The Oregon District Business Association (ODBA) has announced the return of the Out on 5th program for 2022. The program will officially launch this Thursday, April 14. A soft launch for the program was held last weekend.
Fifth Street in the Oregon District will be closed to vehicular traffic between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue starting at 3 pm on Thursday, April 14, and will reopen to traffic early on the morning of Monday, April.
The first official Out on 5th road closure will begin one day early due to the Easter holiday, but following Out on 5th weekends will follow a Friday – Sunday schedule.
Out of Fifth will close the street:
Fridays 5 -10 pm
Saturdays noon – 10 pm
Sundays noon – 10 pm
“The Oregon District’s business owners are so excited for another season of Out on 5th,” said Emily Mendenhall, owner of Lily’s Dayton and ODBA board member. “The program brings a huge increase in business for our bars, restaurants, and retailers, and we love welcoming even more new and regular customers to the district.”
The Out on 5th pedestrian mall will feature extra outdoor seating, music and other entertainment, special sales events, and more amenities for guests.
“This program started as a way to help our businesses recover during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sandra K. Gudorf, President of the Downtown Dayton Partnership. “Over the last two years, it’s grown and become not only a vital tool to help support our small businesses, but a community event to welcome guests back downtown.”
During Out on 5th, guests are invited to patronize downtown businesses and enjoy public seating areas set up on the sidewalks and in the street. Guests 21 years and older can also take part in the Oregon District’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) program. The program is in effect every day of the year (excluding St. Patrick’s Day and the last Saturday in October) and allows patrons to carry open alcoholic beverages served in branded DORA cups within the designated area.
Here’s a map of the parking lots near the Oregon District:
Oregon District businesses and neighbors kindly ask guests to use surface lots, parking garages, and public street spaces and not park in the residential neighborhood.