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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...

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

Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton. The ice rink will host outdoor skating from Nov. 24, 2017, through Feb. 28, 2018. Patrons may skate daily, including all holidays. While the rink is open, you can enjoy delicious treats from the concession stand, including a cup of hot chocolate. Take advantage of fun skating activities, such as lessons, themed skating nights and more. Visit to learn more about available lessons and the schedule of upcoming programs and events.


2018 Downtown Events

First Friday
February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Jazz Festival
June 10
(937) 333-8400

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

Dayton Blues Festival
July 15
(937) 333-8400

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

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

August (TBD)

District Day
August (TBD)

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 2
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 7-9
(937) 224-0601

Hispanic Heritage Festival
September (TBD)
(937) 274-0126

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

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

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 27

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 23
(937) 224-1518