Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, June 22-24

assorted beers from Rhinegeist

Friday, June 22:

Friday Night Grill Out at Lake Isabella (with special “Backyard Campout” event from 5-9pm): 5:00pm-8:00pm. Start the weekend off on a good note. Enjoy live music and grilled favorites with your family all at beautiful Lake Isabella. The park boathouse and playground will also be open for after-dinner fishing & fun. Details 

Moonlite Dance Party at Coney Island, 7pm. Dance under the stars to fantastic live music from some of the area’s best bands while J.D. Hughes, spins tunes in between sets. Age 21 and up, please. Blue Stone Ivory is this week’s band. Details

Findlay Eats Cooking Demo 12:00pm-1:00pm. Stop by Elaine’s Kitchen (located on the Race Street esplanade) every Friday at noon for cooking demos and FREE FOOD SAMPLES from a different featured merchant. This week’s featured restaurant is The Arepa Place. Details 

Free Fridays NKU Campus Recreation 6:30am-9:30pm. Looking for FREE Family Fun!? Free Fridays is a special promotion during the month of June where Free Access to the Campus Recreation Center is offered along with tons of family activities. Details

Observing at Big Bone Lick State Park  Haile Planetarium at NKU will be at Big Bone Lick State Park with their telescopes several times throughout the summer (weather permitting). In the afternoons they will be outside the Visitor’s Center looking at the sun (with proper filters), and at night they will be up by the campground to see the moon, several planets, constellations, and some deep sky objects. Note: If the weather does not allow the Friday observations in May, June, July and August, the backup date is the next day, Saturday. Session 1 at 2:00pm and Session 2at 9:00pm. Details

Panegyri Greek Festival 5:00pm-11:00pm Come on out Cincinnati to the best festival in town! Greek food, dancing, and drinks! Don’t forget about the beautiful church tours, culture exhibit, Greek cooking demos, and great rides for the kids! Bring your family and friends to be Greek for a weekend! Opa! Details 


Saturday, June 23:

Duke Energy Children’s Museum’s 20th Birthday Party 10:00am-5:00pm. You’re invited to the birthday party of the decade as the Duke Energy Children’s Museum turns 20! Partake in a few of your favorite activities and hands-on demonstrations, and visit with a few of the partners who work with the Children’s Museum to inspire the community. Details

Cincinnati Pops in the Park, 8:15pm. The natural beauty of Miami Whitewater Forest* provides the perfect backdrop for a summer evening concert. Led by an upbeat and engaging conductor, John Morris Russell, the Pops performs songs from across musical genres appealing to a diverse audience. The concert begins at 8:15pm. Arrive early to find your perfect viewing spot. Details

Panegyri Greek Festival 3:00pm-11:00pm Come on out Cincinnati to the best festival in town! Greek food, dancing, and drinks! Don’t forget about our beautiful church tours, culture exhibit, Greek cooking demos, and great rides for the kids! Bring your family and friends to be Greek for a weekend! Opa! Details

Rhinegeist 5th Anniversary Celebration 12:00pm-2:00am. Rhinegeist is turning 5 and celebrating with an adventure of epic proportions. Cruise through the brewery on June 23rd for attractions worthy of the Guinness Book, sweeping views of natural wonders, and of course, a full-throttle lineup of rare beers and surprises. Details 

Eco Jam VI– Presented by Urban Earth Farms 5:00pm-11:00pm This is the sixth consecutive EcoJam music festival, an East Price Hill event quickly becoming a community tradition. EcoJam VI includes local music, beer, food, and games. This is a family friendly event where children 12 and under get in FREE. All proceeds benefit Urban Earth Farms – part of the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village and a non-profit focused on community supported agriculture to offer local, organically grown food to the community. Details

Cincinnati Pride Festival 11am-9:00pm The Cincinnati Pride Festival, presented by Pure Romance, is a family-friendly, fun event that takes place at Sawyer Point Park on the fourth Saturday in June. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, it is FREE for everyone!  Food, drinks, vendors and entertainment fill your Saturday afternoon with fun. Details

Northside Music Festival 5:00pm-2:00am Kicks off at 5p, 3 Stages until 2am — always a blast, killer bands and great vibes! Details 


Sunday, June 24:

Tunes at the Taft 2:30pm-4:30pm  Museum founders Anna and Charles Taft were devoted supporters of music in the community. The Taft Museum of Art continues that tradition with a variety of concerts throughout the year. Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with Tunes at the Taft—a contemporary music series featuring the city’s top talent. Spend some time outside under the tent for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun. Free. Details

Breakfast With the Animals at Cincinnati Zoo, 8-9:30 am. Encounter animal friends on the path to the Africa Deck. Enjoy a delicious family friendly continental breakfast as the African Savannah awakens and friendly Animal Ambassadors stroll from table to table to meet you! Exclusive animal meet and greets are also part of the experience. Details

Chamber Rock! with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra at Washington Park, 7:30-9pm. Take it back with the Chamber Rock special with music from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Electric Light Orchestra and more! Free outdoor concert. Details

11th Annual Dog Days of Summer at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 9am – 1pm. For 364 days of the year the cemetery does not permit dog owners to share the beauty of Spring Grove with their pets. However, on this ONE day only, responsible pet owners are invited to come and spend the entire day at the cemetery with their four legged buddies. Explore over 45 miles of paved roads throughout the 400+ developed acres of the park. Details

Yoga with Art 21c Museum Hotel and Modo Yoga 9:30am-10:30am Find your inner peace at 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati’s weekly Sunday yoga series. Perfect the art of oneness as you work through a variety of poses. Sessions are just $5 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Modo Yoga Greater Cincinnati. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited. Details

Shakespeare in the Park, 7pm. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off their summer season of free performances with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Seasongoood Pavilion. Details

Panegyri Greek Festival 1:00pm-8:00pm Come on out Cincinnati to the best festival in town! Greek food, dancing, and drinks! Don’t forget about our beautiful church tours, culture exhibit, Greek cooking demos, and great rides for the kids! Bring your family and friends to be Greek for a weekend! Opa! Details

Village Bazaar – Mainstrasse Village 9:30am-1:00pm Held on the fourth Sunday of each month, from April through October, MainStrasse Village Steinford Park (aka – the Sixth Street Promenade) is a unique setting for an urban outdoor marketplace.  Offering everything from antiques and vintage items to art, crafts and other handmade products, visitors can stroll the tree-lined promenade, sipping their coffees and juices, and enjoy a shopping experience unlike any other to be found in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Details



Mission Aerospace is the newest exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center

See the Island Wheel at Coney Island / Sunlite Pool through July 8

Newport Aquarium has an evening deal for you. During Summer Family Hours, get one free children’s admission with each full-price adult. Offer valid Sunday-Friday after 4 pm. This offer is available online only.

Hedwig and the Angry Itch is at the Ensemble Theatre through July 1

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emporer of China is at the Cincinnati Art Museum through August 12

Explore Twisted, an outdoor art installation on the front lawn of the Taft Museum of Art


*Great Parks for Hamilton County requires a Motor Vehicle Permit for entrance to the parks.

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.


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