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. 

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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.

Who’s ready for a Fish Fry? Find a great one with our Fish Fry Guide for Cincinnati {2023}

Easter egg hunts kick off this weekend! Find a good one here: Best Cincinnati Easter Egg Hunts {2023}

Riverdance, 25th Anniversary Show is at Music Hall this weekend, March 31-April 2.

Jagged Little Pill, The Musical is at the Aronoff Center as part of the Broadway in Cincinnati series, daily thru Sunday, April 2.

The Cincinnati Blacksmiths Guild and Blue Hell Studio are hosting the 2023 Spring Hammer-In, Friday at 6:30pm. Join in for fun, fire, steel, hammering and take the opportunity to create your own steel item for yourself or to giveaway to family or friends!! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; hammering starts @ 7:00 p.m.; last time to sign-up to make an item is 10:30 p.m.

CAC@21C: Join Contemporary Arts Center docents for a half-hour guided tour of the 21C galleries followed by a half-hour tour of the Contemporary Arts Center exhibitions. After the tour, continue your exploration of the CAC! Meet in the lobby of the 21C at 6pm. Free.

Roller Skating and Pickleball arrive at Fountain Square on Saturday! The rink and courts will be at the Square for the entire month of April. Check out the April calendar for special sessions including DJ Skates, live music, parties, and more. Online reservations suggested – make them here.

Zoo Blooms kicks off on Saturday, April 1 at the Cincinnati Zoo (and runs all month long). Barnyard Bonanza and Cheetah Encounter wildlife demonstrations start this weekend (daily schedule found here). Also this weekend, Discover Crystal River Florida (DCRF) is hosting its Step Into Awareness augmented reality (AR) experience at the Zoo. Guests can use their phones to scan a QR code and be transported underwater where they can see manatees and their habitat.

The annual Asianati Hanami Picnic will be happening at Ault Park’s Cherry Tree Grove on Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm. Hanami means “flower viewing” in Japanese and it is the centuries-old Japanese custom of gathering to view cherry blossom trees. Enjoy entertainment provided by the Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko Drummers and sing outdoor karaoke! They will be presenting their 1,000 Cranes (Senbazuru) gift to the Tokyo Food’s owners, the Matsuda’s! Admission is free (food + drinks for purchase) and open to the public.

Get outside for the Big Tree Wildflower Walk at California Nature Preserve, happening Saturday, 1-2:30pm. Visit an old growth forest to enjoy one of the best spring wildflower displays in Cincinnati beneath the city’s tallest trees.  Some of these perennial bloomers are as old as the woody giants above them!  Discover the beautiful hidden relationships between the flowers and the forest on this guided walk. Registration required / free.

There’s a Spring Market scheduled for Sunday at the Midpointe Library in West Chester, 2-4pm. Hop on over to the West Chester Market – Spring edition! Shop with local growers and makers for your favorite springtime produce, crafts, snacks, baked goods, and more!

Head to Glenwood Gardens on Sunday for the Glenwood Walk-A-Bout starting at 10am. Meet-up with a nature interpreter for an informal fast paced hike around the outer loop of the Wetland Loop Trail. Make new friends, learn a bit about nature in early spring and cover over 2 miles. Dress for the weather.  Free, no reservations needed. Find it online when you click this link and then look for April 2 on their calendar.

How To Plant a Pocket Prairie: Site Preparation” is happening at the Cincinnati Nature Center on Sunday, 3-5pm (registration required). If you’re interested in creating your own native wildflower-filled, pollinator friendly, pocket-sized prairie in your own yard, this class is the first step. The key to success in creating any type of native plant bed is site preparation. Dive into the many ways to prepare your site, regardless of what’s there now.  This is part 1 of two classes on how to plant a Pocket Prairie Kit.

The Hyde Park Winter Farmers Market is indoors, at the MadTree Brewing Barrel Room on Sunday, 10am-1pm.

Did you know you can take a Rotunda Tour at the Cincinnati Museum Center? Offered on Saturdays and Sundays, these 45 minute docent led tours take you through the rotunda area of the 1933 train station and include the topics of architecture, construction and art plus the details of the mosaic murals. These limited capacity public tours are first come, first served and will depend on availability.


The Butterfly Show is at the Krohn Conservatory.