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Rediscover Downtown Events!
As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
Have an event to submit to our calendar? If it is located downtown (within our service area) and open to the public, it’s likely we’ll include it. Send us your event info using our event submission form.
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One event on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm
DAYTON’S FAVORITE FALL FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 23-25!
A Dayton tradition established in 1971, DAI’s Oktoberfest is southwest Ohio’s longest-running Oktoberfest celebration, and the museum’s largest annual fundraiser. Money raised by Oktoberfest helps support everything we do at the Dayton Art Institute.
The DAI Oktoberfest features all the things the community has come to love about the festival, as well as some new additions for 2022! The celebration kicks off on Friday, September 23, with the Lederhosen Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Preview Party from 7 to 11 p.m., followed by two full days of Oktoberfest fun, from noon to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.
Advance Preview Party and General Admission tickets are on sale now!
Preview Party (Sept. 23) and Oktoberfest General Admission (Sept. 24 & 25) tickets are ON SALE NOW. Check back often for updates!
Reserve your spot for the event of the year – purchase your tickets early & save! Advance tickets are $55 for museum members and $75 for non-members. All tickets purchased after 4 p.m. on September 23 are $95. Tickets may be purchased online or in person at the museum during regular hours.
Please Note: When purchasing online, the advance ticket discounts are applied at checkout. You must create a user account, or login to your existing user account, on our ticketing site in order to receive applicable discounts. If you need assistance creating a user account, please click here to download instructions.
Saturday/Sunday General Admission
Advance Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Tickets at the Gate: $10 adults; $7 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Children 6 & under admitted free
Presale General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available at the following Dayton-area locations (through the close of business on Friday, September 23): Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Washington Square and Springboro; Arrow Wine on Far Hills and Lyons Road; Ghostlight Coffee on Patterson, Wayne and at the Second Street Market; Coffee Hub in Xenia and Beavercreek. Presale tickets may also be purchased at the Dayton Art Institute during regular museum hours.