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...
The Great Dayton Adventure Race
Compete in a fun downtown scavenger hunt to win cash or prizes! Assemble your team of 1-4 people, and choose whether you'd like to race in the competitive division or enjoy a more relaxed pace in the non-competitive division. First place in the competitive division takes home $250 in cash! Second and third get $150 and $100, respectively. Non-competitive racers will be eligible for raffle prizes drawn at random. This scavenger hunt-style race has teams searching around downtown hunting for clues. The teams that return the most accurate answer sheet in the shortest amount of time are the winners!
2017-2018 Downtown Events
September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1
Dayton Reggae Festival
Dayton Greek Festival
Hispanic Heritage Festival
URS Rubber Duck Regatta
Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
Hauntfest on Fifth
Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
MetroParks Ice Rink
November 24, 2017-February 28, 2018
Dayton Jazz Festival
Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
Dayton Blues Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival