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shops & more

Take a stroll down MainStreet Dayton in our online directory where you’ll find boutiques, dining, salons, and more.

Plan your next day trip here.

special events

MainStreet Dayton is best known for our signature events such as the Scopes Festival, PumpkinFest, and the Horse and Carriage Parade.

The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is here – click below!

We are…

An accredited Main Street program through Tennessee Main Street and the National Main Street Center, our main goal is to help our downtown district thrive and grow.

We hope you find an inviting atmosphere in Dayton and enjoy what our downtown has to offer.


Stay up to date with MainStreet Dayton’s most recent announcements.

Spring Fling Downtown Dayton Saturday April 14th

Spring Fling Downtown Dayton Saturday April 14th Dayton, Tennessee- March 2018: Join us in Downtown Dayton on Saturday April 14th for Spring Fling! Downtown merchants will have sales and specials all day! There will also be arts, crafts, and food vendors set up on...

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“Christmas at the Courthouse” Horse and Carriage Parade

It’s not too late to enter!  And – we’d love to have you join in the fun. The parade is this Saturday, December 2nd! Note new time:  Line-up is at 2 & Parade starts at 3. In years past you have enjoyed participating in Dayton’s Horse & Carriage Parade, and I am...

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$200k Grant Announced for Courthouse Renovations

Representative Travis & Senator Yager Announce Grant Funding For Rhea County Courthouse Renovations (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) and State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that the State Building Commission has officially...

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Come hungry, leave happy.


Take a stroll along Market Street to explore our many shops.


Treat yourself to something special.  You deserve it!