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Dayton Friday Nights

  • Courthouse Square Park 402 3rd St. Dayton, OR (map)




Summer Festival Series
Every Friday
June – July – August
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Dayton

Gather downtown this summer for a free, family-friendly celebration every Friday night that includes live musical performances, vendors and fun for kids in the town green (Courthouse Square Park); wine, dining & shopping at downtown businesses; a cruise in for unique and antique cars on Fourth Street; and an end of summerLantern Festival including a lantern parade around the park. Friday Nights 2016 is jointly presented by the Dayton Community Development Association and the City of Dayton, in collaboration with downtown businesses.

Bring your family and friends for the true local’s experience in Downtown Dayton! “Like” our Facebook page for updates on 2016 events!

Interested in being a vendor at Friday Nights? Download our vendor application

6:30PM – 8:30PM

6/3 THE NANCY MCCANN BAND – Rock, Country & Folk with Three Part Harmonies
6/10 DON’T TELL MARY – Full Throttle Blues-Rock
6/17 LONG HARD RIDE – Outlaw Country & Rock
6/24 RAINBIRDS – Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues
7/1 SECOND WINDS COMMUNITY BAND – Patriotic Big Band Selections
7/8 BLACK & BLUE – Fresh, High Energy Blues
7/15 RENDEZVOUS STRING BAND – Lively Mix of Irish, Scottish & Old Time Americana
7/22 DUSTY RUST – Hard Hittin’ Honky Tonk & Alt-Country
7/29 Music Provided by City of Dayton Old Timers Festival
8/5 RITMO TROPICAL – Upbeat, Danceable Latin Rhythms & Pop
8/12 BIG BAND JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Jazz Standards
8/19 KICKBACK – Country Rock
8/26 PA’LANTE – Fiery Salsa & Afro-Cuban Rhythms

We’re looking for volunteers! Contact Pam Ealy for more information at or call 541-660-3746. Volunteers help with set up and take down, manning the info booth, kids’ activities, attendee count, or attendee surveys.

Seating for concerts: A limited amount of seating is available on provided benches. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets!
Cruise In is free, no registration required, and located along Fourth Street (closed to non-cruise in traffic) abutting the park.
Dogs on leash and under control of owner.
No smoking allowed in the park.
No driving allowed onto park grounds.

Earlier Event: June 30
McMinnville Concerts on the Plaza
Later Event: July 7
McMinnville Concerts on the Plaza