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Out on 5th
Beginning Labor Day weekend on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, Fifth Street will close to vehicular traffic between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue on weekends, to create a pedestrian mall in the Oregon District with increased service areas for bars, restaurants, and retailers, and increased space for the public to enjoy.
The weekend closures will feature acoustic music and other live entertainment, special sales events, and amenities to elevate the guest experience. Out on 5th will continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of October during this pilot phase.
Along with the street closures, the Oregon District will be able to safely enact the DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area), which allows patrons to purchase an alcoholic beverage served in a designated cup and relax outdoors in the pedestrian mall.
Guests can choose to dine at their favorite Fifth Street businesses and receive table service at specially marked tables, or enjoy a beverage in the DORA cup at one of the public tables offered throughout the street. Guests must finish their DORA beverage and dispose of the cup before entering a new pub or restaurant, or they can sip while they shop at participating retail businesses that allow DORA cups. Find the DORA rules and more info here.
Our great, independent, local small businesses need your support now, more than ever, and we’re all itching to get out of the house anyway – it’s a perfect time to take advantage of this new program to get Out on 5th and shop, dine, and relax outdoors, safely!
All the same cleanliness standards Oregon District businesses use on the inside of their shops and restaurants will be applied to their bonus outdoor spaces -- including the public seating areas. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the District for a convenient spritz on the go. We’ve also placed social distancing and mask wearing reminders around the district.
We kindly remind all guest to wear masks whenever entering an indoor establishment, and outdoors when appropriate social distance spacing between yourself, your party and other guests cannot be kept.
Curious about how your favorite pubs and diners are complying with rigorous cleaning rituals? Click here to learn more about Ohio’s COVID-19 dining compliance.
While Fifth Street is closed, you can find convenient parking options around the perimeter of the Oregon District. There are more than 200 FREE on-street parking spaces along Wayne Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Jones Street, Walnut Street, and Fourth Street (on the eastern end of the District), plus metered parking spaces along Patterson Boulevard, Jefferson Street, and Stone Street on the western perimeter. Meters are free after 6pm weekdays and all day on the weekends and holidays.
Don’t feel like cruising for a spot? Thousands of paid spaces are readily available. Park in the Oregon District Parking Garage near the Convention Center for just $1 after 6pm, or use the large lots at Fifth and Wayne. Click on our Downtown Dayton Parking Guide to see an interactive map of the paid lots and garages.
If you plan on using a ride share service to get dropped off or picked up from Out on 5th, please remember drivers will not be able to access you if you’re in the areas where the road is closed.
We suggest you input the following locations at your pick up or drop off location:
- 309 E. Fifth St. (the Omega Music/Thai 9 parking lot)
- 307 Wayne Avenue (the corner of Fifth Street at Wayne Avenue)
- 98 Gates Street (the parking lots behind Ned Pepper’s and Hole in the Wall)
Out on 5th Street Closure Detours