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.

Kickoff Event
On Thursday, June 14th at 5:30pm we'll host a brief Kickoff Event at the Troll Pub (216 Wayne Ave.). We'll give a quick overview of what we have planned for the summer and hand out welcome packets and other info. 

Featured Events
Throughout the summer we'll host special events for program participants and their friends. Our featured events include a Cool Films series with the Victoria Theatre Association and a pre-show event before hand, kayaking, Art in the City, a Dayton Dragons baseball game, Mike's Bike Park, a Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum Tour, the Gem City Roller Derby, a Game Night at D20 and more!  We'll also keep you up to speed on other can't-miss events and opportunities.

Employers | Enroll your entire intern program, young professional group, or leadership development program.
Contact Ben Cox - | (419) 610-8084

Colleges & Universities| Enroll students in your summer programs!
Contact Ben Cox - | (419) 610-8084

Upcoming Events


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!