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February 25, 2024

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Best Bet Events | Sept 1 – 5

Indoor events for rainy days and outdoor events for when the sun is shining- our best bet events list has your week covered!




Wed 1


The Great Parks of Hamilton County boasts more than 17,700 acres of natural habitat, trails, playground, dog parks, golf courses, lakes, rivers and so much more! Explore what nature has to offer without the need of a Great Parks Motor Vehicle on select days in 2021.  Great Parks of Hamilton County, parks open dawn until dusk; 513-521-7275 or


Thu 2

FREE ART PLAY HIKE (register) 

Cincinnati Parks and the Contemporary Arts Center have teamed up for this exciting new toddler program. Children ages  2 – 7 can get outside and get moving each month as they explore a new park with a naturalist. After some outdoor exploring, families can keep the nature themed fun going by picking up an Art-2-Go bag to create a masterpiece at home.  Smale Riverfront Park , 8 West Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.;


Fri 3

FAMILY GAME NIGHT AT HAPPY HANGOUT Everyone will be a winner with this playful family game night; choose a game from Happy Hangout’s collection, or bring a game from home for a truly fun night out with the fam.   

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Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or


Sat 4


HISTORICAL (TOMA)HAWKIN’ (register) Learn the history of this iconic tool, then discover proper throwing techniques. For ages 10 and older, with an adult.    Choose from:

  • Friday, September 4; 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 5; 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Saturday. September 5; 1 – 2 p.m.

Shawnee Lookout , 2030 Lawrenceburg, North Bend; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.; $10 per person + valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or


Join JMR and the Pops as they salute the unofficial end of summer; the program of Pops favorites is set to delight all ages.   Central Park in Forest Park , 1201 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; 513-381-3300 or

Sun 5


Explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

  • Sep 4 – 6, Opening Weekend
  • Sep 11 – 12, Fantasy Weekend
  • Sep 18 – 19, Pirates Weekend
  • Sep 25 – 26, Highland Weekend 
  • Oct 2 – 3,  Time Travelers Weekend
  • Oct 9 – 10, Barbarian Weekend
  • Oct 16 – 17, Romance Weekend
  • Oct 23 – 24,  Feast of Fools
  • Oct 30 – 31, Tricks or Treats

Ohio Renaissance Festival , 10542 E St Rd 73, Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; $23 adult general admission, $9.50 child general admission (5 – 12) + $3 parking; buy online for savings ; 513-897-7000 or


Get ready for the 45th annual Riverfest, featuring a riveting Rozzi’s firework show set to rockin’ tunes by WEBN. The show will also be broadcast on Local 12.  Ohio Riverfront, Newport Riverfront;




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Amanda Ciani

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).