Best Things to Do in Cincinnati, July 2024

If you’re looking for some July fun in Cincinnati, we’ve got you covered! Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and play! July events not to be missed: the Celtic Festival, Cincinnati Burger Week, Goettafest, artisan markets, and much more!

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

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July 6: The Westside Market, a curated event made up of some of Cincinnati’s finest local businesses, mobile boutiques, artist, vintage sellers and food trucks will be at Westwood Town Hall Rec Center, 10am-3pm.

July 6: Strap on your skates and enjoy the outdoor Sawyer Point Roller Skating Rink, 11am-2pm. Features Funky WakeNSkate with DJ Vadermixx. .

July 7: It’s time for Fibonacci Brewing Co’s once a month Farmers Market, 12-3pm.

July 11: Smale Family Fun Days are happening at Smale Riverfront Park, 10am-1pm. The fun includes bike helmet and book giveaways, as well as free carousel rides at Carol Ann’s Carousel.

July 12-14: The Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival will be held on E. Freedom Way at The Banks. Celebrate Celtic Heritage with family fun, great food, Celtic music and more. Hours are Friday, July 12: 5-11pm; Saturday, July 13: 12-11pm; Sunday, July 164 12-7pm.

July 12: Shakespeare in the Park makes its 2024 debut with Hamlet at the Flagship Park in Erlanger, Ky. This free show starts at 7pm. Shows continues throughout the city until Sept. 3.

July 13: The Hamilton Flea, Hamilton’s first curated, urban artisan market, will be at Marcum Park from 10am to 4pm. Live music too!

July 13: The O.F.F. Market makes 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.

July 13: Families Create! will be at the Weston Art Gallery. Josie Love Roebuck will show you her poignant portraits so that you can “sew” seeds from your life into a fabric cover for a personal journal or favorite book. Starts at 10am. Tickets required.

July 14: It’s the monthly meeting of the Pigs Aloft Kite Association and you can join them as they fly their extraordinary kites at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester. This event is weather permitting.

It’s time for local corn! Find all of our local Farmers Markets here.

July 13: Pyramid Hill is hosting Family Fun on the Hill. The event is included with the cost of admission to the park.

July 13: Cincy Blues Fest will be at Village Green Park in Fairfield from 2:30-10pm. Enjoy loads of live music at this outdoor music festival. Enjoy a variety of great food, beer, and drinks. The park is in a DORA area. Please no tents, umbrellas or pets. You’re welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets. Admission and parking are both free.

July 15-24: It’s Cincinnati Burger Week! Chow down on $7 burgers from restaurants all over Cincinnati. A few spots we’ll be hitting up include Sammy’s (yum!), Miami Trailyard, and Nation.

July 18: It’s time for another Ault Park Summer Music Festival, 6-10pm. Join in for fantastic live music from the band Marsha Brady. Admission is FREE. Local favorite food, craft beer/wine/hard seltzer and water will be available for purchase. Inflatables, games, and volunteer organizations will have kids’ crafts and activities from 6-8pm. Astronomer Dean Regas and his colleagues will also set up telescopes for you to view the Moon and stars after dark (weather permitting).

July 19-20: Outdoor Adventure Expo is back for 2024!
Friday: Join Great Parks for the largest free outdoor education event for children in the Midwest. Bring your youngest friends and family members for an entire day dedicated to introducing children to the wonders of outdoor exploration and adventure! Children will engage in activities such as fishing, rock wall, golf, biking, paddling and more for free!
Saturday: Families and adults can explore Great Parks and partners’ outdoor recreation and educational offerings, enjoy 50% discounts on non-motorized boat rentals, and take their mark at 8:30 a.m. for the 5k or 10k race!
Happening at Winton Woods Harbor, 9:30am-3pm (both days).

July 19-21: Head to Newport Festival Park for the Bacon, Bourbon, and Brew Festival. Try limited edition bourbons, a Bourbon Bar, bourbon and bacon foods, and more. Hours are Friday: 5-11pm; Saturday: 12-11pm; Sunday 12-9pm.

July 20: Strap on your skates and enjoy the outdoor Sawyer Point Roller Skating Rink, 6-10pm. Features DJ Keezo Kane will join us for an Area 51 Alien Invasion.

July 20: Vinoklet Winery hosts Summer Fair 2024. Enjoy a full day of music with two bands, crafts, food, and fun. See site for full details.

July 20: 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.

July 20: The City of Montgomery is celebrating Bastille Day, 4-11pm. Enjoy a night of food and entertainment in downtown Montgomery.

July 20: The City Flea will be at Washington Park, 10am-4pm

July 20: Head to Findlay Market for their Night Market, 5-9pm. Shop, dine, and drink under the stars with their thriving Outdoor Market.

July 21: National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 21, 2024 events and specials aren’t out yet but we’re watching for news from….

  • Aglamesis
  • Graeter’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • The Cone (in West Chester)
  • Sprinkles (in Goshen)
  • and more

July 21: The Burlington Antique Show is at the Boone County (KY) Fairgrounds, 6am-3pm. Admission charged, parking is free. Rain or shine.

July 21: The Cincinnati Observatory hosts 4th Sunday History Tours. Tickets are required. This special program offers those seeking to learn more about the Observatory’s history a more detailed, in-depth guided tour at Noon or 1:30pm. Tours last about 45-60 minutes with plenty of time for questions and some behind-the-scenes fun! Perfect for local history, astronomy and science buffs ages 12 and up.

July 25-28: It’s time for Glier’s Goettafest! 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.

July 26: Art After Dark is at The Cincinnati Art Museum.Theme TBA. Free admission. RSVP not required.

July 27: Dangerwheel returns! Head to Pendleton to watch some “need for speed” folks do some adult downhill Bigwheel racing. The starting line is at 378 E. 12th Street and people will line up all along the route to watch. The first races start at 2pm and races will run all afternoon (bring a folding chair if you want). Races will run continuously until a champion is crowned. They anticipate races running until sunset.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!