Things to Do in Cincinnati, August 2023

August in Cincinnati – it’s likely to be our hottest month of the year. But we won’t let that stop us from enjoying some events around town, right?

From River Days to Meteor Shower and Movie Night to the kickoff for Oktoberfest season, August is shaping up to be a great end to the summer of 2023.

Enjoy this month long list of Things to Do in Cincinnati for the month of August:

August 1: It’s National Night Out 2023! National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. NNO provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

August 1 National Night Out events include:

August 2: Pierce Township hosts a community celebration for National Night Out and it includes with food, music, games, prizes, and fun. Their event is on August 2, 6-9pm, at Locust Corner Park.

August 2: Jake Speed and the Freddies are playing at Wednesdays in the Woods (Burnet Woods that is), 7-9pm.

August 2: Head to Liberty Center to see The Model “A” Restorers Club National Meet and Show, 3-8pm. They’ll have more than 100 Model A cards on display on the first floor of the Taylor Garage.

August 3: Smale Family Fun Days are happening at Smale Riverfront Park, 10am-1pm. Enjoy Zak Morgan from 10:30-11:30 and Madcap Puppets from noon to 1pm.

August 3-6: Glier’s Goettafest continues! Enjoy all things goetta plus live music and family fun. Thursday and Friday hours: 5-11pm. Saturday hours: noon-11pm. Sunday hours: noon-9pm. Happening at Newport’s Festival Park at the Levee.

August 3: It’s Fritz’s First Birthday! The Cincinnati Zoo will host a birthday celebration including birthday cake for zoo guests, watermelon carving, special photo opportunities around the zoo, and more. Admission charged.

August 3: There’s a Touch a Truck happening at Weller Park, 9am – noon.

August 3: Smale Family Fun Days are happening at Smale Riverfront Park, 10am-1pm. They’ll have animals, music, puppet shows, face painting and more.

August 4-5: The St. Bernard German Luau is happening on Friday (5pm-midnight) and Saturday (12pm to midnight) at their City Hall on Vine Street, 4800-4900 Vine Street. Enjoy live music, great food, a doggie costume contest, game booths, and more. They’ll even have a parade on Saturday starting at 1pm.

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August 4-6: New Richmond is hosting River Days. Enjoy live music, carnival games and rides, a poker tent, inflatables for the kids, and more. Fireworks are at 10pm on Saturday.

August 5-6: A Revolutionary War Encampment will be on the grounds at the Heritage Village Museum. Visit the Revolutionary War encampment with reenactors representing the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment from Fort Laurens. Watch the regiment do drilling and weapons demonstrations and learn about the daily life of soldiers. Admission charged.

August 5: Westside Market (showcasing over 100 local vendors, food trucks and offers family fun activities) will be at Westwood Town Hall, 10am-3pm.

August 5: The Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series continues and the August concerts wrap up the season. Enjoy live music from 4pm to 8pm. Headliner is Husbands (8pm). Additional acts include 500 Miles to Memphis (6pm), Cliftones (4pm).

August 5: There’s a Community First Aid Day happening at Liberty Center, noon-2pm. Liberty Township, the Liberty Township Fire Department and Liberty Center are excited to bring the first-ever Community First Aid Day to the community! Learn bystander CPR and more! Stay tuned as more details become available.

August 6: It’s time for Fibonacci Brewing Co’s once a month Farmers Market, 12-3pm.

August 8: Krohn Conservatory is hosting Game Night, 5:30-8pm. This is the first in a series of six events during their “First Flowers featuring Dinosaurs” show. Each game night event features a new game. Tickets include game night, pizza, and a pass to Krohn Conservatory. Tickets required.

August 9: It’s the last Wednesdays in the Woods for the summer. Head to Burnet Woods for live music from Remember, 7-9pm.

August 10-11: It’s Free Days at the Village… Heritage Village Museum that is. Discover the history of Ohio during the 1800s with several buildings open and interpreters in historical clothing performing demonstrations. Admission is free (Aug 10-11) and hours are 10am-5pm. Great Parks vehicle sticker required to get into Sharon Woods.

August 10-13: The 168th Hamilton County Fair is happening at the fairgrounds (7700 Vine St.).

August 10: Great Parks will be celebrating National Night Out at Winton Woods Harbor, 5-8pm. Bring the whole family and get an up-close look at all kinds of emergency vehicles – EMS, K-9, and SWAT units – and enjoy games, music, food, and camaraderie.

August 12: Red Bull Flugtag is happening at Yeatman’s Cove on the Ohio River. Nearly 40 teams will participate in this “build your own flying machine and take off over the river” event. The venue opens at noon and Opening Ceremonies are at 1pm. The first flight will take off at 1:10pm and the final flight is at 4pm. They’ll have an Awards Ceremony at 4:15pm. Times are subject to change and adjust.

August 12: Pyramid Hill is hosting Family Fun on the Hill – Meteor Shower and Movie Night. Stay up late to observe a meteor shower and watch a movie. The event is included with the cost of admission to the park.

August 12: Loveland’s Movies in the Park is happening, 7-10:30pm. The movie is Encanto and starts at sundown.

August 12: Great Parks, Cincinnati Public Library, and Hamilton County Conservation District host “Books and Boots Reading Club“, 10am – 11:30am at Miami Whitewater Forest’s Shaker Trace Seed Nursery. The theme for August is Native Plants (prairies, seeds). Event includes a prairie walk and a nursery tour. Find a list of suggested books here.

August 12: The O.F.F. Market will be at Summit Park, 10am-4pm. The O.F.F. Market is a monthly marketplace that brings together small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and the like to provide a unique shopping experience that supports strong community connections and strives to grow a hearty local economy.

August 12: The Hamilton Flea, Hamilton’s first curated, urban artisan market, will be at Marcum Park from 10am to 4pm.

August 12: The City Flea will be at Washington Park, 10am-4pm.

August 13: Kidchella Family Music Festival is happening at Cottell Park in Deerfield Twp, 1-5pm. This free event will be filled with music from local artists, local vendors, Deerfield Fire Rescue, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, yummy treats to purchase, and more!

August 17: It’s time for the Ault Park Summer Music Festival, 6-10pm. Join in for fantastic live music from Floyd and the Walkmen. Admission is FREE. Local favorite food, craft beer/wine/hard seltzer and water will be available for purchase. They will be providing inflatables and games, and Beech Acres, Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature and the Girl Scouts will have kids’ crafts and activities from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

August 18-20: It’s Storybook Weekend at Glenwood Gardens / Highfield Discovery Garden. Enjoy fun activities featuring a Peter Pan theme. Bring natural items or your science knowledge to trade at the trading post. Follow the treasure map, play with shadows, hunt for fairies, learn Peter Pan’s theory of seed dispersal, and more during this fun, immersive weekend! Click here for the calendar and then go to August 18 to see the event. $6/person.

August 18-20: Charm at the Farm Vintage Market will be in Lebanon. Tickets required.

August 19: Head to Heritage Village Museum (at Sharon Woods) for Escape the Village, an escape room style challenge. Choose from one of two escape room adventures: “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” or “Leaving the Station.” Each session can accommodate four to eight people. Reservations required.

August 20: The Burlington Antique Show is at the Boone County (KY) Fairgrounds, 6am-3pm. Admission charged, parking is free. Rain or shine.

August 21-27: It’s Cincinnati Wing Week!

August 22: Krohn Conservatory is hosting Game Night, 5:30-8pm. This is part of a new series of events during their “First Flowers featuring Dinosaurs” show. Each game night event features a new game. Tickets include game night, pizza, and a pass to Krohn Conservatory. Tickets required.

August 25-27: Germania kicks off Oktoberfest season with their 51st Oktoberfest. Hours are Friday: 6-11pm, Sat.: 2-11pm, Sunday: 12-7pm. Admission charged.

Want to see the complete list of Cincinnati Oktoberfests? Give this a click!

August 25-27: It’s Hamilton County Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo. Hamilton County residents get half-price admission on Aug. 25-27. Tickets required.

August 25: Art After Dark will be at The Cincinnati Art Museum. They list this monthly event during the current month so we don’t have the August details yet.

August 26: It’s a Kids Fun Day at Green Township Veterans Park, 11am-2pm.

August 26: Get a Taste of Reading at Koenig Park, noon – 11pm. Enjoy 5+ food and drink booths, 40+ crafters and vendors, music from Heather Roush & The Heart Strings (12:30-4:30) & The PonTunes (6:30 – 10:30), raffles, kid games, and more.

August 30: Cincinnati Nature Center hosts a Full Moon Walk: Blue Moon at Rowe Woods, 9-10:30pm. Witness the night’s magic transform the trails as you marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this quiet guided hike. Tickets required.