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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...

Art in the City
June 3
(937) 224-1518

Downtown offers a vibrant visual arts scene, and this event showcases it in a big way. Visit pop-up galleries placed in downtown businesses as part of a juried art show and vote for your favorite. Don't miss exhibits, live demonstrations, and other hands-on activities taking place throughout the city. Art in the City is a program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, presented as part of the DP&L Summer in the City and sponsored by

2016-2017 Downtown Events

First Friday
June 3
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Jazz Festival
June 12
(937) 333-8400

Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
July 3
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Blues Festival
July 17
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 29-31
(937) 372-9788

Downtown Adventure Night
August 5
(937) 224-1518

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 20
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Rock Festival
August 21
(937) 333-8400

August 27

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 28

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 4
(937) 333-8400

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

Performing Arts Street Party
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