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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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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 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. 

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 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...

Now through Jun 12, 2020

Zoo La La

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

Uptown

Now through Jun 12, 2020

Zoo La La

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

Uptown

ne of the hottest events of the summer season, Zoo La La, is the region’s wildest party for a purpose. Set in the Zoo’s  Africa area, this fun adults night out at the Zoo will include: Dinner-by-the-bite from 30+ local area restaurants Zoo-nique cocktails...

ne of the hottest events of the summer season, Zoo La La, is the region’s wildest party for a purpose. Set in the Zoo’s  Africa area, this fun adults night out at the Zoo will include: Dinner-by-the-bite from 30+ local area restaurants Zoo-nique cocktails...

Now through Jun 14, 2020

Italianfest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Jun 14, 2020

Italianfest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Authentic Italian food and live Italian music performances.

Authentic Italian food and live Italian music performances.

Jun 13, 2020

Sex 'N' the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

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

Downtown

Jun 13, 2020

Sex 'N' the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

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

Downtown

Sex ‘n’ The City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody follows our favorite single gals looking for love in the big city. We tackle serious questions like ‘will I ever find the one’, ‘can you ever really be over your ex’ and ‘for the third time, it’s a neck...

Sex ‘n’ The City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody follows our favorite single gals looking for love in the big city. We tackle serious questions like ‘will I ever find the one’, ‘can you ever really be over your ex’ and ‘for the third time, it’s a neck...

Now through Jun 13, 2020

SummitFest

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

North

Now through Jun 13, 2020

SummitFest

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

North

SummitFest is returning for its third year with performances by Michael Ray and Carly Pearce. Plus, enjoy a beer and whiskey garden, food vendors, and family-friendly activities.

SummitFest is returning for its third year with performances by Michael Ray and Carly Pearce. Plus, enjoy a beer and whiskey garden, food vendors, and family-friendly activities.

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...

Jun 14, 2020

Southwest Ohio Take Steps Walk

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Jun 14, 2020

Southwest Ohio Take Steps Walk

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Southwest Ohio Take Steps Walk   Stand Together for Hope. Walk Together for Cures. Nearly 3.1 Million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Join hundreds of patients, caregivers, friends and families for a morning of family friendly fun.  ...

Southwest Ohio Take Steps Walk   Stand Together for Hope. Walk Together for Cures. Nearly 3.1 Million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Join hundreds of patients, caregivers, friends and families for a morning of family friendly fun.  ...

Jun 17, 2020 through Aug 30, 2020

A Splendid Century: Cincinnati Art 1820–1920

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jun 17, 2020 through Aug 30, 2020

A Splendid Century: Cincinnati Art 1820–1920

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Two hundred years ago, a grand white mansion was built on the eastern edge of Cincinnati. Over the first half of its life, the building housed some of the city’s most prominent families, finally becoming an art museum in 1932. A Splendid Century celebrates the bicentennial of...

Two hundred years ago, a grand white mansion was built on the eastern edge of Cincinnati. Over the first half of its life, the building housed some of the city’s most prominent families, finally becoming an art museum in 1932. A Splendid Century celebrates the bicentennial of...

Now through Nov 18, 2020

Period Dinner

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Now through Nov 18, 2020

Period Dinner

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Join us for a Period Dinner and sample some 19th century cuisine. Education Director, Steve Preston, will prepare the meal and give guests background into the history and preparation of each dish. The cost is $35 per person. Reserve your seat by calling 513-563-9484. 

Join us for a Period Dinner and sample some 19th century cuisine. Education Director, Steve Preston, will prepare the meal and give guests background into the history and preparation of each dish. The cost is $35 per person. Reserve your seat by calling 513-563-9484. 

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 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 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.

Jun 18, 2020 through Jun 20, 2020

The Barber of Seville

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jun 18, 2020 through Jun 20, 2020

The Barber of Seville

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

It’s going to be a close shave.   Count Almaviva is determined to win the heart of the lovely Rosina, but her foolish guardian intends to marry her himself. Luckily for the Count, there’s no problem the quick-witted barber and matchmaker Figaro can’t solve…or...

It’s going to be a close shave.   Count Almaviva is determined to win the heart of the lovely Rosina, but her foolish guardian intends to marry her himself. Luckily for the Count, there’s no problem the quick-witted barber and matchmaker Figaro can’t solve…or...

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 Jun 19, 2020

Kidz Bop Live

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

East

Now through Jun 19, 2020

Kidz Bop Live

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

East

Bigger than ever before, the all-new live tour will feature KIDZ BOP’s best production yet with new sets, wardrobe, choreography, interactive elements, and more surprises. Recently named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for 10 consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids...

Bigger than ever before, the all-new live tour will feature KIDZ BOP’s best production yet with new sets, wardrobe, choreography, interactive elements, and more surprises. Recently named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for 10 consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids...

Jun 19, 2020 through Jun 20, 2020

Shout!

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

Downtown

Jun 19, 2020 through Jun 20, 2020

Shout!

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

Downtown

Dancing at the intersection of faith and sexuality, shOUT! is Revolution Dance Theatre's 2020 World Premiere feature-length concert. This evocative and thought-provoking show (based on true events and experiences) follows an ensemble of characters as they try to reconcile their...

Dancing at the intersection of faith and sexuality, shOUT! is Revolution Dance Theatre's 2020 World Premiere feature-length concert. This evocative and thought-provoking show (based on true events and experiences) follows an ensemble of characters as they try to reconcile their...

Now through Jun 21, 2020

Taps, Tastes, & Tunes

Streets of West Chester
9448A Waterfront Drive, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Now through Jun 21, 2020

Taps, Tastes, & Tunes

Streets of West Chester
9448A Waterfront Drive, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Fill up on the flavors of Butler County at the second annual Taps Tastes and Tunes Festival presented by Miller Lite. This exciting summer event will appeal to the senses with the smells and tastes of the delicious local fare, the sounds of the areas booming live music scene and...

Fill up on the flavors of Butler County at the second annual Taps Tastes and Tunes Festival presented by Miller Lite. This exciting summer event will appeal to the senses with the smells and tastes of the delicious local fare, the sounds of the areas booming live music scene and...

Now through Dec 12, 2020

The City Flea at Washington Park

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 12, 2020

The City Flea at Washington Park

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The City Flea is Cincinnati's original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park and various other locations through out the year. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is...

The City Flea is Cincinnati's original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park and various other locations through out the year. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is...

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