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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!

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Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
July 3
(937) 333-8400

The City of Dayton's Lights in Flight fireworks display earned the Dayton People's Choice Award for the best fireworks show in the Miami Valley. This year, come celebrate Independence Day with our multi-cultural festival. There will be plenty of food, fun and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. At 10:00 pm, we'll light the sky with our spectacular Lights In Flight show. Call 333-8400 for more information. Free admission.

2017-2018 Downtown Events

First Friday Street Party & The Great Dayton Adventure Race
July 7
(937) 224-1518

First Friday
July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Blues Festival
July 16
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 28-30
(937) 372-9788

Art in the City
August 4
(937) 224-1518

Germanfest Picnic
August 11-13
(937) 429-9251

August (TBD)

District Day
August 26

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 3
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 8-10
(937) 224-0601

Hispanic Heritage Festival
September 16
(937) 274-0126

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

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 22-24
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 28

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 24
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 24, 2017-February 28, 2018
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Jazz Festival
June (TBD)
(937) 333-8400