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September 22, 2023

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Top Things to Do with Kids this Week June 14 – 18

Celebrate Dad and Father figures this week with one of our Top Things to Do with Kids...

Don’t forget that the week wraps up with Father’s Day on June 18! Until then, we’re highlighting top things to do with the kids for the week!


Top Things to Do With the Kids

Wednesday, June 14

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY Wednesdays are Wild at the Newport Aquarium (Pre-Program: Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R); Post-Program: Kenton County Solid Waste). Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; KCP&R will be collecting donations of non-perishables and personal care items for Be Concerned; 859-525-7529.


Thursday, June 15

BLIPPI: THE WONDERFUL WORLD TOUR The Wonderful World Tour brings the energetic antics of Blippi to the stage of the Taft Theatre!  Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 6 p.m.; tickets starting at $24.10; 513-232-6220.

Friday, June 16

FREE CFTA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL Foodies and families will love browsing more than 30 local food trucks. There will also be music, a retail vendor market, face painting and more!  Summit Park , 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

NATURE’S FIREWORKS! (register) See the Cincinnati Nature Center in a new light — at dark! Families can create a new tradition while discovering the magic of a night sky light show put on by fireflies. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 9 – 10:30 p.m.; $13 non-members, includes daily admission, $7 members; 513-831-1711. 


Saturday, June 17 

CELTIC FEST OHIO Eat, drink, rock and shop the Celtic way. Families can navigate through the park with Shamrock Shenanigans, a scavenger hunt, meet Miller Border Collies, hear live bagpipe performances and more. Renaissance Park , 10542 Ohio 73, Waynesville; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; $15 ages 13+.

FARM ENCOUNTERS WALK (register) Explore the gardens, join the animals in the pasture, learn to feed chickens and walk through GHF’s historic buildings during this guided farm tour. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati; 12:30 – 2 p.m.; $15 non-member, $10 GHF member; 513-410-9237. 

PYRAMID HILL FISHING DERBY Bring a rod, pack a picnic and get ready for a fun day with the family! Children can participate in a catch-and-release fishing tournament; there will prizes for the winner of the kids and adult groups. Round off the afternoon with a craft where families can create a boat and watch it take sail.  Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Hamilton Cleves Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; included with daily admission: $10 adult, $5 children 6 – 12, free for ages 5 and younger and members; 513-868-8336. 

WWE SUPERSHOW See the SuperShow super stars show down in person.  Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati; 6 p.m.; tickets starting at $24; 513-421-4111.


Sunday, June 18

FATHER’S DAY AT CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS Dads can spend the day with their wild ones visiting the cubs, pups and chicks at the zoo. Today, Dads will enjoy free admission to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens to see all of the amazing animal families. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Free admission for DAD’S only; 513-281-4700. 

FATHER’S DAY FOWLING TOURNAMENT (register) Celebrate Dad with a fun afternoon of football-bowling at the Fowling Warehouse!  Fowling Warehouse, 2940 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati; 12 p.m.; see website for pricing details; 513-900-0959.





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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).