Join us downtown on FRIDAY NIGHTS this summer 5-9pm
Friends, Family & Fun in Our Historic Town Square! Every Friday Night between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 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 from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday Nights! “Like” our Facebook page for updates on events!
“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.
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.
- Balloon and Paper Mache Lanterns
- Square Column Lanterns
- Milk Carton Lanterns
- Tissue Paper Lanterns
- Tin Can Lanterns
Concerts in the Park / Conciertos en el Parque
All concerts are free. Bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family and friends!
|May 23||Archie's Ice Cream & Eatery presents Dusty Rust - Rockabilly Country|
|May 30||The Vintages presents Jesse Samsel - Blues & Rock|
|June 6||The Greencarts - Electic Alt-country, Pop, Rock|
|June 13||Black and Blue - Blues|
|June 20||The City of Dayton presents Bill Lasslett - Classic Rock & Country|
|June 27||Second Winds Community Band - Big Band, "Yankee Doodle Dayton" Patriotic Songs|
|July 4||Debbie Mansfield - Country|
|July 11||West Hollow - Original and Classic Songs Blending Rock, Jazz and Blues|
|July 18||Rufino Galaxia Musical - Musica de Banda, Original Music from Mexico|
|July 25||The 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.|
|Aug 1||Pedro Beltran, Ritmo-Tropical - Tropical Rhythms and Caribbean Music|
|Aug 8||Roundhouse - Classic Spirited Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Original Tunes|
|Aug 15||Sky Bound Blue - Americana with Grit, Soul, and a Splash of Nashville Inspired Bluegrass Roots|
|Aug 22||The City of Dayton presents a musical evening with a hoedown and special activities.|
|Aug 29||Dance Tonight Band - 50s and 60s Oldies Music.|
THANKS TO OUR FRIDAY NIGHTS SPONSORS!
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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to at DCDA, PO Box 237, Dayton, OR 97114.
Are you interested in participating in Friday Nights in Downtown Dayton? We’re looking for family-friendly, volume-conscious performers through the summer! Send us a note if you’re interested. It’s a great opportunity to get exposure and have fun! We’re looking for performers from 5-7 or 7-9 pm. Performers interested in busking in the park for a small stipend and tips are also encouraged to apply. Vendors and other participants can download an application packet, or contact us below: