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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 25-27
(937) 372-9788

Downtown Dayton comes to life with the sights and sounds of Ireland, Scotland and Wales at the 2014 Dayton Celtic Festival. Three stages offer continuous live musical and dance entertainment with seating undercover. Enjoy Celtic culture, children's activities, food, beverages, traditional Gaelic Mass, Celtic breakfast, and more! Performers include Gaelic Storm, Scythian, FullSet, and Socks in the Frying Pan. Admission is free. For more information, visit

2014-2015 Downtown Events

First Friday
August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
(937) 224-1518

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 16
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Reggae Festival
August 31
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 5-7
(937) 224-0601

Urban Nights
September 12
(937) 224-1518

Taste of Miami Valley
September 12 & 13
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 26-28
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 25
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 28
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 28, 2014-February 28, 2015
(937) 274-0126

Urban Nights
May (TBD)
(937) 224-1518

Women in 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