Best Things to Do in Cincinnati, June 2022

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.

Smale Riverfront Park with the Ohio River in the background

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

June 1: Pack up the bikes and take the kids to Summit Park for their Bike Rodeo, 3:30pm-7pm. More details to come.

June 2-4: It’s time for Frontier Days in Milford. For their 60th anniversary, they’re planning on going back to their roots: exploring the memories and great times throughout the years. The parade will be coming down Lila on Thursday, June 2 starting at 6:30pm. They’ll have family fun, live music, festival food, and more all weekend.

June 2: Head to Smale Riverfront Park for Family Fun Days. 10am-1pm. Enjoy free ice cream from UDF, face painting stations, balloon artists, animal encounters, and puppet shows.

June 3-5: Summerfair will blanket the grounds of Coney Island. This is the 55th year for this juried art show. Over 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country will be on hand and 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 included in your ticket price. Rain or shine!

June 3: Enjoy “Jungle Cruise” as part of Great Parks’ “Float in Movies” series (Winton Woods). Grab a delicious snack and enjoy a film from the comfort of a boat during Float-In Movies. Guests will enjoy watching movies on the water in a Great Parks’ rowboat at select park locations. Up to four individuals total are permitted per boat. At least one adult 18 years or older must be in each boat. Lifejackets will be available for guest use. $40 per boat. Advance registration required.

June 4: Celebrate all things German with German American Day at Findlay Market, 10:30am-4pm.

June 4: Westside Market (showcasing over 100 local vendors, food trucks and offers family fun activities) will be at Westwood Town Hall, 10am-3pm.

June 5: It’s the first year for Cincinnati Trail Fest, happeing at Mt. Airy Forest, 12-8pm. Celebrate nature with activities, speakers with topics about everything outdoors, kids area and activities, vendors, music, food and beer, and more.

June 5: Art on Vine will be at Fountain Square, 12-6pm.

June 8: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum’s Summer Concert Series returns for 2022. Big Trouble Blues Band will play in the Rose Garden Gazebo (near the main entrance), 7-9pm.

June 10: Cincinnati Nature Center is offering a Free Friday Night with free admission from 5-9pm.

June 11: 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 11: The Hamilton Flea, Hamilton’s first curated, urban artisan market, will be at Marcum Park from 10am to 4pm.

June 11: The City Flea will be at Washington Park, 10am-4pm.

June 12: Opera for All starts at 3pm with a family-friendly open house at Music Hall. Explore the home of the Cincinnati Opera and enjoy activities for the entire family – costume displays, photo exhibits, stagecraft demonstrations, live performances, and more.

June 12: Fan-favorite Opera in the Park will be at Washington Park starting at 7:30. Pack your chairs and enjoy this free outdoor concert in OTR featuring a selection of unforgettable opera and musical theater favorites performed by stars of the 2022 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

June 17: The Cincinnati Food Truck Association is hosting Food Fest at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Savor a full day of foodie festivities with over 30 CFTA food trucks from 11am until 10pm. Enjoy local craft beer, music & dancing, retail vendor market, fun & face-painting for kids, some of Cincinnati’s BEST food and much more!

June 18: 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.

June 18: It’s a Juneteenth Weekend celebration and Family Fun Days at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2-6pm. Enjoy inflatables, yard games, face painters, balloon artists, live music, food trucks, live music, and more!

June 18: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is hosting their Fishing Derby. Kids Derby starts at 9:30am, Adult Derby starts at 1pm, and Fishing Derby Happy Hour is 4-5pm. The event is free with the cost of admission.

June 19: The Burlington Antique Show is at the Boone County Fairgrounds from 6am to 3pm. Shop from 200 antiques dealers at this antiques and vintage collectibles show.

June 19: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will have a free concert on the lawn at Maple Ridge Lodge / Mt. Airy Forest, 7-9pm.

June 22-26: The Airpower History Tour is coming to Cincinnati. Don’t miss your opportunity to fly in the iconic B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” and the B-24 Liberator “Diamond LIL” when they visit Lunken Airport. Tour all the planes on the ground or book a flight in one or all of these historic aircraft.

June 24-26: A Cincinnati Classic returns – Panegyri! Enjoy all things Greek food and culture at the 47th Annual PANEGYRI Greek Festival. Hours are Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 3-11pm, and Sunday 1-8pm. Admission is $2 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 24: Cincinnati Parks and 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses are hosting Family Fun Days at Laurel Park, 5-7:30pm.

June 24: Cincinnati Nature Center is offering a Free Friday Night with free admission from 5-9pm.

June 26: 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

June 30: Head to Newport on the Levee for Movie Night. The featured movie is “Space Jam: A New Legacy”. Find it in “The Gallery”, 6-8pm.

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” runs through June 12. This is a MUST SEE in my opinion. It’s my favorite Broadway show thus far!

The Butterfly Show is at the Krohn Conservatory. Butterflies of the Nile will be here through June 19, 2022. Be sure to check their site for special related events. Timed tickets required (purchase online) with limited numbers available at the door.