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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...

The Great Dayton Adventure Race
June 5
(937) 224-1518

The Great Dayton Adventure Race is a fun and active urban scavenger hunt on foot, where teams of 1-4 people race around downtown Dayton searching for the answers to clues, hoping to win cash prizes. Find more information and register at:

Dayton Multi Sport Festival
June 5 & 6
(937) 572-5018

The Dayton Multi Sport Festival is a new downtown event held over two days in early June, and featuring 5K, 10K, and half marathon races, as well as bike rides, a health and fitness expo, and more. For more info, visit

2015-2016 Downtown Events

First Friday
June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Jazz Festival
June 21
(937) 333-8400

Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
July 2
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Blues Festival
July 19
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 24-26
(937) 372-9788

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 15
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Rock Festival
August 16
(937) 333-8400

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 23

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

Taste of Miami Valley
September 11 & 12
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

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

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