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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...

August 27

The annual AleFest Dayton is a craft beer festival showcasing more than 400 beers from all over the world. This year's festival will be held at downtown's Dave Hall Plaza. Food will be available from local food trucks, and entertainment will be provided by Seventh Street. General admission tickets ($40 in advance, $50 at the door) include 20 samples of craft beer, a commemorative tasting glass, sampling guide, live entertainment, & raffle entry. No one under 21 will be admitted.

District Day
August 28

District Day is a chance to enjoy the vibrancy of the Oregon District by sampling food from participating restaurants, browsing through retailer’s sidewalk sales, and enjoying live music from local bands and DJs, sponsored by Omega Music.

2016-2017 Downtown Events

First Friday
Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 4
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 9-11
(937) 224-0601

Downtown Takes the Stage
September 16
(937) 224-1518

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

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 23-25
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October (TBD)
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 25
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 25, 2016-February 28, 2017
(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 (TBD)
(937) 372-9788

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

Dayton Rock Festival
August (TBD)
(937) 333-8400