Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, March 9-11

I hope you have lots of free time because this Cincinnati’s weekend things to do list is a great one!

photo credit to Cincinnati Art Museum’s Facebook page

Friday, March 9:

Start the morning off right with a Holtman’s Donut Shop Pop-Up Shop at Braxton Brewing. Cincinnati’s most popular craft donuts fromHoltman’s Donut Shop, will deliver a pop-up shop in our taproom to pair with Braxton’s craft coffee – Starter Coffee! They’ll have drip coffee, cold brew AND nitro cold brew on tap. 7:30-10:30am. Details

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival – More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art. Times and events may vary. Details

Enjoy a Walk on Woodburn. This month’s theme is “Spring Fling”. 6-10pm. Details

 

Saturday, March 10:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The Parade will step off promptly at 12:00 PM. Parade Route: begins at Mehring Way & Central Avenue. (corner of Paul Brown Stadium), heads East along Mehring Way, left onto John Nuxhall Way, left onto Freedom Way, end of parade at Freedom Way & Rosa Parks Street. Details

“Go Wild! Unleashing the Power of Play” with Scott Sampson (host of the hit PBS KIDS television series, Dinosaur Train) at the Cincinnati Museum Center sponsored “Insights Lecture”.  Free but reservations are required. 9am at Northern Kentucky University. Details

Repair Fair Cincy: Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your blender suddenly stop working? Join in at Repair Fair Cincy, an all-ages, do-it-together community event. Bring your broken household items and learn how to repair them instead of sending them to the landfill. Repair volunteers (“Fixers”) will be available to repair/teach you how to fix your item. They can’t guarantee that we’ll fix it, but they’ll give it their best shot! 9am-noon. Details

Bird Walk at Rowe Woods, 8-10am. Details

Getting Started with Mason Bees at the Cincinnati Nature Center. Best practices for attracting and raising mason bees including nest placement, seasonal care needs, natural history, fall cocoon harvest and bee-friendly landscaping practices. We’ll tour the Bee Hotel and help with some bee projects. Each registrant will be provided with ten nesting tubes so you can start your own bee mini-hotel just in time for the upcoming mason bee season. Preregistration Required. 2-3:30pm. Details

Enjoy Artswave Days with activities at Sheakely Lawn at Nippert Stadium before the 4 p.m. F.C.C. game. This week’s theme is “Get Active”.  You’ll enjoy Bollywood dancing from Nrityarpana School of Performing Arts, Drums Alive!, an interactive drumming program presented by Melodic Connections, and the Dance and Dash booth from MamLuft&Co Dance and Clifton Cultural Arts Center. 1-4pm. Details

It’s the Cincinnati Rollergirls Home Season Opener & Fan Appreciation Night at Schmidt Memorial Fieldhouse at Xavier University. Doors open at 5 p.m. for this double-header, and the first 50 fans in the door get free CRG fanny packs. CRG’s Black Sheep play the Boulder County (Colorado) Bombers All-Stars at 6 p.m., and CRG’s Violent Lambs vs. the Boulder County Bombshells at approximately 8 p.m. One ticket gets you into both games. Details

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival – More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art. Times and events may vary. Details

CAC @21C – Join Contemporary Arts Center docents for a half-hour guided tour of the 21C galleries followed by a half-hour tour of the Contemporary Arts Center exhibitions. After the tour, explore the CAC on your own since your tour includes free museum admission. Meet in the lobby of the 21C. Free. 1-2pm. Details

Ohio Valley Woodturners Demonstration & Exhibit – The Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild will show their skills through an exhibit of finished pieces and live demonstrations of works-in-progress on wood lathes. This unique craft gives wood another life. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve*/Ellenwood Nature Barn (Free), 10am – 4pm. Details

Walk With a Doc – Take steps for a better you and learn health tips from a local doctor along the way. Put some spring in your step on this 1-mile adventure. Otto Armleder Memorial Park*/Playground (Free). 1-2:30pm. Details

 

Sunday, March 11:

It’s time for Second Sunday Family Showtime at Clifton Cultural Arts. Enjoy “Bee Happy” with the Wump Mucket Puppets, 2pm.  Details

Ohio Valley Seed Swap: 3rd Annual Ohio Valley Seed Swap where you can come and share seeds, stories and information on the importance of saving seeds and gardening. BUY, SELL, TRADE or SHARE Seeds: Bring any non-GMO vegetable, fruit, flowers, herb seeds or plants that you may want to sell or share. If you do not have seeds to share, still come. We have plenty of seed to get you started. 1-4pm in Union, Ky. Details

Amphibian Awakenings – Go in search of some of our amphibian friends as they migrate to pools of water in early spring. Wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet. A small number of nets and buckets will be available. Woodland Mound*/Seasongood Nature Center (Free). 2-3pm. Details

Cincinnati Dulcimer Society – The Cincinnati Dulcimer Society invites you to enjoy the sweet music of the mountain dulcimer. All ages are welcome to join in on the jamming and singing. Sharon Woods*/Sharon Centre (Free). 3-4pm. Details

Gallery Experience: Google Cultural Institute at Cincinnati Art Museum. Join in each week for a different way to look at art. This week they will experiment with ways to enhance your visit using Google Arts and Culture and other digital tech. Although not required, we encourage you to download the Google Arts and Culture app for this gallery experience which can be downloaded for free on your mobile devices.  FREE. Reservations recommended. 3-4pm. Details

 

Ongoing Things to Do:

Red Velvet is at the Ensemble Theatre, March 6-31. Details

Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical is at The Children’s Theatre through March 25. Details

 

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.

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

About Bridgett Raffenberg 869 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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