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Taste of Cincinnati
Taste of Cincinnati

TASTE OF CINCINNATI
Sat, May 28 – Mon, May 30, 2022
11:00am
Downtown Cincinnati
 
What began as a small, one-day festival in 1979 has grown to become a 3-day celebration of the region's best culinary delights spread along 5+ blocks in Downtown Cincinnati. Featuring 100+ delectable dishes from more than 40 local restaurants plus traditional carnival rides and games, and continuous live entertainment from local and national recording stars performing on multiple stages. Taste of Cincinnati is can’t-miss fun for the whole family.
 
Taste of Cincinnati 2022
Taste of Cincinnati 2022 (photo credit: Cincinnati Chamber)
ORIGINAL FINDLAY MARKET TOUR
Sat, May 28, 2022
3pm-4:30pm
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Discover Ohio’s oldest continuously operating public market, a food lover's paradise in the heart of Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Traditions and progress come together at Findlay Market to create a unique community of butchers, bakers, produce vendors, and creative food entrepreneurs. On this 90-minute tour, you will hear the history, meet the merchants, and enjoy samples from five specialty shops and stalls. With a Biergarten, wine shop, chocolate factory, and more than 50 other full-time vendors, you will find yourself wanting to return again and again.
 
 
Findlay Market (Photo: Liz Dufour)
Findlay Market (Photo: Liz Dufour)
SIGNATURE OVER-THE-RHINE TOUR
Sat, May 28, 2022
11am-2pm
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Take a casual guided walking experience through an amazing urban historic district. Your 3-hour Signature OTR Tour starts at historic Findlay Market and winds through several blocks toward Washington Park and Music Hall. Hear stories of German immigrants who first settled in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and see the work of developers and preservationists who carry on their legacy. Your tour includes lunch as you enjoy samples from four restaurant stops along the way. A glass of beer or wine is included, too.
 

Arts Music & Culture to Stir Your Soul

 

KROHN CONSERVATORY: BUTTERFLIES OF THE NILE
through Sun, June 19, 2022
10:00am–8:00pm daily
1501 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Welcome to Butterflies of the Nile at Krohn Conservatory! Immerse yourself in a floral exhibit specifically designed to show just how lush and inviting the gardens of ancient Egypt could be. Inspiration was taken from actual paintings found in temples and tombs. These images depict typical Egyptian gardens featuring orchards, palms and fish ponds with lotus plants. Enjoy watching colorful butterflies as they float gracefully through the room. Children under 4 are free.
 
International Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory
International Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS IN CONCERT
Fri, May 27, 2022
6:30 pm
101 W 4th Street, Newport, KY 41071
 
Legendary band The Smashing Pumpkins continues their Rock Invasion 2 Tour with a stop at PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation in Newport, KY.
 
BACKSTAGE & BEYOND: TOUR OF CINCINNATI MUSIC HALL
Fri, May 27, 2022
1:00–2:30 pm
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Presented by the Friends of Music Hall, tour through private and public spaces in this majestic structure led by knowledgeable guides. See for yourself how it reflects the spirit of both past and present. Discover our work to restore the finial ornamentation from 1878. Tours can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages and interests. Individuals, small groups and large groups can be accommodated. Tours last about 75 minutes and are offered weekly.
 
Friends of Music Hall
Backstage & Beyond Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall
MAY FESTIVAL at CINCINNATI MUSIC HALL
Performances Fri, May 27, and Sat, May 28, 2022
7:30 pm
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
The full May Festival Chorus returns to Music Hall’s stage for this joyful reunion of singers and lovers of song. On May 27, the romance of South America comes to life as Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena leads a program of South American epics. On May 28, Jessie Montgomery’s new work I Have Something to Say, is inspired by historic women past and present and gives young voices a prominent space.
 
Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Play Ball!

 

CINCINNATI REDS BASEBALL
Homestand May 23-29, 2022
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
 
America's first professional baseball team hosts the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants for seven games at Great American Ball Park from May 23-29. The homestand features Fireworks Friday on May 27, a Super Saturday Tyler Stephenson Bobblehead giveaway on May 28 and Family Sunday on May 29 with an early 11:35am start. While you're down at the ballpark, you can also visit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
 
 
Reds Win
Reds Win

Fun for the Whole Family!

 

CONEY ISLAND
Opening Day on May 28, 2022
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
 
Coney Island has been one of Cincinnati’s top destinations to splash, ride, cheer and play for over 130 years. It’s home to the largest recirculating swimming pool in the world, and NEW this year is the nation’s largest Aquaglide pool obstacle course, The Challenge Zone, featuring balance beams, climbing obstacles, monkey bars and more! The venue opens for the season May 28, 2022.
 
Coney Island (photo: Coney Island)
Coney Island (photo: Coney Island)
KINGS ISLAND SOAK CITY WATER PARK
Opening Weekend on May 28-29
6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH 45034
 
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Soak City will be open daily through Aug. 21 and weekends Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5. Soak City is one of the best things to do in Cincinnati to beat the summer heat and is included with park admission to Kings Island. Gold and Platinum Season passholders receive early entry and access to select attractions 30 minutes before the water park opens each day.
 
NEWPORT AQUARIUM: CORAL REEF TUNNEL
Open at 9am daily throughout Memorial Day Weekend
One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
 
Dive into the completely refreshed Coral Reef Tunnel! Be surrounded by a sixty thousand gallon thriving underwater community filled with colorful corals and schools of tropical fish. Featuring over 50 species of fish, this vibrant exhibit is a reminder of how important it is to protect the ocean’s corals since they provide for all the aquatic life that calls the reef their home.

Newport Aquarium Coral Reef Tunnel (Credit: Newport Aquarium)
Newport Aquarium Coral Reef Tunnel (Credit: Newport Aquarium)