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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...

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 26-28
(937) 223-5277

Presented by Miller Lite, this community event boasts a dazzling array of artisans, unique foods, ample domestic, international and craft beers, kid-friendly art activities, live music on two stages, international wines and so much more! Oktoberfest includes a fully covered Main Stage viewing area and an expanded Craft Beer tent with big-screen TVs for all the weekend football action. The ACCO Brands FamilyFest provides free art activities for the kids, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Preview party on Friday night, public admission Saturday and Sunday.


2014-2015 Downtown Events

First Friday
October 3, November 7, December 5
(937) 224-1518

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 25
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 28
(937) 224-1518

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 28, 2014-February 28, 2015
(937) 274-0126

Urban Nights
May 8
(937) 224-1518

Women in 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 24-26
(937) 372-9788

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

Taste of All Things Oregon
August (TBD)

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

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

Urban Nights
September (TBD)
(937) 224-1518

Taste of Miami Valley
September (TBD)
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)