UpDayton invites students, interns, recent graduates, and all early career professionals to discover the best of Dayton arts, culture, entertainment, recreation, and adventure! Through curated experiences of the city we show off Dayton's best places to live, work, play, and learn. We challenge you to seek out the many hidden gems of the Gem City and provide the resources to get started.

Welcome Packet
We provide all participants with a welcome packet that includes UpDayton's Gem City Adventure Guide, a Summer in the City calendar, bike maps, the Find It Downtown Guide and more. It's all the information you'll need to have a great summer exploring Dayton.

Featured Events
Throughout the summer we'll host special events for program participants and their friends. Our featured events include a Dayton Dynamo soccer game, the Great Dayton Adventure Race, kayaking, a hackathon, Art in the City, a Dayton Dragons baseball game, and Game Night at D20. We'll also keep you up to speed on other can't-miss events and opportunities.

Upcoming Events


All your adventuring might earn you a free Dayton t-shirt! You just have to knock out some of our favorite adventures.


Join the Gem City Adventure facebook group to stay up-to-date with Dayton happenings and connect with our team of adventure experts.

More Resources

We've compiled a list of links and resources to help you find new places and events around town!