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Come for Kings Island, Stay for Ark Encounter

Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, 2019

Enjoy these exciting things to do in the Cincinnati region this weekend. Be one of the first to ride Kings Mills Antique Autos when Kings Island opens for the season this Saturday. Then head to Ark Encounter to explore a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark.

  • Kings Island - The Beast (photo: Kings Island)

    Kings Island Opening Day

    April 20, 2019

    Get your thrills on coasters like Mystic Timbers, The Beast and The Vortex, and then slow the pace with a visit to kid-friendly Planet Snoopy.

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  • Ark Encounter

    Ark Encounter

    All year

    This full-sized reconstruction of Noah's Ark stretches more than one and a half football fields in length and is taller than a modern four-story house.

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  • FC Cincinnati crowd (photo: FC Cincinnat)

    FC Cincinnati Soccer

    April 19, 2019

    Orange and blue takes over Nippert Stadium when the hometown Major League Soccer team takes on Real Salt Lake.

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  • BB Riverboats

    Easter Cruise

    April 21, 2019

    Celebrate Easter and enjoy the spring aboard BB Riverboats with a buffet meal, relaxing atmosphere and outstanding views.

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  • Skeleton Crew

    April 13-May 11, 2019

    Experience the struggles of workers who are seeing their industry dying in 2008 Detroit.

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  • Washington Park

    Earth Day OTR

    April 20, 2019

    Head to Washington Park for a day filled with eco-friendly activities, live reggae music, food and drink, and eco-friendly products & goods.

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  • The Thanksgiving Play, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (photo: Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates)

    The Thanksgiving Play

    March 23- April 21, 2019

    Watch as a group of liberal artists walk the fine line of political correctness in this fresh, satirical comedy at Playhouse in the Park.

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  • Arthur G. Dove, Red Sun, 1935, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 28 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Acquired 1935

    Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from The Phillips Collection

    February 13-May 19, 2019

    Presented by Taft Museum of Art, this exhibit traces a century of the modern creative spirit in the United States, ranging from realistic landscapes to bold abstract forms.

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  • MEMO outside

    Pinkalicious, The Musical

    April 20, 2019

    At Memorial Hall, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

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  • The Cliftones at Tunes & Blooms

    Tunes & Blooms

    April 18, 2019

    Rock out amongst the blooming flora at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Thursdays in April!

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  • Know Theater


    April 19-May 11, 2019

    This mash-up of myth, missing empathy, and “good neighbors” explores what happens when the mercury rises at Know Theatre.

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  • American Sign Museum

    Signs & Shakespeare

    April 20, 2019

    Experience a double dose of culture when Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the American Sign Museum.

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