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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.
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Raise your glass for the return of the Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest, taking place September 23–25 on the museum grounds! The longest-running Oktoberfest celebration in southwest Ohio celebrates 51 years of art, cheers and beers in 2022.
The DAI Oktoberfest features all the things the community has come to love about the festival, as well as new additions for 2022. The festival includes live music, family activities, delicious food, a Weingarten and, of course, an amazing selection of more than 50 craft and international beers.
The celebration kicks off on Friday, September 23, with the Lederhosen Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the Preview Party, 7-11 p.m., followed by two full days of Oktoberfest fun, noon-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and noon-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.
Preview Party and general admission tickets go on sale in mid-August – buy early and save!
Go to www.daytonartinstitute.org/
|The celebration kicks off on Friday, September 23, with the Lederhosen Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the Preview Party, 7-11 p.m., followed by two full days of Oktoberfest fun, noon-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and noon-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.
Admission Lederhosen Lunch: Free admission; food & drink available for purchase Preview Party: Advance Tickets: $55 museum members; $75 non-members At the Gate: $95 Oktoberfest General Admission (Saturday & Sunday): Advance Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18) At the Gate: $10 adults; $7 seniors & youth Children 6 and under admitted free