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Join us downtown on FRIDAY NIGHTS this summer

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Friends, Family & Fun in Our Historic Town Square! Every Friday Night between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 5-9 pm, Downtown Dayton comes alive as downtown businesses and local vendors host fun events and offer exciting summertime specials. Bring your family and friends for the true local experience in Downtown Dayton! “Like” our Facebook page for updates on events!

All summer long: Shop and dine out at downtown businesses during their extended hours and enjoy their specials, listen to live music in the park, enjoy kids activities and the playground, shop the vendors in the park, and bring your classic or funky vehicle down to Archie’s Cruise In on Fourth Street!

Join us for our Friday Nights Finale on Aug. 29th! We’ll be capping off our first summer of Friday Nights events with a stunning Parade of Light! Bring a lantern you’ve made at home, simple or elaborate. Let your creativity flow!  We ask that you use battery powered LED lights or tea lights. (Please, no open flames.) We’ll have a lantern craft table from 5-7 pm on the 29th. The parade starts at 8:30 p.m. at the playground in the park.

DIY Lanterns: Check out the following links for easy, step-by-step instructions.

Concerts in the Park / Conciertos en el Parque

All concerts are free. Bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family and friends!

7-9 p.m.
May 23Archie's Ice Cream & Eatery presents Dusty Rust - Rockabilly Country
May 30The Vintages presents Jesse Samsel - Blues & Rock
June 6The Greencarts - Electic Alt-country, Pop, Rock
June 13Black and Blue - Blues
June 20The City of Dayton presents Bill Lasslett - Classic Rock & Country
June 27Second Winds Community Band - Big Band, "Yankee Doodle Dayton" Patriotic Songs
July 4Debbie Mansfield - Country
July 11West Hollow - Original and Classic Songs Blending Rock, Jazz and Blues
July 18Rufino Galaxia Musical - Musica de Banda, Original Music from Mexico
July 25The City of Dayton presents Bill Lasslett - Classic Rock & Country during Old Timer's Weekend! Bike decorating 4-5:30 pm, Parade 6 pm, and Senior Court Coronation 7 p.m.
6-8 p.m. (except for Aug. 22)
Aug 1Pedro Beltran, Ritmo-Tropical - Tropical Rhythms and Caribbean Music
Aug 8Roundhouse - Classic Spirited Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Original Tunes
Aug 15Sky Bound Blue - Americana with Grit, Soul, and a Splash of Nashville Inspired Bluegrass Roots
Aug 22The City of Dayton presents square dancing starting at 7:30 pm and special activities.
Aug 29Dance Tonight Band - 50s and 60s Oldies Music.

“Friday Nights” is a collaboration between the Dayton Downtown Business Community, the City of Dayton and the Dayton Community Development Association (DCDA), a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.


Gold Sponsors
City of Dayton logoSweet Oregon Berry  Turley Farms logoChip's Auto RestorationBlock House Cafe logo of plate with tableware    Vintage  Archie's Logo 2

Silver Sponsors                                               Bronze Sponsors

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people and vendors and playground How Businesses, Vendors and Groups Can Participate

Do you own a downtown business? Friday Nights is a great way to promote your business! Not only does Friday Nights bring more people to your door, but it gives you the chance to make them repeat customers by showcasing your business.

Do you own a business outside of the downtown core? Maybe you run a business out of your home? Never fear! You can still host a booth, hold a kids activity, partner with a downtown business, or sponsor a Friday Nights event to get some valuable exposure at the event.

Do you belong to a local organization? You can host a booth or children’s activity in the park during the event and spread the word about your group and its activities!

knitted items in wooden vendor cart

Michelle Balter & her crafts with vendor cart

Vendors and businesses can choose to participate in one or more Friday Nights. There is no fee for vendors or booths. We even have neat wooden carts, made by Jason Aust of the Block House Cafe, for smaller vendors to borrow, depending on availability.

Download the application packet here: VENDOR APPLICATION packet Please scan the completed application and email it to or mail it to at DCDA, PO Box 237, Dayton, OR 97114.

 For more information, please call DCDA Program Coordinator Kelly Haverkate at 971-241-2076 or email