Come for Taste of Cincinnati, Stay for Kings Island

Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26, 2019

Enjoy these Cincinnati things to do this weekend. Eat your way through the Cincinnati region without leaving downtown at the annual Memorial Day Weekend Taste of Cincinnati culinary event. Then head to Kings Island for a day full of amusement park fun.

  • Taste of Cincinnati

    Taste of Cincinnati

    May 25-27, 2019

    A tasty way to kick off the summer with food, live music, rides and carnival games in downtown Cincinnati.

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  • Kings Island (Photo: Kings Island)

    Kings Island

    All season

    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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  • FC Cincinnati crowd (photo: FC Cincinnat)

    FC Cincinnati Soccer

    May 25, 2019

    Don your orange and blue as FC Cincinnati takes on New York Red Bulls.

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  • Stingray Hideaway at Newport Aquarium

    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.

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  • Bouquet, part of The B-Line (photo: Samuel Greenhill)

    The B-Line

    All year

    Create your own bourbon-themed adventure by visiting any of the three Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries, five bourbon-centric bars and four amazing restaurants.

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  • Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Mark Lyons)

    Cincinnati May Festival

    May 15-25, 2018

    The oldest, greatest choral festival in the western world features the May Festival Chorus, Youth Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with performances at Music Hall.

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  • Purple People Bridge

    Margarita Madness

    May 23, 2019

    Calling all Margarita lovers! Get to the Purple People Bridge for our Seventh Annual Margarita Madness, presented by Milagro Tequila! 

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  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (photo: Farshid Assassi)

    We Who Believe in Freedom

    April 6 - July 12, 2019

    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center presents this exhibit highlighting the skill and aesthetic beauty of detailed imagery of the African American experience – by means of the quilt.

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    North by Northside

    May 24-25, 2019

    Head to the urban community of Northside for two days of live music throughout six neighborhood venues.

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  • Findlay Market (photo: Wendy Pramik)

    Findlay Market

    All year

    Stroll through Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market for fresh foods, flowers, locally-made chocolate and more.

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  • Memorial Hall

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    May 24, 2019

    Enjoy this horn-infused music and legendary high energy performance of swing music at Memorial Hall.

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  • Liberty Center(photo: Todd Joyce)

    Liberty Center

    All year

    Shop, dine and enjoy entertainment at this center that also boasts a CineBistro, kids play area and special events all year long.

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