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

Riverscape Ice Skating

Riverscape Ice Skating

Sheltered under the covered pavilion at Riverscape, the regions largest outdoor ice rink is located in Downtown Dayton.

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!

The Price Is Right Live™

The Price Is Right Live™

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win.

Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz

Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz

Annual, educational jazz festival in Beavercreek, presented by the Beavercreek Music Parents Association.

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

An Evening For Justice

An Evening For Justice

Join us for this special event celebrating the life and work of the late Judge Michael W. Krumholtz of the Montgomery County Ohio Common Pleas Court.

Dayton PechaKucha Night

Dayton PechaKucha Night

Another unpredictable mix of speakers with thoughts that will carbonate your brains.

Bert Kreischer: Tops Off World Tour

Bert Kreischer: Tops Off World Tour

Renowned comedian, podcast host, actor and author Bert Kreischer will be at the Wright State University Nutter Center March 15, 2024

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.

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!

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival

The Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival is the only indoor bluegrass, old-time and gospel event of this caliber in the region.

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.

Places to go around Dayton

Things to do around Dayton

Belmont Billiards

Belmont Billiards

Oldest Pool Hall in Dayton featuring fresh cocktails and cheap beer.

Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Armstrong Air & Space Museum

The museum is a monument to the achievements of not only Neil Armstrong but all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity, as well as to the history of the space program itself.

The Historic Sidney Theatre

The Historic Sidney Theatre

The Historic Sidney Theatre makes the dream of a local performance facility a reality.

Possum Creek MetroPark

Possum Creek MetroPark

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

YMCA of Greater Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

The Kleptz YMCA is proudly serving Englewood and surrounding communities and is committed to providing excellence in both programming and membership.

Black Box Improv Theater

Black Box Improv Theater

The Black Box Improv Theater is a long form improv theater located downtown Dayton in The Cannery Building on Third Street.

Ohio Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ohio Hot Air Balloon Rides

Bella Balloons Hot Air Balloon Company is located in Lebanon, Ohio, and primarily operates around Dayton, Cincinnati, and the Miami Valley area providing outstanding views of Ohio's beautiful landscapes.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Located at The Mall at Fairfield Commons - Where Kids create their own stuffed animals - our pawsonal party planners can help customize a birthday party just for you!

Cinemark - Dayton South + XD

Cinemark - Dayton South + XD

Located in West Carrollton, close to the Dayton Mall by Home Depot and Best Buy. Popcorn, sodas, adult beverages, pretzels, hamburgers and more!

Beavercreek Community Theatre

Beavercreek Community Theatre

Located in the Lofino Senior Enrichment and Cultural Arts Center.

Dayton Dragons

Dayton Dragons

Dayton Ohio's Dragons minor league Baseball Team.

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.

Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club

Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club

The Funny Bone comedy club/restaurant is located at The Greene in Beavercreek.

On Par Entertainment

On Par Entertainment

A new concept entertainment center Open in Beavercreek with karaoke, duck pin bowling, darts, mini-golf, foosball, self-pour adult beverages, free soft drinks, food, and much more.

K12 Gallery & TEJAS

K12 Gallery & TEJAS

Inspiring people of all ages to imagine, learn, and create art in a unique and encouraging environment.

Wright State University Nutter Center

Wright State University Nutter Center

The Nutter Center, a state-of-the-art facility at Wright State University, hosts over fifty national touring concerts and performances each year.

Jump And Jack's

Jump And Jack's

Jump and Jack's, the Ultimate Indoor Party and Play center in West Chester.

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.

Splash Zone

Splash Zone

Family Aquatic Center & Waterpark in Springfield Ohio with over 400 feet of Water Slides, 280 foot Lazy River, Water Vortex, Sprayground, Diving Boards and more.

YMCA of Greater Dayton

YMCA of Greater Dayton

The West Carrollton YMCA proudly serves West Carrollton and the surrounding communities and is committed to providing excellence in both programming and membership. The West Carrollton YMCA is more than a facility, it is a place where kids of all ages can come to have fun, and to grow in spirit, mind and body. At the West Carrollton YMCA, we are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

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.

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

Carriage Hill Farm & MetroPark

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

Skateworld of Kettering

Skateworld of Kettering

We are dedicated to be the #1 fun spot for kids of all ages and we strive to provide you and your family with a clean, fun, friendly, and safe place to skate.

MVP Dance Fit

MVP Dance Fit

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

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