10 Best Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend


By: Prerana Aggarwal

Cincinnati, happy almost weekend. CityBeat's weekend picks have been expanded to include 20 events taking place across Greater Cincinnati this weekend because there is so much going on in the Queen City this weekend.

When: June 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Riverbend Music Center, California Why: Enjoy live music performed by rock band Hootie & The Blowfish and openers Edwin McCain and rock band Collective Soul.

Hootie and The Blowfish

When: June 7 from 7-10 p.m. Where: OTR Stillhouse, Over-the-Rhine Why: Join local nonprofit Northern Kentucky Inclusive Students in Education for their third-annual Drag Bingo fundraiser to help raise money to promote Diversity, Equity.

NISE Drag Bingo

When: June 7-9 Where: Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine Why: Experience over a dozen works of Duck Tape® art at Washington Park. The vibrant and creative sculptures are the work of students and alumni of The Art Academy of Cincinnati and local artists and students from Winton Woods Intermediate School and the Summit Country Day School.

Duck Tape® at the Park

When: June 7-8 from 6-midnight and June 9 from 3-9 p.m. Where: Saint Michael Church, Blue Ash Why: A weekend of family fun with live music by The Rusty Griswolds, DV8 and Matt Waters & The Recipe, along with games, rides and LaRosa’s pizza.

St. Mike Fest

When: June 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Christ The King Lutheran Church, West Chester Why: Enjoy a day of family fun including creative kid’s activities, educational garden tours, food, live music.

Monarch Fest 2024

When: June 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine Who: ArtisanFest513 Why: Kick off Pride month by shopping local vendors’ creations and enjoying delicious food.

ArtisanFest513 Pride Market

When: June 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Summit Park, Blue Ash Why: Support local businesses and vendors while improving community connections and the local economy with this family-friendly event featuring local businesses and food trucks.

The OFF Market

When: June 8 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Kenwood Towne Centre, Kenwood Truck Why: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will stop in Cincinnati while it continues its tour of the east.

Kitty Cafe Truck

When: June 8 from noon-10 p.m. Where: Nelson Sayler Park, West Side Why: A day of fun with food and live entertainment with music by The Tillers, Sarah Gorak and The Newport Secret Six, along with education on how to live a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle.

Sayler Park Sustains Festival

When: June 9 from noon-5 p.m. Where: Main Street, Over-the-Rhine Why: Cincinnati’s oldest street festival, Second Sunday on Main, continues for the 20th year. The June 9 festival is themed “Pride”

PRIDE on Main

When: June 9 from 4-7 p.m. Where: Newport on the Levee, Newport Why: Enjoy a delicious evening of food and drinks from Newport’s local restaurants and bars, along with live music and entertainment.

Taste on the Levee

If you're looking for even more to do every day of the week, visit the CityBeat events calendar, which is free to use if you have something planned that you’d like to advertise to CityBeat readers.