Come for NASCAR Racing, Stay for Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Festival

Thursday July 11 through Sunday July 14, 2019

Here are some things to do this weekend. The roars of engines take over Kentucky Speedway for a triple-header weekend of NASCAR races. Then stroll along the riverfront in Newport, Kentucky while sampling tasty treats at the Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Festival.

  • NASCAR Racing at Kentucky Speedway

    July 11-13, 2019

    Three days of races with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series: Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, NASCAR XFINITY Series: Alsco 300, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart.

  • Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival

    July 12-14, 2019

    Taste your way through the region's past and present along the Newport riverfront.

  • Ariadne Auf Naxos

    July 6-14, 2019

    Cincinnati Opera presents Richard Strauss’s lighthearted opera within an opera at Music Hall.

  • No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

    April 26, 2019- September 2, 2019

    Visit Cincinnati Art Museum to view supersized sculptures with vibrant colors and awe inspiring work.

  • Cincy Blues Fest

    July 13, 2019

    Local and national blues acts perform at Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park.

  • Newport Aquarium

    All year

    Pet stingrays in Stingray Hideaway's 17,000-gallon touch pool with an underwater viewing area, walk the Shark Bridge, and enjoy the new Freshwater Falls and Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure.


More Weekend Fun

  • Peter Frampton Finale- The Farewell Tour

    July 12, 2019

    See this classic rockstar on his farewell tour along with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening at Riverbend.

  • Summer Music on the Levee

    July 11, 2019

    Spend the evening enjoying live music in the open air at Newport on the Levee.

  • Second Sunday on Main

    July 14, 2019

    Stroll Main Street in Over-the-Rhine and enjoy craft and food vendors, entertainment, demonstrations and more.

  • Material Witness

    May 23-August 31, 2019

    The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, hosts this exhibit of two artists' works that mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function and form, high-brow and low-brow art.

  • Summer Concert Series

    July 12, 2019

    Head to Sawyer Point to hear Johnny Fink & The Intrusion/GenX while relaxing on the lawn.

  • Brunch, Brews and Baseball: Summer Series

    July 14, 2019

    Enjoy brunch and beer at Moerlein Lager House then tour the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.