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Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: May 16 – 20

If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati, you've come to the right place. We're breaking down all the best events happening in the Tri-State this weekend, May 16 - 20.

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati vs. Detroit City FC

FCC takes on Detroit this Wednesday at Nippert, and you know it’s always a good time. This team is on a roll so be there to support the orange and blue.

When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati

Cost: $10

Things to do in Cincinnati

MeSseD Tunnel Tour

Odds are, you’ve seen the hype about OTR’s newest attraction. Underneath Union Hall you’ll find a fully immersive comic book exhibit based on MeSseD, a comic centered around MSD written by Jay Kalagayan and illustrated by Dylan Speeg, both Cincinnatians. Walking through this is like nothign you’ve ever seen. Don’t miss your chance to see this really cool exhibit before it’s gone on June 16th. To get tickets and reserve a time slot, click here. 

When: Now through June 16th

Where: Union Hall, 1314 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine

Cost: $6, $12 during Cincy Fringe Festival

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Salsa on the Square

Salsa on the Square

Salsa bands and plenty of dancing will be happening on Fountain Square on Thursday for this popular event. If you’ve just gotta get your groove on, this is the place to do it.

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Fountain Square, Downtown

Cost: Free

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Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart at US Bank Arena

Let’s get right to it: this is gonna be an amazing weekend for stand-up in Cincinnati. How could it not be with Kevin Hart performing at US Bank Arena on Saturday? He’s one of the biggest comedians in the world and literally everyone knows at least one of his bits. Don’t miss your chance to see him live.

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

Where: U.S. Bank Arena, Downtown

Cost: $39 – $129

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Mainstrasse Maifest

Mainstrasse Maifest

One of Covington’s best festivals is back this weekend to celebrate the coming of summer. Don’t miss out on Maifest, featuring live music, food, drinks, plenty of family fun and even bungee jumping.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: MainStrasse Village, Covington

Cost: Free

Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer at the Liberty Funny Bone

That’s right, the Machine himself will be taking over the Liberty Funny Bone this weekend. Whether you know him from his popular Travel Channel show, or his star-studded podcast “Bertcast”, this comedian’s show really is like no other. Odds are he’ll be shirtless, and odds are, it’ll be hilarious.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St. A-120, Liberty Township

Cost: $30

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Oakley on Tap

Oakley On Tap Beer Festival

More than 100 beers will be waiting for you at the Oakley On Tap Beer Festival, happening this weekend right on Oakley Square. Tickets range from $20 – $50 and include drink tickets and access to different sessions. Paired with live music and food trucks, this is definitely gonna be a good time.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: Oakley Square, 2980 Madison Road, Oakley.

Cost: Tickets go from $20 – $50

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Cy Amundson

Cy Amundson at Go Bananas Comedy Club

To say Cy Amundson is a club favorite at Go Bananas would be a pretty big understatement. He’s been on Conan, Bob and Tom and so much more, and with local favorite Mike Cronin opening the show and Mike Brody featuring, we’re definitely not gonna miss it.

When: Thursday – Sunday

Where: Go Bananas Comedy Club,  8410 Market Pl Ln, Montgomery

Cost: $8 – $14

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This unique event celebrates sustainability with a wide variety of re-purposed furniture, home decor, live entertainment, food and more. Benefits Easterseals.

When: Friday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside

Cost: $40

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Kinman Farms

Kinman Farms Spring Fest

Kinman Farms is hosting their very own spring festival with hayrides, face painting, games and even an animal barn. If you’re looking for a great, family-friendly event, this is it.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike.

Cost: Free admission

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Hartwell Arts and Crafts fair

Hartwell Arts and Crafts Fair

Check out artisans, crafters, jugglers, balloon artists and plenty more great children’s activities at the Harwell Arts and Crafts fair.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Hartwell Community Center, 8275 Vine St, Hartwell.

Cost: Free

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Wyoming Art Show

Wyoming Art Show

More than 100 presenters will be competing at the Wyoming Art Show, along side children’s art activities, music, food and more.

When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave, Wyoming.

Cost: Free

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Looking for even more things to do in Cincinnati this weekend? Check out the Calendar tab at the top of the page.