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Things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 14 – 17

Looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend? We're here to help you build an awesome weekend plan with our guide to the best events going on in Cincinnati, September 14th - 17th

Crowd at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

When the brats hit the grill and you’ve got a stein of beer in your hand, you know it’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati time. This event is so big, and so uniquely Cincinnati that we couldn’t fit all the info on this list!

Check out our complete guide to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, including where to park, what to eat, a schedule of events and more.

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Bengals vs. Texans at Paul Brown Stadium

Let’s just put this past Sunday out of our collective minds for a second. The Bengals are at home again Thursday where they’re gonna bounce back and beat the Houston Texans in primetime. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

If you wanna tailgate before the game, all the usual spots will be full of fans in the hours leading up to it: Longworth Hall, the Bud Light Tailgate Zone at the Banks and all the lots surrounding Paul Brown Stadium.

When: Thursday, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown.

Cost: Tickets start at $52

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Grand opening - 16 Lots Brewing

This weekend, Mason get’s it’s first brewery with 16 Lots. Kicking off on Friday, grand opening weekend will feature all of their beers on tap, and in house pizza kitchen, giveaways and more!

When: Opening Friday, 1 p.m.

Where: 735 Reading Road, Mason.

Cost: Free admission

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USS Nightmare Opening Night

One of Cincy’s favorite haunted attractions is opening up on Friday, with 2 levels of “Pure horror, over 30 minutes long.” Check out the USS Nightmare on Riverboat Row in Newport and get Halloween season kicked off right.

Check out our list of all the haunted attractions in the Tri-State. 

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY.

Cost: $20 general admission

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Opening Night for the Dent Schoolhouse

Back to back Cincy haunted house icons! Billed as one of the best haunted houses in the COUNTRY, everything terrifying is waiting for you at the Dent Schoolhouse. Yes, that includes Zobo the killer clown.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent

Cost: $20 general admission, $25 on Saturdays

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Taft's Brewpourium

Grand Opening - Taft's Brewpourium

Taft’s Brewing Company is expanding from their beloved restaurant/brewery in Over-the-Rhine. Visit their new “brewpourium” production house in Spring Grove Village at the grand opening this Saturday. It’s got a taproom, New Haven style pizza made in house and a fully functioning brewery where they’ll be ramping up their production. You’ll also find live music, a live broadcast from Q-102 and more at the party.

When: Saturday, 1 p.m. – Midnight

Where: 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village

Cost: Free

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Cincinnati Russian Fest

Cincinnati Russian Fest

Russian food, crafts, dancing, live music and even a vodka tasting. It’s all going down at Cincinnati Russian Fest hosted by St. George Russian Orthodox Church in Loveland. If you’re looking for a little culture, and a lot of good food, this is definitely an event that you need to see this weekend.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: St. George Russian Orthodox Church, 118 N. Lebanon Road, Loveland

Cost: Free

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Beats, Arts and Eats

Another great street festival where you can experience local music, local food and on site exhibits. If you’re around the northern suburbs looking for things to do, this is a great event to stop by with the family and enjoy the outdoors.

When: Saturday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Blue Ash Towne Square at the intersection of Cooper and Hunt roads.

Cost: Free

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The Colors of Fall

The Colors of Fall Craft and Vendor Show

Before you know it, the leaves will start changing, it’ll be hoodie weather and you’ll be fully immersed in all things Autumn (probably including a pumpkin spiced drink or 2). Get into the spirit at the Colors of Fall Craft and Vendor show at the Sharonville Convention Center this Saturday, featuring more than 65 artists and vendors offering all the items you need to jump into Fall.

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road

Cost: Free

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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is so great, why not celebrate it… twice? We’re on board, that’s why you should check out the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party at the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. Irish football on tv, live music and plenty of pub vibes. There’s also a cornhole tournament and food from Eli’s BBQ. I mean, what else could you need in an event?

When: Sunday, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum.

Cost: $33


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The City Flea

Stop by and see some of the best and most creative vendors from the region at the City Flea inside Washington Park. Food, crafts, artists, vintage t-shirts and so many more things we couldn’t even fit it all in this bio. We guarantee, there’s something for everyone there.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine

Cost: Free

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