Courthouse Square, operated by the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners, is an outdoor entertainment facility located at the corner of Third and Main Streets in the heart of downtown Dayton. Since its dedication in 1974, the Square has been known as THE place to see and be seen. Lunchtime vendors are located on the square during the summer months. A farmers market is scheduled weekly during the growing season. The Square is  home to many Dayton Holiday Festival activities, including the Grand Illumination, between Thanksgiving and the end of December. Courthouse Square is open to any organization or individual who wishes to organize an event. Nonprofit groups are permitted to use the Square to promote upcoming events or hold fundraisers. For-profit groups are permitted to use the Square for promotional activities only. Many different events are held at Courthouse Square every year. From concerts to special events, noontime events and fundraisers, this Dayton Original is the place to gather in downtown Dayton!