Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Bali
Walk through the beautiful garden at Krohn Conservatory and gaze at thousands of beautiful butterflies flying amidst a striking collection of native plants from Bali. In 2021, the conservatory is celebrating 25 years of butterflies. Krohn is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with timed ticket entry (masks required), and the Butterfly Show runs May 8 through September 6, 2021.
America's first baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds play the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park during a three-game series beginning on Memorial Day (May 31 through June 2, 2021). While you're down at the ballpark, visit the Root the Reds Home exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
Catch a major league soccer game at the brand-new TQL Stadium in the West End when FC Cincinnati takes on the New England Revolution on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
The Florence Y'alls who are part of the independent Frontier League, take on the Southern Illinois Miners in a series that runs May 29-31, 2021. Stick around after the game on Saturday for live music.
OMNIMAX films at Cincinnati Museum Center
Immerse yourself in wilderness among the five-story domed theater with next-generation laser technology in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater. Now showing: Backyard Wilderness and Great Bear Rainforest narrated by Ryan Reynolds.
Celebrate the start of summer by splashing in Sunlite Pool, diving from up on high at Cannonball Cove, and taking your turn on the new Challenge Zone at Coney Island. The venue opens for the season May 29, 2021.
Cincinnati May Festival
Grand Opening on the Levee
Newport on the Levee will be celebrating throughout Memorial Day weekend for the grand opening of its renovations and new retailers. Activities include live music and fireworks along the Ohio River.
Live Music and Concerts
Rockin' on the Roebling kicks things off Thursday, May 27, 2021 with music by 500 Miles to Memphis in Smale Riverfront Park. Relax and enjoy a cold one in the Findlay Market Biergarten while listening to live music during Music at the Market on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, hang out on Fountain Square in the heart of downtown and enjoy free live music during the Spring Concert Series; or head to historic Over-the-Rhine for pop-up concerts on Thursday and Sunday in Washington Park while enjoying a local beer on The Porch.
Taste of Cincinnati
Taste of Cincinnati is a free culinary delight that takes place Saturday through Monday of the holiday weekend. Grab some grub from more than 50 local restaurants and food trucks and enjoy live music from over 40 musical acts.
With additional reporting by Amber Potter