The museum hosts three Signature Events each year: Oktoberfest, Art Ball and Bourbon & Bubbles. Among the most popular social events in Dayton, they also serve as important museum fundraisers.
Follow the links below to learn more about plans for each of these events in 2024!
Bourbon & Bubbles
November 8, 2024
Celebrate with an artsy cocktail party in the beautiful setting of the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister and Great Hall. Bourbon & Bubbles features a selection of exclusive, handcrafted bourbons and refreshing bubbly from around the world, plus gourmet bites, tasty treats, and fun entertainment. Tickets for the event include up to eight tastings of bourbons and/or Champagnes.
June 8, 2024
The annual Art Ball black-tie gala traditionally takes place on the second Saturday in June. Check back often for more information and updates about the 2023 gala, scheduled for June 10.
SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024
A Dayton tradition established in 1971, Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser and vital to everything we do at the Dayton Art Institute. The three-day fall festival takes place the fourth full weekend of September.