Festivals & Special Events

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Now through Jul 08, 2018

Island Wheel

Coney Island

East

Now through Jul 08, 2018

Island Wheel

Coney Island

East

Take a ride on the largest Ferris wheel-style ride in North America at Coney Island. Enjoy a breathtaking view 155 feet above the Ohio River, both during the day, and at night.

Take a ride on the largest Ferris wheel-style ride in North America at Coney Island. Enjoy a breathtaking view 155 feet above the Ohio River, both during the day, and at night.

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Vibe Marketplace

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Vibe Marketplace

Fountain Square

Downtown

Enjoy food, shopping, art, and live music.

Enjoy food, shopping, art, and live music.

Now through Aug 31, 2018

Pirates of the Ohio Cruise

BB Riverboats

South

Now through Aug 31, 2018

Pirates of the Ohio Cruise

BB Riverboats

South

Ahoy Mateys! Board the Captain's boat for an afternoon cruise full of fun and games for the entire family. The kids will pick up their free pirate hat and eye patch before boarding this popular cruise on the Ohio River. Get your pirate tattoo or participate in one of our pirate...

Ahoy Mateys! Board the Captain's boat for an afternoon cruise full of fun and games for the entire family. The kids will pick up their free pirate hat and eye patch before boarding this popular cruise on the Ohio River. Get your pirate tattoo or participate in one of our pirate...

Now through Jul 20, 2018

Friday Night Grill Outs

Lake Isabella

East

Now through Jul 20, 2018

Friday Night Grill Outs

Lake Isabella

East

Start the weekend off on a good note. Enjoy live music and grilled favorites with your family all at beautiful Lake Isabella. The park boathouse and playground will also be open for after-dinner fishing & fun.

Start the weekend off on a good note. Enjoy live music and grilled favorites with your family all at beautiful Lake Isabella. The park boathouse and playground will also be open for after-dinner fishing & fun.

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Taps, Tastes, & Tunes

Streets of West Chester

North

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Taps, Tastes, & Tunes

Streets of West Chester

North

Fill up on flavors of Butler County at Taps, Taste and Tunes presented by Miller Lite. This exciting new summer event will appeal to the senses with the smells and tastes of the delicious local fare, the sounds of the areas booming live music scene and the sight of the beautiful...

Fill up on flavors of Butler County at Taps, Taste and Tunes presented by Miller Lite. This exciting new summer event will appeal to the senses with the smells and tastes of the delicious local fare, the sounds of the areas booming live music scene and the sight of the beautiful...

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Panegyri Greek Festival

Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

North

Now through Jun 24, 2018

Panegyri Greek Festival

Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

North

Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School.

Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School.

Jun 23, 2018 through Jun 30, 2018

U.S. Junior Olympics Synchronized Swimming Championship

Miami University

North

Jun 23, 2018 through Jun 30, 2018

U.S. Junior Olympics Synchronized Swimming Championship

Miami University

North

Welcoming the crème of the crop in synchronized swimming, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Synchrogators and Miami University are excited to host the 2018 U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championship sponsored by USA Synchro. The event will showcase the power, beauty,...

Welcoming the crème of the crop in synchronized swimming, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Synchrogators and Miami University are excited to host the 2018 U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championship sponsored by USA Synchro. The event will showcase the power, beauty,...

Now through Jul 21, 2018

Local Daylily Farm Open to Public

Arrasmith Farm

South

Now through Jul 21, 2018

Local Daylily Farm Open to Public

Arrasmith Farm

South

Like a Monet painting, a profusion of colorful daylilies splash across a scenic country hillside just minutes from Route 8 and the Ohio river. Enjoy the horses and old barn as you stroll past 100's of daylily varieties in new vibrant and pastel colors with ruffles, doubles, and...

Like a Monet painting, a profusion of colorful daylilies splash across a scenic country hillside just minutes from Route 8 and the Ohio river. Enjoy the horses and old barn as you stroll past 100's of daylily varieties in new vibrant and pastel colors with ruffles, doubles, and...

Jun 23, 2018

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

Downtown

Jun 23, 2018

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove

Downtown

Two-hour parade with famous grand marshal, main festival with music, drag queens, beer and spirits, and Family Fun Zone.

Two-hour parade with famous grand marshal, main festival with music, drag queens, beer and spirits, and Family Fun Zone.

Now through Aug 25, 2018

Princess Cruise

BB Riverboats

South

Now through Aug 25, 2018

Princess Cruise

BB Riverboats

South

We respectfully request that all Royal Princesses join us for an enchanting afternoon aboard our Princess Cruise. Enjoy a unique cruise featuring a DJ, dancing and appearances by some of your favorite fairy tale princesses that we all love. Bring your "Little Princess" onboard...

We respectfully request that all Royal Princesses join us for an enchanting afternoon aboard our Princess Cruise. Enjoy a unique cruise featuring a DJ, dancing and appearances by some of your favorite fairy tale princesses that we all love. Bring your "Little Princess" onboard...

Jun 23, 2018

Are We There Yet? A Rhinegeist 5th Anniversary Adventure.

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Jun 23, 2018

Are We There Yet? A Rhinegeist 5th Anniversary Adventure.

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Pack up the family and gas up the station wagon, Rhinegeist is turning 5 and we’re celebrating with an adventure of epic proportions. Cruise through the brewery on June 23rd for attractions worthy of the Guinness Book, sweeping views of natural wonders, and of course, a...

Pack up the family and gas up the station wagon, Rhinegeist is turning 5 and we’re celebrating with an adventure of epic proportions. Cruise through the brewery on June 23rd for attractions worthy of the Guinness Book, sweeping views of natural wonders, and of course, a...

Jun 23, 2018

QSCSMB Regatta

Village Green Park

North

Jun 23, 2018

QSCSMB Regatta

Village Green Park

North

Radio controlled and static scale model boats on display and operating in the pond at Fairfield Ohio Village Green Park

Radio controlled and static scale model boats on display and operating in the pond at Fairfield Ohio Village Green Park

Jun 23, 2018

Northside Music Festival

Northside Tavern

Uptown

Jun 23, 2018

Northside Music Festival

Northside Tavern

Uptown

Enjoy killer bands and great vibes on 3 stages.

Enjoy killer bands and great vibes on 3 stages.

Jun 23, 2018

Nitro Circus: Next Level Tour

Nippert Stadium

Uptown

Jun 23, 2018

Nitro Circus: Next Level Tour

Nippert Stadium

Uptown

Full-moto show with death-defying tricks, stunts and thrills.

Full-moto show with death-defying tricks, stunts and thrills.

Jun 23, 2018

Billboard Hot 100 90s Party

The Roosevelt Room

North

Jun 23, 2018

Billboard Hot 100 90s Party

The Roosevelt Room

North

Are you ready for a party that will be all that and a bag of chips? We're throwing a Billboard Hot 100 90s party on Saturday, June 23, and we're bringing back the classics: Ring Pops, fanny packs, and hammer pants... with a musical countdown from Casey Kasem, of course! Start...

Are you ready for a party that will be all that and a bag of chips? We're throwing a Billboard Hot 100 90s party on Saturday, June 23, and we're bringing back the classics: Ring Pops, fanny packs, and hammer pants... with a musical countdown from Casey Kasem, of course! Start...

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Historic Buildings Open House

Shawnee Lookout

West

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Historic Buildings Open House

Shawnee Lookout

West

Take a step back in time and catch a glimpse of life in the 1800s. See a cabin built in 1795 and two-story springhouse/schoolhouse dating from 1800.

Take a step back in time and catch a glimpse of life in the 1800s. See a cabin built in 1795 and two-story springhouse/schoolhouse dating from 1800.

Jun 24, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Eden Park

Uptown

Jun 24, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Eden Park

Uptown

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Jun 25, 2018 through Jul 31, 2018

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction

North

Jun 25, 2018 through Jul 31, 2018

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction

North

Visitors can enjoy the trappings of the winter holidays during Christmas in July at EnterTRAINment Junction. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter wonderland, reindeer stables, elves’ workshop, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and, of...

Visitors can enjoy the trappings of the winter holidays during Christmas in July at EnterTRAINment Junction. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter wonderland, reindeer stables, elves’ workshop, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and, of...

Jun 26, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bramble Ballfield

East

Jun 26, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bramble Ballfield

East

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Jun 26, 2018 through Jun 30, 2018

Ohio Chautauqua 2018: Modern Legends

Susanna Park

East

Jun 26, 2018 through Jun 30, 2018

Ohio Chautauqua 2018: Modern Legends

Susanna Park

East

Gather under the tent with neighbors and friends for an evening of live music, living history, and engagement.

Gather under the tent with neighbors and friends for an evening of live music, living history, and engagement.

Jun 27, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Findlay Street Boys and Girls Club

Downtown

Jun 27, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Findlay Street Boys and Girls Club

Downtown

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Now through Jul 25, 2018

Summer Series For Kids

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Now through Jul 25, 2018

Summer Series For Kids

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Summer Series for Kids is a specialized events for children, aged 5 through 12. These events are programs designed by local educators and artists to offer entertaining, interactive and educational experiences for students and adults. The programs are free with paid admission and...

Summer Series for Kids is a specialized events for children, aged 5 through 12. These events are programs designed by local educators and artists to offer entertaining, interactive and educational experiences for students and adults. The programs are free with paid admission and...

Now through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market

Downtown

Now through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market

Downtown

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

Jun 28, 2018

90s Night

Topgolf West Chester

North

Jun 28, 2018

90s Night

Topgolf West Chester

North

Every Thursday, enjoy the greatest hits from one of the greatest decades all night long.

Every Thursday, enjoy the greatest hits from one of the greatest decades all night long.

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