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

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer Gold

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer Gold

Catch a wave of nostalgia! The Beach Boys are bringing their good vibrations to Kettering this summer!

YSPride 2024

YSPride 2024

Join us for the Annual #YSPride Event in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Soundtrack Magic: John Williams and Friends

Soundtrack Magic: John Williams and Friends

Dayton Philharmonic SuperPops Series: Grab your popcorn for an evening of beloved musical works from the silver screen!

Dayton Air Show 2024

Dayton Air Show 2024

The 2024 CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Small Scale Train Rides at Carillon Park Railroad

Small Scale Train Rides at Carillon Park Railroad

Take a ride on the mini-railroad at Carillon Park with the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society.

Logan County Fair

Logan County Fair

Come join us for the 2024 Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine, Ohio - July 7th - 13th

Huber Heights - Star Spangled Heights

Huber Heights - Star Spangled Heights

Independence Day Celebration Parade and one of Montgomery County's Finest Fireworks Shows!

Yellow Springs 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Yellow Springs 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

The Annual Yellow Springs 4th of July Parade & Fireworks is back again and will take place on Thursday, July 4th, 2024.

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

Back by popular demand! It will be Beatlemania all over again when The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute return to Rose Music Center in Dayton, OH.

The Dayton Jazz Orchestra at Riverscape

The Dayton Jazz Orchestra at Riverscape

Music and fun at RiverScape MetroPark's FREE Summer Music Series with The Dayton Jazz Orchestra

Warren County Fair

Warren County Fair

July 15-20, 2024 - Warren County Fair - fun, food, games, rides, demo derby, tractor pulls, live harness racing, livestock shows and more!

City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks

City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks

The City of Dayton Independence Day Lights in Flight Fireworks * Kettering Field, just north of downtown Dayton *

Places to go around Dayton

Things to do around Dayton

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.

Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center

Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center

**CLOSED FOR THE 2024 SEASON ** Cool off this summer at The Aquatic Center, minutes away from historical downtown Miamisburg.

Idle-Hour Ranch

Idle-Hour Ranch

An animal sanctuary dedicated to providing family-friendly fun, education, and hands-on interaction; to promote loving care for animals of all species and to encourage conservation on a global scale.

Adventure Reef Water Park

Adventure Reef Water Park

Kettering Outdoor Water Park - this 3-acre outdoor aquatic facility features a leisure pool with large water playground, two water slides, an interactive splash pad and a baby/toddler pool.

South Metro Sports

South Metro Sports

Miami Valley's only year-round ice rink for hockey, broomball & figure skating with a 25,000 sq. foot arena housing 4 volleyball and 3 basketball courts.

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark.

Eastwood MetroPark

Eastwood MetroPark

Five Rivers MetroParks - Highlights of Eastwood MetroPark include a 185-acre lake, Mad River, picnic shelters and a playground. The 3-mile loop trail offers hiking on mostly level terrain.

Trivia with a Twist

Trivia with a Twist

Join us for live and exciting trivia in and around Dayton, Ohio!

Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre is dedicated to inspiring personal growth in young people and creating shared performing arts experiences for families.

Rumble Mountain

Rumble Mountain

Rumble Mountain Bike Rally is held annually over the Labor Day Weekend just outside of Pleasant Hill Ohio.

Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks protects the region's natural heritage and provides outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature. Bike rentals are available.

YMCA of Greater Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

The YMCA offers health and wellness, exercise programs as well as child care, day camp and family programs.

Fraze Pavilion

Fraze Pavilion

Fraze Pavilion is southwestern Ohio's premiere outdoor entertainment venue.

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.

Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Hosting a birthday party at Pump It Up is great for parents and kids alike. We offer everything you need for a fun time

Start Skydiving

Start Skydiving

Start Skydiving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky - Facilities at Start Skydiving

Springboro Community Theatre

Springboro Community Theatre

Springboro Community Theatre (SCT), formerly Playhouse South.

Kings Island

Kings Island

Amusement park located in Mason OH has more than 80 world-class rides and attractions that are perfect for thrill seekers of all ages.

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.

Possum Creek MetroPark

Possum Creek MetroPark

This 556-acre park is the perfect place for a family outing.

Sky Zone Dayton

Sky Zone Dayton

Jump into Sky Zone - the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court!

Dayton Hikers

Dayton Hikers

The Dayton Hikers (DaytonHikers.Org) group is a community of people who enjoy hiking and backpacking. Live To Hike - Hike To Live!

Miami Valley Golf Club

Miami Valley Golf Club

The best golf experience possible with exceptional service and amenities from the time you reach the front gate, until you leave.

Melody 49 Drive-In

Melody 49 Drive-In

Attend The Theatre Regularly - In No Other Way Can You Enjoy Life for So Little!

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