Things to do in Cincinnati, March 2022

Spring, is that you I see coming around the corner? I know I’m not the only one who’s looking for blooms and a bit more sunshine. Lucky for us, March is about to deliver!

Welcome March written on a napkin with a cup of coffee and a pen on the table

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

March 1: Happy Birthday to the state of Ohio! March First Brewery (paying homage to the great state of Ohio and its birthday) is hosting an Anniversary Party.

March 1: Lagniappe will play their Cajun French music at Christ Church Catherdral’s Music Live @ Lunch. Concertgoers are invited to bring their own lunch, or they may purchase lunch for $5 at the cathedral.

March 3: It’s Hero Day at The Cincinnati Home and Garden Show. All active military personnel, veterans, fire, police, and first responders receive FREE admission to the show with valid ID. 

March 3 – 6: The Cincinnati Home and Garden Show continues at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

It’s officially Fish Fry Season! Check out our Fish Fry Guide and choose a different one to visit every week!

March 4-6: Bockfest is back! Cincinnati’s annual celebration of Spring, the area’s brewing heritage, and bock beer, stumbles into its 30th year on March 4-6, 2022 in Over-the-Rhine’s historic Brewery District.

March 4: Don’t miss The Bockfest Parade! The parade begins at Arnold’s, travels up Sycamore to 12th Street and then heads to Main and McMicken before ending at Bockfest Hall and a blessing of the bock beer. Parade starts to form at 5pm with kickoff at 6pm.

March 4 (and March 11, 18, 25): Take a Behind the Scenes Tour of Rookwood Pottery. Resident historian, George, will take you through the 88,000 square foot production facility to see where our artists handcraft pottery and architectural tile.  Advanced ticket purchase required.

March 10: Signs and Songs returns to the American Sign Museum. Spend an evening enjoying great tunes while basking in the glow of the signs. The Matt Tolentino Band will will perform jazz from different decades that will be sure to get your toes tapping with the energy that made the 1920s roar. Advance ticket purchase required.

March 12: The 54th annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon, downtown. The parade begins at Mehring Way and Central, heads east on Mehring Way, left on Joe Nuxhall, left on Freedom Way, and ends at Freedom Way and Roas Parks Street.

March 12: Model train enthusiasts of all sorts will enjoy the Cinti Div. 7 Spring Flea Market and Trade Show at the Lakota West Freshman Campus, 10am – 3pm.

March 15: Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Ain’t Too Proud” is opening at the Aronoff Center. I saw this show in NYC and it is amazing. If you’re into Broadway, bios, R&B, musicals… you’ll love this story of the Temptations. The show runs through March 27.

March 15: Get yourself signed up for this Easter Door Hanger Class happening at the Oakley Kitchen Food Hall.

March 18 – 20: The Greater Cincinnati Home Expo is happening at the Sharonville Convention Center.

March 18: Cincinnati Nature Center is offering a Full Moon Walk. Witness the night’s magic transform the trails as we marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this guided hike. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

March 19: It’s opening day for the Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory. This year’s show is Butterflies of The Nile.

March 19: Outdoor Archery classes start off for the season with Great Parks. Instructors will guide you through the basics of shooting a compound bow and teach you the archery steps to success. All equipment is provided. Advanced registration is required.

March 20: Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk through one of my favorite parks, Glenwood Gardens.

March 23: Taft’s Brewpourium is hosting a Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing. With your ticket, you’ll get a flight of 4 different beers, each perfectly paired with two delicious Girl Scout cookies per beer. Plus, you’ll get a wristband to enjoy $1 off pints for the day of the event. Advance registration required.

March 25: Art After Dark returns at the Cincinnati Art Museum! This month features the opening of Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To. Enjoy music from DJ Arie, food for purchase, cash bars and free admission to special exhibitions including David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History and Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. Parking is limited.

March 26: Take a Tour of Rhinegeist. Public Tours of the facility are now available on weekends. It’s $6 and includes 1 beer. You can pick up walk-up tickets at the brewery, when available, at their Merch Store or order online with the link above.

March 27: Get outside and enjoy a Spring Family Night Hike with Great Parks. Head to Sharon Woods for this evening event that starts at dusk and search for critters that have mastered the night. You’ll do activities that simulate nocturnal adaptations and see how our own bodies adjust to the dark. Advanced registration required.

March 27: Cincinnati Magazine hosts Musical Brunch at the Taft Museum of Art, 11am-1pm. This is a ticketed event and includes a live concert (Broadway’s Best with The Story Collective), full brunch, 2 tickets for the mimosa/bellini bar, and parking.

March 27: Head to Oakley Kitchen to shop their Spring Market, 10am-4pm. The market is happening on the second level. Come hungry – they’ve got some great food options!

March 31: Sadly, opening day has been postponed. Keep up with the parade info here. It’s one of the biggest (perhaps THE biggest?) celebration in Cincinnati – Opening Day! The Reds are scheduled to open their season on March 31 (Reds vs. Cubbies) but an MLB work stoppage may cause the game (and parade) date to be changed. Pencil it in though!

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Ain’t Too Proud” is at the Aronoff Center, March 15 – 27. I saw this show in NYC and it is amazing. If you’re into Broadway, bios, R&B, musicals… you’ll love this story of the Temptations.

“Queen”, the buzz-worthy new drama about scientific integrity, is at The Ensemble Theatre through March 19.

Steel Magnolias” is the latest offering from Playhouse in the Park, March 19 – April 17.

Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo continue through March 11. Enjoy discounted admission, penguin parades, animal encounters, and more.