You can take in the latest art exhibition, cheer on the minor league baseball team, relax in the park and enjoy an evening at the theater—and that’s without even leaving downtown Dayton. When you consider everything there is to do in all the surrounding areas too, you’ll never have to worry about being bored. And with so many options available, finding something to suit your interests won’t be a problem.

Also, check some of our local publications and resources for lists of upcoming events and activities: ActiveDayton, Culture Works, Dayton Business Journal, Dayton City Paper, Dayton Daily News and Dayton Most Metro.

Select one of the activities below to learn more.

Arts and Culture

From ballet and opera to theater and visual art, the Dayton area has it all. Per capita, Dayton offers more arts organizations—approximately 85—than 79 percent of all similar sized cities....»more


Southwest Ohio loves its festivals. Celebrating everything from garlic and strawberries to renaissance days and the area’s culinary best, you’ll find a wide range of festivals throughout the year...»more

Sporting Events

From college hoops to minor league baseball, Dayton fans love their home teams. But with sellout attendance records, tickets aren’t always easy to come by. Enjoy a summer evening at the Dragons stadium....»more

Parks and Recreation

The climate in the Dayton area lets you experience all four seasons, so get outdoors and experience them. Visit the 19 parks that make up Five Rivers Metroparks. Play golf on one of more than 40 courses...»more