Wednesday, July 26th
WIZARDS AT JOSEPH BETH
Young wizards will love this Harry Potter themed event featuring crafts, storytime, coloring, a scavenger hunt, snack and more. Joseph Beth Bookstore, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; $25 per child ; 513-396-8960
Thursday, July 27th
FREE BENGALS TRAINING CAMP
Fans will have a roar-ing good time at Bengals Training Camp, watching the Bengals practice as they prepare for the upcoming season. Concessions and Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase. Select players will stick around after each practice to greet fans. Gates opens at 1:30 p.m., practice starts at 2:15 p.m. Kettering Health Practice Fields just west of Paycor Stadium, 1 Paycor Way, 1:30 p.m.
FREE GLIER’S GOETTAFEST
Celebrate all things goetta with the fun festival; families can enjoy live music and try goetta pizza, nachos, Mac, coneys and so much more! River Boat Row , 1 Riverboat Row, Newport; 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28th
Fireworks Friday at Florence Y’Alls
Enjoy an exciting baseball game and stick around afterwards to watch the skies light. It’s at the Y’alls ballpark after every Friday home game – detonated by Rozzi Fireworks, presented by McDonalds. Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence; 7:03 p.m.; tickets starting at $11; 859-594-4487
Party with a purpose at the annual Sharonfest, designed to support local non-profit organizations and connect the community through a great lineup of entertainment, rides, attractions and other fun festivities. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m.; please visit web site for admission info
FREE STEAM SPECTRUM EVENT (register)
Spectrum Empowerment, a student-run non-profit organization is hosting a fun and free STEAM event for kids on the autism spectrum. This event is geared for children ages 4 – 14 with events like art, a LEGO lab, chess, science experiments, robotics and more! Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason Montgomery, Mason, Oh; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29th
FREE HIT THE BEACH
Kowabunga dudes! This beach-tactic event will dive into sea-side fun as families hear two stories, make painted shell necklaces to take home and play with awesome ocean-y toys! Learning CURVE, 5846 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati , 11:30 a.m.; 513-305-5784
The Sign Museum is full of characters- mascots, that is! Spend the day exploring the collection for past mascots and then say hello to current mascots Mr. Red Legs, Gary the Lion, Rosie Red and The Big Boy. The American Sign Museum , 1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; included with daily admission, $15 adult, $10 youth ages 13 – 18, three children ages 12 and younger are free with each paid adult; 513-541-6366
Sunday, July 30th
Fritz & Fiona’s Sundae Fundae
This sweet fundraiser offers a double dip of Fritz, Fiona and Graeter’s ice cream. As families roam the zoo after hours, they can enjoy sampling six tasty flavors of ice cream, plus train and carousel rides, too. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; $30 general admission, $25 members; 513-281-4700
Ice Cream Social Cruise
Is there anything better than having ice cream in the summer? How about having ice cream while cruising the Ohio River on BB Riverboats! BB Riverboats, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; $30 adult, $25 children 4 – 12 ; 800-261-8586
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