Things to Do
We offer an unexpected blend of unique attractions, successful business, varied housing options, recreational opportunities and top-notch schools where you can live the life you’ve always imagined. Spend the day visiting our specialty shops, restaurants or historic attractions. Unwind with a trip to one of our scenic parks. Or just immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of a community festival or farmer’s market. Whatever you savor the most from life, you’ll find it in Fairborn.
With a vibrant downtown and a strong and progressive local government, Fairborn is home to a broad array of businesses and retail services. The historical district has great places to eat, drink and enjoy time with family and friends. The yearly calendar is full of events and activities such as WTUE St. Pat-Rocks Day Celebration, 3rd of July Block Party, 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, Fairborn Farmer’s Market, Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, The Bluegrass & Brew, The downtown Car Show, USAF Marathon, the Annual Halloween Festival and the Hometown Christmas Parade & Tree lighting to name a few.
Entertainment opportunities abound in large venues such as the Wright State University’s Nutter Center as well as more intimate settings such as the Actor’s Theatre downtown. The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located near Fairborn, is just one highlight of the many enriching cultural and historical experiences awaiting you in Fairborn. Shopping includes everything from small, one-of-a-kind specialty shops to national retailers and nearby malls including the Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene. And where else can you find a world-class fossil digging site? Or one of the largest Halloween costume selections anywhere? Only in Fairborn.