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2018 Dayton Auto Show: Where to Park and Other Key Facts

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Dayton Convention Center
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The 2018 Dayton Auto Show promises to bring exciting concept vehicles and new models from major automakers. Don’t miss this exciting event that runs form February 22nd through 25th. Equip yourself with some essential information you’ll need for a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Where to Park

The show itself will be held at the Dayton Convention Center located at 22 East Fifth Street Dayton, Ohio 45402. The best place to park will be the Transportation Center parking garage which is just one block away, on the intersection of Jefferson Street and Fifth Street. The $2 daily rate makes it an affordable place to park your vehicle while you enjoy browsing the bounty of new vehicles inside the convention center.


You probably won’t want to wear these bad boys…unless you’re one of the few people on the earth that have the gene that enables you to remain comfortable in them, even after hours of standing and walking.
Photo: Sam Howzit

What to Wear

Um…clothes? Ok, besides the obvious answer, the main thing to remember when planning your outfit for the day is to wear something comfortable. Auto shows involve a lot of standing and walking around exhibits so make sure to don comfortable shoes. It’s also good to wear something appropriate for easily climbing in and out of front and back seats of vehicles.

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What to Bring

Cameras and video recorders are allowed at this event, so make sure to pack those gadgets, if you have them. (Just remember to pace yourself when taking pictures, as the sheer variety of vehicles on display can be overwhelming!)

On-Site Food?

You can definitely find snacks for purchase at the on-site concession stand. However, for more hefty sustenance, the nearby Oregon District offers an array of food options.

involve your children classic car cruise inKid-Friendly Activities

While you might hesitate to bring your children along with you to the show, you might be surprised just how many child-friendly activities that the Dayton Auto Show incorporates. This year’s event promises a Wild Hearts mobile Teaching Zoo so young ones can safely interact with animals and learn more about them. You can also stop by Matt the Balloon Guy for a unique inflated creation, or you can take advantage of Face Doodles by Jen to get your face painted in a variety of whimsical designs. You can also bring along a stroller, if need be, to help accommodate any sleepy children.

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News Sources: Dayton Auto Show, U.S. News