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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 Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

The 2015 Downtown Summer Music Series concludes with the Dayton Reggae Festival, presented by the City of Dayton. Enjoy some of the best reggae bands and performers from the Dayton region and beyond. This free concert features six live bands and food, beer, and merchandise vendors. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Sorry, no tents, coolers, pets, grills, outside food and/or beverages allowed on festival grounds. Free water is provided. Call 333-8400 or visit for more details. Reggae Festival scheduled performers include Ras HoneyComb, Burning Bush, Lungu Vybz, Dougie Simpson & Faith, Elightenment Reggae, and a Reggae Unity Jam, hosted by SEEFARI.

2015-2016 Downtown Events

First Friday
September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Greek Festival
September 11-13
(937) 224-0601

Taste of Miami Valley
September 18 & 19
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

Downtown Housing Tour
September 19
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 25-27
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 31
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 27
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 27, 2015-February 28, 2016
(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 29-31
(937) 372-9788

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

Dayton Rock Festival
August (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

August (TBD)

Taste of All Things Oregon
August (TBD)