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September 22, 2023

Top Things to Do with the Kids This Weekend

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest, Big Bounce America and more fun options for the fam!

Our top things to do with kids this weekend includes Oktoberfests and the Cincinnati Bengal’s home opener!


Top Things to Do With Kids


Friday, Sept. 15 

Oktoberfest will be EXTRA fun with the fun starting on Thursday and lasting an extra hour on Sunday, too! Celebrate all things German at America’s largest Oktoberfest, located right here in Zinzinnati, Ohio! Dine on delicacies like metts, sauerkraut and creme puffs, enjoy live music, bust out some dance moves (including the chicken dance!), watch the infamous wiener dog race and SO much more. 

  • Thursday, Sep 14: 4 – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Sep 15: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sep 16, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sep 17, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Downtown Cincinnati, 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio ; 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; food and drink available for purchase

The party of the year is almost here! It’s Hofbrauhaus Newport’s 20th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration! Great BIER & FOOD! Plenty of LIVE Music! Family Fun for the kids with Face Painting and Balloon Art! PROST! Hofbrauhaus Newport, 200 East 3rd Street, Newprot; 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 16

Climb, slide and BOUNCE the day away at an amazing event. There are four zones to explore including over 900 feet of obstacles in “The Giant”, fun themed bouncing at “Air Space”, lots of gaming at “Sport Slam” and plenty of bouncing at “The World’s Biggest Bounce House”.  Olympian Club, 10054 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, Oh; September 16 – 24; 9 a.m.; $32 adults, $35 junior, $35 bigger kids, $45 adults only – see website for more details.

Search for all things wiggly, crawly and tiny during this fun creature hunt. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Oh; 3 – 4 p.m.; included in daily admission: $10 adults, $6 children, free for children three and younger and members; 513-831-1711. 

Sunday, September 17

Get ready to holler “WHO DEY!” at a roaring Cincinnati Bengals home game at Paycor Stadium. The Bengals will be taking on the Baltimore Ravens. Paycor Stadium, 1 Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Oh; 1 p.m.; see website for ticket details; 513-621-8383. 

Find a new family tradition this season at the Waynesville Fall Fest. Featuring two mini golf courses, the Wildwater Mining Company mega playlet, a corn maze, pedal cars, gem mining, carnival games, petting zoo and SO much more … be sure to add this autumn adventure to your agenda. 7392 East State Route 73, Waynesville, Oh; 12 – 6 p.m.; $13 adult, $11 ages ten and younger, free for ages two and younger + Season Passes available.



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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).