Plan Your Cincy Weekend 9/21 – 9/23

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Friday, September 21



Fridays, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturdays, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills

Buy online and save! Friday Haunt online price: $31.99, Saturday online price: $46.99, Junior/Senior Saturday price: $32.99


Join Kings Island for the opening weekend of Halloween Haunt 2018! When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! With haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare, and nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The Beast, you are sure to hear terrified shrieks all night long! 



8 – 10:30 p.m.

AK Pavillion, 100 South Carmody Blvd., Middletown – 513 867-5835

A MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit (see website for prices) is required to enter the park


Grab your lawn chair or blanket and join MetroParks for an evening in the parks for a FREE movie outdoors. Conservation related short films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be shown at 8 p.m., followed by the feature film at 8:30 p.m.   


Saturday, September 22



4 p.m.

6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati (513) 232-8230

$25 per carload

Say goodbye to summer with one final blast! Your family can enjoy fireworks, classic rides, food trucks, drinks and the world’s largest empty-pool party featuring live music by local band Marsha Brady. The 7th annual firework competition at Coney Island will feature firework teams from France, Germany and Mexico, competing for bragging rights of the best blasts. The competition will begin at 8:30 p.m., followed by a Rozzi’s finale show over Lake Como.    



2 – 3 p.m.

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, 513-287-7000

Free for Cincinnati Museum Center members, included in regular admission for the general public.


Learn how to sew constellations to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox! Whether you sew by hand or with a machine, your embroidered art will be out of this world!    


Sunday, September 23



Oktoberfest begins Friday, Sep 21 5 – 11 p.m., runs though Saturday, Sep 22 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and concludes Sunday, Sep 23 11 a.m. – 9 p.m

2nd and 3rd St., Cincinnati

With nine stages of live entertainment, nine bier gartens and fest tents, 200 menu items and 100 varieties of beer, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is sure to make your weekend wonderful. Other highlights include the world’s largest chicken dance at noon and the 150-foot high observation wheel, SkyStar. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s director Thayne Maynard is this year’s Grand Marshal.  


Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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