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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!

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Art in the City
May 8
(937) 224-1518

Celebrate downtown Dayton's vibrant visual arts scene at this event featuring galleries, creative spaces, entertainment hubs, and the talented downtown artist community. Activities include a street art competition and "try-it" stations, artist demonstrations and exhibits and a special sculpture at K12 Gallery; exhibit openings at DVAC; Sideshow X at the Yellow Cab Building; Pickin' in the Park at RiverScape; "Paint the Town" drop-in painting party sessions on St. Clair and Fifth streets; storm drain murals throughout downtown; artists featured at downtown businesses; and much more!


2015-2016 Downtown Events

First Friday
May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
(937) 224-1518

Dayton Multi Sport Festival
June 5 & 6
(937) 572-5018

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

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

MetroParks Ice Rink
November 27, 2015-February 28, 2016
(937) 274-0126