BIG WEEKEND

Come for BLINK, Stay for Mermaids

Thursday October 12 through Sunday October 15, 2017

You won't want to miss the chance to experience a brand-new, awe-inspiring, light-fueled art event throughout downtown Cincinnati this October. BLINK is a spectacle that will leave you breathless. And if that isn't enough, visit with mermaids at Newport Aquarium!

  • Blink

    October 12-15, 2017

    Four days. 20 city blocks. Awe-inspiring art. This new, first-of-its-kind (and free!) event features light-based sculptures, projection mapping onto buildings, murals and special performances.

  • Mermaids & Pirates

    September 29-October 15, 2017

    Enjoy daily mermaid encounters and watch them swim in the Amazon Tunnel with your favorite aquarium creatures.

  • Fall-O-Ween Festival

    October 7-22, 2017

    Family-friendly Halloween fun at Coney Island including a trick-or-treat trail, musical light show, farm yard friends and more.

  • The Music of John Williams: Star Wars and Beyond

    October 12-15, 2017

    The Cincinnati Pops perform the film composer's most popular scores.

  • Dracula

    October 13-29, 2017

    Just in time for Halloween comes the gothic horror play that takes you on a journey through Europe following a vicious vampire. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

  • The Dent Schoolhouse

    September 9-November 4, 2017

    Do you dare step inside what has been called one of the world's scariest haunted houses - a 122-year-old haunted schoolhouse.

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More Weekend Fun

  • Shakespeare and the Queen City

    August 25-October 29, 2017

    View a rare First Folio, the first published collection of William Shakespeare's most famous works, on display at Cincinnati Museum Center.

  • This Random World

    October 10-November 4, 2017

    This Ensemble Theatre comedy focuses on missed connections and the question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing.

  • Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey

    October 14, 2017

    The first puck drops at U.S. Bank Arena for the pro hockey team's 2017-18 season.

  • All By Themselves: Carmen & Rachmaninoff

    October 14, 2017

    Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Hear performs the war-horse symphony and piano concerto, plus the two (1975-76) top-10 singles from 1975-76 that were derived from these classics.

  • Haunted Village

    October 13-28, 2017

    Heritage Village's slight fright event features wagon rides, games, trick or treat, mad scientist, witches house, haunted cemetery and more.

  • Ark Encounter

    All Year

    This full-sized reconstruction of Noah's Ark stretches more than one and a half football fields in length and is taller than a modern four-story house.

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