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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...

Downtown Housing Tour
May 5
(937) 224-1518

Find out why downtown Dayton is the region’s hottest, most in-demand address during our free Downtown Housing Tour. Check out a variety of homes, from condos and townhomes to apartments and chic urban lofts, and even get a sneak peek in some projects still under construction! Experience the fun and convenience of downtown living, with restaurants, brewpubs, shops, performing arts, galleries and more just steps away.


2018-2019 Downtown Events

First Friday
April 6, May 4, June 1
(937) 224-1518

The Great Dayton Adventure Race
June 1
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Jazz Festival
June 10
(937) 333-8400

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

Dayton Blues Festival
July 15
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 27-29
(937) 372-9788

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

Germanfest Picnic
August 10-12
(937) 429-9251

August (TBD)

District Day
August (TBD)

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 2
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Greek Festival
September 7-9
(937) 224-0601

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

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

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

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 27

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 23
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 23, 2018-February 28, 2019
(937) 274-0126