From foodie fun to musical masters to outdoor adventures, here's your guide to an action-packed holiday weekend in the Cincinnati region!
The 40th anniversary of this free culinary delight takes place Saturday through Monday of the holiday weekend, May 26-28, 2018. Grab some grub from more than 50 local restaurants and food trucks and enjoy live music from over 30 musical acts. New this year is the Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnati
, featuring The B-52's, Rick Springfield, and Loverboy!
Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Mark Lyons)
Head to Music Hall
on Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2018, to witness the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere. Friday's performance is conductor Juanjo Mena's Debut
and features Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe
. Saturday's performance is the famous Handel's Messiah
International Butterfly Show
Walk through the beautiful garden at Krohn Conservatory and gaze at beautiful butterflies flying amidst a striking collection of native plants from Madagascar. Krohn is open from 10:00am-5:00pm daily, and the Butterfly Show runs through June 17, 2018.
FC Cincinnati Austin Berry
Pack Nippert Stadium with orange and blue and cheer for Cincinnati's professional soccer team. FC Cincinnati takes on Louisville City FC at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets start at $10.
Island Wheel at Coney Island
welcomes this exciting new attraction this season, and the fun kicks off Memorial Day Weekend! Experience a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Ohio River, surrounding foliage, and the park as you climb 155 feet in the air. The Island Wheel will be open May 26-July 8, 2018. Coney's classic rides and Sunlite Water Adventure open for the season on Saturday, as well.
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! Visit from 11:00am until 7:00pm May 26-28, 2018.
Cincinnati Zoo (photo: Lisa Hubbard)
Trek to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
and coo over the newest arrivals. Meet Winsol the aardvark, Theodora the colobus monkey, four new manatee friends, and fan favorites Kendi the black rhino and Fiona the hippo. The zoo is open each day of Memorial Day Weekend and Zoo Babies continues through May 31, 2018.
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park
on Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2018, for fun and food. Enjoy live bluegrass music, the dog park, and visit a variety of pet vendors.
Live Music and Concerts
Relax and enjoy a cold one in the Findlay Market Beirgarten while listening to live music at Findlay Folk. Friday's entertainment will be provided by Aaron Hedrick. On Saturday night, hang out on Fountain Square and enjoy the Spring Concert Series with music by Bad Veins. Riverbend Music Center brings laughs and music on Sunday with an entertaining concert from Steve Martin and Martin Short.
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