Find something fun to do with our calendar of downtown events.
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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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 30, 2022
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Friday, September 30, 2022
What is Out on 5th?
Out on 5th is the street closure of Fifth Street in the Oregon District of downtown Dayton on weekends.
Closing down Fifth Street from Patterson Boulevard to Wayne Avenue every Friday night through Sunday evening allows
our business district to open up the street for guests to shop – dine – and relax in the open air.
Out on 5th gives restaurants and bars in the district room to expand patio seating into the streets.
Fifth Street is filled with public seating to allow guests room to spread out and enjoy the outdoors.
Retail shops can use extra sidewalk space in front of their business for sales. Looking to hold a retail pop-up? Apply here.
Local entertainment will be in the district every weekend to enhance the atmosphere. Looking to be an entertainer? Apply here.
Fridays 5 -10 p.m./ Saturdays noon – 10 p.m. / Sundays noon – 10 p.m.
Shop, dine, and relax outdoors in the district
In the Oregon District – Fifth Street from Patterson Boulevard to Wayne Avenue
Thousands of parking spaces on surface lots, parking garages, or metered side streets (free on weekends) surround the Oregon District.
During Out on 5th, please use the detour map at the bottom of this page to navigate around the street closures and into the parking lots.
Our Oregon District businesses kindly ask you to park in these lots, garages or public street spaces, and not in the residential neighborhood.
More info: http://www.theoregondistrict.org/outon5th
DORA in the District
The Oregon District is a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) – which allows patrons to purchase an alcoholic beverage served in a branded cup and enjoy that beverage outdoors, within the boundaries of the DORA. Find more info on the Oregon District’s DORA webpage.
Public tables vs. private patios
As part of Out on 5th, some Oregon District businesses have expanded their private patios for their paid guests into the street.
But there are several public tables set up for you to enjoy
Driving to Out on 5th
With Fifth street closed, the official detour is using Wayne Avenue, Fourth Street and Patterson Boulevard to access parking to visit Out on 5th.
To access the parking lots on the north side of Fifth Street, turn onto Jackson from Wayne Avenue.