EXPLORE. CREATE. STAY OUT LATE.
- Coronavirus – Businesses Open’ Downtown
- Events Calendar
- Festivals & Signature Events
- Dayton Holiday Festival
- First Friday
- 2020 Virtual Art in the City
- 2020 Virtual Downtown Housing Tour
- Summer in the City
- The Square Is Where
- Arts & Culture
- Active Lifestyles
- Shopping & Services
- Accommodations & Meeting Venues
- Self-Guided Tours
BEGIN EACH MONTH WITH A BANG…
Check out downtown’s artistic offerings on First Friday
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.
Watch the First Friday Facebook page for details on Virtual First Friday events, sponsored by DP&L.
The beginning of every month starts with a bang in downtown Dayton. First Friday is a free event held from 5 to 10 p.m. at several locations throughout downtown.
This art hop features exhibit openings at the galleries, along with a variety of entertainment options, including street performances and roaming entertainers, arts demonstrations, live music, dining and shopping specials, and more. Dozens of locations participate in this event, which every month offers something new and surprising.
Add to all this everything going on at the restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, comedy club, movie theater and more that make up the downtown mix. Click the button above to find detailed information about specific happenings during the upcoming First Friday.
Call for Performing Artists!
First Friday often is looking for performing artists to provide roving entertainment on downtown streets during First Friday art hops. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jami Pack at (937) 224-1518, ext. 227.