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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
August 18
(937) 224-1518

Compete in a fun downtown scavenger hunt to win cash or prizes! Assemble your team of 1-4 people, and choose whether you'd like to race in the competitive division or enjoy a more relaxed pace in the non-competitive division. First place in the competitive division takes home $250 in cash! Second and third get $150 and $100, respectively. Non-competitive racers will be eligible for raffle prizes drawn at random. This scavenger hunt-style race has teams searching around downtown hunting for clues. The teams that return the most accurate answer sheet in the shortest amount of time are the winners!


2017-2018 Downtown Events

August 26

District Day
August 26

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

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

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

Dayton Blues Festival
July (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 27-29
(937) 372-9788

Germanfest Picnic
August (TBD)
(937) 429-9251