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June 14, 2024

summer fun

Soak Up Summer with Family Fun Events!

Summer isn't over just yet! Soak up all of the fun you can-

 I couldn’t believe that we have a little less than a month before the kids go back to school when I checked the calendar. I want these next few weeks to be fun and laid back, so I did some digging for a few events and fun activities to do:
  • The Cincinnati Library has unique events in conjunction with the Discover Summer reading program at various branches, including story times, dance lessons, art projects, STEM, movies, reptiles, and more. See the bottom link and click on events for participating branches, days, and times!
  • Fairytale Festival at Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike) in Woodlawn on July 29 from 11 am to 3 pm. Meet fairytale characters, make a magical craft, enjoy a whimsical puppet show, take in the grounds, and more at this family friendly event! $12 dollars a person. Be sure to check out the calendar for other exciting Great Parks events, including hikes, yoga, live music, nature programs, fishing, and more!


  • What’s summer without fairs! 4-H projects, animal showings, pie tastings, food on a stick, carnival rides, carnival rides, camping out, concerts, demolition derby, tractor pull, and more!

Ohio State Fair 2023
July 26-Aug 6717 East 17th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211

Butler County Fair
July 23-29
1715 Fairgrove Avenue Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Hamilton County Fair
August 10-13
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
Clermont County Fair
July 23-29
1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio 45160
Travel Butler County
8756 Union Centre Boulevard
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Phone: 513-860-4194888-462-2282
  • Attend Bengals Training Camp for free! We all love our Bengals. Why not watch them for free! Players will sign autographs afterwards, so plan to stick around. Admission is free and no tickets are required but admittance is on a first come first serve basis until capacity is reached.
    • Review the website for parking details, the clear bag policy, and more. The open camp days are as follows at the Kettering Health Practice Fields located west of the Paycor Stadium: July 26, July 28, July 29, July 31, August 1, August 3, August 4, August 6, and August 7. All practices start at 2:15 pm and gates open at 1:30 pm.
  • A few others ideas:
Creeking  at various locations:
-Pioneer Park
10505 Deerfield Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242
-Keehner Park
7411 Barret Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069
-Symmes Park
11600 N Lebanon Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
-Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241
Reds games
Discovery Pass
This grants free access to parks, museums, and cultural activities in Cincinnati through the library
Parks, parks, and more parks!!!!
-Makino Park
-Summit Park
-Lebanon Bike Park
And more……..

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.