Explore, shop and dine in the open air at the Downtown Dayton Sidewalk Sale

Mike Colvin DDP Press Releases

More than 50 downtown retailers, restaurants, cafes and artisan vendors will line the streets


March 23, 2021 (DAYTON, Ohio) … The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP), along with more than 40 small businesses and locally-owned restaurants, will expand outdoors for a Downtown Dayton Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Downtown Dayton Sidewalk Sales are planned for the next three months on Saturday, April 3; Saturday, May 8; and Saturday, June 5.


April’s Sidewalk Sale will have a Spring Fling theme. The open-air experience will take place throughout the streets of downtown Dayton, and guests are invited to explore the entire footprint of the Sidewalk Sale, where they will find special attractions lining the pavement in front of their favorite downtown establishments.

Retailers will have merchandise for sale displayed in front of their storefronts.

Downtown eateries will offer take-away food and drink specials for guests to enjoy while they stroll, and also invite guests to dine and drink on their patios.

Roving entertainers, including acoustic musicians and street magicians, will be out on the streets.

Local artisans will be selling items from booths along downtown’s pedestrian thoroughfares.

Free activities and treats from downtown businesses – a spring plant project with Now and Zen DIY studios and free cookies from Salt Block Biscuit Company. See full details on the Sidewalk Sale website.



A map of the April Downtown Dayton Sidewalk Sale and a complete list of participating businesses and their special offerings during the event will be updated at www.downtowndayton.org/sidewalksale. Guests can also get reminders of Sidewalk Sale specials and promotions by clicking “attend” on the sale’s Facebook event here.


“Spring is here and we know that many people want to take advantage of the outdoors while the weather warms up, and they can do that at the Sidewalk Sale while supporting local businesses” said Sandra K. Gudorf, president of the DDP.


Extending storefronts onto sidewalks is also an effort to create more room for guests while they shop, dine and explore downtown Dayton. Guests are reminded that social distancing is in place in downtown Dayton, with masks required upon entry to retailers and restaurants and when six feet of distance between groups cannot be kept.


For those looking for more information on downtown Dayton businesses, you can find a complete list of restaurants, retailers, bars, cafes and services at the Downtown Dayton Partnership website. For information about business hours and operations – such as patio dining or takeout and online sales, see the OPEN* website. And if you’re planning to visit downtown, find information on public parking and public transit with our Find it Downtown guides here.




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