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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 Square Is Where Goes Over the Edge Drop Party
August 14
(937) 224-1518

The popular annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley returns to Courthouse Square! Enjoy food trucks, beer, live music from Spungewurty and other entertainment, a climbing wall, and much more from 5 to 8 p.m. as you watch participants rappel over the side of the 27-story KeyBank Tower. Sponsored by Bud Light. Presented by the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley.

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 15
(937) 274-0126

The exciting Hispanic Heritage Festival is back with hot and spicy Latin music and delicious Latin food. The sounds of salsa, merengue, tejano, latin jazz, cumbia, and bachata music will come alive in the biggest fiesta in downtown Dayton! Admission is free.

Dayton Rock Festival
August 16
(937) 333-8400

The 2015 Downtown Summer Music Series continues with the new Dayton Rock Festival, presented by the City of Dayton. Enjoy some of the best rock bands and performers from the Dayton region and beyond. This free concert features seven 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. Rock Festival scheduled performers include Smug Brothers, The Mainline Funk, Rock Candy, Stone Locomotive, Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine, Eric Jerardi Band, and Scarlet & the Harlots.

2015-2016 Downtown Events

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

August 29

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 30

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

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