Festivals and Fairs

Saturday, April 30

Washington Park, Cincinnati

The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati will host its 13th annual Health Expo with the theme “A Good Life is a Healthy Life.”  Free health screenings are available to all who attend. New for this year, mammograms and hearing screenings will also be conducted in the School for the Creative and Performing Arts… Read more »

Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Fitness, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Walton Branch, Boone County Public Library, Walton

All ages are invited to help celebrate spring with Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo and family-friendly activities.

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Library Events Ages: All ages

Cold Spring Branch, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring

A celebration of children, families and reading which emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Meet and greet Curious George & Cam the Library Lion; face painting with Cincinnati Circus; and from 1-2 pm enjoy music, drums and dance with Ritmo.

Categories: Crafts, Dance, Festivals and Fairs, Library Events, Music Ages: All ages

Erlanger Branch Library, Erlanger

Celebrate children and books at this fun event that features story time, dancers, music, face painting, crafts, free books and snacks, and more.

Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Library Events Ages: All ages

Sunday, May 1

Downtown Cincinnati, Cincinnati

It’s the largest party in town, so come out to cheer on the runners and walker who have been training hard all winter long.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Friday, May 6

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Coney Island, Cincinnati

Visitors can enjoy hundreds of down-home crafts, non-stop music on four stages, storytelling performances, traditional dance performances, and lots of food! Traditional craftsmen will demonstrate their techniques and sell their wares. The living history village features “live” campers dressed in 1840s clothing who will demonstrate Appalachian mountain life 150+ years ago.

$$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Hobby Pop Shop, Cincinnati

Bring the whole gang for mini-projects, games and more fun!

Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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The Place Retro Arcade, Cincinnati

Bring your family for a fun night at the arcade — for $20, players can check out retro games like Donkey Kong, Asteroids and more, as well as console games.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 12

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes face painting, cotton candy, petting zoo, inflatables and Gaga, Israeli dancing, stories, and crafts! The celebration continues at 8 p.m. with hysterical late night comedian Joel Chasnoff. Chasnoff will take the stage and deliver humor based in real Jewish experiences, from his… Read more »

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Friday, May 13

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Harvest Home Park Fairgrounds, Cincinnati

CincItalia is Cincinnati’s true celebration of Italian heritage. The three-day festival is a showcase of Italian culture — offering entertainment from national music acts, cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, games, and authentic cuisine prepared by Italian restaurants and Cincinnati’s Italian cultural societies.  Enjoy the Rusty Griswolds on Friday, Michael Sutherland and Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms on Saturday,… Read more »

Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Music Ages: All ages

Saturday, May 21

blue manatee children's bookstore, Cincinnati

Scholastic is embarking on the ultimate reading road trip and they’re planning a stop at blue manatee!  Stop in to be part of the fun and meet authors, enjoy some crafts and activities, and more!

Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Kemper Heights Early Learning Center, Cincinnati

Bring the kids for fun activities focused on health and safety at home and at play, including free bike helmets for the first 50 children.   Each child who completes all safety activities will earn a raffle chance to win a new bicycle, then they can check out the fire safety interactive smokehouse, the Safety… Read more »

Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Health and Safety Ages: All ages

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Jane's Saddlebag, Union

Explore Kentucky wine and crafts in this annual event that benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, May 22

Weller Park, Montgomery

Join Shalom Family as they celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday and watch your child go for the gold I the 2016 Macc-a-Baby Games. Open to families in the Jewish community with children ages 4 and younger. Older siblings and grandparents are welcome.

RSVP Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Saturday, May 28

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Harbor, Miami Whitewater Forest, Cincinnati

Learn all about the natural world through games, hands-on activity stations, crafts, and a scavenger hunt for the whole family (some activities require a small fee).

$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Nature Ages: All ages

Sunday, May 29

Harbor, Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Celebrate the beginning of summer at this open house that includes an artist’s corner and a few surprise of the live animal variety.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Monday, May 30

Veterans Memorial Park

Enjoy veterans groups, military units, the Fairfield High School Marching Band, and more in this parade that concludes with a brief ceremony to pay tribute to our veterans, both past and present.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, June 2

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

Get ready for Shavuot, a springtime Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and commemorates the harvest of the first fruits that were brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem! Children can enjoy fun outdoor games, a bounce house, giant slide, and petting zoo. Pizza from the J and kosher ice… Read more »

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, June 10

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The Beach Waterpark, Mason

Teens can enjoy the amenities of The Beach Waterpark at a discounted price this evening.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Saturday, June 18

Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati

Celebrate the 30th birthday of a favorite candy, and enjoy music, hot air balloon rides, free food, candy (of course!), and more!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages