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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 Sep 26, 2020

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Truck Rally

Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

Now through Sep 26, 2020

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Truck Rally

Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

This free, family-friendly event brings food truck fans and followers from all over the city and surrounding suburbs to indulge in some of the most popular and iconic food trucks in the region.

This free, family-friendly event brings food truck fans and followers from all over the city and surrounding suburbs to indulge in some of the most popular and iconic food trucks in the region.

Jul 18, 2020 through Sep 26, 2020

Escape the ViIllage

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Jul 18, 2020 through Sep 26, 2020

Escape the ViIllage

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Escape the Village is an escape room style challenge!   “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” will be held in Fetter General Store. Follow the clues to solve this art heist based on the historic confederate raid in July 1863, when General John Hunt Morgan and his men...

Escape the Village is an escape room style challenge!   “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” will be held in Fetter General Store. Follow the clues to solve this art heist based on the historic confederate raid in July 1863, when General John Hunt Morgan and his men...

Sep 26, 2020

Lil Buck & Jon Boogz: Love Heals All Wounds

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

Downtown

Sep 26, 2020

Lil Buck & Jon Boogz: Love Heals All Wounds

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

Downtown

Founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance.   "Love Heals All Wounds" sheds an impassioned light on the...

Founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance.   "Love Heals All Wounds" sheds an impassioned light on the...

Now through Nov 01, 2020

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Now through Nov 01, 2020

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Now through Oct 04, 2020

FotoFocus Biennial

Art venues throughout the region
Downtown Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 04, 2020

FotoFocus Biennial

Art venues throughout the region
Downtown Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The 2020 theme, light &, explores light and its contrasts in relation to photography and lens-based art, and the world at large. The FotoFocus Biennial will activate museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky,...

The 2020 theme, light &, explores light and its contrasts in relation to photography and lens-based art, and the world at large. The FotoFocus Biennial will activate museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky,...

Now through Oct 03, 2020

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival


300 W. 3rd St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 03, 2020

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival


300 W. 3rd St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

2020 Parade & Festival will be held on 2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm & Walnut in Downtown Cincinnati. Celebrate Pride in Cincinnati with a two-hour parade with famous grand marshal, main festival with music, drag queens, beer and spirits, and Family Fun...

2020 Parade & Festival will be held on 2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm & Walnut in Downtown Cincinnati. Celebrate Pride in Cincinnati with a two-hour parade with famous grand marshal, main festival with music, drag queens, beer and spirits, and Family Fun...

Oct 03, 2020

Evanston Gala

Cintas Center Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Oct 03, 2020

Evanston Gala

Cintas Center Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Hold the Date for the Evanston Gala, October 3, 2020, 11am -2pm, Xavier University, Cintas Center The event will honor community leaders, Evanston achievements, and raise funds to support operational costs of the Evanston Employment Resource Center. We hope 400 to 650...

Hold the Date for the Evanston Gala, October 3, 2020, 11am -2pm, Xavier University, Cintas Center The event will honor community leaders, Evanston achievements, and raise funds to support operational costs of the Evanston Employment Resource Center. We hope 400 to 650...

Now through Oct 03, 2020

Cincinnati Moon Festival

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 03, 2020

Cincinnati Moon Festival

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association are excited to announce the 2020 Cincinnati Moon Festival. As part of Vibe Cincinnati’s efforts to make our beloved city a multi-cultural destination for all, the...

The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association are excited to announce the 2020 Cincinnati Moon Festival. As part of Vibe Cincinnati’s efforts to make our beloved city a multi-cultural destination for all, the...

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.

Oct 06, 2020

Jon McLaughlin

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Oct 06, 2020

Jon McLaughlin

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Everything in Jon McLaughlin’s life makes its way into his music, whether he’s conscious of it or not. The artist, raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, brings all of his experiences and beliefs into each song he creates, something that is especially true now that he’s...

Everything in Jon McLaughlin’s life makes its way into his music, whether he’s conscious of it or not. The artist, raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, brings all of his experiences and beliefs into each song he creates, something that is especially true now that he’s...

Now through Oct 09, 2020

Operation Pumpkin

Downtown Hamilton
100 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011

North

Now through Oct 09, 2020

Operation Pumpkin

Downtown Hamilton
100 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011

North

Artisans, food, zipline, kids zone, entertainment, amusement rides and more.

Artisans, food, zipline, kids zone, entertainment, amusement rides and more.

Oct 17, 2020

Redlegs Run

Great American Ball Park
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 17, 2020

Redlegs Run

Great American Ball Park
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join runners and walkers in the 19th Annual CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run at the Great American Ball Park and help raise funds for the Reds Community Fund. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome. All participants will receive a custom race medal, race t-shirt (technical...

Join runners and walkers in the 19th Annual CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run at the Great American Ball Park and help raise funds for the Reds Community Fund. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome. All participants will receive a custom race medal, race t-shirt (technical...

Now through Oct 18, 2020

Fall Food Festival

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 18, 2020

Fall Food Festival

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Findlay Markey will have live music all day, delicious beers and fall-themed cocktails, children’s activities like pumpkin painting and a spooky scavenger hunt, and of course, the freshest, bestest food in town. This is a ticketed event! You may purchase 5 tickets for $10 or...

Findlay Markey will have live music all day, delicious beers and fall-themed cocktails, children’s activities like pumpkin painting and a spooky scavenger hunt, and of course, the freshest, bestest food in town. This is a ticketed event! You may purchase 5 tickets for $10 or...

Nov 06, 2020

Gary Allan

BB&T Arena
500 Nunn Drive, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099

South

Nov 06, 2020

Gary Allan

BB&T Arena
500 Nunn Drive, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099

South

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic...

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic...

Nov 15, 2020

Cincinnati Dessert Festival

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2020

Cincinnati Dessert Festival

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Indulge in sweet treats this Spring at Rhinegeist!  This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from over 20 of Cincinnati's best treat makers!

Indulge in sweet treats this Spring at Rhinegeist!  This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from over 20 of Cincinnati's best treat makers!

Nov 22, 2020

Gaither Vocal Band Good Things Take Time 2020 Tour

Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097

South

Nov 22, 2020

Gaither Vocal Band Good Things Take Time 2020 Tour

Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097

South

Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither, along with the other prestigious musicians of the Gaither Vocal Band, will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement during their “Good Things Take Time” tour. The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel...

Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither, along with the other prestigious musicians of the Gaither Vocal Band, will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement during their “Good Things Take Time” tour. The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel...

Now through Dec 05, 2020

Redsfest

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 05, 2020

Redsfest

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest is an offseason event featuring fan interaction with current and former Reds players, interactive games for kids of all ages, hard-to-find memorabilia, autograph signings, Reds merchandise, interactive games and much more! Proceeds from the event...

FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest is an offseason event featuring fan interaction with current and former Reds players, interactive games for kids of all ages, hard-to-find memorabilia, autograph signings, Reds merchandise, interactive games and much more! Proceeds from the event...

Dec 04, 2020

Norm Lewis: Naughty & Nice

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

Downtown

Dec 04, 2020

Norm Lewis: Naughty & Nice

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

Downtown

Norm Lewis can be seen starring in the upcoming Netflix film “Da 5 Bloods” by Spike Lee. He was recently seen in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!” and appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island. He recently appeared as...

Norm Lewis can be seen starring in the upcoming Netflix film “Da 5 Bloods” by Spike Lee. He was recently seen in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!” and appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island. He recently appeared as...

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 05, 2020

Christmas Saengerfest

Over-the-Rhine
Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 05, 2020

Christmas Saengerfest

Over-the-Rhine
Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Rejoice in the sounds of amazing choirs performing in venues throughout Over-the-Rhine that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Venues are within walking distance of each other, but shuttle buses are available. For complete schedule of performances click here....

Rejoice in the sounds of amazing choirs performing in venues throughout Over-the-Rhine that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Venues are within walking distance of each other, but shuttle buses are available. For complete schedule of performances click here....

Now through Jan 31, 2021

Shen Yun

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

Downtown

Now through Jan 31, 2021

Shen Yun

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

Downtown

SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures -- the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories...

SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures -- the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories...

Feb 26, 2021 through Feb 28, 2021

Snow White

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

Downtown

Feb 26, 2021 through Feb 28, 2021

Snow White

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

Downtown

Who’s the ‘fairest of them all?’ Find out this season in a regional premiere of our Family Series: Snow White. It’s the treasured fairy tale of a jealous Queen, her beautiful stepdaughter, and a kiss from a handsome Prince. Snow White is an hour-long, narrated, fun,...

Who’s the ‘fairest of them all?’ Find out this season in a regional premiere of our Family Series: Snow White. It’s the treasured fairy tale of a jealous Queen, her beautiful stepdaughter, and a kiss from a handsome Prince. Snow White is an hour-long, narrated, fun,...

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