Taste of Cincinnati

This free culinary delight takes place Saturday through Monday of the holiday weekend, May 25-27, 2019. Grab some grub from more than 50 local restaurants and food trucks and enjoy live music from over 40 musical acts.

Cincinnati May Festival

Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Mark Lyons)
Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Mark Lyons)
Head to Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 2019, to witness the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere. Friday's performance is Mahler and Mussorgsky: Games of Thrones with conductor James Conlon. Saturday's performance is Bach's St. Matthew Passion with conductor Juanjo Mena.

Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Equador

International Butterfly Show
International Butterfly Show

Walk through the beautiful garden at Krohn Conservatory and gaze at 12,000 beautiful butterflies flying amidst a striking collection of native plants from Ecuador. Krohn is open from 10:00am-5:00pm daily, and the Butterfly Show runs through June 16, 2019.

Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park (photo: @real.mayhem)
Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park (photo: @real.mayhem)

America's first baseball team – celebrating its 150th anniversary this year! – plays the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.

FC Cincinnati Soccer

FC Cincinnati Austin Berry
FC Cincinnati Austin Berry
Pack Nippert Stadium with orange and blue and cheer for Cincinnati's Major League Soccer team. FC Cincinnati takes on New York Red Bulls at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Tickets start at $15.

Florence Freedom

Florence Freedom (photo: Justine Krieg)
Florence Freedom (photo: Justine Krieg)

The independent Frontier League takes on the Southern Illinois Miners, May 24-26, 2019. Friday is also the Dudes & Daughters Dance; Saturday is Pokemon night with a post-game concert by Lexie Dunn and The Grit Gang; and Sunday is Family Sunday when kids can run the bases after the game and collect autographs from the team..

SkyStar Observation Wheel

Skystar Observation Wheel
Skystar Observation Wheel

For about 12 minutes you can enjoy unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio River in an enclosed, climate controlled gondola. Grab dinner or a drink at one of the nearby restaurants in The Banks, or walk a few blocks to Taste of Cincinnati.

The Beach Waterpark

The Beach Waterpark
The Beach Waterpark

Celebrate the start of summer by splashing in the pool, braving the slides, and soaking up some sun at the opening weekend for The Beach Waterpark. Whether you're a child or a child at heart, The Beach offers fun for everyone! The season is May 25-August 31, 2019.

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo (photo: Lisa Hubbard)
Cincinnati Zoo (photo: Lisa Hubbard)
Trek to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and coo over the newest arrivals. Meet Mani the Tamandua, Pierogi and Toast the penguin chicks, fan favorites Kendi the black rhino and Fiona the hippo and more! The zoo is open each day of Memorial Day Weekend and Zoo Babies continues through May 31, 2019.

Furry Friends Festival

Washington Park
Washington Park
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 2019, for fun and food. Enjoy live bluegrass music, the dog park, and visit a variety of pet vendors.

Live Music and Concerts

Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Relax and enjoy a cold one in the Findlay Market Biergarten while listening to live music during Live at Findlay on Friday night. On Saturday night, hang out on Fountain Square and enjoy free live music during the Spring Concert Series

Looking for more holiday weekend fun? Find even more unique events and fun things to do in the Cincinnati region!

 

With additional reporting by Amber Potter