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First Friday Street Party

first friday street party
& great dayton adventure race

First Friday Street Party
Celebrate First Friday with the First Friday Street Party, our next DP&L Summer in the City signature event.

We're throwing a party on Pine in The Oregon District on July 7 from 5 to 11 p.m., and you're invited to enjoy performances by local musical groups Zane and The Sway and Hey There Morgan.

Event sponsors Heidelberg Distributing Company and Bud Light will supply adult beverages, and we'll have munchies and oversized board games to keep you having fun all night long. Don't forget to check out all the rest of the amazing First Friday activities lined up, especially the great shopping and dining options throughout the District.

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The Great Dayton Adventure Race
Great Dayton Adventure Race
The First Friday Street Party will host registration and the after-party for the Great Dayton Adventure Race.

It's back! The third annual Great Dayton Adventure Race returns to the DP&L Summer in the City lineup. Assemble your team of 1-4 people, and choose whether you'd like to race for cash in the competitive division, or enjoy a more relaxed pace in the non-competitive division. First place in the competitive division takes home $250 in cash! Second and third get $150 and $100, respectively. Non-competitive racers will be eligible for raffle prizes drawn at random.

This scavenger hunt-style race has teams searching around downtown hunting for clues. The teams that return the most accurate answer sheet in the shortest amount of time are the winners! To learn more and to register, visit

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Plan your night and your way around downtown by using our online dining and nightlife guides, our Find It Downtown tool, our parking resources, and our calendar of downtown events. Or, download the Find It Downtown mobile app for your smartphone!

If you have questions about First Friday Street Party and/or the Great Dayton Adventure Race or want more information, call (937) 224-1518.