A Huge Thank You To Our Family Celebration Sponsors

The Big Hoopla and the Oregon Business District will host a free Family Celebration Festival on Sunday, March 15 on Fifth Street in the Oregon District. College Basketball fans looking to share the excitement of the coming tournament can come to the Oregon District to enjoy a family-friendly event.

The festival will include:

  • A tented viewing area to help fans keep up with the sports news of the day.
  • Award ceremony to announce the winners from the Hoopla Four Miler road race and the Hoopla STEM Challenge that will be held earlier that day.
  • Food and beverage specials along Fifth Street and in the tented basketball court and viewing area.
  • A half basketball court to practice free throws, grab a pick-up game, and enjoy family 1-on-1 challenges
  • Family activities along Fifth Street.

Family Festival Entertainment Schedule

Main Tent (at Dublin Pub)

  • Large screen TVs for watching basketball games and bracket announcement
  • Food and adult beverages
  • Half basketball courts for pick-up games and fun
  • Finals of the STEM Challenge shootout
  • Award ceremonies for the 4-Miler Race and Golden Basketball contest
  • Raffles

Family Tent 2pm-6pm

  • Mascot Meet & Greet 3pm-5pm (Heater & Gem, Sinclair, Metro Parks Penguin, Paw Patrol)-
  • Liftoff photo booth
  • Face Painters
  • Dennis Porter Caricature artist
  • Big Screen TV
  • Crafts
  • Candy creations
  • Inflatable and Giant Games

Stage 1 (Trolley Stop Plaza)

  • 2pm- juggler/ magician – Craig Muhlenkamp
  • 3pm- music- No Refunds
  • 4pm- animal magic show- Cirque Lapin
  • 5pm- music- 3 Piece Revival

Stage 2 (Omega Stage)

  • 2pm- music- Todd the Fox
  • 3pm- mascot dance class- Pretty Girl Fitness
  • 4pm- music-Air Force Band of Flight
  • 5pm- ventriloquist/ magician- Mike Hemmelgarn

Roving/ Street 2pm-6pm

  • Cincinnati Circus- stilt walkers, living statue
  • Ranger Vic
  • TRSS Drum Corp
  • 501 Garrison
  • Carl’s Body Shop- Batmobile
  • Jugglers
  • Boy Blue Chalk Art (near family tent)
  • Mobile Photo Booth
  • FCC Cincinnati Inflatable Soccer Field
  • Inflatable and Giant Games
  • Dayton PD SWAT & K-9 units
  • Airport K-9 units exhibit
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base exhibit
  • Dave the Balloon guy
  • Corn Hole

All Along Fifth Street

  • JumboTron for watching basketball games and the bracket announcement
  • Activities and food specials from Oregon District businesses and restaurants
  • Food trucks, beer, and beverage sales
  • Roving entertainment
  • Activities for children and adults