The summer travel season in Cincinnati USA kicks off with Taste of Cincinnati USA over Memorial Day Weekend. One of the nation's largest street festivals, the event spans six city blocks in Downtown Cincinnati and features 45 restaurants serving more than 100 unique tapas-sized dishes. From Cincinnati-style chili to goetta and Graeter's, this is the perfect time to sample Cincinnati USA cuisine.
June is chock full of local festivals like Newport Italianfest, Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival, RoeblingFest 2013 plus several more. Be sure to get in on the NASCAR action at Kentucky Speedway the last weekend of the month. Cincinnati Opera's 93rd Summer Season begins mid-June with Don Giovanni plus two more shows before closing in July with Aida.
Two music festivals take place this July. Bunbury Music Festival is a 3-day event featuring more than 100 performances on six stages along the riverfront at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove. Macy's Music Festival is two evenings of jazz, R&B, blues and hip-hop performances at Paul Brown Stadium.
August offers food, fun, sports and music! Experience Glier's Goettafest along Newport's riverfront, Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer Point, Western & Southern Open at Linder Family Tennis Center, and Ohio Renaissance Festival.
Labor Day weekend celebrates the end of summer with a bang at P&G Riverfest's fireworks display over the Ohio River, but the fun doesn't end there. Be sure to come back for Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA and MidPoint Music Festival in September.