LogoDayton International FestivalDayton Convention Center
Globe LogoA World A'Fair

Festival Hours:     
Friday, May 16, 2014~ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Soin International and Dayton International Festival, Inc. present the 41st annual International Festival, A World A’Fair — A Celebration of Festivals. The festival is a celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits  representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley.

A very popular way of celebrating our cultural diversity has always been to sample the many varieties of food and drink offered by the participating organizations.  For a list of foods and merchandise on sale at the booths see the Food and Merchandise listing.

For a complete listing of the ethnic organizations represented at this year’s festival, see the Organizations page, where you’ll also find information about the organizations and their booths, along with photos from previous years’ festivals.

See the What's New page to see what was new and featured at the festival this year.



foodWhat's New 2012
Dance performance

2013 Awards

The winner of the
passport raffle is
Joselyn Kamikaze,
age 11, of Dayton

(see the Passport Page for details)


Booth and Cultural
Exhibit Awards

President's Award

Awarded by the DIFI President to the Cultural Exhibit that is the most representative of the Culture Theme and impresses him/her the most.  In the absence of the President, the DIFI Cultural Committee will do the honor and determine a winner.

Traveling Trophy

Cultural Exhibit Award
3rd   CHINA
Hon. Mention   IRELAND

Overall Booth Display Award
3rd   CHINA
Hon. Mention   NETHERLANDS