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  • Dayton Celebration
    June 7

    Dayton Friday Nights will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30, in Courthouse Square Park and the downtown area. Live music, vendors, wine, dining, shopping and antique cars on Fourth Street are included in the annual series, sponsored by the Dayton Community Development Association, the city of Dayton and downtown businesses. This week’s musical performance is rocking blues by The Bartolotti Brothers.

    For more information, visit www.daytonoregon.org/fridaynights, or contact Kelly Haverkate at 971-241-2076 or kelly@daytonoregon.org.

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