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Festivals & Special Events

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You’ll never be able to say there’s nothing to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky! Search thousands of events in our online database. We make it easy for you to filter by category – like festivals and special events – and/or by date so you can create the perfect itinerary for your getaway. There’s always more to explore, new adventures to be had and memories to be made in the Cincinnati region!

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Now through Sep 06, 2021

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Sep 06, 2021

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Each spring, thousands of free-flying butterflies flutter among visitors and throughout the tropical landscape inside Krohn Conservatory. This year marks the 25th anniversary and features Butterflies of Bali. Visitors will also encounter a bit of Bali, referred to as “the...

Each spring, thousands of free-flying butterflies flutter among visitors and throughout the tropical landscape inside Krohn Conservatory. This year marks the 25th anniversary and features Butterflies of Bali. Visitors will also encounter a bit of Bali, referred to as “the...

Now through Aug 04, 2021

2021 Party on the Purple

Newport Festival Park
Between Taylor Southgate and Purple People bridges, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Aug 04, 2021

2021 Party on the Purple

Newport Festival Park
Between Taylor Southgate and Purple People bridges, Newport, KY 41071

South

Presented by ColdIron Events and the Purple People Bridge, the free weekly summer party series — which includes live music, food trucks, beer, wine, and spirits — will run every Wednesday evening until August 4. Christian Moerlein, Little Kings, Braxton Brewery and Vive are...

Presented by ColdIron Events and the Purple People Bridge, the free weekly summer party series — which includes live music, food trucks, beer, wine, and spirits — will run every Wednesday evening until August 4. Christian Moerlein, Little Kings, Braxton Brewery and Vive are...

Now through Aug 08, 2021

Glier's Goettafest

Newport's Festival Park and Covington Plaza
, Newport & Covington, KY 41071

South

Now through Aug 08, 2021

Glier's Goettafest

Newport's Festival Park and Covington Plaza
, Newport & Covington, KY 41071

South

Goetta, a German dish pronounced "get-uh", is often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple and is a mixture of pork, beef, steel-cut (pinhead) oats, and seasonings. Glier's Goettafest is a celebration of the local dish held along Newport's riverfront just down the steps...

Goetta, a German dish pronounced "get-uh", is often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple and is a mixture of pork, beef, steel-cut (pinhead) oats, and seasonings. Glier's Goettafest is a celebration of the local dish held along Newport's riverfront just down the steps...

Aug 05, 2021

Museum Mingle: Young Professionals Social & Information Session

Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Aug 05, 2021

Museum Mingle: Young Professionals Social & Information Session

Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Are you a young professional interested in museums, history, and social justice in Cincinnati? The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, which exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today, invites you to “Museum Mingle: Social &...

Are you a young professional interested in museums, history, and social justice in Cincinnati? The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, which exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today, invites you to “Museum Mingle: Social &...

Aug 06, 2021 through Aug 08, 2021

New Richmond River Days and River Arts Festival

Village of New Richmond on the Ohio River
Front Street, New Richmond, OH 45157

East

Aug 06, 2021 through Aug 08, 2021

New Richmond River Days and River Arts Festival

Village of New Richmond on the Ohio River
Front Street, New Richmond, OH 45157

East

Enjoy games, gaming, food, craft vendors, live music, Cardboard Boat Regatta, fireworks and a juried art show. Proceeds from this event go to supporting local youth entrepreneurs.

Enjoy games, gaming, food, craft vendors, live music, Cardboard Boat Regatta, fireworks and a juried art show. Proceeds from this event go to supporting local youth entrepreneurs.

Now through Aug 07, 2021

Ohio River Paddlefest

Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp
2944 Humbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Aug 07, 2021

Ohio River Paddlefest

Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp
2944 Humbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

The Ohio River Paddlefest is recognized as the nation’s largest paddling celebration, with 2,000 participants traveling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered craft.   In 2021, the event celebrates its 20th...

The Ohio River Paddlefest is recognized as the nation’s largest paddling celebration, with 2,000 participants traveling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered craft.   In 2021, the event celebrates its 20th...

Now through Nov 27, 2021

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Now through Nov 27, 2021

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. We know it's the skilled craftsman, dedicated farmers and talented artists that have shaped...

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. We know it's the skilled craftsman, dedicated farmers and talented artists that have shaped...

Now through Aug 08, 2021

Asian Food Fest

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 08, 2021

Asian Food Fest

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This annual festival celebrates the culture, cuisine and entertainment of Asian communities. Taste authentic food from countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Korea, Japan and more. The 2021 festivities will feature new elements that are interactive and...

This annual festival celebrates the culture, cuisine and entertainment of Asian communities. Taste authentic food from countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Korea, Japan and more. The 2021 festivities will feature new elements that are interactive and...

Aug 07, 2021

Festival on the Lake

A.J. Jolly Park
1565 Race Track Road, Alexandria, KY 41001

South

Aug 07, 2021

Festival on the Lake

A.J. Jolly Park
1565 Race Track Road, Alexandria, KY 41001

South

Family-friendly festival featuring live music, kids fun zone, food vendors, crafts and drinks from local wineries and breweries.

Family-friendly festival featuring live music, kids fun zone, food vendors, crafts and drinks from local wineries and breweries.

Now through Nov 14, 2021

Second Sunday on Main

Main Street
12th and Liberty streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 14, 2021

Second Sunday on Main

Main Street
12th and Liberty streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Street fair on Main featuring craft and food vendors, entertainment, demonstrations and more!

Street fair on Main featuring craft and food vendors, entertainment, demonstrations and more!

Aug 08, 2021

RiverArts Festival

RiverDays of New Richmond on the Ohio
Susanna Way, New Richmond, OH 45157

East

Aug 08, 2021

RiverArts Festival

RiverDays of New Richmond on the Ohio
Susanna Way, New Richmond, OH 45157

East

A juried fine arts fair on the lawn of Susanna Park with RiverDays and the beautiful Ohio River as the backdrop. Live music, sidewalk chalk art competition, wandering storytellers and other fun will accompany the event as well as the proximity of the RiverDays festivities.

A juried fine arts fair on the lawn of Susanna Park with RiverDays and the beautiful Ohio River as the backdrop. Live music, sidewalk chalk art competition, wandering storytellers and other fun will accompany the event as well as the proximity of the RiverDays festivities.

Now through Aug 15, 2021

Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fairgrounds
7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45216

North

Now through Aug 15, 2021

Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fairgrounds
7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45216

North

Pig racing, Big Top Circus, Demolition Derbies, farm animal petting farm, livestock and poultry displays, blacksmith demonstration, remote control car racing, wood carving display and much more.

Pig racing, Big Top Circus, Demolition Derbies, farm animal petting farm, livestock and poultry displays, blacksmith demonstration, remote control car racing, wood carving display and much more.

Now through Aug 15, 2021

Great Inland Seafood Festival

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Aug 15, 2021

Great Inland Seafood Festival

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Enjoy oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, gator bites and so much more from local restaurants and vendors. Plus, live music.

Enjoy oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, gator bites and so much more from local restaurants and vendors. Plus, live music.

Now through Aug 22, 2021

Western & Southern Open

Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Aug 22, 2021

Western & Southern Open

Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

This Men's and Women's combined tennis tournament, held each summer at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, has hosted stars like Federer, Nadal, Sharapova and Serena Williams who all come to Cincinnati to compete for this prestigious title. Fans come from 50 states and 30...

This Men's and Women's combined tennis tournament, held each summer at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, has hosted stars like Federer, Nadal, Sharapova and Serena Williams who all come to Cincinnati to compete for this prestigious title. Fans come from 50 states and 30...

Now through Sep 11, 2021

Throttle Time

Whitewater Valley Railroad
Historic Downtown Metamora, Metamora, IN 47022

West

Now through Sep 11, 2021

Throttle Time

Whitewater Valley Railroad
Historic Downtown Metamora, Metamora, IN 47022

West

Get your chance to operate one of many historic diesel-electric locomotives on the Whitewater Valley Railroad main line as a guest engineer. Each guest engineer will participate in a brief operational training session before sitting at the throttle for 30 minutes of actual...

Get your chance to operate one of many historic diesel-electric locomotives on the Whitewater Valley Railroad main line as a guest engineer. Each guest engineer will participate in a brief operational training session before sitting at the throttle for 30 minutes of actual...