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Festivals & Events

Cincinnati USA knows how to throw a good party, and you’re invited! Visit for one (or many) of our buzz-worthy events and annual festivals including local culinary feasts, major music festivals and seasonal celebrations.

Plan a Trip Around These Upcoming Events and Festivals

No matter what the season, there’s always something going on in Cincinnati USA. Kids will love Fall-O-Ween at Coney Island with hayrides, trick-or-treating, hay maze, live shows and rides. In winter, get into the festive spirit at the PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Macy’s Light Up the Square on Fountain Square (don’t miss Santa’s first visit!). Welcome spring with food, arts & crafts and more at Maifest in MainStrasse Village. Summer means getting outdoors and enjoying music and food in the sunshine at events like Cincinnati Music Festival, Cincy Blues Fest and Glier’s Goettafest.

Savor the food festivals happening year round like Taste of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Cheese Festival, and Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic. Cincinnati USA is the place to be if you like your brews, too. Beer festivals abound, including Cincy Winter BeerfestOktoberfest Zinzinnati (also featuring the world’s largest chicken dance), and Cincy Brew Ha Ha (America’s largest beer and comedy festival—no joke!).

Stay and play a little longer with ideas from our Big Weekends—come for one event, like a Reds or Bengals game, and stretch out your visit a little longer to stay for a hot new music or food festival happening that same weekend.

Search the online calendar for upcoming events or check out our other festival and event trip ideas below!

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