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...
Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
Kick off the holiday season with the Grande Illumination tree lighting and the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. At 7:45 p.m., we'll throw the switch and approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square. Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children's Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Watch decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, and some special holiday treats. Plenty of other entertainment will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at this kickoff of the month-long Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by DP&L. Visit daytonholidayfestival.org for more details.
2017-2018 Downtown Events
MetroParks Ice Rink
November 24, 2017-February 28, 2018
Dayton Jazz Festival
Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
Dayton Blues Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Reggae Festival
Dayton Greek Festival
Hispanic Heritage Festival
URS Rubber Duck Regatta
Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
Hauntfest on Fifth