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September 22, 2023

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Top Things to Do with Kids | August 9 – 13

As the sun sets on summer, take time to soak up some family fun!

Wednesday, August 9th

FREE METROPARKS ART IN THE PARK Pop into the park for a special free art project, presented by MidPointe Library.  Chrisholm MetroPark, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 513-867-5835 


Thursday, August 10th

FREE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Meet and greet Great Parks Rangers and local first responded at this fun community event. Kids can get an up-close look at emergency vehicles, play games, enjoy music and more!   valid vehicle permit required for park entry  Winton Woods Harbor , 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Oh ; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry ; 513-931-1849 

THURSDAY ART PLAY: CAMP OUT! Set up camp in the Creativity Center and create some unique nature inspired artwork. Stick around after the program for some kid-friendly yoga.  Contemporary Arts Center , 44 E 6th St., Cincinnati, Oh ; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; $5 nonmember child, free for members; 513-345-8400 


Friday, August 11th 

FREE BACK TO SCHOOL BASH Get the whole family ready for the upcoming school year with this celebration. There will be family games hosted by fraternities and sororities, crafts hosted by ArtsConnect, meet and greets with local children’s authors and mascots. Backpacks and books will be given away to children in attendance, while supplies last. Stick around until dusk to see the big screen movie DC League of Super-Pets.  Clifford George Park , 12089 Mill Road, Cincinnati, Oh ; 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 12th 

FREE NORTHSIDE SUMMER SIDESHOW Celebrate the Northside neighborhood with local live music, food trucks and more! Hoffner Park , 4101 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Oh ; 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

FREE THE CITY FLEA Head down to OTR for this unique outdoor market featuring local vendors of all kinds. Families can grab a bite from a food truck and kids will definitely want to spend some time at the fun playground.  The flea is a way to keep your dollars local, get out in the community and experience the city in a super-cool way.   The August 12th flea will also feature the Kids Market! Come support cool kids and their unique wares. Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Oh; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

FREE THE O.F.F. MARKET Families will enjoy browsing a variety of businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers and farmers during this unique outdoor shopping experience.  Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, Oh; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; shop small and support local businesses


Sunday, August 13th 

FREE Kidchella 2023
Celebrate summer with this fun, FREE, family-friendly music festival.  

Live performances by Zak Morgan  and Band in a Bus  
Tasty treats available from Queen City Cotton Candy 
Amazing Playground  
Fun vendors booths
Fire Fighters and Police Officers
Balloon Animals

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Sponsored by: Mason Dance Center, Once Upon a Child, The Little Gym of Mason and Hilltop OB/GYN.    
We are excited that we are partnering with CancerFree Kids, who work hard to eradicate childhood cancer. To date they have funded over 142 research projects, totaling $5.3 million. 

Join us at Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, Oh; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Click here for more information!



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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).