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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...

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

Kick off the holiday season with the Grande Illumination tree lighting and the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. At 7:45 p.m., we'll throw the switch and approximately 50,000 colored lights will brighten the two-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square. Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children's Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Watch decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, and some special holiday treats. Plenty of other entertainment will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at this kickoff of the month-long Dayton Holiday Festival. Visit daytonholidayfestival.org for more details.


2014-2015 Downtown Events

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

First Friday
December 5
(937) 224-1518

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

Women in Jazz Festival
June 21
(937) 333-8400

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

Dayton Blues Festival
July 19
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 24-26
(937) 372-9788

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

Taste of All Things Oregon
August (TBD)

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 11-13
(937) 224-0601

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

Taste of Miami Valley
September (TBD)
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 25-27
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 31
(937) 974-2494