Conveniently situated between the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas, Middletown hosts some the most exciting annual events in Southwest Ohio.
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The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place each July and features everything from hot air balloon launches to a balloon glow to skydiving. Middfest International adds a little cultural flare to the area in October. Each year, Middfest celebrates the food, art, music, and overall culture of a different country. In the winter months, the magic and wonder of the holidays bring with it Light Up Middletown. Taking place at Smith Park, Light Up Middletown is a drive-through holiday light display featuring a tunnel of lights, Santa's Workshop, and dozens of animated displays.
Middletown is also proud of its thriving arts community. BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studio is located in downtown Middletown and is the oldest continually operating stained glass studio in the United States. The Pendleton Arts Center features local and regional artists creating art in their studios.
Middletown isn't just about the events. The city is also home to some high-flying fun! In late 2009, Middletown was proud to welcome Start Skydiving and Team Fastrax to the area. Headquartered at the Middletown Regional Airport, Start Skydiving allows visitors to take skydiving lessons and also go on skydiving tandem jumps.
Middletown is perfect for the thrill seeker and art junkie in all of us. Get to Butler County and experience all of the great fun that Middletown has to offer.