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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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Now through Dec 12, 2020

A 19th Century Holiday Guided Tour

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Now through Dec 12, 2020

A 19th Century Holiday Guided Tour

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Celebrate the season with a holiday guided tour of Heritage Village! Visit Kemper House, Fetter General Store, Schram Print Shop, Vorhes House, Chester Park Train Station, Elk Lick House, and Hayner House and learn how Christmas celebrations changed and evolved over the course...

Celebrate the season with a holiday guided tour of Heritage Village! Visit Kemper House, Fetter General Store, Schram Print Shop, Vorhes House, Chester Park Train Station, Elk Lick House, and Hayner House and learn how Christmas celebrations changed and evolved over the course...

Now through Jan 01, 2021

Winter Wonderland Walk

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Now through Jan 01, 2021

Winter Wonderland Walk

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Take a stroll through a carefully curated art walk that pays homage to some favorite holiday movies. Catch five different installations along with new interactive murals that will be sure to spread a little more holiday cheer this year. The installations include Leg Lamp from A...

Take a stroll through a carefully curated art walk that pays homage to some favorite holiday movies. Catch five different installations along with new interactive murals that will be sure to spread a little more holiday cheer this year. The installations include Leg Lamp from A...

Now through Jan 17, 2021

PNC Festival of Lights

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

Uptown

Now through Jan 17, 2021

PNC Festival of Lights

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

Uptown

The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 38th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of four million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show...

The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 38th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of four million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show...

Now through Jan 02, 2021

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Now through Jan 02, 2021

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with more than one million lights and over 250 light...

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with more than one million lights and over 250 light...

Now through Jan 09, 2021

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Jan 09, 2021

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

The annual two-and-a-half-mile drive-through light show synchronizes the lights to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of...

The annual two-and-a-half-mile drive-through light show synchronizes the lights to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of...

Now through Jan 15, 2021

Winter Nights, River Lights

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

Now through Jan 15, 2021

Winter Nights, River Lights

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

Enjoy a socially-distanced family activity with a beautifully lit holiday walk across the Purple People Bridge and along the river at Newport on the Levee. One thousand lights, lighted projections and holiday music round out this festive experience. Complete your visit with a...

Enjoy a socially-distanced family activity with a beautifully lit holiday walk across the Purple People Bridge and along the river at Newport on the Levee. One thousand lights, lighted projections and holiday music round out this festive experience. Complete your visit with a...

Dec 05, 2020 through Dec 06, 2020

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 05, 2020 through Dec 06, 2020

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye,...

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye,...

Now through Dec 20, 2020

Winter Market

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 20, 2020

Winter Market

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This festive shopping experience in the heart of Cincinnati features regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts. You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. The Porch presented by PPG Paints offers full concessions including beer, wine and...

This festive shopping experience in the heart of Cincinnati features regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts. You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. The Porch presented by PPG Paints offers full concessions including beer, wine and...

Dec 05, 2020

Dark Charge Day

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

Dec 05, 2020

Dark Charge Day

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

Enjoy live music and great beer on December 5th, 2020 for the 6th Annual Dark Charge Day. Just like in previous years, the brewery will be releasing its beloved Dark Charge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. All four Braxton Brewing Co. locations are taking part in the exciting...

Enjoy live music and great beer on December 5th, 2020 for the 6th Annual Dark Charge Day. Just like in previous years, the brewery will be releasing its beloved Dark Charge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. All four Braxton Brewing Co. locations are taking part in the exciting...

Now through Dec 19, 2020

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 19, 2020

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Santa and his merry band of elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations on the Porch. Stop by the wish-list station where elves will help you write a list to give to Santa when you meet him, or bring yours from home. Bring your...

Santa and his merry band of elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations on the Porch. Stop by the wish-list station where elves will help you write a list to give to Santa when you meet him, or bring yours from home. Bring your...

Now through Dec 06, 2020

Holiday Market

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 06, 2020

Holiday Market

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Give the gift of supporting local this holiday season. Enjoy a wide selection of food and gift items plus fun activities and events for the whole family.

Give the gift of supporting local this holiday season. Enjoy a wide selection of food and gift items plus fun activities and events for the whole family.

Now through Dec 06, 2020

Holiday Brunch Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Dec 06, 2020

Holiday Brunch Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

"Jingle All the Way" during this two-hour brunch cruise on the beautiful Ohio River. Sing some of the season's best songs and bring your appetite for a tasty menu of options.

"Jingle All the Way" during this two-hour brunch cruise on the beautiful Ohio River. Sing some of the season's best songs and bring your appetite for a tasty menu of options.

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