 for 0.6 miles and then turn right onto Nutt Rd.
From I-675: Take Exit 4 OH-48 towards Centerville, turn South. Stay on Far Hills Ave (OH-48) for 3.4 miles and then turn left onto Nutt Rd.
- FREE PARKING ON THE CHURCH GROUNDS - look for signs for Additional Parking off-site