Outdoor Activities

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Saturday, August 19

Happening thru:

Stanbery Park, Cincinnati

Check out hands-on activities for the kids while you peruse the wares of local vendors.  

Categories: Exhibits, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Head to the park for this monthly gathering of local vendors, and check out all the offerings of this month’s special Kids’ Market!

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

Long Branch Farm & Trails, Goshen

Ages 4 – 6 and their grown-ups can spend the morning exploring the stream to look for critters and more. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years

Forest Run MetroPark, Hamilton

It’s the perfect time of year to look for butterflies — join a walk through some tall grasses to see what you can find!

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Caldwell Nature Center, Cincinnati

RSVP by Aug. 18. Enjoy the full moon and some Native American tales around a crackling campfire.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Sunday, August 20

Harbor, Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Stop by to chat with the naturalist and discover objects to touch, learn a new fact, or meet an animal.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Timberlakes Program Shelter, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison

Get to know trees by their leaves, bark and buds.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Picnic Shelter, Avoca Trailhead, Cincinnati

Explore the Miami River with the naturalist and examine what lives in the water and along the banks.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Meet some special guests and enjoy some farm-related activities.  

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Monday, August 21

Cotswold Overlook, Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

See the partial solar eclipse happening today — the moon is expected to cover a large portion of the sun and make for a spectacular sight.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Bring your lunch and watch the moon gobble up the sun (weather permitting) as you make pinhole projectors to view the eclipse.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

St. John's United Church of Christ, Newport

Enjoy carnival games followed by a concert from the Florence Community Band, along with beverages and food available for purchase from local food trucks.  

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, August 22

Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

Find out why mud is so important to animals and humans, then have a little hands-on fun in the mud.  Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue – Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Aug. 22 – 27.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Bridgewater Falls, Hamilton

Enjoy classic cars, great music, good eats and shopping as hundreds of car owners display their vehicles in the parking lot behind WG Kitchen & Bar.  

Categories: Exhibits, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Blue Ash Nature Park, Blue Ash

Head to the park for some outdoor musical entertainment.  This month’s lineup includes Pete Wagner Band (Aug. 1); Monday Night Big Band (Aug. 8); Blair Carman (Aug. 15); and P&G Big Band (Aug. 22).  

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Wednesday, August 23

Happening thru:

Liberty Center

Head to the park for a free screening of Monsters, Inc. (Aug. 2); Up (Aug. 9); Toy Story (Aug. 16); Tarzan (Aug. 23); and Finding Nemo (Aug. 30).  

Categories: Films, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Head to the park with your blanket for a free screening of a favorite film.  This month, enjoy UP (Aug. 2); La La Land (Aug. 9); The Karate Kid (Aug. 16); Homeward Bound (Aug. 23); and Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 30).  

Categories: Films, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, August 24

Happening thru:

Liberty Center

Head to the Square for musical performances from The Mistics (Aug. 3); Leroy Ellington Band (Aug. 10); The Good Hooks (Aug. 17); Nick Netheron Band (Aug. 24); and Naked Karate Girls (Aug. 31).  

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Village Green, Fairfield

Enjoy live musical performances from Dangerous Jim & the Slims (Aug. 3); Pocket Change (Aug. 10); BlueStone Ivory (Aug. 17); The Klaberheads (Aug. 24); and Thunderbay (Aug. 31).  

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, August 25

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Join in for music, foods, crafts for sale, and a fun day in the park as you celebrate the migratory journey of the Monarch butterflies.  

Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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