Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend, June 8-10

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Friday, June 8:

Germania Biergarten Series. 6:00pm-12:00am. This is the second of three events in The Germania Biergarten Series. Enjoy local craft beer from Taft’s Brewing Co, Braxton Brewing Co, West Side Brewing Co, Fretboard Brewing Co or treat yourself to an imported German beer. Authentic german cuisine and live music will be available for your enjoyment. Details 

Pop Up Play. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Hosted by Ziegler Park and Misson2Move. Learn how to warm up your body, calm down your mind, and try your hand at our famous relay races. Bear crawls, back pedals, and bunny hops are a few of their favorites. This FREE class consists of a neural warm up, aerobic exercise and a mindfulness session. This event takes place in the Play Green area near the playground. Bring your own mat, or use one of the ones provided every week. Mats are first come, first serve. Details 

Rachel Suzanne Smith, “In the Garden” Exhibition, hosted by the Ombré Gallery. 5:00pm-8:00pm. “In the Garden” is inspired by Edward Wilson’s hypothesis on Biophilia, that humans have an innate tendency to search out nature. Rachel Suzanne Smith’s pieces become little habitats that connect others to the outdoors when worn. The flora that appear in her work shift between naturalistic and curated, reflecting how garden and green spaces are designed. Smith is a multi-media artist, metalsmith, and educator who currently works out of her studio in Stow, Ohio. Details 

Schwabenfest 2018. 6:00pm-12:00am Take some time to attend the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society in Colerain Township and enjoy authentic German Bier and live music! Enjoy great music, fantastic food, and wonderful entertainment and, of course, performances by the Donauschwaben Youth Group and Schuhplattlers. Oktoberfest Chicken Dinners will be offered Friday Night. Details  

27th Annual Italian Fest 5:00pm-11:30pm Hosted by Newport Italian Fest and the City of Newport. This festival features authentic Italian food and live music from around the nation and “the old country”. Details 

Cinema at Stanbery Park: 8:45-11:00pm.  June’s film is last summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman. Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Presented by the Mt. Washington Community Council, Stanbery Park Advisory Council, and Cincinnati Parks. Free to attend. Details 

Summer classic movies will be featured as part of “Cinema in the City” at Seasongood Pavilion; live music too! June 8 – “The Sandlot” with music by Comet Bluegrass Allstars. Details

 

 

Saturday, June 9 :

Summitfest at Summit Park: 12:00pm-11:00pm. Kick off the start of summer with a new country music festival. Three national country music artists will take the stage in one of the country’s most beautiful venues. In addition to great music, attendees can check out vendors, food trucks, and the beer and whisky garden. Kid-friendly events will also be available throughout the day under the canopy. No admission charged! Details 

Schwabenfest 2018.  1:00pm-12:00am Come out to the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society in Colerain Township and enjoy authentic German Bier and live music! Enjoy great music, fantastic food, and wonderful entertainment and, of course, performances by the Donauschwaben Youth Group and Schuhplattlers. Oktoberfest Whole Roasted OX Dinners will be offered Saturday Night. Details  

27th Annual Italian Fest 10:00am-11:30pm Hosted by Newport Italian Fest and the City of Newport. This festival features authentic Italian food and live music from around the nation and “the old country”. Details 

2018 Covington Garden Tour with Arts & Crafts off Russell. 10:00am-4:00pm. Hosted by the Covington Garden Tour, Covington’s 4th Annual Garden Tour — Rain or Shine — and it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL. Old Seminary Square and Covington’s Westside once again join efforts to bring you the annual garden tour, where residents will welcome you into their private spaces to see the possibilities that gardeners, from novice to master gardener, have created for their own pleasure. Details

Westwood hosts a Second Saturdays event with a new theme every month. 5-10pm. Details 

Head north for Hamilton Flea which features a wide variety of local artisans who specialize in handcrafted goods and unique, high-quality services. Held in historic downtown Hamilton’s newly established Marcum Park, 10am – 4pm. Details 

The O.F.F. Market is Oakley’s neighborhood monthly marketplace and the stomping ground to specialty food and beverage vendors, independent small businesses, artists, and farmers from across the region. 10am – 4pm at MadTree Brewery. Details 

Charlie Ballantine Quartet at The Golden Mean. 8:00pm-11:00pm. The Charlie Ballantine Quartet comes through Cincinnati on the release tour for ‘Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan. Details 

Movie in Olden View Park. 8:30pm Hosted by the East Price Hill Business District, bring the family and enjoy Jumanji! Bring blankets and low chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dark. Details 

4th Annual Get It Checked Health Fair/Pendleton Spring Fling. 10:00am-4:00pm. Hosted by the Butts Family Foundation and the Pendleton Neighborhood. Cincinnati’s 1st completely FREE health fair with free screening for prostate cancer, by UC, mammogram by Mercy, cardiovascular screening by Ste Elizabeth’s, STD/HIV Testing by Caracole, Colegate Dental Clinic from Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The Cincinnati Health Department and MORE! This event is free and open to the public. Details 

Cincinnati Observatory, 9:00pm-11:00pm The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating Pride Month with a special event in conjunction with NKY Pride weekend festivities! Come out for tours of the Observatory and viewing through historic telescopes of the King of Planets, Jupiter! (weather permitting, though the event will be held rain or shine.) This event is family friendly and all are welcome! Dessert cart by Snowie’s Shaved Ice. This event is free ($5 donation is appreciated to support Youth Outreach work) No reservation needed. Details 

 

Sunday, June 10:

Trillium Art and Music Fair at Glenwood Gardens*: features approximately 30 local artists showcasing their talents, as well as live local music, demonstrations, crafts, food and beverages. The event is held rain or shine in beautiful Glenwood Gardens and is free and open to the public. 12-5pm. Details

Opera in the Park at Washington Park: The evening will feature a selection of opera and musical theater favorites performed by stars of Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and the whole family, and enjoy an evening of opera under the setting sun. Starts at 7:30pm. Details

27th Annual Italian Fest 12:00pm-9:00pm Hosted by Newport Italian Fest and the City of Newport. This festival features authentic Italian food and live music from around the nation and “the old country”. Details

2018 Covington Garden Tour with Arts & Crafts off Russell. 11:00am-4:00pm. Hosted by the Covington Garden Tour, Covington’s 4th Annual Garden Tour — Rain or Shine — and it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL. Old Seminary Square and Covington’s Westside once again join efforts to bring you the annual garden tour, where residents will welcome you into their private spaces to see the possibilities that gardeners, from novice to master gardener, have created for their own pleasure. Details

Second Sunday on Main:  Re-discover all that Main St. has to offer and come celebrate the heart and soul of OTR with your neighbors, families and friends. Live music, 100+ vendors, food trucks, arts programming an so much more. 12-5pm. Details

Fib Farm Workshop-Herbal Planter, Growing Tips & Recipes 12:30pm-1:30pm. Hosted by Fibonacci Brewing Company and White Oak Gardens. White Oak Garden Center will be onsite to walk you through creating your own herbal planter, growing tips, and their favorite recipes. The tickets are $25 which includes one craft beer to drink onsite and taking your own herbal planter with you. Details

Pancakes in the Park. 8:30am-11:00am. Hosted by the Anderson Park District. Stack ’em high for all you can eat! “Flying Flapjacks” are prepared by Chris Cakes Ohio, Guinness World Record holder for the “fastest flipped” and “highest tossed pancake.” Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage links, coffee, orange juice and fruit. **Tickets are sold at the door** Details

Touch a Truck. 12:00pm-4:00pm. Hosted by Coney Island Amusement Park. Bring the kids out for their favorite event, Touch-A-Truck! From noon to 4pm let the kids get up close to their favorite big vehicles including fire engines, an air care unit, and more! Be sure to bring your cameras, kids will have a chance to climb aboard many of the trucks! This event is free for all to attend! Details 

Brunch Before the Ballpark. 10:00am-2:00pm. Hosted by Fountain Square, Take some time for  brunch before the Reds take on the Cardinals at 1:10p! All of your favorite food trucks will be serving up brunch goodies, live music and baseball-themed games for the entire family! Not planning on attending the game? No problem. The game will be shown on the LED board. Details

 

Ongoing:

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.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 841 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

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