First Friday night food truck event coming to The Crossroads in Dayton

John McCulloch orders a barbecue meal from one of the vendors at Food Truck in Dayton.

The City of Dayton will host its first evening event at The Crossroads, located at 111 Church St. on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 – 9 pm.  The “Friday Night Bites” food truck event is a continuation of the weekly Food Truck Fridays, held at the same location, but on a bigger scale. In addition to the flavorful food trucks, there will be live music and street dancing, children’s activities, and a beer and wine garden. 

The event is in response to resident requests for later hours for the food trucks and a place to gather on a Friday night. 

“We’ve had many people ask us to hold an evening event so that people who can’t make it during the day could attend,” said Dayton’s Assistant City Manager Kimberly Judge. “The response so far has been amazing, and it’s grown into more than just food trucks.”

It’s also a great opportunity to bring people to the Downtown District, an area that City leaders are hoping to make a regular occurrence.

In addition to a DJ, live music by local favorite Southern Breeze Band will offer visitors a chance to dance in the street or relax with a cold beer or a glass of wine in the beer garden (must be 21 to enter). Bounce houses and other children’s activities are planned for the little ones, and then there’s the food. Nine wonderful food trucks offering a variety of tasty options from Cajun and Mexican foods to burgers, BBQ, and desserts.

Admission and parking are free. No outside alcohol will be allowed.

For more information, contact the City of Dayton Planning Department at 936-258-2642.


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