Families will love learning about fluttering friends during Cincinnati Zoo’s Monarch Festival, seen above.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW
See WWE RAW superstars live in action at Heritage Bank Center! Heritage Bank Center , 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $20 ; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2021/09/wwe-monday-night-raw.
MOUNDS OF MUMS FALL SHOW
Mosey through mounds of mums, asters and succulents and bask in an array of colors. This year’s fall show will feature a style of rock garden originating in the Czech Republic called a crevice garden. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 – 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn/.
FREE PEANUT BUTTER & JAM COMMUNITY CONCERTS: A ROYAL RENAISSANCE
Experience a mythological, fairy-tale featuring dragons, knights, kings, queens and lots of magical musical instruments! Child Focus – Training Center 4629 Aicholtz Rd, Cincinnati; 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.; https://peanutbutterandjam.org.
FREE WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER CINEMA
Grab a lawn chair and head to Washington Park for a fun movie night featuring Coco! There will be food trucks and drinks available for purchase. Movies start at 9 p.m. Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 7 p.m.; food and drink available for purchase; http://washingtonpark.org.
SIPS & SUNFLOWERS (register, 21+)
Late September sunflowers are big, bold and beautiful! Enjoy a sunset among the sunflowers at this year’s Sips & Sunflowers! There will be live music, local beer and wine available for purchases, corn maze access, hayride and new this year double the sunflowers!
- Reserve a ticket for a 6 person picnic table OR
- Purchase individual tickets and bring a blanket to picnic on!
Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; $99.95 picnic table for 6, $19.95 individual entry; 513-697-9173 or https://bloomsandberries.ticketspice.com/sips-sunflowers-2021.
FREE THURSDAY ART PLAY
Join the CAC every Thursday morning for creative playtime at Washington Park’s Porch. This family program uses hands-on activities and yoga to excite and educate the youngest art enthusiasts. Washington Park’s Front Porch, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 513-345-8400 or https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/programs/family-programs/thursday-art-play.
FALL FOLIAGE ART CARTS!
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park will be hosting self-guided Art Cart tours through October! Come take a ride through the park and enjoy the art and nature at your leisure. 11am and 2pm availability Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum , 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton; 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; $65 for admission for two, 2 hour cart rental and a bottle of wine (red or white); 513-868-1234 or http://pyramidhill.org.
Get immersed in a dimension of wonder and delight! 14 artists have transformed over 5,000 square feet to create a sensory experience full of whimsy and surprise. Torchlight Pass Building , 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $21 adults, $16 students and seniors 65+, $14 children 5 – 12, free for children four and under; http://portopia.org.
CARPOOL CINEMA: MONSTER HOUSE (register)
Drive up and enjoy a spooky outdoor movie with CCAC! at the Clifton Recreation Center. Concessions available, costumes encouraged! Clifton Recreation Center , 320 McAlpin Avenue, Cincinnati; 7:45 p.m.; $5 per vehicle ; 513-497-2860 or https://cliftonculturalarts.org/events/carpool-cinema/.
COUNTRY FIRESIDE NIGHT
Spend an evening at Country Pumpkins (great for date night!); admission includes bonfire, lantern-lit hayride, corn maze in the dark and 5 shots from the Chunkin’ Pumpkin Launder. Country Pumpkins Farm , 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; Oct 2 & 8, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $15 admission per person; 859-905-9656 or https://countrypumpkinsky.mazeplay.com/Products/country-fireside-nights-1.
The Monarch Festival will shed light on the Zoo’s leadership and commitment to pollinator conservation; there will be educational stations, monarch tagging, releasing and even a fun pollinator parade! Monarch costumes are encouraged for the fun event! (more…) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; free with regular zoo admission, see website for ticket pricing and advance tickets.; 513-281-7400 or http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/monarch-festival/.
FALL FUN AT BURWINKEL FARMS
Pick a pumpkin, snap a selfie with sunflowers, navigate through a corn maze, go on a Halloween scavenger hunt and meet some farm animals, too! Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; $8 hayride option or $5 walking option- both options include a small pumpkin and access to farm fun; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.
HEROES AND VILLAINS- CINCINNATI BALLET’S COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE SERIES
Watch as legendary, dramatic characters including Peter Pan and Hook, Cinderella and her stepsisters, Carabosse and Aurora and more will take to the stage to dance! Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance, 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati; 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children; 513-621-5219 or http://cballet.org.
KINGS ISLAND TRICKS AND TREATS FALL FEST (register)
Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; Sat and Sun in Oct, 12 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.