Summertime is the perfect time to cool off at Coney Island's Sunlite PoolThe 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.

Coney Island and Sunlite Pool
Coney Island and Sunlite Pool

June is chock full of festivals like Newport ItalianfestCincinnati Juneteenth FestivalBunbury Music Festival and RoeblingFest. Cincinnati Opera's Summer Season begins in mid-June with captivating performances all summer long.

July starts with a bang over Indepedence Day weekend.  Then it's time to enjoy NASCAR racing action at Kentucky Speedway followed by Major League Baseball's All-Star Week. Be sure to take advance of this big discount on FanFest tickets. Rounding out July is Cincinnati Music Festival with two evenings of jazz, R&B, blues and hip-hop performances at Paul Brown Stadium.  

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.