The Square Is Where

Summer Kickoff Week: Come to The Square Is Where for special events

Mike Colvin DDP Press Releases

A week of special entertainment, activities and giveaways on Courthouse Square


May 26, 2021…(Dayton, Ohio) Summer sunshine and heat has arrived in downtown Dayton, and the Downtown Dayton Partnership is creating an outdoor celebration on Dayton’s Courthouse Square with a week of special events during the Kickoff to Summer week at The Square Is Where, from June 1 to June 4, starting each day at 11:30 a.m. Join the fun for special entertainment, activities and giveaways!


“We’ve seen more and more of the downtown Dayton workforce returning to their offices and we want to help them rediscover the fun activities and selection of downtown eateries and small businesses they haven’t seen in the past year,” said Sandra K. Gudorf, president of The Downtown Dayton Partnership.


The Square Is Where runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday on Courthouse Square, located in the heart of downtown Dayton at 23 N. Main Street.


The Kickoff to Summer week of activities includes:

  • Tuesday, June 1: Trivia Tuesday with DagaTrivia. Grab a team for your chance to win gift cards and the Trivia Trophy!
  • Wednesday, June 2: The Kickoff to Summer celebration party! Join us on The Square for

Music with Liftoff Entertainment – give your request to the DJ!

A free Barre workout class with Space Three gym on the Square

Grab a Square is Where prize pack – including a $10 Downtown Dollars e-gift card for the first 100 guests!

Robbin Marks Magic will be performing

  • Thursday, June 3: Sign up for our cornhole tournament to win prizes while you enjoy live music with Joseph Glenn
  • Friday, June 4: A Friday’s Live concert with the band Berachah Valley
  • All week guests are invited to grab a lunch from food trucks on The Square or takeout options from surrounding local businesses. Find those options on our Let’s Do Lunch map.


The Square Is Where is the perfect lunchtime spot to enjoy outdoor seating available for an al fresco lunch hour. Visitors can grab a takeout meal or get a local food delivery dropped off at Courthouse Square, or mobile food vendors are set up with items for sale. Anyone who purchases a lunchtime meal, drink or treat from a local business can enter to win a $25 Downtown Dollars e-gift card in the weekly The Square Is Where raffle. Details are on The Square Is Where web page.


Need inspiration on where to grab a lunch? The Downtown Dayton Partnership has also created a digital Lunch-O-Matic slot machine game to make the decision easy! Pull the trigger and see where you land. Then find your spot on the Let’s Do Lunch map.


To stay up to date on Courthouse Square lunchtime events, follow The Square Is Where on Facebook.


Stay tuned to the Downtown Dayton Partnership social media (Downtown Dayton on Facebook, and @DowntownDayton on Instagram and Twitter) and The Square is Where Facebook page for information.


The space in Courthouse Square allows for social distanced dining and seating to provide a safe, outdoor meeting location for lunchtime dining and activities during The Square is Where programming.


The Square Is Where is a partnership program between The Downtown Dayton Partnership and Montgomery County. To learn more about events and businesses in downtown Dayton, visit





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