Cincinnati: What to do this weekend
Looking for something to do this weekend, August 12-14? Here are the top four events that are happening in the Cincinnati area:
Great Inland Seafood Festival
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY
August 12-14/ Free event
For the 29th year, the Great Inland Seafood Festival is the number one festival in the area if you love seafood. For $10.95, visitors can purchase a Maine lobster- it’s as close to fresh as you can get in the midwest. Also, enjoy shrimp, crawfish, crab legs, oysters, salmon, redfish and more. Also, you can’t have seafood or a festival without great music- live music will be available all weekend.
OTR Block Party
1230 Elm St., Cincinnati
August 13 from 3-10 p.m./ Free event
No one knows how to throw a party like OTR. Enjoy live music from local musicians such as Young Heirlooms, The Cincy Brass, The Soul Pocket Band and more. The event will offer face painting, photo booths, games, local beer from breweries such as Mad Tree Brewing, Rhinegeist and more. Enjoy a wide selection of foods from the Cincinnati’s favorite market – Findlay market.
The Hamilton Flea
German Village Historic District
319 N 2nd St, Hamilton
August 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Free
Once a month, during the warm months of the year, Hamilton’s German Village is transformed into a local market featuring local crafters, boutiques, farmer markets and unique arts and crafts. The event offers live music and some local food trucks. The next flea is scheduled for Saturday, September 10. (It’s not a flea market!)
Hamilton County Fair
7700 Vine St., Cincinnati
August 12-14/ $7 admission/ $5 parking
It’s that time of the year. Pull on your cowboy boots and head to the fairgrounds for a weekend of more than just pigs, cows, chickens and other livestock. The Hamilton County Fair will be having great fun with daily events including donkey races, bull riding contests, demolition derbies, belly dancing, clogging, ice cream eating contests and much more. Enjoy daily live music, a variety of food vendors and much more. Senior citizens get in free on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a Golden Buckeye card. This does not include the $5 parking cost.
Enjoy your weekend!
I want to hear from you. If you are able to attend one or more of these events, please let me know what you thought? If you attended something else that you loved, please tell me about it. Thanks, Dani.