THINGS TO DO DOWNTOWN
BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS
SOMETHING GOING ON.
Fun festivals and exciting events. Independent restaurants and the center of the local craft brew scene. World class performing and visual arts. Local bands, Dragons baseball, unique shops and markets, and incredible outdoor recreation. Downtown has it all, and all within a convenient few blocks.
START YOUR DOWNTOWN ADVENTURE
Due to the current health crisis, downtown businesses are creatively adapting to changes necessary for the health and safety of their workers and patrons.
But, business is still OPEN* in downtown Dayton.
Click here for a list of businesses offering carry out, curbside pickup, delivery, virtual shopping & experiences, or other services.
If someone took all the best things and put them in one place where there was always something fun happening and it was easy to get to all of it, you’d go there, right? Well, we’ve got some good news…
Downtown Dayton is that place. Where else can you find so many great amenities, events, dining options, recreational opportunities, culture and arts, and unique, fun experiences, all conveniently located within walking distance of each other? In downtown, you’ll find there’s always something going on. Take a look at what’s happening downtown:
The region’s best collection of independent restaurants, a wide variety of flavors, and everything from casual to fine dining – there’s something downtown to please every palate! >> Learn More
The hub of Dayton’s craft brew scene, a plethora of patios, your favorite dive bar or a date night spot for an upscale cocktail. A quiet place to sip wine or a hot club to dance the night away, Downtown has your new favorite spot. >> Learn More
ARTS & CULTURE
Downtown is home to our region’s finest arts and cultural activities and venues. From live theater and performing arts to galleries, independent films, and a new main library, there is always something creative happening downtown. >> Learn More
Downtown makes it easy to live active. From kayaking and river activities and the nation’s largest network of paved recreation trails to being a highly walkable and bike-friendly city, you can get out and enjoy life here. >> Learn More
SHOPPING & SERVICES
An great collection of independent, locally-owned shops with eclectic items you won’t find in the big box stores makes it easy to support your local economy and have fun doing it. >> Learn More
“Downtown Dayton has a lot to offer. There are lots of breweries and great restaurants. And then just the nightlife and the Oregon District is not too far away.”
-Resident, Ice Avenue Lofts
PLANNING A VISIT?
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