Thanks for your interest in A World A’Fair.  2019 is our 46th year of showcasing and celebrating the different cultures that have made the Dayton area what it is today. 

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Dayton International Festival, Inc (DIFI) is the organizer behind the festival and our Board is made up of the now 34 countries/ethnicities that take part in it.  All of our members are non-profit organizations and DIFI is a 501C3 tax-exempt charity.  With few exceptions everybody connected with running the festival,  manning the booths and performing on our stages is a volunteer.




Food! Dancing! Music!

Obviously we like to have a good time and we try to make sure you and your family will have a good time at the festival.  But in the background our mission is education.   We hope our visitors come away not only well-entertained and well-fed, but also better-educated.



Costumes!  Cultural Exhibits! Fun!


Friday, May 17, 2019: 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019: 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 11 AM to 6 PM


We normally quote a three-day attendance of 24,000 but 2016 was a banner year with >30,000 total attendees and 2017 was almost as large.  This makes us the Dayton Convention Center’s largest event and the largest international festival in Ohio.   2019 will mark our 46th year, which also makes us the 2nd oldest international festival in Ohio, following Columbus .

May 15, 16, 17, 2020 – Dayton Convention Center