fFlagsOpening Ceremony




Food! Dancing! Music!



Costumes!  Cultural Exhibits! Fun!

Showcasing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley.

A World A’Fair is a 3-day international festival held each May at the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton Ohio.  We presently showcase booths from 30 countries / ethnic groups, all of whom are non-profits as the organizers also are.  We run two full-time stages with performances from both the local groups as well as regional, national and even international performing groups.


We normally quote a three-day attendance of 24,000 but 2015 was a banner year with 31,400 total attendees.  This easily makes us the Dayton Convention Center’s largest event, as well as the largest event held in downtown Dayton, as well as the largest international festival at least in Ohio and probably the midwestern U.S.  2015 marked our 42nd year, which also makes us the oldest international festival at least in Ohio and again probably the midwestern U.S.