Children's Water Festival

About the Festival

  • The Dayton Children’s Water Festival is an annual, educational science field-trip for 4th-grade students offering a series of interactive presentations on water themes that encourage students to become life-long stewards.
  • Started in 1997 by the City of Dayton Department of Water, the festival has reached over 43,000 Dayton-area students.
  • A multi-organization planning committee, sponsors, presenters, and many volunteers make this free event possible!
  • Each year, we are proud to work with organizations and individuals who are committed to the environment and the region’s water resources.

2023 Festival IS ON May 10.  2023

  • Check out the Festival Website Here for information, registration and helpful links.  Enjoy!
  • Email: for more information to register your 4th grade class!

How do I get involved with the Festival?

  • Volunteer the day of the festival: Participate in areas such as classroom assistants, lunch area guides, crafts tent, and exhibit hall monitors.
  • Volunteer as a Presenter: Your business can set up an exhibit to demonstrate to the children services offered in groundwater and environmental protection.
  • Financial Contributions: Your generosity allows the children to attend the festival free of charge.
  • In-Kind Contributions: You can lend support by donating goods or services such as paper supplies, art supplies, boxes, bags/totes, and audio visual equipment.

Watch the 2021 Virtual Festival Recordings!

For more information on the City of Dayton Children's Water Festival, contact or call 937-333-3725.

Willy in Circle 2021