365CIN Weekender: 40+ things to do in Cincinnati this weekend

Summerfair at Coney Island
Summerfair at Coney Island

Friday, May 31 | mostly sunny and 77°

Food and Drink:

Tropical Disco at Rhinegeist: Blacklight dance floor, glow-in-the-dark face paint, rotating DJ sets + a slew of specialty brews and cocktails. Break out your neon and get ready to glow– dance floor opens at 9pm. 8pm-2am. Free admission. Details.

Fests:

Bluegrass and BBQ at Ault Park: Enjoy the sounds of Comet Bluegrass All-Stars while you nosh on BBQ from Wicked Hickory. Beer from Streetside and gourmet ice cream desserts presented by Duebbie Queens. 6-9pm. Free admission. Details.

Frontier Days in Milford: Fun, games, rides, food, and entertainment. Friday: 5-midnight, Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: noon-5pm. Details.

Arts and Entertainment:

Art After Dark: get Kinda WEIRD at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival kick off during Art After Dark this month. Enjoy live music from Largemouth Brass Band, preview performances from Cincy Fringe productions and more as CAM is immersed in theatre, art, music, film, dance, and everything between. 5-10pm. Free. Details.

Summerfair: 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country will congregate at Coney Island for Summerfair this weekend. Friday: 2-8pm. Sat: 10am-8pm. Sun: 10am-5pm. $10-$15 (cash only at event). Details.

Music:

Two Crows at Fretboard Brewing: Enjoy a free performance on the stage and have a cold one or two while you’re there! 8-11pm. Free admission. Details.

Bunbury Music Festival: Live music from top artists along the Ohio River at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. Hours vary. Friday-Sunday. $79+. Details.

The Menus: Enjoy live music at Fountain Square as part of their 5th and Vine Live Series. 7pm-11pm. Free admission. Details.

Shopping:

Half Price Books Clearance Sale: Head to the Sharonville Convention Center for this special clear out sale. It’s all $2 or less. Friday and Saturday: 9am-7pm, Sun.: 10am-6pm. Free admission. Details.


Saturday, June 1 | mostly cloudy and 80°

Fests:

Bluegrass Music and Arts and Crafts Festival at Vinoklet Winery: Live music, food and drink, arts and crafts vendors – all in the beautiful setting of the vineyard. 11am-8pm, free admission. Details.

German American Day at Findlay Market: Wiggle into some lederhosen, grab your favorite beer stein and a brat, and join us in a celebration of Cincinnati’s rich German heritage. Parade happens about 10:30am. 9am-6pm. Free admission. Details.

Frontier Days in Milford: Fun, games, rides, food, and entertainment. Friday: 5-midnight, Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: noon-5pm. Details.

Experience:

Newport Garden Walk: Eight private gardens will be open for you to explore. 10am – 4pm. $18. Details.

Creekin’ Weekend: Join a naturalist and explore the creek at Sharon Woods. 1-2pm. Free (vehicle permit required to enter park). Details.

DIY Workshops at Liberty Center: Saturday’s DIY event is led by AR Workshop (wood sign painting). 10am-noon. Free but you must register. Details.

Beer Hall Sing Along at Christian Moerlein (OTR Taproom): A high energy celebration of Cincinnati’s original brewing and beer hall history. Our authentic old world beer hall atmosphere brings new world singalong songs, from Sweet Caroline to Mr. Brightside, or, request your own favorite to our Christian Moerlein House Band. We play the hits you can singalong too. 8-11pm. Free admission. Details.

Fitness:

Weekend Workout: Head to Washington Park for a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes. All skill-levels welcome, no experience needed. 9-10am. Free. Details.

Arts and Entertainment:

Summerfair: 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country will congregate at Coney Island for Summerfair this weekend. Friday: 2-8pm. Sat: 10am-8pm. Sun: 10am-5pm. $10-$15 (cash only at event). Details.

Westside Market: Head to this pop-up market in Downtown Cheviot. Over 100 local vendors, food trucks and family fun activities.  10am – 3pm. Free admission. Details.

Music:

Bunbury Music Festival: Live music from top artists along the Ohio River at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. Hours vary. Friday-Sunday. $79+. Details.

Summer Concerts in the Park: Pack the chairs and blankets and head to Miami Whitewater Forest to enjoy the sounds of Wild Rice Musical Review. 7-9pm. Free (vehicle permit required to enter park). Details.

Washington Park’s R&B Series welcomes Dayton Funk Band to the stage. 7-10pm. Free. Details.

Shopping:

Half Price Books Clearance Sale: Head to the Sharonville Convention Center for this special clear out sale. It’s all $2 or less. Friday and Saturday: 9am-7pm, Sun.: 10am-6pm. Free admission. Details.

Plant Sale at Warder Nursery: Hundreds of awesome annuals, glorious grasses, tropicals, plenty of peppers and more! 9am-2pm. Free admission. Details.


Sunday, June 2 | partly cloudy and 79°

Food and Drink:

Taste of Newport: Get a taste of the great food offered in Newport, Ky when 20+ restaurants sell small plate sized offerings: pizza, coneys, homemade pies, BBQ, specialty coffees/teas, meatballs, grilled sausage, gourmet popsicles, and more! Live music too. 11am-6pm. Free admission. Details.

Fibonacci’s Mt. Healthy Farmers Market: Held on the first Sunday of the month, this new market is held at the Fibonacci Brewing Co. grounds. 11am-2pm. Free admission. Details.

Riverfront Market at Castellini Esplanade: Shop from a variety of vendors and rotating food trucks. 10am-3pm. Free admission. Details.

Fests:

Frontier Days in Milford: Fun, games, rides, food, and entertainment. Friday: 5-midnight, Saturday: noon to midnight, Sunday: noon-5pm. Details.

Experience:

Weekend Walkabout: Enjoy the beauty of June with a walking tour (“Bronzed and Beautiful”) through Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. 1pm. $4-$5. Registration required and spots limited. Details.

Gears and Beers: Head to MadTree Brewing for the car show in the back parking lot. 10am-4pm. Free admission. Details.

Fitness:

Free Fitness at Summit Park: Yoga at 9am and Zumba at 10:30am. Free. Details.

Arts and Entertainment:

Art on Vine: Fine art and handmade goods for sale from 70+ local Cincinnati artists. The market moves back to Fountain Square this month. 12-6pm. Free admission. Details.

Summerfair: 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country will congregate at Coney Island for Summerfair this weekend. Friday: 2-8pm. Sat: 10am-8pm. Sun: 10am-5pm. $10-$15 (cash only at event). Details.

Music:

Cincy Blues Challenge: Hear the best blues bands and the solo/duos in the region compete. Held at Germania Society. 12-9pm. $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Details.

Bunbury Music Festival: Live music from top artists along the Ohio River at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. Hours vary. Friday-Sunday. $79+. Details.

Shopping:

Half Price Books Clearance Sale: Head to the Sharonville Convention Center for this special clear out sale. It’s all $2 or less. Friday and Saturday: 9am-7pm, Sun.: 10am-6pm. Free admission. Details.


Coming Soon!

CATS: Broadway in Cincinnati brings CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to the Aronoff Center. June 11-16. Details.

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean, a new OMNIMAX film, opens at the Cincinnati Museum Center on June 7. Details.

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