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Now through May 21, 2022

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through May 21, 2022

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. Welcome to Butterflies of the Nile! Flutter with our beautiful butterflies and soar back in time in our Ancient Egyptian Garden! Immerse...

Each spring, thousands of free-flying butterflies flutter among visitors and throughout the tropical landscape inside Krohn Conservatory. Welcome to Butterflies of the Nile! Flutter with our beautiful butterflies and soar back in time in our Ancient Egyptian Garden! Immerse...

May 28, 2022 through May 30, 2022

Taste of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 28, 2022 through May 30, 2022

Taste of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

What began as a small, one-day festival in 1979 has grown to become a 3-day celebration of the Cincinnati region's best culinary delights spread along 5+ blocks in Downtown Cincinnati. Featuring 100+ delectable dishes from more than 40 local restaurants plus traditional...

What began as a small, one-day festival in 1979 has grown to become a 3-day celebration of the Cincinnati region's best culinary delights spread along 5+ blocks in Downtown Cincinnati. Featuring 100+ delectable dishes from more than 40 local restaurants plus traditional...

Jun 01, 2022

US Men's National Team vs Morocco - International Friendly soccer match

TQL Stadium
1501 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Downtown

Jun 01, 2022

US Men's National Team vs Morocco - International Friendly soccer match

TQL Stadium
1501 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Downtown

Catch the U.S. Men's National Team take on Morocco in this International Friendly soccer match as they tune-up for the 2022 World Cup. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link in under the information section. 

Catch the U.S. Men's National Team take on Morocco in this International Friendly soccer match as they tune-up for the 2022 World Cup. Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link in under the information section. 

Jun 17, 2022

Matchbox Twenty

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

East

Jun 17, 2022

Matchbox Twenty

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

East

On tour for the first time since 2017, Matchbox Twenty will bring hits like "Unwell","Bent", and "Push" live to Riverbend.

On tour for the first time since 2017, Matchbox Twenty will bring hits like "Unwell","Bent", and "Push" live to Riverbend.

Now through Jul 10, 2022

Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival

Various locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
1404 Main St, CIncinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jul 10, 2022

Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival

Various locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
1404 Main St, CIncinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival celebrates our shared humanity through the exploration of diversity, disability, and difference. We see a world where the media and popular culture accurately reflect all people. This is Cinema for all. This year's festival is...

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival celebrates our shared humanity through the exploration of diversity, disability, and difference. We see a world where the media and popular culture accurately reflect all people. This is Cinema for all. This year's festival is...

Jul 12, 2022

Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick

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

East

Jul 12, 2022

Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick

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

East

Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer/songwriter, performs with special guests Cheap Trick. 

Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer/songwriter, performs with special guests Cheap Trick. 

Jul 13, 2022

Tedeschi Trucks Band

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

East

Jul 13, 2022

Tedeschi Trucks Band

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

East

Led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, the 12-member strong Tedeschi Trucks Band is acclaimed by critics and fans alike for their uncompromising commitment to bringing the highest level of musicianship to the...

Led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, the 12-member strong Tedeschi Trucks Band is acclaimed by critics and fans alike for their uncompromising commitment to bringing the highest level of musicianship to the...

Now through Jul 20, 2022

Barenaked Ladies

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

East

Now through Jul 20, 2022

Barenaked Ladies

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

East

Last Summer on Earth tour. With guests Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Last Summer on Earth tour. With guests Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Now through Jul 23, 2022

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G

Paul Brown Stadium
One Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jul 23, 2022

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G

Paul Brown Stadium
One Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Held each summer at Paul Brown Stadium - home of the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Music Festival has become one of the country’s premier summer music events attracting more than 80,000 attendees annually from all over the country for two days and nights of music, dining,...

Held each summer at Paul Brown Stadium - home of the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Music Festival has become one of the country’s premier summer music events attracting more than 80,000 attendees annually from all over the country for two days and nights of music, dining,...

Jul 22, 2022 through Jul 24, 2022

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jul 22, 2022 through Jul 24, 2022

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste, is a collaborative effort of black owned restaurants, caterers, and food trucks within the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. This unique event provides an opportunity to learn and experience diverse African American cultures, heritage...

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste, is a collaborative effort of black owned restaurants, caterers, and food trucks within the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. This unique event provides an opportunity to learn and experience diverse African American cultures, heritage...

Now through Aug 07, 2022

Glier's Goettafest

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

South

Now through Aug 07, 2022

Glier's Goettafest

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, 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 06, 2022

Ohio River Paddlefest

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

East

Aug 06, 2022

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 2022, the event is back for its 21st year,...

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 2022, the event is back for its 21st year,...

Now through Aug 14, 2022

Great Inland Seafood Festival

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Aug 14, 2022

Great Inland Seafood Festival

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

The Great Inland Seafood Festival offers some of the best seafood around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from numerous different vendors. These vendors bring us fantastic seafood, and the festival also includes lives music Enjoy oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail,...

The Great Inland Seafood Festival offers some of the best seafood around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from numerous different vendors. These vendors bring us fantastic seafood, and the festival also includes lives music Enjoy oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail,...

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...

Aug 18, 2022 through Aug 21, 2022

Black Family Reunion

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

Aug 18, 2022 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,...

Aug 18, 2022

Alicia Keys: ALICIA-The World Tour

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

East

Aug 18, 2022

Alicia Keys: ALICIA-The World Tour

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

East

Global music icon and 15-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys brings her highly anticipated return to the stage with her repertoire of worldwide hits.

Global music icon and 15-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys brings her highly anticipated return to the stage with her repertoire of worldwide hits.

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...