Best Things to Do in Cincinnati, June 2024

June in Cincinnati – so many events are ramping up for the summer! It’s going to be a great time to get outside and enjoy some summertime events, from concerts to festivals to recreational activities.

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

June 1: Founders Day Walk is happening in West Chester, 2-6pm at the historic business district along Cincinnati-Dayton Road. The event includes a Chili Cook-off, lots of family friendly activities, food, and more.

June 1: Head to Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove for the Stereo 24 DJ Festival, a celebration of DJs and electronic music. See DJs from Cincinnati and abroad all day long! 11am-11pm.

June 1: It’s the last day for Frontier Days in Milford. This Thursday through Saturday (May 30-June1) event includes a parade, festival, family fun, live music, Maker’s Market, and more.

June 1: Celebrate all things German with German American Day at Findlay Market, 9am-1pm.

June 1: Westside Market (showcasing over 100 local vendors, food trucks and offers family fun activities) will be at Westwood Town Hall, 10am-3pm.

June 1-2: Summerfair continues into June and will blanket the grounds of Coney Island. This juried art show will have more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. There’s entertainment and food as well. Hours are Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate (cash only at the gate). Children 12 and under are free. Parking is included with your ticket. Rain or shine!

June 1-2: CincItalia! The Cincinnati Italian Festival continues into June at Harvest Home Park. Enjoy great Italian fare, wine, Italian music, and more. Saturday and Sunday are family fun days with all sorts of old fashioned fun including rides, games, Italian trivia, and more. Saturday hours are 3-11pm; Sunday hours are 1-9pm.

June 3: There’s a Photography Night happening at Krohn Conservatory’s Butterfly Show, 6-8pm. Monday Photo Nights is limited to 50 guests and you can bring a tripod. Tickets required.

June 4: The Big Rig Gig is happening at Montgomery Square Plaza. Explore the big rigs from 9am to noon.

June 5: Pack up the bikes and take the kids to Summit Park for their Bike Rodeo, 4-7pm.

June 6: Smale Family Fun Day is bringing the summer fun! They’ll have bounce houses, puppet shows, petting zoos, live music, and free ice cream. The event will be at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn from 10am-1pm.

June 7-9: Charm at the Farm will be happening in Lebanon (4953 Bunnell Hill Rd Lebanon, OH 45036 to be exact). The best local artisans and shops come together only three fabulous weekends a year exclusively at Charm at the Farm. This innovative market provides rustic gifts, furniture, and home decor all in one vibrant place.

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June 7: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum’s Outdoor Movie Night returns for 2024. Pack your waterproof picnic blankets and/or chairs and head to Spring Grove’s beautiful Rose Garden to enjoy the historic grounds while watching a movie (Barbie).  The movie will begin around 9:00PM.

June 8: Art on Vine will be on the Court Street Plaza, 12-6pm.

June 8: 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.

June 8: The Hamilton Flea, Hamilton’s first curated, urban artisan market, will be at Marcum Park from 10am to 4pm.

June 8: White Water Shaker Village, Ohio’s remaining Shaker village, is hosting a Flea Market on the grounds from 10am to 2pm.

June 8: There’s a Summer Bird Walk happening at Winton Woods. Join Great Parks for a summer bird walk and observe and learn about common year-round residents and seasonal migrant bird species. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars if you have them; they’ll have a few extra pairs to borrow. All experience levels are welcome. Bird walks will be cancelled due to inclement weather (i.e.: rain, high winds, lightning).

June 9: Celebrate Cincinnati’s Black history at “On Freedom’s Doorstep” at the Heritage Village Museum, 1-5pm. Meet reenactors in historical clothing portraying historical figures. This event will include vendors, music, a Freedom Trail, a food truck, and hands-on activities. This event is presented by The Voice of Black Cincinnati in partnership with Heritage Village Museum. Tickets required.

June 9: Fan-favorite Opera in the Park will be at Washington Park starting at 7:30pm. Pack your chairs and enjoy this free outdoor concert in OTR featuring a selection of opera and musical theater favorites performed by stars of Cincinnati Opera’s 2024 Summer Festival, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Come early for a special performance by the Cincinnati Brass Institute starting at 6:00 pm.

June 9: There will be some kites flying at the VOA Museum. Pigs Aloft Kite Association fly their extraordinary kites each month on the front lawn of the VOA Museum, 8070 Tylersville Road. This group typically meets the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. Noon-4pm / weather permitting.

June 9: The Cincinnati Concours D’ Elegance, a nationally recognized car show that highlights some of the most spectacular automobiles and motorcycles of all time, will be at Ault Park from 10am to 5pm. Free shuttle service provided. Tickets required.

June 13-16: Celebrate Italian heritage at Newport Italianfest. They’ll have food and drink, live music, and history. The festival happens at Riverboat Row.

June 14-16: Schutzenfest returns for 2024! Head to Kolping for authentic German food, beer, wine, entertainment, and MUCH more.

June 15: Strap on your skates and enjoy the outdoor Sawyer Point Roller Skating Rink, 6-10pm. Skater favorite DJ Monet x BB Hutch will return for House Night at the Sawyer Point Rink.

June 15: The City Flea will be at Washington Park, 10am-4pm.

June 15: 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.

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June 16: The Burlington Antique Show is at the Boone County Fairgrounds from 7am to 3pm. Shop from 200 antiques dealers at this antiques and vintage collectibles show.

June 17: There’s a Photography Night happening at Krohn Conservatory’s Butterfly Show, 6-8pm. Monday Photo Nights is limited to 50 guests and you can bring a tripod. Tickets required.

June 17: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is hosting their Fishing Derby.

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June 20: Head to Ault Park for the June Summer Music Festival, 6-10pm. Enjoy live music from The Menus plus inflatables & games. Volunteer organizations will have kids’ crafts and activities from 6-8pm. Free admission (food and drink available for purchase).

June 28-30: A Cincinnati Classic returns – Panegyri! Enjoy all things Greek food and culture at the 49th Annual PANEGYRI Greek Festival. Hours are Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 3-11pm, and Sunday 1-8pm. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of admission is donated to the FreeStore FoodBank and The Good Shepherd Food Pantry. Free parking and there’s a shuttle bus service to and from St. Xavier High School.

June 28: Art After Dark is at The Cincinnati Art Museum, 5-9pm.

June 29: Rev up your engines and head to Sawyer Point for The All-American Birthday Bash, an unforgettable showcase of American cars and more. From muscle cars to cutting-edge innovations, immerse yourself in the heart of automotive excellence. Plus, enjoy the rhythm of the road with live music that’ll set the perfect backdrop for day of horsepower and fun. 2-10pm.

June 30: It’s time for Dog Day of Summer at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum! For 364 days of the year the cemetery does not permit dog owners to share the beauty of Spring Grove with their pets.  However, on this ONE day only, responsible pet owners are invited to spend the entire day at the cemetery with their four-legged buddies.  Explore over 45 miles of paved roads throughout the 400+ developed acres of the park

The Butterfly Show is at the Krohn Conservatory. “Butterflies in Space” will be here through August 18, 2024.

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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!