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Celebrate in a Big Way…

Get ready to have a blast in Your Downtown

Downtown Dayton is the site for many large-scale events throughout the year, three of which the Downtown Dayton Partnership coordinates. As more information on festivals and events becomes available, you'll find it all here. There’s nothing like celebrating in style in the center city!

Coming up next...

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 22-24
(937) 223-5277

Presented by Miller Lite, this community event boasts an array of artisans, unique foods, ample domestic, international and craft beers, international wines, kid-friendly art activities, live music on two stages throughout the weekend, and much more! Oktoberfest includes a fully covered Main Stage viewing area, Food Court, and “TV Cave” with four big-screen TVs for all the weekend football action. The main event takes place on September 23 & 24, but be sure to also join us on Friday, September 22 for the Lederhosen Lunch and Oktoberfest Preview Party!


2017-2018 Downtown Events

First Friday
October 6, November 3, December 1
(937) 224-1518

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 28

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 24
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 24, 2017-February 28, 2018
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Jazz Festival
June (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
July (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Blues Festival
July (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 27-29
(937) 372-9788

Germanfest Picnic
August (TBD)
(937) 429-9251

August (TBD)

District Day
August (TBD)

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 2
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 7-9
(937) 224-0601

Hispanic Heritage Festival
September (TBD)
(937) 274-0126

URS Rubber Duck Regatta
September (TBD)
(937) 233-1230