Best Things to Do This Weekend in Cincinnati

Enjoy this list of the best local events and things to do this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. This list includes weekend events, festivals, shows, family friendly things to do, and more. 

Public art and Hi-Wire Brewing at Factory 52 in Norwood
Hi-Wire Brewing at Factory52

All event details were accurate at the time of this posting but event details do occasionally change. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door.

Donauschwaben’s Oktoberfest starts on Friday and continues into Sunday. Get the details on all the Oktoberfest celebrations over on our Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2023}.

The Clermont County Food and Farm Tour is happening on Saturday and Sunday. This is a self guided tour where you can visit seven different farms around the county. Saturday’s tour options include Fox Tail Farm (vegetables and edible flowers, hoop houses), D&L Meadows (dairy goats and sheep), The Alpaca Shop in New Richmond, and Happbee Acres Bee Supply.

While you’re in Clermont County (see above), pay a visit to the Tri-State Warbird Museum for their 2023 Warbird Flying Showcase. Doors open at 2:30 on Saturday with wheels up at 3:30pm.  The event features 10+ WWII aircraft being put through their paces for you to experience. Bring your own chairs or a picnic blanket and enjoy the show. Tickets required.

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum! Friday night’s event theme is “Fall Fiesta” and the evening includes live music from Mambo Combo and DJ Aikon, dance performances and instructions from Volaré, cash bars, food for purchase, and free admission to Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Free; reserve your timed ticket at the door as you enter.

Bluegrass & BBQ at Alms Park is happening on Friday, 6-9pm. The night features live music by Jake Speed and the Freddies, craft beer, food, free pumpkins, lawn games, and more. BYO chairs and picnics! This is a free event.

“What About Jane” will be providing live music for Sawyer Point’s Amped Up series, happening on Friday night starting at 6pm.

Make your reservations and head to the Cincinnati Nature Center for a Seasonal Foraging Walkabout at Long Branch Farm and Trails, Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Hi-Wire Brewing and The Bookmatters are co-hosting an Adult Book Fair on Saturday, noon to 5pm. If you’re missing the good ole days, come get a taste of nostalgia and hang with the big kids at the Book Fair.

City Flea is holding its first Vintage Market and it’s happening at Factory 52 (same locale as Hi-Wire, see their event above). Happens Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Discover one-of-a-kind vintage treasures, wander through Factory 52’s dynamic spaces, treat yourself to tasty delights, and soak up the lively vibes.

Operation Thank You is Saturday, 3-9:30pm. Head to Sawyer Point for this free family friendly event that celebrates our local Veterans. The event includes live music, Rozzi fireworks, military displays, Veteran specific vendors, a kids zone, and more.

If you can grab tickets before it sells out, the Cincinnati Zoo is having a Family Night Hike on Saturday, 6-7:30pm. Participate in fun, educational activities, take a short zoo hike with one of our education instructors, and meet some of our animal ambassadors up-close and personal! All while learning about the cute creepy crawly critters that call the Cincinnati Zoo home. Tickets required.

Cincinnati Parks will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park and hosting the inaugural “International Friendship Day” on Saturday, 11am to 2pm. The event will feature cultural information from more than 10 different countries, ranging from Zimbabwe, to France, Germany, China, and more. They will also feature a mix of international entertainment, such as a Japanese Taiko Drums performance.

The Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub hosts Hub-toberfest will be happening on Saturday from noon to 6pm. The day includes include Hub tours, vendors, live music, food and drinks, a silent auction, and a raffle. This is a free event, however, they do suggest a $5 donation upon entrance. 

Head to Brink Brewing for a Maker’s Mart on Saturday, noon to 6pm. They’ll have more than 50 local artists and makers, fresh beer, and live music.

Flea in the Fort will be at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas, Ky. on Sunday, 10am-3pm. Flea in the Fort is a handmade Artisan Craft show and it’s free to attend. They will have over 70 artists selling their crafts, live music, food trucks, and craft beer on the grounds around the Mess Hall.

Art on Vine will be at the Court Street Plaza on Sunday, noon to 6pm.

Fibonacci’s Brewing Company’s Mount Healthy Farmers Market will be on the grounds of the brewery on Sunday, noon to 3pm.


Cincinnati Art Museum’s newest exhibit is Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds.

First Flowers featuring Dinosaurs, the summer flower show, is at the Krohn Conservatory, July 1 – Oct. 22

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is now open for the season (weekends only).