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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 23, 2020

Furry Friends Festival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 23, 2020

Furry Friends Festival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Looking for a dog friendly event this Memorial Day weekend? Join for Furry Friends Festival in the park! Enjoy live Bluegrass music, delicious food and tons of fun with your favorite canine companion. They will have a variety of pet vendors all weekend. Performance schedule...

Looking for a dog friendly event this Memorial Day weekend? Join for Furry Friends Festival in the park! Enjoy live Bluegrass music, delicious food and tons of fun with your favorite canine companion. They will have a variety of pet vendors all weekend. Performance schedule...

May 23, 2020 through Sep 26, 2020

Escape the ViIllage

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

May 23, 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...

Now through May 24, 2020

North by Northside

Northside
, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

Now through May 24, 2020

North by Northside

Northside
, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

This neighborhood-wide, conference-style festival in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati features multiple musical acts in multiple venues.

This neighborhood-wide, conference-style festival in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati features multiple musical acts in multiple venues.

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 23, 2020

Crafty Supermarket Spring Show

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45210

Downtown

Now through May 23, 2020

Crafty Supermarket Spring Show

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45210

Downtown

Indie craft show with 50-plus makers selling handmade wares, live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and swag bags of crafty goodies for first 100 shoppers.

Indie craft show with 50-plus makers selling handmade wares, live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and swag bags of crafty goodies for first 100 shoppers.

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 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 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 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

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,...

Now through May 23, 2020

Trick ! Starring Sir Pat-Trick Magical Entertainer

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

Now through May 23, 2020

Trick ! Starring Sir Pat-Trick Magical Entertainer

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

Trick! is a fast paced 70-minute evening of pure family entertainment! This new and exciting show, geared towards the entire family, is a throwback to the days of Vaudeville, starring award-winning magical entertainer Sir Pat-Trick, who takes the audience on a whimsical journey...

Trick! is a fast paced 70-minute evening of pure family entertainment! This new and exciting show, geared towards the entire family, is a throwback to the days of Vaudeville, starring award-winning magical entertainer Sir Pat-Trick, who takes the audience on a whimsical journey...

May 26, 2020

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

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

Downtown

May 26, 2020

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

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

Downtown

Armed with only their wits, ‘Whose Line is it, Anyway?’ stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs...

Armed with only their wits, ‘Whose Line is it, Anyway?’ stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs...

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 Dec 23, 2020

Finneytown Music Workshop

Lucky Turtle
8621 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Now through Dec 23, 2020

Finneytown Music Workshop

Lucky Turtle
8621 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Four-piece ensemble featuring saxophone, stand up bass, drums, guitar. Exciting jam sessions with variety of guest players.

Four-piece ensemble featuring saxophone, stand up bass, drums, guitar. Exciting jam sessions with variety of guest players.

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.

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.

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