While There

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. The theme for 2017 is Folk Medicine.

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, Drink and Merchandise listings.

Check out our Beer Passport sampler, available on Friday evening only, and the cultural Passport, available all weekend.

The Dayton International Festival Singers will perform in the Lobby several times on Saturday.

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.

May 19, 20, 21, 2017 – Dayton Convention Center