Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, Sept. 14-16

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Friday, September 14:

Cincinnati Comic Expo hosted by Duke Energy Convention Center and Queen City Gaming, 3:00pm-8:00pm. Cincinnati’s Original Comic Convention and Pop Culture Expo! Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Details

Frisch Marionettes Wizard of Oz hosted by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 11:00am-1:00pm. The Frisch Marionettes presents The Wizard of Oz. An inspiring story about unlocking the potential that exists within each of us. Celebrate America’s rich musical heritage as you travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy to find out why a Lion, Tinman and Strawman are all singing the Blues. Details 

Wine Tasting-California Dreamin’ hosted by The Wine Merchant, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Sample 8 white and red wines from America’s top wine producing state. California produces 90% of American-made wine and supplies more than 60% of all wine consumed in the country. This is a casual, stand-up tasting where you will enjoy 8 different wines. Details 

Germania Biergarten Series hosted by Jung Germania, 6:00pm-11:00pm. Come enjoy live music, German food, and craft & import beers (soft drinks also available)! Details 

Free Movie Night at the Ballpark hosted by Great American Ballpark, 8:00pm-10:00pm. The Reds and Cincinnati Bell are excited to celebrate a quarter century of laughter and friendship with a showing of The Sandlot! Enjoy this movie classic on its 25th anniversary featuring Scotty Smalls, Benny “The Jet” and the rest of the ragtag roster like never before on the Great American Ball Park videoboards. Details

Luna: A Wizarding World Parody hosted by Improv Cincinnati, 8:00pm-9:30pm. Luna Lovegood is everyone’s favorite oddball from JK Rowling’s popular series of wizarding books. This original musical parody is quirky, funny, and delightfully weird, just like the title character herself. Five years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna is adventuring in the American midwest searching for fantastic beasts. Along the way, she meets an absurd cast of characters and villains. Details 



Saturday, September 15:

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire at Hamilton County Fairgrounds hosted by Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, 11:00am-5:00pm Attention inventors, tinkerers, hackers, mad scientists and makers! Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, is back! This is a family-friendly showcase of imagination, design and ingenuity. Details

City Flea will be out on the lawn at Washington Park, 10am – 4pm.  Support 100+ local vendors selling something for everyone! Details


‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will be docked at Riverboat Row – Hooters/Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, until their departure early Monday morning, September 17th. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Details

Cincinnati Comic Expo hosted by Duke Energy Convention Center and Queen City Gaming, 10:00am-7:00pm. Cincinnati’s Original Comic Convention and Pop Culture Expo! Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Details

TriHealth Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo hosted by Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo, 10:00am-4:00pm. Whether you’re expecting your first child or adding to a growing home, the Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo is your guide to everything family. Discover new products from over 175 baby and children’s boutiques specializing in the latest and best products, clothing and accessories! Details

14th Annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony hosted by Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Held on the grounds of Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, this FREE event promises to be a unique evening of entertainment, beauty and remembrance for the entire community. Details 

Fifty Fest 2018 hosted by Fifty West Brewing Company, 12:00pm-11:00pm. Fifty Fest is an annual festival celebrating local beer, music and food held at Fifty West Brewing Company. The event takes place on the entire property to create a fun filled environment complete with over 80+ craft beers, timed specialty/rare tappings, live music all day, cocktail booth, food trucks, VIP beer tasting experience, petting zoo and more! Details 

ScopeOut Telescope Festival hosted by The Cincinnati Observatory 6:00pm-9:00pm Want to see the coolest telescopes in the Tri-state? Want to look through a telescope to see the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars? Join the members of the Cincinnati Observatory as they celebrate the telescope. Dozens of astronomers will set up their telescopes and share their knowledge, passion, expertise between 6-8pm. Details  



Sunday, September 16:

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire at Hamilton County Fairgrounds hosted by Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, 11:00am-5:00pm Attention inventors, tinkerers, hackers, mad scientists and makers! Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, is back! This is a family-friendly showcase of imagination, design and ingenuity. Details

Pop Up Play at Washington Park, 11am – 1pm.  Join Abby Palen in her September Pop-Up Play special, “Upcycled with Abby!” She will be doing art activities at the bandstand with kids Sunday, September 16th starting at 11am. Art activities include puppet making, designing with card board, staples, paper mache, and other recycled materials. The art will be puppet based, so participants will have the option of being guided to make monster masks, hand puppets, or little sculptures. Details

Cincinnati Comic Expo hosted by Duke Energy Convention Center and Queen City Gaming 10:00am-5:00pm Cincinnati’s Original Comic Convention and Pop Culture Expo! Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Details 

3rd Sunday Funday It’s Magic hosted by The Taft Museum of Art and Sunrock Farm, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Free fun for the whole family! Magician Brett Sears will mingle with the crowds, amazing all with his close-up magic from 1–2 p.m., then he’ll perform a dazzling show at 2:30 p.m. Learn magic tricks to wow your friends, and make a magical craft to take home. Discover the magic of trompe l’oeil at the Art Cart. Details


‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will be docked at Riverboat Row – Hooters/Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, until their departure early Monday morning, September 17th. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Details

TriHealth Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo hosted by Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo, 10:00am-4:00pm. Whether you’re expecting your first child or adding to a growing home, the Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo is your guide to everything family. Discover new products from over 175 baby and children’s boutiques specializing in the latest and best products, clothing and accessories! Details

Dog Swim at Ziegler Pool hosted by Ziegler Park, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Pool time is running out for the summer — and then, it all goes to the dogs! This is the 2nd annual Dog Swim- your pets can cool off and play with other dogs! Details

Green Township 7th Annual Car Show hosted by Green Township, 9:00am-3:00pm. Come have fun and support the Green Township Police Shop with a Cop and other community events! Enjoy food, music, split the pot, door prizes, dash plaques, goodie bags and most of all some awesome cars! Details


Fall and Halloween Things To Do

Ongoing Events:

#ChocolateAtCMC is open through January 6, 2019. Get all the sweet details and ticket information: www.cincymuseum.org/chocolate

*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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