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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 Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

Now through Apr 05, 2020

Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 05, 2020

Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past. Yet human trafficking persists and prospers in the world today, including right here in the United States. Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor is a multi-media art installation that aims to educate visitors...

Slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past. Yet human trafficking persists and prospers in the world today, including right here in the United States. Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor is a multi-media art installation that aims to educate visitors...

Now through May 10, 2020

From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011

South

Now through May 10, 2020

From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011

South

If you don’t have tickets for Cher’s Cincinnati concert on April 7 (or even if you do!) you can still get an up-close look at some of the music icon’s glittering and glamorous costumes at Behringer-Crawford Museum. Four of Cher’s dazzling beaded outfits will be on...

If you don’t have tickets for Cher’s Cincinnati concert on April 7 (or even if you do!) you can still get an up-close look at some of the music icon’s glittering and glamorous costumes at Behringer-Crawford Museum. Four of Cher’s dazzling beaded outfits will be on...

Now through Mar 08, 2020

Bloom and Grow

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Mar 08, 2020

Bloom and Grow

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical...

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical...

Now through Feb 29, 2020

Everything Thomas

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Feb 29, 2020

Everything Thomas

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Enjoy a celebration of Thomas the Train with Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts. Enjoy the kid’s train ride PLUS see all of the Thomas & Friends merchandise!

Enjoy a celebration of Thomas the Train with Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts. Enjoy the kid’s train ride PLUS see all of the Thomas & Friends merchandise!

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

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

Downtown

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

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

Downtown

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

Feb 18, 2020

An Evening with Ledisi

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 18, 2020

An Evening with Ledisi

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and a mainstay on Billboard's R&B charts, Ledisi artfully channels gospel, blues and funk influences. She has recorded notable covers of Luther Vandross’ My Sensitivity, Ella Fitzgerald’s Blues in the Night, Earth, Wind & Fire’s...

Nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and a mainstay on Billboard's R&B charts, Ledisi artfully channels gospel, blues and funk influences. She has recorded notable covers of Luther Vandross’ My Sensitivity, Ella Fitzgerald’s Blues in the Night, Earth, Wind & Fire’s...

Now through Feb 23, 2020

Les Miserables

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 23, 2020

Les Miserables

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

Downtown

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined...

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined...

Now through Mar 08, 2020

americUS

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Mar 08, 2020

americUS

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Universes is an award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble that breaks traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of storytelling. Fusing theatre, poetry, dance, jazz, hip-hop and down-home blues, Universes will create a compelling portrait of contemporary...

Universes is an award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble that breaks traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of storytelling. Fusing theatre, poetry, dance, jazz, hip-hop and down-home blues, Universes will create a compelling portrait of contemporary...

Now through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Feb 19, 2020

I am Black HERstory, The Power Of Black Women Over History

First Financial Innovation Center
1 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 19, 2020

I am Black HERstory, The Power Of Black Women Over History

First Financial Innovation Center
1 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

I am Black HERstory will highlight known and not so known powerful Black Women throughout history. Christopher Miller will give an impactful and enlightening lecture about powerful Black Women through history. The obstacles these women faced and how they ultimately changed the...

I am Black HERstory will highlight known and not so known powerful Black Women throughout history. Christopher Miller will give an impactful and enlightening lecture about powerful Black Women through history. The obstacles these women faced and how they ultimately changed the...

Now through Mar 04, 2020

Bluegrass Music

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Now through Mar 04, 2020

Bluegrass Music

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Each Wednesday Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass plays at Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant. Free admission but we ask for a reservation to ensure we can find you a place to sit. All you can eat spaghetti available for $12 includes spaghetti, meatballs, rolls, salad, and ice...

Each Wednesday Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass plays at Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant. Free admission but we ask for a reservation to ensure we can find you a place to sit. All you can eat spaghetti available for $12 includes spaghetti, meatballs, rolls, salad, and ice...

Feb 19, 2020

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 19, 2020

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy for a live episode of their podcast MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, an advice show for the modern era. They take your questions, and the questions on Yahoo! Answers, and turn them, alchemy-like, in to wisdom, right before your eyes.

Join Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy for a live episode of their podcast MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, an advice show for the modern era. They take your questions, and the questions on Yahoo! Answers, and turn them, alchemy-like, in to wisdom, right before your eyes.

Feb 19, 2020

The You & Me Tour: An Evening With Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 19, 2020

The You & Me Tour: An Evening With Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brother,...

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brother,...

Now through Mar 28, 2020

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Now through Mar 28, 2020

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through the winter. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through the winter. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Feb 20, 2020

Murder at Mardi Gras !

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 20, 2020

Murder at Mardi Gras !

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

An evening filled with murder and mystery.   Things go horribly awry on the night that the Bourbon women decide to revive their formerly famous Mardi Gras Masquerade party at their home in New Orleans. Even Marie Chateau, their fortune teller, was blindsided by the murder...

An evening filled with murder and mystery.   Things go horribly awry on the night that the Bourbon women decide to revive their formerly famous Mardi Gras Masquerade party at their home in New Orleans. Even Marie Chateau, their fortune teller, was blindsided by the murder...

Feb 20, 2020

Louis on 125: The Directors

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 20, 2020

Louis on 125: The Directors

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In celebration of the CSO’s 125th anniversary season, Louis Langrée and special guests explore the Orchestra’s origin and extraordinary musical legacy with historic images and live musical examples featuring CSO musicians. This second installment in the three-part series...

In celebration of the CSO’s 125th anniversary season, Louis Langrée and special guests explore the Orchestra’s origin and extraordinary musical legacy with historic images and live musical examples featuring CSO musicians. This second installment in the three-part series...

Feb 20, 2020

The Adventure Zone

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 20, 2020

The Adventure Zone

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

ustin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint to play RPGs. Join the McElroys as they solve puzzles, make friends, and probably slay a few monsters in ... The Adventure Zone. Please note that The Adventure Zone shows on this...

ustin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint to play RPGs. Join the McElroys as they solve puzzles, make friends, and probably slay a few monsters in ... The Adventure Zone. Please note that The Adventure Zone shows on this...

Now through Feb 22, 2020

The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre 42
2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through Feb 22, 2020

The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre 42
2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

The Mason Community Players will open Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest 125 years to the day after its premiere on February 14, 1895 in London. The local troupe will take the stage at 8:00 PM on February 14, 2020, at their venue, Theatre 42, to bring this classic...

The Mason Community Players will open Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest 125 years to the day after its premiere on February 14, 1895 in London. The local troupe will take the stage at 8:00 PM on February 14, 2020, at their venue, Theatre 42, to bring this classic...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

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