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
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
October 6, November 3, December 1
Hauntfest on Fifth
Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
MetroParks Ice Rink
November 24, 2017-February 28, 2018
Dayton Jazz Festival
Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
Dayton Blues Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Reggae Festival
Dayton Greek Festival
Hispanic Heritage Festival
URS Rubber Duck Regatta