April 1, 2021 DAYTON, OH --The Oregon District Business Association (ODBA) welcomes the community to visit Out on 5th, the closure of Fifth Street in the Oregon District to allow for a pedestrian promenade and expanded outdoor seating. The grand opening of the event is this weekend, starting April 2 at 5 p.m., through Sunday, April 4, at 10 p.m.

A reminder that during Out on 5th, Fifth Street will close to vehicular traffic between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue. The street closure will begin every Friday at approximately 3 p.m. to allow for businesses to set up outdoor areas.

Out on 5th is a weekly weekend street closure, opening Fifth Street to pedestrians and will feature acoustic music and other entertainment, special sales events, and amenities to elevate the guest experience. Out on 5th will continue every weekend, while businesses continue to create extra space to keep the community healthy. The pedestrian promenade will begin around 5 p.m. Friday and continue through 10 p.m. Sunday.

As downtown small businesses continue to navigate relief efforts after challenges from the past year, creating an inviting and safe area for customers is a top priority. 

Out on 5th will include:

  • Public tables for dining or relaxation
  • Expanded patios for Oregon District restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Local entertainers and performers
  • Expanded retail areas for local businesses

Maps for parking and the street detour for guests are available at The Oregon District’s Out on 5th webpage.

In 2020, the Oregon District began its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) program, which allows patrons to purchase an alcoholic beverage served in a branded cup and move throughout the designated DORA area. DORA is in effect every day (excluding St. Patrick’s Day and the last Saturday in October) from noon until midnight.

DORA and Out on 5th are separate programs, said ODBA President Natalie Skilliter, but Out on 5th allows for patrons to fully explore the DORA experience. “Look for the sticker on the door where you can grab a DORA beverage and walk outside to a public seating area, or take your DORA cup inside your favorite participating retail establishments while you browse and shop,” Skilliter said. “DORA was a useful tool to increase sales, even when Out on 5th wasn't happening, but it's an even better experience when you can enjoy both at the same time."

For full details on the DORA program,

During Out on 5th, ODBA businesses will continue their rigorous standards of cleaning facilities indoors as well as their expanded outdoor seating. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the District, and guests are reminded to use masks while indoors and outside when a six-foot social distance cannot be maintained.

Out on 5th is a partner program of the ODBA, the DDP, and the City of Dayton. To learn more about Out on 5th, visit or on the Oregon District Facebook page.


  • Fifth Street will close between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue. Streets will close to vehicular traffic starting at 3 p.m. Friday and reopen to traffic Monday morning.
  • As part of city covid relief efforts, Out on 5th will take place weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Out on 5th outdoor dining and pedestrian experiences take place starting every Friday around 5 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday evening.
  • Some Oregon District businesses will expand private outdoor dining for those who would like table service. Other businesses will emphasize use of designated public tables.
  • On-street entertainers will be part of the Out on 5th experience. For local entertainers who would like to participate, fill out a Out on 5th entertainment application here.
  • Patrons visiting Out on 5th can also enjoy a DORA beverage, as long as they’re within the DORA boundaries.
  • Pick-up order parking zones are available for customers ordering food, drinks, or online orders from Oregon District businesses. Those zones are located at the east and west ends of the street closure. Find a map here:
  • Parking is available in garages, lots and street parking (outside of the residential neighborhood) for guests. Find maps