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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 Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

Now through Sep 07, 2020

Hollywood Drive-In Theatre

College Hill East Parking Lot
1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Now through Sep 07, 2020

Hollywood Drive-In Theatre

College Hill East Parking Lot
1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

All summer we are hosting movies at the Hollywood as a drive-in. Join us at the College Hill East Parking Lot:1538 Cedar Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45224. You'll see some movies you loved as a kid, movies your kids will love, and a whole bunch in between. Load up your car with family...

All summer we are hosting movies at the Hollywood as a drive-in. Join us at the College Hill East Parking Lot:1538 Cedar Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45224. You'll see some movies you loved as a kid, movies your kids will love, and a whole bunch in between. Load up your car with family...

Aug 14, 2020

Union Centre Food Truck Rally

The Square at Union Centre
9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Aug 14, 2020

Union Centre Food Truck Rally

The Square at Union Centre
9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Over 40 food trucks, craft beer, wine and live music.

Over 40 food trucks, craft beer, wine and live music.

Aug 14, 2020 through Aug 15, 2020

Drive-Thru Pop Up Lobster Shop

Newport's Festival Park
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Aug 14, 2020 through Aug 15, 2020

Drive-Thru Pop Up Lobster Shop

Newport's Festival Park
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

We all know that COVID-19 has ended much of our 2020 summertime fun, but we can't let you wait until next year to get your fresh $10.95 Whole Maine Lobster! Due to government mandates, we made the difficult decision to cancel The Great Inland Seafood Festival 2020. We will be...

We all know that COVID-19 has ended much of our 2020 summertime fun, but we can't let you wait until next year to get your fresh $10.95 Whole Maine Lobster! Due to government mandates, we made the difficult decision to cancel The Great Inland Seafood Festival 2020. We will be...

Aug 14, 2020

Meteor Shower Party

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Aug 14, 2020

Meteor Shower Party

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Join us Friday, August 14th for a meteor shower watching party! Get away from light pollution and experience the magic at Pyramid Hill park’s Age of Stone. The event will last from 11pm-2am. This year, guests are welcome to keep the party going and camp in the park overnight....

Join us Friday, August 14th for a meteor shower watching party! Get away from light pollution and experience the magic at Pyramid Hill park’s Age of Stone. The event will last from 11pm-2am. This year, guests are welcome to keep the party going and camp in the park overnight....

Now through Aug 15, 2020

My Black Family Reunion

Sawyer Point
Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 15, 2020

My Black Family Reunion

Sawyer Point
Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

My Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is held annually the 3rd weekend of August in various locations that includes a day-long celebration at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. Through the generous support of sponsors, the event...

My Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is held annually the 3rd weekend of August in various locations that includes a day-long celebration at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. Through the generous support of sponsors, the event...

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.

Aug 16, 2020

Pyramid Hill Blood Drive

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Aug 16, 2020

Pyramid Hill Blood Drive

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Giving blood saves lives! Join us on Sunday, August 16th from 10am – 4pm for a blood drive at Pyramid Hill. The blood drive will take place in Pyramid Hill’s park. Pre-registration for this event is required. Donors will receive FREE admission to the park, as well as one...

Giving blood saves lives! Join us on Sunday, August 16th from 10am – 4pm for a blood drive at Pyramid Hill. The blood drive will take place in Pyramid Hill’s park. Pre-registration for this event is required. Donors will receive FREE admission to the park, as well as one...

Aug 16, 2020

“The Art of Painting with Your Soul” hosted by Soul Palette, LLC and Kinley, Cincinnati Downtown

VIRTUAL EVENT
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Aug 16, 2020

“The Art of Painting with Your Soul” hosted by Soul Palette, LLC and Kinley, Cincinnati Downtown

VIRTUAL EVENT
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Each Sunday, viewers can tune into Kinley’s Instagram page (@kinleyhotels) for themed sessions hosted by various local businesses ranging from candle-making to mixology to painting. The series is an extension of Kinley’s purpose to encourage creativity, self-love, and...

Each Sunday, viewers can tune into Kinley’s Instagram page (@kinleyhotels) for themed sessions hosted by various local businesses ranging from candle-making to mixology to painting. The series is an extension of Kinley’s purpose to encourage creativity, self-love, and...

Now through Aug 23, 2020

Cincinnati Burger Week


Various restaurants around the Cincinnati region, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 23, 2020

Cincinnati Burger Week


Various restaurants around the Cincinnati region, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Visit website to see the list of participating locations.

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Visit website to see the list of participating locations.

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 30, 2020

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 30, 2020

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Our dinosaurs are ready and raring to return from extinction. After sold out weekends in San Antonio, Dallas, OKC, and Detroit, we will now be migrating to Cincinnati, OH, August 21 – August 30th, with our FIRST EVER JURASSIC DRIVE-THRU! The nation’s best touring dinosaur...

Our dinosaurs are ready and raring to return from extinction. After sold out weekends in San Antonio, Dallas, OKC, and Detroit, we will now be migrating to Cincinnati, OH, August 21 – August 30th, with our FIRST EVER JURASSIC DRIVE-THRU! The nation’s best touring dinosaur...

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 22, 2020

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews

St. Joseph Academy
48 Needmore St., Walton, KY 41042

Southwest

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 22, 2020

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews

St. Joseph Academy
48 Needmore St., Walton, KY 41042

Southwest

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews hosted by St. Joseph Academy will be the community event of the year! Join us on August 21st & 22nd starting at 5:30 pm. Admission is free except for the cost of bites & brews. Enjoy entertainment from local bands, Ky Myle &...

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews hosted by St. Joseph Academy will be the community event of the year! Join us on August 21st & 22nd starting at 5:30 pm. Admission is free except for the cost of bites & brews. Enjoy entertainment from local bands, Ky Myle &...

Aug 23, 2020

“The Art of Escaping to Work” hosted by 1628 Ltd and Kinley, Cincinnati Downtown

VIRTUAL EVENT
37 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Aug 23, 2020

“The Art of Escaping to Work” hosted by 1628 Ltd and Kinley, Cincinnati Downtown

VIRTUAL EVENT
37 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Each Sunday, viewers can tune into Kinley’s Instagram page (@kinleyhotels) for themed sessions hosted by various local businesses ranging from candle-making to mixology to painting. The series is an extension of Kinley’s purpose to encourage creativity, self-love, and...

Each Sunday, viewers can tune into Kinley’s Instagram page (@kinleyhotels) for themed sessions hosted by various local businesses ranging from candle-making to mixology to painting. The series is an extension of Kinley’s purpose to encourage creativity, self-love, and...

Aug 26, 2020

Seniors Who Rock 2020

Online / Virtual
7162 Readging Road, Suite 1150, Cincinnati, OH 45237

North

Aug 26, 2020

Seniors Who Rock 2020

Online / Virtual
7162 Readging Road, Suite 1150, Cincinnati, OH 45237

North

Seniors Who Rock begins with a virtual Happy Hour at 5p.m. DETAILS: Honoring Jean Dowell, Jim Johnson, & Barbara Kellar as seniors who continue to contribute to the vibrancy of our community. Registration is complimentary, donations are appreciated. A limited number of Party...

Seniors Who Rock begins with a virtual Happy Hour at 5p.m. DETAILS: Honoring Jean Dowell, Jim Johnson, & Barbara Kellar as seniors who continue to contribute to the vibrancy of our community. Registration is complimentary, donations are appreciated. A limited number of Party...

Aug 28, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Aug 28, 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...

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