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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...

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

Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton. The ice rink will host outdoor skating from Nov. 28, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2015. Patrons may skate daily, including all holidays. While the rink is open, you can enjoy delicious treats from Silver Fern Café, including a cup of hot chocolate. Take advantage of fun skating activities, such as lessons, themed skating nights and more. Visit to learn more about available lessons and the schedule of upcoming programs and events.

2015 Downtown Events

First Friday
March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5
(937) 224-1518

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

Dayton Jazz Festival
June 21
(937) 333-8400

Lights in Flight Festival & Fireworks Show
July 2
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Blues Festival
July 19
(937) 333-8400

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 24-26
(937) 372-9788

Hispanic Heritage Festival
August 15
(937) 274-0126

Dayton Rock Festival
August 16
(937) 333-8400

Taste of All Things Oregon
August 23

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 6
(937) 333-8400

Taste of Miami Valley
September 11 & 12
(937) 461-MVRA (6872)

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

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

Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest
September 25-27
(937) 223-5277

Hauntfest on Fifth
October 31
(937) 974-2494

Grande Illumination & Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights
November 27
(937) 224-1518