Dayton Dozen Events :: 12 Months of Things to Do {2024}

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Looking for fun and family-friendly things to do in the Gem City? We’ve got your Dayton Dozen events roundup of things to do each month during the year! Have some others that just NEED to be added to our list? Comment at the end with your suggestions.

january events in dayton

Happy New Year, Greater Dayton-Area moms! Another year is upon us, and the family-friendly activities around the Gem City are still in full swing for January. Check out our round-up of our top things to do during the month.

Boards & Books: Classic Game Night

January 4

Dayton Metro Library – Huber Heights Branch
6160 Chambersburg Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Where the Wild Kids Are- Beach Party

January 27

Northmont Branch
700 W. National Rd.
Englewood OH 45322

Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

January 5-7, 12-14

Springboro Community Theater
115 Wright Station Way
Springboro, OH 45066

Family Skate Day: Animal Adventures!

January 7

RiverScape MetroPark
237 E Monument Ave, Dayton, OH

Preschool Story Time with Ms. Caitlin {Greene County Public Library}

January 10, 17, 24, 31

Fairborn Community Library
1 East Main Street
Fairborn OH 45324

Camp Half-Blood Party at Troy-Miami County Public Library

January 29

Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library
12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill

february events in dayton

Winter blues getting to you? Never fear! We have you covered on all our favorite Dayton Dozen Family-Friendly Events to catch this month of February and beat those gloomy Winter days.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone In Concert

Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10

Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH

Jurassic Quest

February 2-4

Dayton Convention Center
22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, February 24

Victoria Theatre
138 N Main St, Dayton, OH

Magic Carpet Concerts: Once Upon a Time

The timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf is brought to life by members of DBSE (the Ballet’s pre-professional dance company), our Opera Artists-in-Residence, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Geared specifically for children, the first stop on this magical, musical trip is Peter’s House, where he narrates his fairytale story.

February 27-29 (27th is sensory-friendly)

Dayton Masonic Center
525 W Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH

Discovery: Mytholomania!

A gifted ensemble of actors presents the greatest hits in Greek mythology – in under one hour! Creation myths such as Pandora’s Box, Persephone, Narcissus, and Prometheus jostle for space with a bunch of other characters and tales, with the presentation wrapping up with a 10-minute version of The Odyssey – complete with a googly-eyed Cyclops! This brand new, fast-paced, raucous comedy is a perfect addition to your school’s mythology unit.

Friday, February 9
9:30am & 11:30am

Victoria Theatre
138 N Main St, Dayton, OH

Dayton Royal Princess Ball

Sunday, February 4

Hilton Garden Inn Dayton Beavercreek
3520 Pentagon Park Blvd, Dayton, OH

Family Fun Night — Jubilee Community Church

Friday, February 2

Jubilee Community Church
11285 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH

march events in dayton

Do you already have fun plans ready for your little leprechauns in March? If you need more ideas, here are our top picks for family-friendly events around the Greater Dayton area.

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour!

blippi coming to dayton march 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024 – 2pm


Blippi is coming to Dayton for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! 

So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest, Meekah, as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party!

Stand-Up Science

Friday March 1st 7-8pm

Boonshoft, Dayton Society of Natural History

Ben Miller performs a multimedia show of graphs, pictures and video for a scientific comedic approach. 14+ audience for suggestive content. $15 member, $20 non-member pricing.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Book Club

Saturday March 2nd 1pm

Beavercreek branch of Greene County Library

Register for a copy of this book to keep. Then come to the Library to discuss and watch the movie together with snacks. Ages 6-11.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!

Tuesday March 5th 6pm

Victoria Theatre

Based on the PBS show, this touring musical makes a one-day stop in Dayton. See Dayton Live website for ticketing information.

Sense and Sensibility

Friday March 8th 8pm, opening weekend

Dayton Playhouse

New adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel with the question of reputation and following your heart.

See site for ticket pricing.

Waterfowl Exploration with Five Rivers Metro Parks

Saturday March 9th 10am-12

Englewood Metro Park

Part of Conservation Leaders series, this program for 10-17 year olds helps learn about and identify Ohio’s waterfowl. Registration required and $3 cost with financial assistance available.

Family & Teen Peep Diorama

Tuesday March 12th 2:30-4:30

West Carrollton branch of Dayton Metro Library

Boxes, Peeps and other materials provided to help create a one of a kind creation at the Library. Take it home to complete, but turn it in by March 16. Voting is from the 18th-23rd.

Art Start Preschool Storytime at Rosewood Art Center

Thursday March 14th 11:30-12:15

Rosewood Art Center

A Dayton Metro Librarian will lead storytime with a Rosewood Instructor leading a hands-on project afterwards. Free with no registration necessary. Check out the renovated building in this fun way.

Teen Lock-In: Harry Potter Night

Friday March 15th 6-11pm

Centerville Library

Registration required for this 6th-12th grade after-hours event.

End of Winter Bird Walk

Saturday March 16th 9-11am

Woodland Cemetery

Slow pace and mostly on the road surface, wear comfortable and weather appropriate attire for this walking tour of the winter wildlife. Free with reservations.

Sprayed Edges Book Art

Saturday March 16th 2-4pm

Beavercreek branch of Greene County Library

BYO book to this adult program to customize the page edge. All other materials provided. Registration required.

Don’t Burn Your Eyes Out! By Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Monday March 18th 4-5pm

West Branch of Dayton Metro Library

Learn the science eclipses, how they happen and home-made equipment to safely view it.

The Great Ohio Toy Show

Saturday March 25 9am-4 (8am early bird)

Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center

Vintage and modern toys in seven buildings and 700 tables. $5 adults, $10 early bird, 12 and under free with free parking.

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april events in dayton

April brings warmer weather and the beginning signs of Spring. Get out and enjoy the activities that will be offered in and around Dayton. There are some great ones this month, including Easter ones!

may events in dayton

Spring is FINALLY here, and we’ve got some amazing local events for you this month.

june events in dayton

School is out, and the season of pools, festivals, and outdoor activities has arrived! Keep your family busy all month long by checking out some of the June family-friendly activities around Greater Dayton this month!

july events in dayton

Besides Independence Day, there are a TON of awesome things to do in the month of July this year!

august events in dayton

It’s already August, and the Summer has been flying by, but it isn’t over yet! Check out these upcoming events in August around Greater Dayton, and have some Summer fun before it all ends.

september events in dayton

Fall Fun is right around the corner! We have your guide to all things Fall in this edition.

october events in dayton

Fall has arrived, and so has your guide to family-friendly events for October in the Greater Dayton area! It’s time to spend time celebrating all the activities that come along with the season.

november events in dayton

The holidays are quickly approaching. Whatever you’re celebrating, we have a roundup of our top picks for family-friendly things to do around Greater Dayton for November!

december events in dayton

The year may be almost over, but the family fun is just getting started! Here is your December roundup of events happening around town.


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