Summertime is the perfect time to cool off at Coney Island's Sunlite Pool, The Beach Waterpark, and Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island then enjoy some baseball with Florence Freedom and Cincinnati Reds. If an evening of music is more your style, check out the free entertainment options at Fountain Square, Washington Park and Newport on the Levee.
June is chock full of local festivals like Newport Italianfest, Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival, and RoeblingFest. Cincinnati Opera's Summer Season begins in mid-June with captivating performances all summer long.
Three music festivals take place in July along the riverfront. Bunbury Music Festival is a 3-day event featuring more than 100 performances on six stages at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove. Then it's Buckle Up Music Festival, a three-day, six-stage country music bash also at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove. Finally, Cincinnati Music Festival is two evenings of jazz, R&B, blues and hip-hop performances at Paul Brown Stadium. NASCAR fan? Be sure to get in on the action this month at Kentucky Speedway.
August offers food, fun, sports and music! The month kicks off with LumenoCity in Washington Park, Glier's Goettafest along Newport's riverfront, and Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer Point, followed by Western & Southern Open at Linder Family Tennis Center, and Ohio Renaissance Festival.
Labor Day weekend celebrates the end of summer with a bang at Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks at P&G Riverfest (read our guide to Riverfest here), but the fun doesn't end there. Be sure to come back for Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA and MidPoint Music Festival in September.
Find even more summer fun here. Then be sure to document your visit on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SUMMERinCINCY.