Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, April 20-22

Which activities will you take part in this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Cincinnati this weekend!

Play Structure at Summit Park in Blue Ash
pictured: Summit Park

Friday, April 20:

Walk on Woodburn is back! Enjoy an evening of revelry, camaraderie, art, food, drinks, and shopping in East Walnut Hills. 6-10pm

Brown Bag Lectures: America’s Story from Depression to Super Power. Relive the incredible transformation from depression era despair, through the enormous come-back victory of the WWII years, featuring Cincinnati’s contribution to this unprecedented time in history. A Cincinnati Museum Center event held at Forest Park Senior Center starting at noon.

 

Saturday, April 21:

In honor of Adam Sandler’s show at the Taft Theatre, Arnold’s is hosting “Turkey for Me, Turkey for You”.  It’s the biggest Turkey event that Cincinnati has seen since The Great WKRP Turkey Drop of 1978. They will be serving their “Turkey Feast” from 11am to 11pm and they will have Pumpkin beer on tap!

Earth Day Tree Planting: Trees provide us with shade, oxygen and natural habitat. Plus, they sure are pretty to look at! Celebrate Earth Day by helping replace a split rail fence with a living wall of native trees. Be sure to stay afterward for a surprise animal guest and a tasty lunch! All ages welcome. Mitchell Memorial Forest/Stone Memorial Shelter* (Free, register by 4/18), 9am – noon

Birding 101: To be a “birder” requires little but the appreciation and wonder of observing birds. The tools can be inexpensive and based on a birder’s preference. This base- level birding program will graduate attendees to the ranks of beginning birders. Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center* (Free), 1-2pm.

Weekend Workout at Washington Park: a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors. 9-10am.

Family ARTventures at Cincinnati Art Museum: Take a docent-led interactive tour with fun facts and hands-on activities for the whole family. Meet a trained museum docent in the Front Lobby. 2pm on Saturdays.

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.

Greater Cincinnati Earth Day at Summit Park. 12-5pm.

Cincinnati Nature Center Earth Day Fun: Experience the joy of growing your own native wildflowers to enhance your yard for pollinators and other wildlife. Choose from 12+ species of wildflowers, fill a pot with soil, add seeds, label it and head home with inspiration and instruction sheets. Nature Center volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right plant species for your home. $1 per pot (one species per pot). Nonmembers pay daily admission. Saturday 10-3 and Sunday 12-4.

 

Sunday, April 22:

Experience History in Bloom at Spring Grove Cemetery, an afternoon filled with history, heritage and horticulture, noon to 4pm. Enjoy a variety of tours to delight all interests and ages. They’ll turn back time as horse drawn carriages ride through the arboretum on a beautiful Spring Sunday.  The rides begin at noon and run consecutively until 3:30PM.  Along the route see some of Spring Grove’s Champion trees, beautiful blossoms, lush green foliage, art, architecture and wildlife.  You will even meet some of our more notable ‘residents.’

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt: Every day is Earth Day in the park, but come celebrate the official day with us and learn about ways you can help protect the earth. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the nature center and return it by 4 p.m. for a prize. Woodland Mound/ Seasongood Nature Center* (Free), 12-4pm.

Earth Day OTR: 3CDC in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will be offering a fun filled day of eco-friendly activities and vendors in the park from 12-5pm. The event will feature live international music, food and drink, eco-friendly products & goods for purchase, and a range of activities for both children and adults.

Annual Running of the Goats: Join in starting at 2pm for a fun day, celebrating our great community! Enjoy 25+ local food and craft vendors, live bands, a kids tent, the Westside plant sale, some fine craft beer, and- GOATS!!!! The Goebel Goats will leave for their annual goat run to their summer home in Goebel Park at 6pm. They will need you to help guide them! Stay tuned for further details! Hellman Creative Center in NKy.

Enjoy “Earth Day Hike and Hammock” with Urban Rangers Midwest. We’ll walk through Mt. Auburn and Walnut Hills neighborhoods, ending back in Eden Park to relax in the shade with our hammocks and blankets. BYOH – Bring your own hammock (or blanket.) Meet at Eden Park Gazebo at 1pm.

Earth Day Festival in Ft. Thomas – It’s the largest Earth Day Celebration in Northern KY with over 40 things to do, including educational booths, activities for kids, outdoor events, plant swap & sale, artists & vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, and a Trail Challenge. 12-5pm at Tower Park.

Cincinnati Nature Center Earth Day Fun: Experience the joy of growing your own native wildflowers to enhance your yard for pollinators and other wildlife. Choose from 12+ species of wildflowers, fill a pot with soil, add seeds, label it and head home with inspiration and instruction sheets. Nature Center volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right plant species for your home. $1 per pot (one species per pot). Nonmembers pay daily admission. Saturday 10-3 and Sunday 12-4.

 

ONGOING:

Broadway in Cincinnati’s The King and I is at the Aronoff Center through April 22

 


*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 838 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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