This year, Ben and I really want to focus on getting involved in all things Cincinnati. We both grew up here and never thought much about it, heck I wanted out ten years ago, but these days this city has made a turn. There is always so much going on! Did you know there is an Italian Fest coming up? (#bless)
While doing my research to put together this guide, I was amazed at how many events we have here in the Queen City! There is something to do almost everyday this summer.
Now that we have Isaac, we really want to make sure we are getting out of the house and making the most of the amazing family-friendly city we call home. So to start off our new “let’s get out” mentality, I am going to share with you everything to do in Cincy for the big holidays, like Memorial Day!
In the last few years, Cincinnati has really upped her game to put herself on the map. She’s even been featured in Buzzfeed for how much she has to offer! We have just about everything that draws people to bigger cities like Chicago and New York: food, festivals, nightlife, arts, and entertainment! Sure our stuff is on a smaller scale but we can compete. Especially when it comes to anything beer-wise (hello German city!)
With Memorial Day weekend kicking off tomorrow, I am sharing my research on everything to do here in Cincinnati, plus the dates, times and any admission required. And hey, maybe I will see you there!
Things to do Downtown
Taste of Cincinnati: May 25-27th, 5th Street Downtown, FREE. I have lived in Cincinnati for 15 years of my life and have never been. This year you will see me there!
Fountain Square: free live music
Findlay Market: free live music
Lando’s Rooftop Party: May 27th, 7PM – Midnight, JACK’S Casino, $15 (SOLD OUT!)
Reds VS Pirates: Two games on Monday, 1:10 PM and 7:10 PM
FC Cincy vs NY Red Bulls: May 25th at 7:30 PM, Nippery Stadium, Tickets starts at $15
Furry Friends Festival: May 24-25th, Washington Park 6-10 PM Friday, 10-6PM Saturday. Bring your pups and enjoy a day in the park!
While you are downtown don’t forget to check out the SkyStar Wheel (finally, Kayla)
Now Where Else Festival: May 24-26th, Martinsville, OH, Tickets $90 for a day pass.
Bunbury Pre-Party: May 26th 5-9PM at Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate–You can win tickets to Bunbury!
Blue Ash Symphony Celebration: May 29th, 6 PM at Towne Square
Field of Memories at Arlington Gardens, the field of flags is just amazing, a MUST this weekend
Celebration at Winton Woods
The Vietnam Memorial at Eden Park officially opens to the public this weekend
KIDS & FAMILY
Memorial Day at Khron’s Conservatory: free admission for active and retired military members over Memorial Day weekend.
Zoo Babies: May 1-31st, free admission for active and retired military members over Memorial Day weekend.
Kings Island: free admission for active and retired military members over Memorial Day weekend.
Coney Island: Opens May 25th! They are also having a WWII Swing Dance and Show that night.
Beach Waterpark: Opens May 25th!
Blooms & Berries: Bring the kiddos to pick fresh fruit!
Professor Lorenzo’s Carnival of Mystery: FINAL WEEKEND! 1-5 PM on Friday, 10-4PM on Sat & Sun. Fun for all ages, part carnival, part escape room, part art (as described on the website!)
Eastgate Mall Carnival: May 25-28th, one of the first festivals of the season!
Lodlow Oak Street Block Party: May 26th, 6PM-Midnight, this sounds like a blast and a half!
Military Appreciation Month @ Premium Outlets: special discounts with Military ID
Memorial Day Parades
To Conclude this Cincinnati Memorial Day Round Up here is a list of all the cities/towns holding parades on Monday! Head to the nearest parade with the family and meet the neighbors! (These are the ones I was able to find info on, I am sure there are more!)
Blue Ash: 10:15 AM, Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper to Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park
Cheviot: 11 AM, Frances Avenue to Harvest Home Park
Clifton: 10:30 AM, Middleton and McAlpin Avenues to Mt. Storm Park
Fairfield: 10 AM, Begins and Ends at Veterans Memorial Park
Glendale: 9:30 AM, Glendale School to Veteran’s Memorial
Loveland: 9:00 AM, Loveland Elementary School to Veteran’s Memorial
Madeira: 10 AM, Madeira Middle School to Mcdonald’s Commons
Park Hills: 11:30 AM, Dixie Highway at NDA to Trolley Park
Reading: 9:30 AM, Arlington Heights to Memorial Park
West Chester: 10 AM, along Cincinnati-Dayton Road from Aviation Way and Dimmick Road to Brookside Cemetary
My family is coming into town so you can catch me at the Zoo, Taste of Cincinnati and the Reds Game on Monday! Where are you headed this weekend?