Things to do in Dayton Ohio

Wondering what to do this weekend? Dayton Local has the most comprehensive list of local events, concerts, festivals, and other activities in Dayton. If you're looking for places to go and fun things to do in Dayton and around the Miami Valley, we've always got plenty of suggestions!

Dayton Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured events around Dayton

Carroll St. Pat's Fest 2024

Carroll St. Pat's Fest 2024

March 8 Friday Irish Fish Fry 6-12pm a 35 year Carroll tradition for ages 21 and up (No infants or children). March 9 Saturday Fun for All Festival noon - 11pm all ages welcome

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning!

Wild Axe Throwing OPEN in Beavercreek

Wild Axe Throwing OPEN in Beavercreek

Get your axe to Beavercreek and experience Dayton's first axe throwing bar. Perfect for date night, team building, corporate parties, or fun outings with friends and family.

Easter Egg Hunt Youngs Dairy

Easter Egg Hunt Youngs Dairy

FREE EVENT at Young's Dairy - Over 10K eggs are ready to be picked at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Show up early – this is a popular event!

Skinner Pipe Organ Performances

Skinner Pipe Organ Performances

Hear the museum's historic Skinner pipe organ, in the newly renovated Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium! Please check for cancelations before you visit

Reading Between the Wines

Reading Between the Wines

Join us for an intimate evening with local authors as they read excerpts from their latest works. Enjoy wine and charcuterie pairings in our 200+ year old building.

Kathleen Madigan: The Potluck Party Tour

Kathleen Madigan: The Potluck Party Tour

Comedian KATHLEEN MADIGAN at the Victoria Theatre, downtown Dayton MAR 15, 2024

MUSIC BINGO at The Trolley Stop

MUSIC BINGO at The Trolley Stop

MUSIC Bingo every Thursday night, 8-10pm. Hosted by our wonderful KG with lots of silly prizes!

The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors

DPO SuperPops Series: Three tenors, one voice! The charismatic, globe-trotting trio is the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland.

Easter Sunrise Service at Carillon Park

Easter Sunrise Service at Carillon Park

Join us at Deeds Carillon (Carillon Historical Park) for our annual non-denomonational ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Asking For Trouble

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Asking For Trouble

Get ready for an evening of sidesplitting laughter as Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from TV's Whose Line is it Anyway? take the historic Victoria Theatre stage!

Brightside Experiment (Hip Hop Showcase)

Brightside Experiment (Hip Hop Showcase)

Hip Hop fans - this one is for you! Cue Presents "Brightside Experiment" on Friday, March 15th at The Brightside Dayton.

Places to go around Dayton

Things to do around Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

The Downtown Dayton YMCA is committed to keeping Dayton fit. The Downtown YMCA is more than a healthy place to go, it is a healthy place to belong.

Stillwater Riding Academy

Stillwater Riding Academy

We are one of the few stables in the area that welcomes young riders. When done safely, we believe that learning to ride at a young age can be instrumental in the development of strong, confident and hard working children.

The Loft Theatre

The Loft Theatre

Conveniently located between the beautiful Victoria Theatre and Uno's Restaurant at 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, The Loft is easy to find thanks to the large red awning that stands over the street level entrance to the building.

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) offers historic train rides for all ages in Warren County Ohio departing from downtown Lebanon.

Miami County YMCA

Miami County YMCA

The Miami County YMCA serves families and individuals in Miami County, Ohio through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Adventures on the Great Miami

Adventures on the Great Miami

Kayaking and Canoeing, Camping, Group Outings

Whitewater Warehouse

Whitewater Warehouse

Paddlesports Specialty Store located on the Mad River in Dayton. We carry a full range of whitewater, recreational, touring & fishing kayaks, and paddleboards.

Kil-Kare Raceway

Kil-Kare Raceway

KilKare Speedway is Ohio's premier speedway for Street Stock Car, Compact Stock Car, E-Mod Stock Car, Late Model Stock Car and Drag Car racing. Get your season pass today!

BMI Indoor Speedway

BMI Indoor Speedway

BMI Speedway is so much more than basic race track. The unique structure is equipped to become a must-see entertainment destination in west central Ohio.

THE WEB extreme entertainment

THE WEB extreme entertainment

West Chester Location - Laser Web - Inside Track - Jurassic Par Mini-Golf - Hang Ten bowling alley - great for birthday parties and group events!!

Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek State Park

Biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, nature trails.

Kettering Recreation Complex

Kettering Recreation Complex

Kettering Rec is home to an Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Walk/Run Track, Adventure Reef Outdoor Warterpark, and Kettering Ice Arena.

Heatherwoode Golf Club

Heatherwoode Golf Club

18 Hole Public Championship Golf Course. Unmatched course conditions & a perfect setting for your wedding, banquet or business meeting!

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is the premier entertainment choice in the Dayton area, offering gaming and racing with sincere customer service in an enjoyable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Dooms Rooms

Dooms Rooms

We create custom escape rooms for special events and team building. We bring the room to you but will you get out before we take it away?

Southern Ohio Diving Academy

Southern Ohio Diving Academy

Scuba Schools International Platinum Training Facility with classes in several Dayton locations.

Rose Music Center

Rose Music Center

The Stuart & Mimi Rose Music Center at the Heights is a 4,200 seat fully covered outdoor amphitheatre.

Dabble Creative Studio

Dabble Creative Studio

Dabble Creative Studio is an art education resource for students of any age offering classes, camps, workshops and private parties.

Vandalia Recreation Center

Vandalia Recreation Center

58,000 square foot facility including a fitness center, indoor waterpark and more, serving the community's recreation and leisure needs.

Beaver-vu Bowling

Beaver-vu Bowling

Beaver-vu bowl in Beavercreek - Your neighborhood family fun center dedicated to making fun bowling memories for the whole family!

Goodfolk & O'Tymes Biplane Rides

Goodfolk & O'Tymes Biplane Rides

The only Antique biplane ride company in the Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati area. Explore the birth place of aviation in a dimension that many will never get to experience. Enjoy Ohio's countryside in an authentic 1929 Travel Air 4000.

Washington Township Rec Plex

Washington Township Rec Plex

Formerly the Washington Township Recreation. We offer a variety of programs included classes (Aquatic Lessons, Art, Fitness, Preschool, Sports Classes and Acting Lessons) along with Leagues and Camps.

Great Escape Game

Great Escape Game

Dayton's best escape room is now open in Beavercreek! You and up to 7 friends have one hour to solve the clues and puzzles in our rooms to escape!

MVP Dance Fit

MVP Dance Fit

Lift Your BOOTY, Love Your BODY! EVERY SINGLE WOMAN can be Beautiful & Fabulous!

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