Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend {February 7-9}

It’s the start of Valentine’s Day week! Whether you’re planning to celebrate the day of hearts or not, there’s plenty of love to be found around town this weekend! We hope you’ll get out there and enjoy some selections from our list of weekend events in Cincinnati!

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Friday, February 7:

The Cincinnati Auto Expo will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center all weekend. Greater Cincinnati’s annual automotive industry celebration showcases the latest trucks, SUVs, crossovers, hybrids and cars on the market. Knowledgeable product manufacturer and dealer representatives are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate features in a sales-free environment. Friday hours are 11am-9pm. Tickets required. {details}

The Cincinnati History Library and Archives invites you to their First Friday Book Club, 10:30-11:30am. They’re breaking in their First Friday Book Club with a discussion of David McCullough’s The Pioneers, which focuses on the settling of the Northwest Territory—including an appearance by our very own Queen City. Read the book (find it at your local library) and then join in to take part in the discussion. We’ll meet in the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, located on Cincinnati Museum Center’s Mezzanine Level—take the steps located in the middle of the Rotunda. The event is free, parking not included. Registration is encouraged at library@cincymuseum.org or (513) 287-7030. {details}

Go behind the scenes at Rookwood Pottery on their Friday Tour. They invite you to explore Rookwood’s 88,000 square foot production facility in the heart of Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood with a guided working factory tour led by resident historian, George Hibben. 10:30am-11:30am. Reservations required. {details}

The Citrus Truckload Sale (Indian River Direct) will make a stop at Menard’s in Evendale (Friday, 12:30-2pm) and the Menard’s in Hamilton (Friday, 3-4:30pm). They grow the trees, harvest the fruit, package the best specimens, and barrel down US highways to meet you face-to-face and grove-to-table. Cases are 2/5 bushel, about 20 lbs. Depending on the type of fruit and the size of the crop, the case will have around 30 pieces. Tangerines are smaller, grapefruits are larger, etc. {details}

It’s Military Appreciation and Winter Hat Night with the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Cyclones show their appreciation for current and retired Military. The first 3,000 fans will receive a reversible Cyclones winter hat. Plus enjoy $5 Craft Beers, $1 Sodas, and $3 Cheeseburgers as part of 513 Friday! Game starts at 7:30, doors open at 6:30. Tickets required. {details}


Valentines Day Cincinnati

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Check out our long list of Valentine’s Day Events featuring events that start on Friday and go all week long!


Saturday, February 8:

It’s time for the O.F.F. Market at MadTree Brewing, 10am-4pm. This is a monthly marketplace and the stomping ground to specialty food and beverage vendors, independent small businesses, artists, and farmers from across the region. Shop small. Shop local. Love your community. {details}

Let the Galentine’s Day celebrations begin with Galentine’s Brunch, 11am-2pm. Head to Braxton Brewing and start the morning with a Belgian Waffle & Crepe Bar catered by Taste of Belgium. Then carry on with bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and a lineup of your favorite Braxton beers on tap until 2pm. Your ticket price includes food and drinks. Tickets required. {details}

The Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show is at Rhinegeist, noon-11:30pm. This annual motorcycle show will feature over 50 of the country’s best motorcycles that have been customized, restored and built into works of two wheeled art. An esteemed panel of judges will award the best at 10pm. Bikes, Food, vendors, merch and of course beer. No admission charged. {details}

It’s a mystery …. a Mystery Dinner that is! What’s going on in Neverland? All the pixie dust has disappeared! Enjoy an evening of adult humor and fun at Neverland Nowhere Land, a mystery dinner. Advance ticket purchase is required. For ages 18 and up. Winton Woods/Mill Race Banquet Center. Starts at 6:30pm. {details}

It’s Maple Syrup Day at Greenacres Old Church. Learn about maple syruping by going for a short hike in their sugar bush, visit the evaporator to watch and smell the process of sap becoming syrup, and try your hand at drilling a tap hole with a pioneer tool. 1-2:30pm. {details}

The Cincinnati Auto Expo will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center all weekend. Greater Cincinnati’s annual automotive industry celebration showcases the latest trucks, SUVs, crossovers, hybrids and cars on the market. Knowledgeable product manufacturer and dealer representatives are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate features in a sales-free environment. Saturday hours are 10am-9pm. Tickets required. {details}


Sunday, February 9:

Head to Glenwood Gardens* for Maple at Glenwood, 2-4pm. Join a nature interpreter along the Garden Loop Trail to learn the value maple trees had for early colonists, from financial freedom to sweetening tea. Knowledge learned from Native Americans and hard work has propelled this tree to become a sweet natural resource. See sap being boiled and taste some real maple syrup! {details}

It’s the second Sunday and that means you can enjoy Brunch.Art.Music in the Great Hall at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 12-1pm. Visitors will be invited to connect what they hear with objects in the permanent collection. Before or after the music, they invite guests to stop by the Terrace Cafe for a brunch special. Musical performance is free. Food must be purchased separately.  {details}

The Cincinnati Auto Expo will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center all weekend. Greater Cincinnati’s annual automotive industry celebration showcases the latest trucks, SUVs, crossovers, hybrids and cars on the market. Knowledgeable product manufacturer and dealer representatives are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate features in a sales-free environment. Sunday hours are 10am-6pm. Tickets required. {details}

Clermont County Parks are hosting a Maple Days Hike. Stretch your legs on the Pattison Park lodgeside trails and see firsthand how they collect maple sap at the Park District. You’ll look for different trees that produce sap and discuss the science that goes into making syrup. The hike will be about half a mile of light terrain through beech-maple forest. After the hike, you’ll warm up inside the lodge with maple tea and cookies. 2-3pm. {details}

Get outside with Hike for Your Health with Roads Rivers and Trails (at Cincinnati Nature Center), 2-3:30pm. Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Nature Center staff and a representative from Roads Rivers and Trails (RRT), a local adventure outfitter. Join in and hike on the gorgeous Blue Stem and Firefly trails (approximately 1.25 miles). Purchase your passport ahead of time, available at the Rowe Visitor Center for $2. Reservations required. {details}

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime. This month’s performance of “Stuart Little” is presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. 2-3:30pm. Tickets can be purchased starting at 1pm (no advance ticket sales). {details}

The Taft Museum of Art invites you to their Journey to Freedom, Art Quilts by Cythia Lockhart Artist Talk and Reception. Join Cynthia for a discussion of her artistic motivation and work process, followed by an opportunity to meet the artist over cookies and coffee. Free but reservations are recommended. 2-3pm. {details}

Brunch, Brews, and Baseball returns on Sundays through March 15. You’ll 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. You’ll also receive a free membership to the Moerlein Lager House Mug Club for discounts on beer and the opportunity to rent your own Hog’s Head locker for your favorite stein. Tours are offered at 11am and 1pm and are limited to 25 people per tour so don’t delay in making your reservation. {details}


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Ongoing Events:

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is at Playhouse in the Park, January 18 – February 16.

Fortune is at the Ensemble Theatre, January 18 – February 15.

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

Newport Aquarium is celebrating Winter Family Days with a buy one adult, get a kid free admission special. See their site for full details. MUST BUY TICKET ONLINE.


*Great Parks of 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.