Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend {March 6-8}

It’s going to be a great weekend in Cincinnati! You have lots and lots to choose from including free arts performances and activities, events celebrating women, gaming, beers, and lots more!

And don’t forget to “spring forward” with those clocks on Sunday!

clock in downtown Cincinnati

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Head to the Krohn Conservatory for Botany & Brews featuring Kumquat, 6-8pm. Come & learn about this citrus fruit & watch it transform into a refreshing beer. The kumquats used in this limited release beer are grown in Krohn & offered by Woodburn Brewery. Tickets required. {details}

The Lloyd Library invites you to Women and Nature Exhibit Opening Reception, 5:30-8pm. Celebrate the opening of the Lloyd Library and Museum’s latest exhibition, Women and Nature, featuring some of the most unique items created by women from Lloyd collections. The exhibition will feature works by naturalists, botanists, mycologists, horticulturists, and explorers, including pioneers of scientific illustration Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) and Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758), daughters who were taught to paint the illustrated works of their fathers, Elizabeth Albin and Eliza and Sarah Maund, and designer of over 400 gardens, Gertrude Jekyll. Two of the more visually stunning books on display will be Familiar Indian Flowers by Lena Lowis (1878) and Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods by Sarah Price (1864). The Lloyd Gallery will feature Four Seasons at Burnet Woods, photography by Rama Kasturi. Members of Muse Cincinnati Women’s Choir will preform at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. {details}

Cincy Beerfest will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center, March 6 and 7. Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on for a sampling of hundreds of craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun!  Friday’s event is an “Early Admission” and starts at 6:30pm. Tickets required. {details}

It’s opening day at Zip Dip (opening at 11am)! For more “opening day” news on all the local area Creamy Whips, don’t miss our 25+ of the Best Creamy Whips and Ice Cream Shops

It’s time for another Walk on Woodburn, 6-10pm. Stop in to all of your favorite spots in the neighborhood to see what’s happening and enjoy a wintry evening! {details}

Cincycon, an annual gaming convention presented by The Gamers of Ohio, Indiana, & Northern Kentucky will be at the Butler County Fairgrounds all weekend. It is Cincycon’s mission to bring Historical, Fantasy, and Science Fiction gamers along with Card, Role-Playing, and Board Gaming enthusiasts under one roof for a full weekend of fun. {details}


Cobbler's Apprentice at the Taft Museum of Art
Taft Museum of Art

Enjoy loads of free art-related performances and events all over town with Artswave Days. Saturday’s theme is “Power of Her” and includes activities at Taft Museum of Art, Fitton Center, UC Clermont, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Behringer-Crawford Museum, and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. {details}

Cincycon, an annual gaming convention presented by The Gamers of Ohio, Indiana, & Northern Kentucky will be at the Butler County Fairgrounds all weekend. It is Cincycon’s mission to bring Historical, Fantasy, and Science Fiction gamers along with Card, Role-Playing, and Board Gaming enthusiasts under one roof for a full weekend of fun. {details}

It’s Pucks and Pups night with the Cincinnati Cyclones. Enjoy a game with your good boy at the game. During one of the intermissions, the Cyclones will find out who the fastest dachshund on ice is. Plus $1 John Morrell Hotdogs All Night Long! $3 off of every ticket sold will directly benefit the Care Center Animal Blood Bank. {details}

WCET is hosting Meet the Helpers, 12-3pm. Kids will learn first-hand how to be a caring neighbor through acts of kindness activities and get the chance to see Daniel Tiger and friend Katerina Kittycat. Meet your neighbors and first responders who serve our community. This free, family-friendly event is one you won’t want to miss! RSVP to MeetTheHelpers@CETconnect.org or 513-345-6508 with your name and the number of people coming. {details}

Head to the Cincinnati Art Museum for Family First Saturday: Cut and Paste, 11am-4pm. Spend the day with your family with free and fun activities. Enjoy a special scavenger hunt, performances, hands-on art-making and more. Enjoy special preschool activities from 11:00 a.m–1:00 p.m. {details}

Cincy Beerfest will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center, March 6 and 7. Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on for a sampling of hundreds of craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun! Tickets required. {details}

A. J. Rahn Greenhouses is hosting a free Vegetable Garden Seminar starting at 11am. Learn all about growing your own vegetable garden with their resident experts Sandy and Kris! This will be a fun and exciting morning where you can ask anything your heart desires. Call 513-541-0672 to reserve your seat, or email them at greenhouses.ajrahn@gmail.com. Totally free, just bring your happy self! {details}

Liberty Home German Society hosts Bock Fest and Chili Cook-off on Saturday, 12-6pm. Open to the public, this event features a chili competition ($5 to enter, $5 to taste) and more. {details}


Donuts at Holtman's
donuts from Holtman’s (pop up at Rhinegeist this Sunday)

The first annual Womenfolk Market will be at The Transept on Sunday, 11am-4pm. This City Flea market for women, by women, will showcase some of the city’s most awesome women owned businesses. Tickets required. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Women Helping Women. {details}

Head to Rhinegeist for Glazed & Brewed: a VIP Tasting Experience, 12-3pm. Rhinegeist is teaming up with the java savants at Deeper Roots and the
cruller kings at Holtman’s Donuts for a guided tasting that will leave
you jazzed and infused. Each participant will have a reserved spot on
a guided tasting of four custum donuts, four fresh pour over coffees, and four rare Rhinegeist brews. Guided tasting spots are very limited. Tickets required. {details}

In addition to the guided tasting (info above), from 12-4pm, Deeper Roots and Holtman’s will be serving coffee and donuts from a pop-up cafe in
the Rhinegeist taproom. Access to the popup shops are open to the public. {details}

Cincycon, an annual gaming convention presented by The Gamers of Ohio, Indiana, & Northern Kentucky will be at the Butler County Fairgrounds all weekend. It is Cincycon’s mission to bring Historical, Fantasy, and Science Fiction gamers along with Card, Role-Playing, and Board Gaming enthusiasts under one roof for a full weekend of fun. {details}

Cincy Beerfest will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center, March 6 and 7. Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on for a sampling of hundreds of craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun! Tickets required. {details}

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Listermann Brewing Co., 2-8pm. Starting at 2, they will have their all female brewed beer on tap (100 Years of Change with the can art from local artists) and in 4-packs plus a raffle, live screen printing from National Screen Printing, Sassy Snaps PhotoBooth, & cake balls from JCakes Cincinnati! All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Women Helping Women! {details}

Brunch, Brews, and Baseball is happening on Sunday. You begin at the Moerlein Lager House in the private Beer Baron Hall and enjoy your fill of the Lager House’s Hot Chicken Biscuit, A.M. Flatbread, or any of their awesome brunch choices along with a flight of Moerlein’s award-winning beers! During brunch, your guide will begin with storied history of the relationship between baseball and beer, particularly in Cincinnati. After brunch, you will embark on a tour of the Moerlein Lager House brewing facilities before heading over to Great American Ball Park for a behind the scenes Major League Clubhouse Tour. Stops include Crosley Terrace, the new 1869 Red Stockings Pavilion, the Warning Track behind Home Plate, the Dugouts, and both Clubhouses! At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll receive a voucher for one-day admission to the newly renovated Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which can be used that day or any day up to October 31, 2020. Tickets required. {details}


Enjoy discounted admission at the Cincinnati Zoo during Penguin Days (now through March 13)


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.