This summer, or even winter when you get ready to chow down or party down check out some of these great festivals below.
Bockfest – Oldest in the world where they release all of their bock beer on the same day. It is their lager that marks the end of winter and the beginning of Spring and is an underground festival. Usually in Early March at Arnold’s saloon
Brew Ha-Ha – Comedy festival with fifty comedians on three stages and sixty beers. Usually late in summer at Sawyer Point Park
Bunbury Music Festival – Three day music festival with more than 100 performances on six stages. Usually in the second full weekend of July at Sawyer Point Park
Cincinnati May Festival – Choral festival. Usually in May at Music Hall
Cincinnati Wine Festival – Wine, food and music. Usually March at Duke energy Convention Center
Cincy-Cinco – Celebrate Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo and pinatas, fireworks and food and music. The Fifth of May at Riverbend
Festival of Lights – Cincinnati Zoo lights up the zoo with Christmas Lights. Usually November through December at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Flying Pig Marathon – Marathon in Spring at Sawyer Point Park
Fringe Festival – Up to eleven days of performance art, film, music, and other art showings. Usually Late Spring around town
Midpoint Music Festival – Largest music festival with several best through the city and has unsigned bands hoping to get signed on get picked up by big labels. Usually September around Town
Midwest Regional Black Family reunion – Family focused event. 3rd weekend in August at Sawyer Point
MusicNow Festival – 3rd week of March at Music Hall
Oktoberfest – German heritage festival – samples of German food, music, beer. Late September on Fifth Street
Opening Day and Findlay Market Parade – Baseball is an unofficial holiday in Cincinnati because this city had the first professional baseball team. There’s a parade sponsored by Findlay Market followed by an afternoon game. The Reds had the honor of opening first but the Reds still get to open at home in recent years. This occurs the first Monday every April from Findlay market to the Great American Ball Park
Paddlefest – largest canoe, kayak and paddling event for family, local music. Third weekend in June at Coney Island Park.
Party in the Park – great bands and bear at Yeatmean’s Cove. Wednesdays in April
Riverfest – Fireworks over Ohio River – Labor Day
Tall Stacks – paddlewheel festival at Sawyer point
Taste of Cincinnati – Longest running food & arts festival and one of the largest street festivals. Over 40 restaurants and previewed and judged for the best taste. Music and live entertainment. Every Memorial weekend on Fifth Street
Western & Southern Open – Tennis. Third week in August in Mason Ohio at Lindner Family Tennis Center.