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Now through Aug 09, 2020

Glier's Goettafest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Aug 09, 2020

Glier's Goettafest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, 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 favorite held along Newport's riverfront just down the...

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 favorite held along Newport's riverfront just down the...

Jul 17, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

Jul 17, 2020 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....

Jul 28, 2020 through Jul 31, 2020

ACA Sprint National Championships

East Fork State Park
3294 Elklick Road, Bethel, OH 45106

East

Jul 28, 2020 through Jul 31, 2020

ACA Sprint National Championships

East Fork State Park
3294 Elklick Road, Bethel, OH 45106

East

More than 350 athletes compete in a multitude of racing events including para-canoe and kayak racing. 

More than 350 athletes compete in a multitude of racing events including para-canoe and kayak racing. 

Jul 31, 2020 through Aug 01, 2020

Carol Burnett

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

Downtown

Jul 31, 2020 through Aug 01, 2020

Carol Burnett

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

Downtown

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

Aug 01, 2020

Ohio's largest Pickleball Tournament

Lefferson Park,
1900 Johns Rd, Middletown, OH 45044

North

Aug 01, 2020

Ohio's largest Pickleball Tournament

Lefferson Park,
1900 Johns Rd, Middletown, OH 45044

North

Welcome to Ohio's largest Pickleball tournament and the most courts in Ohio! We are the home of 16, soon to be 18 dedicated courts! Our tournament draws 300+ over a 3 day weekend, the most in Ohio! Come and be a part of a fantastic tournament, or just come and play on the...

Welcome to Ohio's largest Pickleball tournament and the most courts in Ohio! We are the home of 16, soon to be 18 dedicated courts! Our tournament draws 300+ over a 3 day weekend, the most in Ohio! Come and be a part of a fantastic tournament, or just come and play on the...

Now through Sep 05, 2020

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Now through Sep 05, 2020

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. Here in Cincinnati, we support our community and those outside it. We know it's the skilled...

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. Here in Cincinnati, we support our community and those outside it. We know it's the skilled...

Aug 01, 2020

Foreigner: Jukebox Heroes Tour

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

East

Aug 01, 2020

Foreigner: Jukebox Heroes Tour

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

East

With Kansas and Europe. 

With Kansas and Europe. 

Aug 04, 2020

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

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

East

Aug 04, 2020

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

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

East

Featuring: Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers today announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary...

Featuring: Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers today announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary...

Aug 05, 2020 through Aug 08, 2020

Stampaway USA

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Aug 05, 2020 through Aug 08, 2020

Stampaway USA

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Join for a four day learning and shopping rubber stamping extravaganza featuring classes, a Friday night preview party, and an all-day Saturday rubber stamp convention. See you at Stampaway!

Join for a four day learning and shopping rubber stamping extravaganza featuring classes, a Friday night preview party, and an all-day Saturday rubber stamp convention. See you at Stampaway!

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

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

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

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

ALL 2020 EVENTS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY. VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge...

ALL 2020 EVENTS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY. VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge...

Aug 08, 2020

Sammy Hagar & The Circle

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

East

Aug 08, 2020

Sammy Hagar & The Circle

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

East

With special guest Whitesnake with Night Ranger. 

With special guest Whitesnake with Night Ranger. 

Aug 13, 2020

Whiskey Myers

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

Downtown

Aug 13, 2020

Whiskey Myers

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

Downtown

Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,000 live shows since their emergence in 2007 and have sold out 95% of their headlining shows over the past two years to ever-increasing crowds. New self-produced album WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump...

Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,000 live shows since their emergence in 2007 and have sold out 95% of their headlining shows over the past two years to ever-increasing crowds. New self-produced album WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump...

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

The Charlie Daniels Band

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

East

Aug 14, 2020

The Charlie Daniels Band

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

East

With special guests The Marshall Tucker Band and Scooter Brown Band. 

With special guests The Marshall Tucker Band and Scooter Brown Band. 

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...

Aug 15, 2020

Disturbed

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

East

Aug 15, 2020

Disturbed

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

East

with Staind and Bad Wolves.

with Staind and Bad Wolves.

Aug 15, 2020

Johnny Mathis The Voice of Romance Tour

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

Downtown

Aug 15, 2020

Johnny Mathis The Voice of Romance Tour

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

Downtown

Celebrating his 64th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era...

Celebrating his 64th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era...

Aug 15, 2020

Dermot Kennedy

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

Downtown

Aug 15, 2020

Dermot Kennedy

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

Downtown

Dermot Kennedy’s debut album, WITHOUT FEAR, is set to be released on October 4th. His global streaming numbers continue to rise with over 600 million across all platforms and 9 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Recent praise comes from the likes of the Los Angeles...

Dermot Kennedy’s debut album, WITHOUT FEAR, is set to be released on October 4th. His global streaming numbers continue to rise with over 600 million across all platforms and 9 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Recent praise comes from the likes of the Los Angeles...

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.

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 19, 2020

Alicia Keys: ALICIA-The World Tour

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

East

Aug 19, 2020

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 announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR, her highly anticipated return to the stage. Keys will bring her repertoire of worldwide hits to iconic venues across North America and Europe, including a stop at the legendary...

Global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR, her highly anticipated return to the stage. Keys will bring her repertoire of worldwide hits to iconic venues across North America and Europe, including a stop at the legendary...

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