Through August 5
Daily Monday-Friday, 10-11 am
Enjoy creative fun with your kiddos!
Monday: Reading with the Cincinnati Public Library
Tuesday: Creativity Day with Happen Inc
Wednesday (10-10:30): Kids Yoga with The Yoga Bar
Thursday: Fine Arts with CCM Prep
Friday: Games with the Play Library
July 29 – September 1
Various locations across the Tri-state area!
Various times depending on day and location
Free performances by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company of Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet.
Through August 31
Wednesdays, 9-11 pm
Summer Cinema features a free movie screening every Wednesday at the Park! Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket, and join us for a fun, relaxing evening over on our civic lawn.
Springfield Township Senior and Community Center
9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Selections to include Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, Pirates of the Caribbean, ET, Hook, Pan, Camelot, Cats and Disney Magic.
Burnet Woods Bandstand & Lakeside Stage
3251 Brookline Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45220
6-7:30pm CCM Preparatory Department; 8pm CCO woodwind quintet
Join us for a concert of light, Italian pieces perfect for a warm summer evening in the shade of Burnet Woods. Performing your Italian favorites will be CCO’s woodwind quintet. Kick back and relax with us at Bella Musica!
Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Thursday & Friday 5-11pm; Saturday 12-11pm; Sunday 12-9pm
Goetta, a German dish pronounced “get-uh”, is often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple and is a mixture of pork, beef, steel-cut (pinhead) oats, and seasonings. Glier’s Goettafest is a four-day celebration of the local favorite held along Newport’s riverfront just down the steps from the Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee. In addition to eating goetta in variety of dishes, festival goers can enjoy live music and cloggers, plus goetta games like Goetta Slide and Goetta Ring Toss.
St. Xavier Church
607 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$35 in advance, $40 on race day; Advanced registration required
Grab your cape and mask and join the 20th Annual Superhero Run for Kids 5K Run and Fitness Walk to benefit ProKids, providing kids in the child protection system with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA Volunteers). Enjoy a family-friendly run, followed by a bounce house, DJ, face painting and more.
317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE for its fourth and final year. Catch it before it’s glowing, glowing gone!
The final festival features an all-new indoor location at the historic Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati, new music and visuals, and a new outdoor Block Party. The Block Party is free and open to the public, thanks to our generous sponsors (details to come).
1344 Audubon Road, Covington, KY 41011
FREE, $5 suggested donation
Relax on the lawn to authentic covers of 1970s-80s smooth jazz icons: Chuck Mangione, Sypro Gyra, Chick Corea, and Eumir Deodato. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. The restroom pavilion is open. Food trucks will be on hand to serve up some tasty treats too! Picnics welcome. TANK Shuttle transports from Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, 6-7:30 p.m., $1 each way. Free limited parking.
Schmidt Recreation Complex
2944 Humbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226
6am – 2pm
9 mile float trip on the Ohio begins at the Schmidt Recreation Complex in the East End and ends at the Gilday Riverside Park in Riverside. If river conditions are deemed unsafe on August 6, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 13.
Glenwood Gardens: 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
Meadow Links and Golf Academy: 10999 Mill Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240
Parky’s Farm: 10037 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
FREE, no motor vehicle permit required
Presented by the Great Parks Foundation. Come out and play in your Great Park! Activities, live entertainment. MacBeth performed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 7pm in Glenwood Gardens.
August 6 & 7
13989 Ryle Road, Union, KY 41091
This free festival is quickly becoming one of our largest festivals at JSB. This event is our way to give thanks to everyone who supports us. Free petting zoo, free inflatables, free kid’s play land and free hay rides. Food and drink specials all day.
Through September 3
Saturdays 11 am- 1pm
Interactive programs designed to foster children’s creativity, feed their curiosity and expose them to many wonders of nature in a unique, urban setting.
Saturdays through September 24
3779 Ohio 132, Clarksville, OH 45113
$40, $28 ages 5-12, FREE ages 4 and under; Reservations required
Food and fun at historic 370-acre working farm. Activities, made from scratch dinner, wagon ride to old chuck wagon at Todd Fork Creek for dessert and s’mores.
Every-other-Sundays August 7 – October 16
Miller-Leuser Log House
6550 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques.
Sundays through September 4
Arts programming for the whole family:
August 7th- TBA
August 14th- Exhale Dance Tribe
August 21st- Celebrating India’s Independence Day
August 28th – Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center
211 Railroad Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140
It isn’t always easy being green, but let us show you just how easy it can be! Join Clermont County Park District and Little Miami Conservancy as we explore the step by step process of maintaining your very own compost bin. Kids can explore our vermicompost bin and read “Diary of a Worm” with our Naturalists. Help reduce our carbon footprint and make the world more GREEN!
Beech Acres Park
6910 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230
11 am- 12:30 pm
Cash only; Grilled cheese $1 each; additional items vary
Head over to the Beech Acres Park playground for lunch in the park after Summer Shazaam, free children’s entertainment at the amphitheater. Water play area.
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45216
Wednesday-Friday 4-11pm; Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 12-10pm
$7, $5 per car parking
Pig racing, Home Depot kids’ interactive program, farm animal petting farm, livestock and poultry displays, blacksmith demonstration, remote control car racing, wood carving display and much more.
Land of Make Believe at Lunken Airport
4740 Playfield Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45226
10 am- 12 pm
The Cincinnati Moms Blog is hosting a three part playdate series this summer and we hope you will join us for one or all three events! The events will be free (except for the third one which has a minimal fee from the park itself) and the CMB team will work to get some fun adds for those who are there. Join this event page to stay up to date on all details, plan to meet-up with friends at the events and day of announcements about how to find us. We are SO excited about summer!!
Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Thursday & Friday 6-11pm; Saturday 12-11pm; Sunday 12-9pm
Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles and entertainment.
Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Join us the second Friday of every month for live music, kids entertainment, guest vendors, local businesses and MadTree beer!
Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$35 two-day pass; $20 Friday, $20 Saturday; $5 per day ages 13-18, FREE ages 12 and under
From international touring acts on the Main and Piano Stages, to outstanding regional acts on the Local Stage – we’ve got something for everyone.
262 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Admission is FREE to Members of Cincinnati Museum Center and World War II Veterans; Non-Members: $10 for adults, $5 for children; $5 per vehicle for parking
Join Cincinnati Museum Center for our annual 1940s Day celebration! One of our most popular events is growing and moving to Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport for an all-day affair of dancing, fashion, cars, planes and interactive fun for all ages.
England Idlewild Park
5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005
Bring the kids to check out all kinds of trucks!
Main, High and Miami Streets, Waynesville, OH 45068
10 am – 5 pm
Artists, crafters and authors display and sell creations. Musicians, face painters, and tasty treats.
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, OH 45013
$12.50, FREE ages 2 and under; FREE parking
Ride hours: 2-5 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m. Admission includes all rides, roller coasters and unlimited soft drinks. Rozzi Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 10am-8pm
The Midwest Black Family Reunion Celebration is one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events. This 3-day fun-filled weekend event brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. Bring your families and friends and make this a reunion to remember!
The City Flea is Cincinnati’s original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is with much pride that we consider ourselves not only a monthly market, but a small business incubator, community organization, and city advocate. The Flea is a place to keep your dollars local, support small business and experience YOUR city in a unique and engaging way.
12025 Shore Drive, Loveland, OH 45140
11 am – 5 pm
$8 per person
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month April thru August. For a Medieval day filled with Mirth, Music and Mayhem! Shop our Craft Market Place for one of a kind treasures. There is NO PARKING at the castle on the event date. This includes the street below the castle! There is FREE PARKING at Meijer on Fields Ertle Road with FREE shuttle to the castle on the day of the event.
Pendleton Art Center
1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
A collection of art by local Cincinnati artists, published by GGI Publishing. Music, art, speaking and more. Free admission and refreshments. Self Parking is available in several lots along Reading Road. A free shuttle service is available at the corner of Reading Road and Pendleton Street to take you to the Pendleton Art Center. Final Friday: Valet available at the front door of the Pendleton Art Center.
Taft Museum of Art
Get into the Olympic spirit with a combination of art and competition. Design your own medal and participate in competitions throughout the day. Wump Mucket Puppets will get your competitive spirits running high with a performance at 2 p.m.
Friday 5-10pm & Saturday 11am-10pm
Food tastings from OTR and area restaurants, music, children’s activities, vendors, raffles and variety of beer. All proceeds benefit Tender Mercies.
August 26 & 27
De La Dance Center
5141 Kennedy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Free performance of dance and classical ballet. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Free parking, outdoor stage and food/drinks available for purchase.
Germania Society of Cincinnati
3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251
Friday 6pm-12am, Saturday 2pm-12am, Sunday 12-10pm
$4, 12 and under FREE; FREE admission for active and retired military personnel with current military ID
Wine, schnapps and more than 60 taps of beer. Homemade German foods, including sauerbraten, Oktoberfest chicken, pastries, pretzels, brats, metts, potato salad, coleslaw, cream puffs and sauerkraut balls. Entertainment for all ages, rides, games of skill and gambling.
Blue Ash Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 2-11pm, Sunday 2-9pm
Various types of cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants, entertainment, rides and family fun area.
Oakley Fancy Flea Market
2890 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
10 am- 4 pm
Small businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers, scavengers, bakers, chefs, artisans, fashionistas, food vendors, music and beer.
August 27 & 28
Patricia Allyn Park
7266 State Route 48, Springboro, OH 45066
Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 10am-6:30pm
Native American flute and folk and traditional Native singers. Vendors with Native American style flutes, arts and crafts and food. Family-friendly event with free educational workshops.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
$35 Pre-Registration for members, $40 Pre-Registration for non-members
Run for a purpose! The Cheetah Run proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Zoo, one of the oldest non profits in the city. Your support helps us continue providing world class care for the animals you love!
Through August 21
11 am- 5 pm
$4 adults, $2 children, FREE ages 4 and under
Featuring cheerful yellow and orange flowers with honeycomb inspired designs.
Through September 25
Cincinnati Museum Center
$19.50, $17.50 seniors, $12.50 child; $12.50 members, $8.50 member child
This exhibit features 17 themed galleries with over 200 pieces, including life-size reproductions of over 70 machine inventions, educational animations of da Vinci’s most notable works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous work, the “Mona Lisa.” Push, pull, crank and interact with many of these exhibits for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them. The interactive, hands-on exhibit presents the timeless blend of science, technology, engineering, art and culture in a way that will challenge you to pursue knowledge and dare to dream.
Through September 30
A new, interactive exhibit where guests can discover 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish. With a head like a horse, snout like an aardvark and belly pouch like a kangaroo- seahorses are anything but ordinary. The way the exhibit is designed; guests will be completely immersed in the world of seahorses with something new to experience around every corner.