Spring Carnival, Perfect North Slopes
March 1, 9:30a-4p
Special events for skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers. Participate in activities or watch. Includes decorated box race and slush pit challenge. Weather permitting, subject to change.
Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend presented by artswave
Macy’s Arts Sampler returns in 2015 for one weekend, March 7 & 8, with free art all across our region. Discover the arts that make Cincinnati amazing with free theater, music, dance, crafts, museum tours, and more. This annual event is generously sponsored by our friends at Macy’s. Follow the link above for the full schedule of events happening all around the city!
CinciCARTic Race, Fountain Square
March 7, 12p
While physically attached to grocery carts, teams of five push through course over streets of downtown and surrounding areas while picking up items on grocery list and stopping at checkpoints with challenges to complete. Free for spectators!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Fountain Square
March 14, 10a-10p
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but two FREE parties on Fountain Square! Festivities begin Saturday, March 14, running throughout the day from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Enjoy live music from Celtic rock bands, St. Patrick’s Day merchandise and, of course, Guinness on tap.
March 17, 11a-8p
Step away from your desk and make your way down to the Square for more live music, delicious food and an ice cold pint of green beer.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown
March 14, noon
Visit the website for route and schedule information!
Celtic Lands Culture Fest, Cincinnati Museum Center
March 21, 10a-5p
The 16th annual Celtic Lands Culture Fest offers an array of folklore and art from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Marvel at the fast and fancy footwork of traditional Celtic dancers, listen to Celtic folk tales told by skilled storytellers, enjoy music by local Celtic musicians and shop the vendors’ booths for authentic wares and baked goods.
Wee Wednesday: Spring, Cincinnati Art Museum
March 25, 10a-12p
Program for preschoolers and their parents offers interactive learning stations in galleries, story tellers and a hands-on art project each month.
Free Kids’ Movie Day, Tri-County Mall
March 28, 10a
Hot chocolate and popcorn provided by City Church of Cincinnati. Movies start at 10a in the children’s play area by Jimmy Jazz.
Krohn Lego Building Competition, Krohn Conservatory
March 1, 1-3p
Included with admission to Spring Show: $4, $2 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. Create mission-style work of art with Lego blocks for judging.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, U.S. Bank Arena
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present LEGENDS! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. See website for showtimes and tickets.
ArcAttack, Fairfield Community Arts Center
March 6, 7p
Part rock concert, part science experiment. Two custom engineered Tesla coils throw electrical arcs up to 12 feet long, each one acting as instrument with sound reminiscent of early days of synthesizer. $5-$7.
Heart Mini, Downtown Cincinnati
March 14 & 15
Runs and walks to benefit American Heart Association. Includes: 15K Heart Mini, Heart 1/2, 5K and 2K Kids’ Run; 3-mile/5mile walks and 1K Steps for Stroke. Several events on Saturday as well, including a free kids fun run. See website for event schedule and registration information.
Ballet Toybox, Aronoff Center
March 22, 2p
Now in its fourth year, Ballet Toybox offers the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the joy of dance. The program features CBII (Cincinnati Ballet Second Company) in a mix of ballet and storybook classics. At under an hour and only $20 a ticket, Ballet Toybox is an interactive adventure where you will learn about the essential elements that make up the beauty, humor and inspiring discipline of dance with a range of excerpts from the treasure chest of exciting ballets.
Easter Spectacular, Parky’s Farm
March 28 & 29
Start with lunch and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Then hop on the hay wagon to take a ride to the egg hunt area, where kids can collect Easter eggs and redeem them for a chocolate bunny. Pony rides, an indoor/outdoor playbarn, inflatable moon bounce and obstacle course, bubble fun, temporary tattoos and live music will make a memorable day for the whole family! See website for times and tickets. $9.50 per person.
Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature, Krohn Conservatory
Now through March 22
Garden inspired by creative works of Frank Lloyd Wright. $4, $2 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under, free parking.
Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey, U.S. Bank Arena
March 13: Bobblehead Night
March 14: Superhero Night
March 25: $1 Beer/Game Show Night
March 27: Bank Night
March 28: Weiner Dog Races/Pucks and Pups
March 31: $2 24oz. Beer/Country Night
Linton Music’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions: High, Low, Fast, Slow. Listen Closely, Here We Go
$5 or four for $15; free under age 2. Opposites attract when it comes to making music! We’ll have lots of fun listening to the flute, string bass, piano, and drums while they show us how it’s done with musical opposites.
March 7, 2015 (10am & 11:30am): Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230
March 14, 2015 (10am & 11:30am): Pilgrim United Church of Christ – NEW WEST SIDE LOCATION!, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Be Smart, Eat Well & Move More @ Your Library!
Now through April
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has partnered again with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon to encourage kids to “Be Smart, Eat Well, and Move More.” Join us at select branches for a fun time learning more about exercise, good nutrition, and feeding your brain with good books while completing the 26 miles of the Flying Pig marathon on your Hog Log. Children who participate can track “miles” on their Hog Logs and be eligible to participate in the Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile Event May 2. Follow the link above to see the full list of activities!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Library!
Click here for a full list of St. Patrick’s Day activities at various branches: Library St. Patrick’s Day Programs
In addition to Flying Pig and St. Patrick’s Day activities, there’s a huge list of other activities going on in March! Click here to see the schedule: Library March 2015 Kids Calendar
Don’t forget to check our local park sites for free and cheap activities for the whole family!