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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 Nov 07, 2020

Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls

Black-n-Blue Grass Roller Girls
Hits 55 Sports Complex, Covington, KY 41017

South

Now through Nov 07, 2020

Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls

Black-n-Blue Grass Roller Girls
Hits 55 Sports Complex, Covington, KY 41017

South

The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls of Northern Kentucky have big hits and even bigger hearts! The sport of flat-track roller derby is an extreme contact sport with a family-friendly environment.

The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls of Northern Kentucky have big hits and even bigger hearts! The sport of flat-track roller derby is an extreme contact sport with a family-friendly environment.

Now through Jun 20, 2020

Garden Tour

Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

East

Now through Jun 20, 2020

Garden Tour

Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

East

Visit 11 magnificent private gardens incorporating native plants and created by some of the region’s horticultural legends and gardening gurus. Garden locations include Anderson, Mariemont, Montgomery, Wyoming, Mason and Lebanon.

Visit 11 magnificent private gardens incorporating native plants and created by some of the region’s horticultural legends and gardening gurus. Garden locations include Anderson, Mariemont, Montgomery, Wyoming, Mason and Lebanon.

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...

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....

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...

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 20, 2020

Tusculum Street Fest

Eastern Ave. between Tennyson and Carrel Streets
Eastern Ave. between Tennyson and Carrel Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Jun 20, 2020

Tusculum Street Fest

Eastern Ave. between Tennyson and Carrel Streets
Eastern Ave. between Tennyson and Carrel Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

The 5th annual Tusculum Street Fest is happening again this year! The location of the event is on Tennyson and Carrel. Enjoy great food, music, and a great time for all ages! 

The 5th annual Tusculum Street Fest is happening again this year! The location of the event is on Tennyson and Carrel. Enjoy great food, music, and a great time for all ages! 

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 13, 2020

Drag Brunch 2020

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 13, 2020

Drag Brunch 2020

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Treat yourself to performances by local drag queens and fabulous cocktails followed by a mouthwatering family-style brunch. Daring and devine costumes encouraged.

Treat yourself to performances by local drag queens and fabulous cocktails followed by a mouthwatering family-style brunch. Daring and devine costumes encouraged.

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 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.

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...

Jun 24, 2020 through Jun 28, 2020

Fierce

School for Creative & Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jun 24, 2020 through Jun 28, 2020

Fierce

School for Creative & Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Four teenage girls gather for a workshop on writing an effective college essay. They commiserate over society’s expectations of them. The teacher asks them to “Tell me who you are.” In a sequence of scenes, each of the girls shares her story. One is mourning the loss of a...

Four teenage girls gather for a workshop on writing an effective college essay. They commiserate over society’s expectations of them. The teacher asks them to “Tell me who you are.” In a sequence of scenes, each of the girls shares her story. One is mourning the loss of a...

Now through Jun 24, 2020

Dave Matthews Band

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

East

Now through Jun 24, 2020

Dave Matthews Band

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

East

The GRAMMY® Award-winning band has sold more than 24 million tickets since its inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. With the release of 2018’s Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums...

The GRAMMY® Award-winning band has sold more than 24 million tickets since its inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. With the release of 2018’s Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums...

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 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 26, 2020

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Truck Rally

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

North

Now through Jun 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.

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Families Create

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Families Create

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Families Create! is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5–12 years and their families. Participants meet the exhibiting artists and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with...

Families Create! is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5–12 years and their families. Participants meet the exhibiting artists and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with...

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

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 Zone. The Cincinnati Pride Festival is a family-friendly, fun event that takes place at Sawyer Point Park on the fourth...

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 Zone. The Cincinnati Pride Festival is a family-friendly, fun event that takes place at Sawyer Point Park on the fourth...

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...

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