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Find Festivals & Special Events in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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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Apr 19, 2020

The Great Bridal Chase

Covington
, Covington, KY 41011

South

Apr 19, 2020

The Great Bridal Chase

Covington
, Covington, KY 41011

South

**This run has been changed to a virtual run due to COVID-19 restrictions. See website for more details.    The Great Bridal Chase is a themed 5k event that combines all the best elements of a wedding with the fun of a 5k... including 3 registration options and one...

**This run has been changed to a virtual run due to COVID-19 restrictions. See website for more details.    The Great Bridal Chase is a themed 5k event that combines all the best elements of a wedding with the fun of a 5k... including 3 registration options and one...

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

May 01, 2020

The Marvelous Music of Mrs. Maisel

Redmoor
3187 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

May 01, 2020

The Marvelous Music of Mrs. Maisel

Redmoor
3187 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Amazon Prime’s hit show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” tells the story of a 1950s house wife, Midge Maisel, who’s picture-perfect life on New York’s Upper West Side changes forever when she discovers her talent as a stand-up comedian. Join Queen City Cabaret as they...

Amazon Prime’s hit show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” tells the story of a 1950s house wife, Midge Maisel, who’s picture-perfect life on New York’s Upper West Side changes forever when she discovers her talent as a stand-up comedian. Join Queen City Cabaret as they...

Now through May 01, 2020

Brews in the Burbs

Crossroads
990 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through May 01, 2020

Brews in the Burbs

Crossroads
990 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

The third annual Brews in the Burbs highlights more than 35 of the region's best craft breweries, each of which brings a special brew specifically for this event. Admission includes a souvenir glass, live entertainment by DV8, free parking and food trucks. Proceeds support...

The third annual Brews in the Burbs highlights more than 35 of the region's best craft breweries, each of which brings a special brew specifically for this event. Admission includes a souvenir glass, live entertainment by DV8, free parking and food trucks. Proceeds support...

May 02, 2020 through May 03, 2020

The Universal Energy Expo

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

Riverfront

May 02, 2020 through May 03, 2020

The Universal Energy Expo

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

Riverfront

Join us for this gathering of light workers. Readers, healers, psychics and mediums welcome you to experience energy works as you have never witnessed. Vendors of all kinds from tarots to gemstones and crystals. Makers of soaps, lotions, jewelry, candles and more. We have it...

Join us for this gathering of light workers. Readers, healers, psychics and mediums welcome you to experience energy works as you have never witnessed. Vendors of all kinds from tarots to gemstones and crystals. Makers of soaps, lotions, jewelry, candles and more. We have it...

May 02, 2020

First Lady Tea with Julia Grant

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

May 02, 2020

First Lady Tea with Julia Grant

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

First Lady Julia Grant will be the hostess for this special tea! Enjoy a three course afternoon tea in Hayner House. Reserve your tickets by Apr. 28 by calling 513-563-9484.

First Lady Julia Grant will be the hostess for this special tea! Enjoy a three course afternoon tea in Hayner House. Reserve your tickets by Apr. 28 by calling 513-563-9484.

May 02, 2020

Chef Robert Irvine Dining Experience

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

West

May 02, 2020

Chef Robert Irvine Dining Experience

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

West

Enjoy dinner and a show! Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine brings his exceptional culinary skills to the Lawrenceburg Event Center for a dining experience you won’t forget. Choose from two seatings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Chef Irvine is the host of Restaurant: Impossible on...

Enjoy dinner and a show! Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine brings his exceptional culinary skills to the Lawrenceburg Event Center for a dining experience you won’t forget. Choose from two seatings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Chef Irvine is the host of Restaurant: Impossible on...

May 02, 2020

Derby Day Party

Laurel Court
5870 Belmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

May 02, 2020

Derby Day Party

Laurel Court
5870 Belmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Join College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation for the best Derby Day party on this side of the River. College Hill CURC is hosting it's 10th Annual Derby Day Party and fundraiser, on Saturday, May 2nd at Historic Laurel Court, located at 5870 Belmont in College...

Join College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation for the best Derby Day party on this side of the River. College Hill CURC is hosting it's 10th Annual Derby Day Party and fundraiser, on Saturday, May 2nd at Historic Laurel Court, located at 5870 Belmont in College...

Now through Dec 13, 2020

Cin City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 13, 2020

Cin City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Cincinnati's premier monthly reptile show. 1000's of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects, feeders, supplies and more all to view and buy.

Cincinnati's premier monthly reptile show. 1000's of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects, feeders, supplies and more all to view and buy.

May 03, 2020

Liberation Ball 2020

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

May 03, 2020

Liberation Ball 2020

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Revel in a celebration of freedom at the Liberation Ball. Take over Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal with us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II’s ending. For one night only, The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is pleased to...

Revel in a celebration of freedom at the Liberation Ball. Take over Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal with us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II’s ending. For one night only, The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is pleased to...

May 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

An American music series featuring local bands.

An American music series featuring local bands.

May 08, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

May 08, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Cincinnati Rollergirls

Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Cincinnati Rollergirls

Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Check out the CRG A and B teams the Black Sheep and Violent Lambs this season at their home stadium at the Cintas Center. Doors open at 5pm! 

Check out the CRG A and B teams the Black Sheep and Violent Lambs this season at their home stadium at the Cintas Center. Doors open at 5pm! 

May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Brunch on the Farm

Liberty Farm Market
5850 Princeton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011

North

May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Brunch on the Farm

Liberty Farm Market
5850 Princeton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011

North

Come enjoy a farm fresh brunch right here on the farm cooked by our in house chef Sam Heareth.   Enjoy a Mother's Day brunch that is made with local meats, veggies, eggs and delicious breakfast pastries served buffet style. Not to mention itsit's right here on the farm!...

Come enjoy a farm fresh brunch right here on the farm cooked by our in house chef Sam Heareth.   Enjoy a Mother's Day brunch that is made with local meats, veggies, eggs and delicious breakfast pastries served buffet style. Not to mention itsit's right here on the farm!...

May 10, 2020

Dorothy in Oz – Second Sunday Family Showtime

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

May 10, 2020

Dorothy in Oz – Second Sunday Family Showtime

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Dorothy in Oz" is presented by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati:   Join this adventurous young lady...

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Dorothy in Oz" is presented by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati:   Join this adventurous young lady...

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