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Dayton Old Timers Weekend

July 26th - 28th

Courthouse Square Park

Friday, July 26th

  • Friday Night in the Park
  • Senior Court
  • Parade
  • Music
  • Food
  • Family
  • Friends

Saturday, July 27th

  • Family & Class Reunions

Sunday, July 28th

Old Timers Parade - 6:00 pm - On-Line Registration

Submit a parade theme idea here

Senior Court

Do you know a Senior Dayton Resident who has served our community in a remarkable way? Nominees should be over 70 years of age and have provided service related to volunteer work, public service, military service, or contributions to the business, education, or religious communities in Dayton or beyond. If you know a qualifying individual who should be honored, please write a letter of nomination and drop it off at Dayton City Hall, 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon. Nominations are also accepted via email at cityofdayton@ci.dayton.or.us

To see past Senior Courts, please click here. 

History of Old Timers Picnic/Weekend

Held on the last weekend in July, this annual celebration began in 1934 and was a day set aside for all Dayton residents to renew old friendships and make new ones.  The picnic began as a celebration potluck with all participants contributing to one main table.

Throughout the years, the gathering has become a time of family gatherings and class reunions where old timers continue to gather.  This tradition is still continuing after 85 years.  In 1980 the Old Timers Picnic name was changed to the Old Timers Weekend in order to celebrate 100 years of incorporation of the City of Dayton.

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