Festivals & Special Events

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Now through Aug 21, 2022

Black Family Reunion

Sawyer Point
705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Aug 21, 2022

Black Family Reunion

Sawyer Point
705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This year the Black Family Reunion is holding its 34th annual event in various venues around Cincinnati, Ohio. The mission of the Black Family Reunion is to gather community and to teach, reinforce, reinforce the history and values of the Black Family. During this 4-day event,...

This year the Black Family Reunion is holding its 34th annual event in various venues around Cincinnati, Ohio. The mission of the Black Family Reunion is to gather community and to teach, reinforce, reinforce the history and values of the Black Family. During this 4-day event,...

Now through Aug 21, 2022

Western & Southern Open

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

North

Now through Aug 21, 2022

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 Aug 21, 2022

St. Mary Family Funfest

St. Mary Church
2853 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Now through Aug 21, 2022

St. Mary Family Funfest

St. Mary Church
2853 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Hosted at St.Mary's school, the Fun Fest is a family-fun event which includes carnival games, food, drinks and much more. 

Hosted at St.Mary's school, the Fun Fest is a family-fun event which includes carnival games, food, drinks and much more. 

Aug 19, 2022

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Aug 19, 2022

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Featuring special guests Elle King and Madeline Edwards, Chris Stapleton is stopping off at Riverbend Music Center as a part of his "All-American Road Show". The 5x Grammy winner will bring his music up to Cincinnati this August. 

Featuring special guests Elle King and Madeline Edwards, Chris Stapleton is stopping off at Riverbend Music Center as a part of his "All-American Road Show". The 5x Grammy winner will bring his music up to Cincinnati this August. 

Now through Aug 20, 2022

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E. Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011

Riverfront

Now through Aug 20, 2022

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E. Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011

Riverfront

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and...

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and...

Now through Aug 28, 2022

DBL Law OTR Performs

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 28, 2022

DBL Law OTR Performs

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every Sunday from June through August, enjoy an evening of free arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family.

Every Sunday from June through August, enjoy an evening of free arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family.

Now through Sep 30, 2022

KAA Summer Music Series

Just Brew Coffee House
6940 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Now through Sep 30, 2022

KAA Summer Music Series

Just Brew Coffee House
6940 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Join Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA) in the courtyard behind Just Brew Coffee House in Silverton for an hour of music and fun featuring the Melodic Connections Band. Monday through Friday last week of the months of June, July, August, and September

Join Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA) in the courtyard behind Just Brew Coffee House in Silverton for an hour of music and fun featuring the Melodic Connections Band. Monday through Friday last week of the months of June, July, August, and September

Now through Oct 05, 2022

United Dairy Farmers World Fair

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Oct 05, 2022

United Dairy Farmers World Fair

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

In the heart of downtonwn Cincinnati, every Wednesday from May through the first Wednesday of October Fountain Square will host food vendors specializing in international cuisine for people to enjoy lunch. There are lots of options to choose from and the options change mostly...

In the heart of downtonwn Cincinnati, every Wednesday from May through the first Wednesday of October Fountain Square will host food vendors specializing in international cuisine for people to enjoy lunch. There are lots of options to choose from and the options change mostly...

Now through Oct 27, 2022

Movie Night on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Now through Oct 27, 2022

Movie Night on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

On the last Thursday of every month from April to October come to the Levee to watch a new film every month with friends and family. Come and enjoy movies, snacks and community at the elevated movie screening experience at Newport on the Levee. 

On the last Thursday of every month from April to October come to the Levee to watch a new film every month with friends and family. Come and enjoy movies, snacks and community at the elevated movie screening experience at Newport on the Levee. 

Now through Aug 27, 2022

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 27, 2022

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

America's largest beer and comedy festival returns to Cincinnati's Sawyer Point Park for the annual Cincy Brew Ha-Ha! Featuring more than 100 beers and over 80 comedians on four stages. Cincy Brew Ha-Ha creates the perfect recipe for a great time with friends, laughter and...

America's largest beer and comedy festival returns to Cincinnati's Sawyer Point Park for the annual Cincy Brew Ha-Ha! Featuring more than 100 beers and over 80 comedians on four stages. Cincy Brew Ha-Ha creates the perfect recipe for a great time with friends, laughter and...

Now through Aug 28, 2022

Germania Society Oktoberfest

Germania Society of Cincinnati
3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251

North

Now through Aug 28, 2022

Germania Society Oktoberfest

Germania Society of Cincinnati
3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251

North

The Germaina Society hosts their very own Oktoberfest with all sorts of food and drink including wine, schnapps, over 60 taps of beer, homemade German food, entertainment for all ages, games and gambling. This Oktoberfest marks the 50th anniversary of The Germania Society...

The Germaina Society hosts their very own Oktoberfest with all sorts of food and drink including wine, schnapps, over 60 taps of beer, homemade German food, entertainment for all ages, games and gambling. This Oktoberfest marks the 50th anniversary of The Germania Society...

Aug 26, 2022

Encanto Sing-Along

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Aug 26, 2022

Encanto Sing-Along

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Disney Concerts has announced that an Encanto sing-along concert will be coming to Cincinnati at the Riverbend Music Center. This concert includes every song from the hit movie in its entirety as it is performed on stage. It is fun for the whole family, and with a large crowd at...

Disney Concerts has announced that an Encanto sing-along concert will be coming to Cincinnati at the Riverbend Music Center. This concert includes every song from the hit movie in its entirety as it is performed on stage. It is fun for the whole family, and with a large crowd at...

Now through Aug 27, 2022

Redlegs Run

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 27, 2022

Redlegs Run

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join runners and walkers in the Annual CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run at the Great American Ball Park and help raise funds for the Reds Community Fund. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome. All participants will receive a custom race medal, race t-shirt (technical shirt for...

Join runners and walkers in the Annual CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run at the Great American Ball Park and help raise funds for the Reds Community Fund. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome. All participants will receive a custom race medal, race t-shirt (technical shirt for...

Now through Jan 02, 2023

Holy Grail Tail Gate Block Party

Holy Grail Tavern & Grille
161 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Jan 02, 2023

Holy Grail Tail Gate Block Party

Holy Grail Tavern & Grille
161 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Before every Bengals home game this year, head over to Holy Grail Tavern for a block party tailgate event. Tailgate with other Cincinnati Bengals fans with drinks and food at Holy Grail and activities all around Holy Grail and the Banks. Make sure you get the full Cincinnati...

Before every Bengals home game this year, head over to Holy Grail Tavern for a block party tailgate event. Tailgate with other Cincinnati Bengals fans with drinks and food at Holy Grail and activities all around Holy Grail and the Banks. Make sure you get the full Cincinnati...

Now through Sep 05, 2022

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport
262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Sep 05, 2022

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport
262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Airport Open House featuring dozens of aircraft on display, rides available in historic military aircraft, helicopter rides, classic car displays, military vehicles on display, educational exhibits, food vendors, and a patriotic flag ceremony at Noon each day.

Airport Open House featuring dozens of aircraft on display, rides available in historic military aircraft, helicopter rides, classic car displays, military vehicles on display, educational exhibits, food vendors, and a patriotic flag ceremony at Noon each day.

Sep 02, 2022 through Sep 04, 2022

Cincinnati Tattoo Arts Convention

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Sep 02, 2022 through Sep 04, 2022

Cincinnati Tattoo Arts Convention

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Experience a great display of tattoo art from some of the best tattoo artists in the world at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event is open to the public and there will be an after party after each day of the convention at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati.  Tickets...

Experience a great display of tattoo art from some of the best tattoo artists in the world at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event is open to the public and there will be an after party after each day of the convention at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati.  Tickets...

Sep 02, 2022 through Sep 03, 2022

The Cincinnati International Jazz Festival

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way & Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Sep 02, 2022 through Sep 03, 2022

The Cincinnati International Jazz Festival

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way & Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Rainbow Promotions, LLC. proudly presents the Cincinnati International Jazz Festival at Smale Riverfront Park. Fusing a 2-day celebration with Cincinnati’s incredible skyline on the scenic shores of the Ohio River, come enjoy great art, food, culture and groove to live music...

Rainbow Promotions, LLC. proudly presents the Cincinnati International Jazz Festival at Smale Riverfront Park. Fusing a 2-day celebration with Cincinnati’s incredible skyline on the scenic shores of the Ohio River, come enjoy great art, food, culture and groove to live music...

Now through Nov 05, 2022

Terror Town

All Hallow's Eve Terror Town
1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd, Williamsburg, OH 45176

East

Now through Nov 05, 2022

Terror Town

All Hallow's Eve Terror Town
1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd, Williamsburg, OH 45176

East

More than a haunted house, Terror Town boasts a frighteningly authentic haunted festival. This award-winning haunted attraction features an immersive experience that includes a 19th century town, haunted trail and horror movie-quality costumes and scenery. In addition to the...

More than a haunted house, Terror Town boasts a frighteningly authentic haunted festival. This award-winning haunted attraction features an immersive experience that includes a 19th century town, haunted trail and horror movie-quality costumes and scenery. In addition to the...

Now through Oct 30, 2022

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Now through Oct 30, 2022

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Sep 03, 2022

Cole Swindell at Great American Ballpark

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sep 03, 2022

Cole Swindell at Great American Ballpark

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Come head down to Great American Ballpark this September to witness the Reds play the Colorado Rockies with a special concert from Cole Swindell after the game.  The conert will start about 20 minutes after the game ends. 

Come head down to Great American Ballpark this September to witness the Reds play the Colorado Rockies with a special concert from Cole Swindell after the game.  The conert will start about 20 minutes after the game ends. 

Now through Oct 02, 2022

Art on Vine at Fountain Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 02, 2022

Art on Vine at Fountain Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every first Sunday of the month, Art on Vine provides a unique and fun one-on-one art buying experience while benefitting a different local nonprofit every month.

Every first Sunday of the month, Art on Vine provides a unique and fun one-on-one art buying experience while benefitting a different local nonprofit every month.

Now through Sep 04, 2022

WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 04, 2022

WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This traditional, end-of-summer event began in 1977 when WEBN treated the tri-state to a fireworks show in honor of the radio station's 10th anniversary. The party, held annually at Sawyer Point on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, has grown into an all-day affair with music, food...

This traditional, end-of-summer event began in 1977 when WEBN treated the tri-state to a fireworks show in honor of the radio station's 10th anniversary. The party, held annually at Sawyer Point on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, has grown into an all-day affair with music, food...

Now through Sep 04, 2022

Rubber Duck Regatta

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

South

Now through Sep 04, 2022

Rubber Duck Regatta

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

South

Nearly 200,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes during the regatta's 28th anniversary. The first prize winner will drive away with a 202 Honda CRV EX, second place will receive  $5200 in Kroger gift cards and the remaining 5 prizes will are $500 cash...

Nearly 200,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes during the regatta's 28th anniversary. The first prize winner will drive away with a 202 Honda CRV EX, second place will receive  $5200 in Kroger gift cards and the remaining 5 prizes will are $500 cash...

Sep 07, 2022

Odesza: The Last Goodbye Tour

Andrew J. Brady Music Center
25 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sep 07, 2022

Odesza: The Last Goodbye Tour

Andrew J. Brady Music Center
25 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

As a part of their Last Goodbye Tour, Odesza is coming to perform an outdoor concert at the Andrew J. Brady Music center this September, featuring their new album. The concert will feature fellow EDM groups/artists such as Sylvan Esso, Elderbrook and NASAYA. Not only is Odesza...

As a part of their Last Goodbye Tour, Odesza is coming to perform an outdoor concert at the Andrew J. Brady Music center this September, featuring their new album. The concert will feature fellow EDM groups/artists such as Sylvan Esso, Elderbrook and NASAYA. Not only is Odesza...

Sep 09, 2022

Sam Hunt with Travis Denning

Andrew J. Brady Music Center
25 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sep 09, 2022

Sam Hunt with Travis Denning

Andrew J. Brady Music Center
25 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

One of today's most popular and recognizable names in country music, Sam Hunt, will be coming to perform at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center this summer with guest Travis Denning. Both Sam Hunt and Travis Denning will be playing this concert outdoors at the Andrew J. Brady Music...

One of today's most popular and recognizable names in country music, Sam Hunt, will be coming to perform at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center this summer with guest Travis Denning. Both Sam Hunt and Travis Denning will be playing this concert outdoors at the Andrew J. Brady Music...