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Monday, May 22

Scene 75 - Cincinnati, Milford

The Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3: Road to the Races nationwide tour makes it’s only stop in the region today!  Check out life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm.  Plus, kids can enjoy interactive activities and a sneak peek of the film!  

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

Tuesday, May 23

Arlington Memorial Gardens

Pay tribute to the men and women who defend our nation and preserve our freedom with a weekend of festivities, starting with a special Field of Memories ceremony with hundreds of flags to honor veterans.  Activities take place through May 31, visit the web site for a complete schedule.

$$ Categories: Living History, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Long Branch Farm & Trails, Goshen

Head to Long Branch Farm & Trails (6926 Gaynor Road, Gosehn) for a relaxing time of canoeing inspired by Gary Paulsen’s book, Canoe Days.

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

Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens

Learn which part of the plant different veggies come from and then perform a taste test.  Programs held at 10:45 a.m., and 1 and 4 p.m. Tue – Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, May 23 – 28.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Doe Run Lake, Covington

RSVP for this annual four-night fishing tournament taking place May 23 and 30, and June 6 and 13.  

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

Wednesday, May 24

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Middleton Mills Park, Covington

Enjoy nature programs in the park that include visits with animals, living history, music and fun.  

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, May 25

Pioneer Park

Science and nature go hand-in-hand when Cincinnati Museum Center presents Phenomenal Physics.  

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

California Woods Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

RSVP by May 23. Ages 10 – 14 will learn to build a lean-to shelter and other survival skills, ending with some s’mores.

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Village Green Park

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for live music in this summer concert series.

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Enjoy a family-friendly music performance from Cheryl and Shorty Show as they offer an evening of the blues.  

$ Categories: Museum Events, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Friday, May 26

Springfield Township Community Arts Center

Take a break with music and lunch from a food truck under a canopy of trees.

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Lake Isabella

Bring the family for an evening of flame-grilled food and local live music.  

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

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Washington Park

Bring your pooch for live Bluegrass music, food, vendor info and tons of fun!

Categories: Animal Encounters, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

French Park, Cincinnati

RSVP by May 25. Ages 8 and older can enjoy an evening hike to venture across streams and look for animals.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Huffman Park, Fairfield

Join the Cincinnati Astronomical Society for a look at the night sky.

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

Saturday, May 27

Marsh Lake

Ages 17 and younger will learn about fishing and honor Cpl. Nicholas Olivas who was killed in action while serving in the United States Army in Afghanistan.  Limited supplies of fishing poles and bait are available.

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods

Stop by to meet some of the critters that call the park home.

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

Sunday, May 28

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Mainstrasse Village, Covington

Peruse everything from antiques and art to vintage and re-purposed items, including furniture, home decor, jewelry, collectibles and more.  

Categories: Exhibits, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Stanbery Park, Cincinnati

RSVP by May 25. Ages 6 and older will play some favorite summer games while learning important ecological principles.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Monday, May 29

The Banks, Downtown Cincinnati

Fight hunger among children and families in this annual race to benefit the Freestore Foodbank and its partner agencies.

$$ Categories: Fundraisers, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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