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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...

Summer in the City Street Party
July 10
(937) 224-1518

Kick off your weekend with a fun after-work happy hour! The Dayton Philharmonic, Victoria Theatre Association, and Downtown Dayton Partnership are teaming up to close off Second Street and bring you a free street party with food, beer, live bands and other entertainment, the Philharmonic's "Guitar Heroes" concert and contest winners, the kickoff of Victoria Theatre's Cool Films series, and much more! Learn more at Sponsored by Bud Light and DP&L.

2015-2016 Downtown Events

Dayton Blues Festival
July 19
(937) 333-8400

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

First Friday
August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
(937) 224-1518

The Square Is Where Goes Over the Edge
August 14
(937) 224-1518

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 15
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Rock Festival
August 16
(937) 333-8400

August 29

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 30

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

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

Taste of Miami Valley
September 18 & 19
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

Downtown Housing Tour
September 19
(937) 224-1518

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

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 31
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 27
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 27, 2015-February 28, 2016
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Jazz Festival
June (TBD)
(937) 333-8400

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