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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 Celtic Festival
July 29-31
(937) 372-9788

Downtown Dayton comes to life with the sights and sounds of Ireland, Scotland and Wales at the 2016 Dayton Celtic Festival. Multiple stages offer continuous live musical and dance entertainment with seating undercover. Enjoy Celtic culture, children's activities, food, beverages, traditional Gaelic Mass, Celtic breakfast, a 5K, a bike ride, and more! Performers include Gaelic Storm, Scythian, We Banjo 3, Goitse, Screaming Orphans, and Socks in the Frying Pan. Admission is free. For more information, visit

2016-2017 Downtown Events

Downtown Adventure Night
August 5
(937) 224-1518

First Friday
Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2
(937) 224-1518

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 20
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Rock Festival
August 21
(937) 333-8400

August 27

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 28

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 4
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 9-11
(937) 224-0601

Performing Arts Street Party
September 16
(937) 224-1518

URS Rubber Duck Regatta
September 16
(937) 233-1230

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 23-25
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October (TBD)
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 25
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 25, 2016-February 28, 2017
(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