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June 5, 2023

Memorial Day Weekend Things to Do

Parades, water parks and tasty food sum up your Memorial Day weekend!

We often think of Memorial Day as the start of summer, but really it is a day to honor fallen soldiers. Originally called “Decoration Day” after the Civil War, Congress made it an official holiday in 1966.

Enjoy the many offerings of the holiday weekend but let’s not forget the true history of the day!

Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade; 29, 10:15 a.m.; parade begins at the corners of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road; military, local businesses and more; followed by a ceremony at the Cancer Support Center (4918 Cooper Road) at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Memorial Day Concert;; Tom Stone Amphitheater, 4309 Cooper Road
May 29, 7 p.m.; hear some patriotic music! 
Fairfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony;
May 29, 10 a.m.; military groups, high school band, police and more; begins at Express Scripts, 4865 Dixie Highway, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, 701 Wessel Drive with a ceremony at approximately 11 a.m.
Big East Championship; Prasco Park, 6125 Commerce Court, Mason;
May 24 – 27; free; enjoy baseball, inflatables, concessions, special theme nights and more; see website for details on time and theme nights.
Taste of Cincinnati;
May 27, 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; May 28, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and May 29; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; try lots of tasty food from local vendors and listen to great music; located along Fifth, Walnut and Sentential in Downtown Cincinnati; see website for specific vendors and bands.

Some other weekend ideas:

Take a hike on one of the trails at the Cincinnati Nature Center
Cheer on our Cincinnati Reds
Swim at Coney Island on for opening weekend
Attend a Raptor’s Inc. Open House
Go to the drive-in
See Venus through the telescope at the Cincinnati Observatory
Try the Butler County Donut Trail
Attend a program at Great Parks or rent a paddle boat
Play at Makino Park in Mason
Find more things to do in our award winning calendar HERE!

About the Author

Susie Dyson

Susie lives in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and four kids. She has a 7-Year-old, 6-year-old, 3-year-old and a new baby! Together, they like to explore new things in Cincinnati as well as favorite places like Summit Park and the Cincinnati Nature Center. Susie is a former high school teacher and now a stay-at-home mom. She also enjoys running, being outside, spending time with family and friends, road tripping, participating in her church's activities and drinking coffee.