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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
August 31
(937) 333-8400

Groove with the best of the beat at the 27th Annual Dayton Reggae Festival. The free-admission event comes to Dave Hall Plaza (Fourth and Jefferson Streets), from 1 to 8 p.m. and will include performances by: 1 p.m. - Haile Lya Israel, 2 p.m. - Jah Soul, 3 p.m. - Demolition Crew, 4 p.m. - Jonny Dreads & The Mystiks, 5 p.m. - Seefari, 6 p.m. - ReggaeInfinity. A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be present. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; alcoholic beverages, coolers, tents and pets are not permitted. The Dayton Reggae Festival is presented by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, with support from the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Heidelberg Distributing, Crowne Plaza Hotel, WROU Radio and Martin Romie Talent.

2014-2015 Downtown Events

First Friday
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Greek Festival
September 5-7
(937) 224-0601

Urban Nights
September 12
(937) 224-1518

Taste of Miami Valley
September 12 & 13
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 26-28
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 25
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 28
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 28, 2014-February 28, 2015
(937) 274-0126

Urban Nights
May (TBD)
(937) 224-1518

Women in 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 24-26
(937) 372-9788

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

Taste of All Things Oregon
August (TBD)