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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 May 31, 2020

Summerfair

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through May 31, 2020

Summerfair

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Fine artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their works. Music and entertainment. Food vendors. Free parking. Youth Arts Rocks area with art activities for children.

Fine artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their works. Music and entertainment. Food vendors. Free parking. Youth Arts Rocks area with art activities for children.

Now through Jun 13, 2020

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 13, 2020

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This independent and boundary-pushing festival includes theater, dance and poetry performances, film screenings and visual art at multiple venues throughout Over-the-Rhine. Official start times and locations vary. 

This independent and boundary-pushing festival includes theater, dance and poetry performances, film screenings and visual art at multiple venues throughout Over-the-Rhine. Official start times and locations vary. 

Now through Aug 14, 2020

Walk on Woodburn

East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio
2809 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Uptown

Now through Aug 14, 2020

Walk on Woodburn

East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio
2809 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Uptown

Stroll down the Avenue and experience the best local art, shopping, dining, and more in East Walnut Hills' charming business district.

Stroll down the Avenue and experience the best local art, shopping, dining, and more in East Walnut Hills' charming business district.

Now through May 31, 2020

CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival

Harvest Home Park
3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot, OH 45211

West

Now through May 31, 2020

CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival

Harvest Home Park
3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot, OH 45211

West

Enjoy a fun festival atmosphere celebrating all things Italian including a wide selection of great food, wine, and beer; lively music for singing along and dancing; cooking demonstrations; games and rides for kids; raffles and games for adults; open-air wine garden; and a...

Enjoy a fun festival atmosphere celebrating all things Italian including a wide selection of great food, wine, and beer; lively music for singing along and dancing; cooking demonstrations; games and rides for kids; raffles and games for adults; open-air wine garden; and a...

Now through May 30, 2020

CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 30, 2020

CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run

Cincinnati Reds
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Are you sticking to those New Year’s resolutions to get more active? The Reds can help!   Sign up today for the CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run on Saturday, May 30, 2020! The 19th annual event is a great way to get together with your friends, family and fellow Reds fans...

Are you sticking to those New Year’s resolutions to get more active? The Reds can help!   Sign up today for the CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run on Saturday, May 30, 2020! The 19th annual event is a great way to get together with your friends, family and fellow Reds fans...

Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

May 01, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

May 01, 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....

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

Now through Dec 26, 2020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Dec 26, 2020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast, The Denton Affair. Audience participation is encouraged! Feel free to dress up and purchase a prop bag to get the full Rocky Horror experience. FILM IS RATED R. NOBODY UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT OR LEGAL...

Enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast, The Denton Affair. Audience participation is encouraged! Feel free to dress up and purchase a prop bag to get the full Rocky Horror experience. FILM IS RATED R. NOBODY UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT OR LEGAL...

May 31, 2020

Gary Allan

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

South

May 31, 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...

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

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 during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

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 during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

Jun 03, 2020

Brass Quintet at Young Professionals Choral Collective

First Lutheran Church (OTR)
1208 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jun 03, 2020

Brass Quintet at Young Professionals Choral Collective

First Lutheran Church (OTR)
1208 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra brass quartet performs with vocalists from Young Professionals Choral Collective for their Reverberations performance!

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra brass quartet performs with vocalists from Young Professionals Choral Collective for their Reverberations performance!

Now through Sep 02, 2020

Summer Cinema

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 02, 2020

Summer Cinema

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Free movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening.Washington Park sells beer, wine, liquor, Coca-Cola products and light snacks. We feature craft beer offerings from local favorites Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist,...

Free movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening.Washington Park sells beer, wine, liquor, Coca-Cola products and light snacks. We feature craft beer offerings from local favorites Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist,...

Now through Sep 03, 2020

Roots Revival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 03, 2020

Roots Revival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s bandstand. Washington Park’s concessions offer full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, and coke products.

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s bandstand. Washington Park’s concessions offer full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, and coke products.

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwingGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

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

Uptown

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwingGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

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

Uptown

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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