Free and Cheap Things to do in Cincinnati – March, 2017

If you’re looking for some fun free and cheap things to do in Cincinnati for the month of March, we’ve got you covered!

March 10:

March’s Walk on Woodburn brings you all of the arts, eats, shopping and entertainment you could want, all in East Walnut Hills! The street’s businesses, restaurants, galleries, and bars are staying open late for a night of mingling, dinner, drinks, fine art, and conversation. There’s so much to do and we invite you to join the fun! 6-9pm.

 

March 11:

Fossil Day at Carol Ann’s Carousel: Come whirl with us inside Carol Ann’s Carousel for Fossil Day March 11, 2017 from 11am-3:30pm. Learn about cool fossils, make a craft memento to keep, and enjoy family friendly fossil games! Come join in on all the fun before our animals become ‘fossils’!

Head downtown for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts at noon.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Fountain Square: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but two FREE parties on Fountain Square! Festivities begin Saturday, March 11, running throughout the day from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Enjoy live music from Celtic rock bands, St. Patrick’s Day merchandise and, of course, Guinness!

 

March 12:

2nd Sunday Family Showtime: Cincinnati Boychoir’s Concert Choir (at Clifton Cultural Arts Center). All shows start at 2 p.m. and are free for kids and just $5 per adult (scholarships available). This month’s performance is presented by Cincinnati Boychoir’s Concert Choir. Tickets will be available for purchase at the CCAC Box Office starting at 1pm on the day of the performance.

 

March 14:

Music Live at Lunch at Christ Church Cathedral – At 12:10 p.m. each Tuesday, September through May, they offer free Music Live@Lunch. The concerts feature a variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and music of other cultures. You may bring your lunch or purchase one at the cathedral for $5. March 14 features: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers: Bluegrass, Americana and Old-time Mountain music.

 

March 15:

REC Reads at Cincinnati Art Museum: Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs, and sensory activities. This 30 minute program will get your little one excited about art in a fun and interactive way.

 

March 16:

FC Cincinnati Meet and Greet: Rhinegeist will welcome FC Cincinnati to the brewery for a Meet & Greet! Players and coaches will be on hand in our taproom to sign autographs and hear from the most passionate fan base in the USL. If you’re a season ticker holder, you’ll get special access to our Annex space, where players and coaches will be filtering through to sign autographs and hang out in a more intimate setting. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. 6-8pm.

Thursday Art Play: Contemporary Arts Center (now offering free admission); A great way to schedule creative play time with your little ones. This program uses storytelling, performance and hands-on artmaking activities to excite and educate our youngest visitors. It is designed especially for children ages 3 to 5 years old, and their parents and caregivers. Stick around for some kid-friendly yoga in the UnMuseum following each Art Play session. Starts at 10:30am.

Head to Carol Ann’s Carousel (at The Banks) for Unlimited Rides Band Day. Come whirl with us and stay warm inside Carol Ann’s Carousel from 11am-3:30pm. For just $6, buy a band for unlimited rides all day! Come join us for this whirlin’ good time!

 

March 17:

35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Song and Dance at the Main Branch of TheCincinnati Library featuring music by Dark Moll and a performance by the McGing Irish Dancers, this tribute to Irish heritage is family-friendly and fun! 11:30am – 1pm in the Reading Garden Lounge.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Fountain Square: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but two FREE parties on Fountain Square! Festivities continue on Friday, March 17, running throughout the day from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Enjoy live music from Celtic rock bands, St. Patrick’s Day merchandise and, of course, Guinness!

 

March 18:

Cincinnati Macaron Day: Just mention Macaron Day and you’ll receive a complimentary macaron at participating locations, while supplies last. Be sure to block several hours and see how many bakeries you can visit in a single day!

Heron Rookery Viewing Weekend at Winton Woods (Great Parks of Hamilton County*): Get a bird’s eye view of a great blue heron nesting spot. Travel along the West Branch Trail at your own pace to view these feathered marvels in their tree-top homes. Spotting scopes will be provided. Stop by Winton Centre for written directions. Free*, 1-4pm.

Belle from Beauty & the Beast will make an appearance at Newport on the Levee: Excited for the new Beauty & The Beast movie to be released? Bring your little one for a free opportunity to meet Belle before or after you see the movie at AMC! The first 100 guests will receive a free princess tiara! Belle will be located in the Gallery Building near the AMC Ticket Booth from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Parents, don’t forget to take photos!

 

March 19:

3rd Sunday Funday at Taft Museum of Art: Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art on select third Sundays to explore, create, and play. These free afternoon programs offer great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun, and family-friendly performances. Most activities are ongoing, so drop in when you have time and stay as long as you like. FREE. No reservations required. 1-4pm.

Art on Vine: Browse through the fine art and handmade goods while you sip on a craft brew. Noon – 7pm at Rhinegeist.

 

March 20:

Cincinnati Museum Center presents their March Insights Lecture – Xavier Asks: Why Vikings?  Join three Xavier University faculty members as they make a case for reinvestigating the influence of Vikings across time and disciplines. Spaces are limited. To RSVP for this FREE lecture please click here. 7:30 p.m. at Xavier University’s Hailstones Hall, Room 2.

 

March 21:

Music Live at Lunch at Christ Church Cathedral – At 12:10 p.m. each Tuesday, September through May, they offer free Music Live@Lunch. The concerts feature a variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and music of other cultures. You may bring your lunch or purchase one at the cathedral for $5. March 21 features:The Sunburners: Cincinnati party band.

Fossil Hunt at Trammel Fossil Park: Let’s take a journey through time with Olivia from RRT at Trammel Fossil Park! Cincinnati has many wonderful marine fossils easily discovered at this outcrop in Sharonville. Come collect some fossils, talk about their depositional environment, modes of life, and bring your curiosity! Be ready to get dirty and sift through rocks. Bring water and snacks if you need them and wear closed toe shoes. Optional: rock hammer or shovel, hand lenses, or identification books. Starting at noon.

 

March 22:

REC Reads at Cincinnati Art Museum: Bring your toddler or preschooler to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs, and sensory activities. This 30 minute program will get your little one excited about art in a fun and interactive way.

 

March 23:

Thursday Art Play: Contemporary Arts Center (now offering free admission); A great way to schedule creative play time with your little ones. This program uses storytelling, performance and hands-on artmaking activities to excite and educate our youngest visitors. It is designed especially for children ages 3 to 5 years old, and their parents and caregivers. Stick around for some kid-friendly yoga in the UnMuseum following each Art Play session. Starts at 10:30am.

 

March 24:

Lloyd Library and Museum hosts Off the Page.  Join in at the opening of their new exhibit, Off the Page, a collaboration with Meddling with Nature. Coinciding with the 300th anniversary of Maria Sibylla Merian’s death, Off the Page provides the rare opportunity to view the Lloyd Library’s Merian collection along with taxidermist Jeremy Johnson’s three-dimensional replicas. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Free.

 

March 25:

Enjoy Macy’s Family Festival at the UnMuseum / Contemporary Arts Center. Celebrate the UnMuseum’s tuneful artwork with a music themed festival! We’ll have guests from Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Music Lab bringing different orchestral instruments for families to try out! Stick around to build an instrument of your own and experiment with music, paint and movement. Don’t miss out on a special performance at 1:00pm from the Constella Festival. A young boy named Beethoven will take audiences to a magical world where adventure awaits! Noon – 3pm, free.

March 28:

Music Live at Lunch at Christ Church Cathedral – At 12:10 p.m. each Tuesday, September through May, they offer free Music Live@Lunch. The concerts feature a variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and music of other cultures. You may bring your lunch or purchase one at the cathedral for $5. March 28 features: Jessica Smithhorn (oboe), Roberta Whitely (piano), performing music of Holocaust-era Jewish composers

 

March 31:

Art After Dark at Cincinnati Art Museum: Explore iconic and colorful Tiffany windows and lamps with live music from Us, Today, specialty cocktails, LED hoola hoop performances from Cincinnati Circus Company and free tours of special exhibition “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light.” Free admission and free parking. No RSVP required. Please arrive early for the best parking options. 5-9pm.

 

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

*Great Parks of Hamilton County requires a park pass for entry. The cost of an annual Motor Vehicle Permit is $10 for residents of Hamilton County and $14 for all other park visitors. Park passes are sold at a kiosk as you enter the park.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 869 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

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