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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

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 16, 2020

An Evening with Michael Buble

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 16, 2020

An Evening with Michael Buble

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Michael’s 2020 U.S. Tour will include stops at TD Garden in Boston on March 25 and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 9.  This past February Bublé returned to the U.S. after a lengthy absence for a sold out 37 show tour where he performed for over 500,000 fans. His 2019...

Michael’s 2020 U.S. Tour will include stops at TD Garden in Boston on March 25 and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 9.  This past February Bublé returned to the U.S. after a lengthy absence for a sold out 37 show tour where he performed for over 500,000 fans. His 2019...

May 16, 2020

Powerful, Passionate, Pop/Rock: Regina Sayles w/ Charlie John (Charlie Millikin)

DownTowne Listening Room
151 W. 7th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 16, 2020

Powerful, Passionate, Pop/Rock: Regina Sayles w/ Charlie John (Charlie Millikin)

DownTowne Listening Room
151 W. 7th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

REGINA SAYLES (OF PORTER & SAYLES) Regina sings and strums a modern mix of folk, pop and rock music with a soulful vocal style. She’s half of the dynamic Porter & Sayles duo who played DTLR in 2018.    CHARLIE JOHN (CHARLIE MILLIKIN) Charlie makes melodic...

REGINA SAYLES (OF PORTER & SAYLES) Regina sings and strums a modern mix of folk, pop and rock music with a soulful vocal style. She’s half of the dynamic Porter & Sayles duo who played DTLR in 2018.    CHARLIE JOHN (CHARLIE MILLIKIN) Charlie makes melodic...

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 17, 2020

Cincinnati Dessert Festival

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 17, 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!

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...

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...

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....

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

May 18, 2020

17th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic

Western Hills Country Club
5780 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45233

West

May 18, 2020

17th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic

Western Hills Country Club
5780 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45233

West

A charity golf event to benefit Bayley Assisted Living residents and Adult Day members in need. Bayley is a continuum of care Retirement Facility and Community Wellness Center on the west side of Cincinnati. Our goal is to promote optimum health and well-being for seniors by...

A charity golf event to benefit Bayley Assisted Living residents and Adult Day members in need. Bayley is a continuum of care Retirement Facility and Community Wellness Center on the west side of Cincinnati. Our goal is to promote optimum health and well-being for seniors by...

May 19, 2020

Kesha

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

East

May 19, 2020

Kesha

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

East

With special guest Big Freedia t’s been an incredible two years since Kesha returned to the charts in 2017 with her critically acclaimed #1 album ‘Rainbow’ which earned the singer/songwriter her first GRAMMY nominations and was called “an artistic feat” by...

With special guest Big Freedia t’s been an incredible two years since Kesha returned to the charts in 2017 with her critically acclaimed #1 album ‘Rainbow’ which earned the singer/songwriter her first GRAMMY nominations and was called “an artistic feat” by...

May 20, 2020

AJR: The Neotheater World Tour

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

East

May 20, 2020

AJR: The Neotheater World Tour

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

East

The trio’s current single “Dear Winter” just hit 30m total streams and is now in rotation on over 100 radio stations across the U.S. The song was a top 5 most added track at Top 40 radio, and top 10 most added at Hot-AC on impact week.  “Dear Winter” also...

The trio’s current single “Dear Winter” just hit 30m total streams and is now in rotation on over 100 radio stations across the U.S. The song was a top 5 most added track at Top 40 radio, and top 10 most added at Hot-AC on impact week.  “Dear Winter” also...

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...

Now through May 21, 2020

Signs & Suds

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through May 21, 2020

Signs & Suds

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Join TJ Di Nino from Rhinegeist Brewing and Alex Anderson to tour the American Sign Museum and taste four Rhinegeist rarities! You will also leave with a commemorative Rhinegeist tasting glass for all of your future tasting needs!

Join TJ Di Nino from Rhinegeist Brewing and Alex Anderson to tour the American Sign Museum and taste four Rhinegeist rarities! You will also leave with a commemorative Rhinegeist tasting glass for all of your future tasting needs!

May 21, 2020

VISION Lecture: The U.S. Capitol - a 30,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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

Uptown

May 21, 2020

VISION Lecture: The U.S. Capitol - a 30,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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

Uptown

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cincinnati chapter’s VISION Leadership Program, Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) are pleased to jointly present a lecture by former Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers about the...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cincinnati chapter’s VISION Leadership Program, Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) are pleased to jointly present a lecture by former Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers about the...

May 21, 2020

Salon 21: Immediate Song

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 21, 2020

Salon 21: Immediate Song

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join us for a night of music and poetry as Salon 21 closes out their sixth season with Immediate Song, a combination concert and poetry reading. Don Bogen’s Immediate Song is a book of poetry that ranges from the immediacy of a moment to the long view of earlier civilizations....

Join us for a night of music and poetry as Salon 21 closes out their sixth season with Immediate Song, a combination concert and poetry reading. Don Bogen’s Immediate Song is a book of poetry that ranges from the immediacy of a moment to the long view of earlier civilizations....

Now through Jun 18, 2020

Museum on Tap

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

Downtown

Now through Jun 18, 2020

Museum on Tap

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

Downtown

Learning doesn’t have to be dry. So grab a drink and loosen up with friends, local experts and topics that are a little saucy, a little spicy and always fascinating. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum on Tap is a series for those curious learners 21 and up that explores the...

Learning doesn’t have to be dry. So grab a drink and loosen up with friends, local experts and topics that are a little saucy, a little spicy and always fascinating. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum on Tap is a series for those curious learners 21 and up that explores the...

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.

Now through May 24, 2020

HorrorHound Weekend

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

North

Now through May 24, 2020

HorrorHound Weekend

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

North

A three-day convention featuring the biggest names from film and television including Robert Englund, Sam Raimi, Michael Rooker, Keith David and more. The event includes vendors, celebrity attendees, Q&A panels, the HorrorHound Film Festival, the Ink Fusion Tattoo pavilion,...

A three-day convention featuring the biggest names from film and television including Robert Englund, Sam Raimi, Michael Rooker, Keith David and more. The event includes vendors, celebrity attendees, Q&A panels, the HorrorHound Film Festival, the Ink Fusion Tattoo pavilion,...

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