Here at the Miami County Visitors Bureau, we have been blogging about our area for years. And, more importantly, we continue to ask our residents and visitors to blog about their experiences throughout our historic towns as well. For example… did you know that we are part of the longest paved trail system in the country?
Picnic Spots & Outdoor Dining
July 28, 2022
Warm weather and sunshine, summertime is here! What better way to celebrate the season than a picnic or a meal on the patio at one of Miami County’s many spots. Covington- Boscoe’s in Covington has a great patio for you to enjoy some doggone good food. Looking for a picnic spot? School House Park is coming soon! Follow along here for updates on the new things coming to the Village of Covington. Piqua- Fountain Park and Hance Pavilion are great for picnics, with plenty of green space as well as picnic tables and shelters. The parks also have grillsRead More
Fun on the Water in Miami County, Ohio!
July 20, 2022
When you need to beat the heat, head to the river! Miami County, Ohio has some of the most beautiful waterways that are begging for explorers. Whether you are looking for an adventure in a kayak, a leisurely canoe cruise, or catching supper on a camping trip, we’ve got the perfect spot for you! Fun on the Water in Miami County, Ohio Float Troy Rent a floating tent on the river! This unique experience is perfect for those who love adventure and relaxation. Float Troy is a series of floating tents anchored on the Great Miami River at Treasure IslandRead More
The Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau (MCVCB) is launching a Tourism Grant Program for 2023. Anyone involved in travel and tourism-related activity in Miami County may apply for matching funds of up to $5,000. The purpose of the Miami County Tourism Grant Program is to help develop or bolster destination assets and the visitor experience driving visitation, overnight stays, and increase visitor spending to area communities, to enhance the liveability of the area, to support and encourage collaboration within Miami County and the region, and to assist local and regional organizations in need of financial assistance for new orRead More
July Music in The Streets
July 7, 2022
Summer nights are made better with live music. Be sure to check out these great concerts in July throughout Miami County. Michelle Robinson Band, Prouty Plaza, Troy- July 8th @ 7:30pm Recently nominated Cincinnati’s Country Band of the year, the Michelle Robinson Band plays everything from country to rock, pop, and originals. They have enjoyed playing casinos festivals and events across Ohio and have opened for a number of national acts such as Scotty McCreery, Maddie & Tae, Colt Ford, Uncle Kracker, Loretta Lynn, JoeDee Messina and Kentucky Headhunters. Tyler Cochran Trio, Hayner Cultural Center, Troy- July 12th @ 7:30pmRead More
Cycling Through Miami County
June 30, 2022
Miami County is a great place for biking enthusiasts to visit. With two bike-friendly towns, Troy and Piqua, and the beautiful trails and cycling events, cyclists of every level will love what Miami County has to offer. Great Miami Recreational Trail Miami County is home to a section of The Great Miami Recreational Trail. This trail is part of the largest paved trail network in the country. Much of this trail runs alongside the 99-mile stretch of the Great Miami Riverway, which starts in Sidney and Ends in Hamilton. While cycling, be sure to stop at some of the amazing andRead More
June 17, 2022
Searching for local fresh produce and locally made products? Look no further. Check out these great farmers markets right here in Miami County! Piqua– The Piqua Community Farmers Market is held weekly on Thursdays from 3pm-6pm rain or shine. Put on by Mainstreet Piqua, to promote and sell locally grown produce and products directly from producer to consumer. You can find this great market downtown in front of Fort Piqua Plaza on West High Street. Pleasant Hill- The Netwon Local Farmers Market is held Fridays in Newton High School’s west-front parking lot. This family-friendly event features local market vendors, food trucks,Read More
Must-Do Events for the History Buff!
June 13, 2022
Did you know Miami County has more than 20 historic destinations in the area? As Miami County residents and business owners, we are proud to say we have something for all explorers: the adventurer, the foodie, the shopper, and even the history buff. We love celebrating our history and heritage through our museum exhibits, historical parks, national museums, and more. If you’re visiting Miami County this summer, here are a few “must-see” events to add to your itinerary. Travel back in time and explore the evolution of history featured right here in Miami County’s hometowns. History Alive at Fort PiquaRead More
June Music in the Streets
June 2, 2022
Summer nights are made better with live music. Be sure to check out these great concerts in June throughout Miami County. Canal Music Fest, City Park, Tipp City– Saturday, June 11th@ 5:30pm This Tipp City annual day of concerts is open to the public and free. 2022’s line up includes Zach Nelson, Redman-Haas Band, Seconds 2 Surrender, and Stranger. Blue Wisp Big Band, Prouty Plaza, Troy- Friday, June 17th @ 7:30pm Presented by Troy Hayner and Troy Main Street, this legendary 16 piece American Jazz ensemble takes inspiration from the Blue Wisp Jazz club where they often performed. The powerful,Read More
Health and Wellness
May 25, 2022
Being outdoors is proven to help our overall physical, social, and mental well-being. Some of these benefits are reduced stress, improved sleep, increased concentration, and better moods. Miami County has plenty of outdoor spaces for you to spend your days roaming. Whether you decide to stroll through your favorite park to hike a new trail, get outside for a while. Explore an abundance of community and county parks. Getting a breath of fresh air does the body good. The Miami County Park District’s new suspension bridge connects Maple Ridge Reserve to Stillwater Prairie Reserve. The bridge is 232 feetRead More
Strawberry Festival Back and Better Than Ever!
May 19, 2022
Peace Love and Berries. The Troy Strawberry Festival is back and better than ever for its first festival since 2019. Located along the banks of the Great Miami River and through downtown Troy, this weekend-long festival will take place Saturday, June 4th, 10:00am-9:00pm, and Sunday, June 5th, 10:00am-5:00pm. The festival includes over 100 arts and crafts vendors, great food, entertainment, and of course lots of strawberries. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Savor over 50 food and beverage vendors spread throughout downtown Troy. Try a variety of strawberry-based dishes from a classic strawberry donut or shortcake to the moreRead More