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, August 1 - 5.
Cincy’s most famous Goetta maker is back with its annual festival focused on all things, you guessed it, goetta! With more than 50 recipes, desserts and plenty of entertainment, this is definitely one of the best food events of the weekend.
When: Thursday – Sunday
Where: Festival Park on the Levee, Newport
40 Years of Jack
How many places do you know that have had the same bartender since 1978? Arnold’s, that’s who. This Friday they’re celebrating their legendary bartender Jack Toebbe and his 40 years of service at Cincy’s oldest bar. Stop by for $3 pints of Little Kings (Jack’s favorite) live music, and lots and lots of cake.
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St, Downtown
Tony Hinchcliffe at the Woodward Theater
The #1 weekly live podcast is coming to Cincinnati! Head to the Woodward Theater on Friday to catch a live recording of Kill Tony at 6:30 p.m. – local comedians are randomly called up on stage to do 60 seconds of stand-up, followed by some critique (and probably roasting) from comedians Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban. Then at 9:30 you can catch a stand-up show headlined by Tony Hinchcliffe. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique and hilarious show while it’s in town!
When: Friday: live podcast at 6:30 p.m., stand up at 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Woodward Theater, Over-the-Rhine
Cost: $30 for both shows
Ohio River Paddlefest
When you see hundreds of people floating down the Ohio River this Saturday, trust us, it’s totally normal. Paddlefest is back! Join the action for $50 – $60 or watch for free then join the party after.
When: Saturday, 7 a.m.
Where: Schmidt Recreation Complex, 2944 Humbert Ave, East End
Cost: $50 – $60 to participate, free to watch
Covington Beer Mile
As part of Covington Outdoors Weekend, Braxton Brewing is teaming up with Road ID for a pretty unique race: run a quarter mile, drink a beer. Repeat that 4 times and you just ran a mile! Prizes will be awarded for the best times, so if you’ve been looking for a way to get active this weekend this is your spot.
When: Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Braxton Brewing Company, 27 W 7th Street, Covington
Cost: $20 to run, comes with 4 beers. Register here.
Tri-State Antique Market
This time of year, there will be plenty of great outdoor antiques up for grabs at the Tri-State Antique Market in Lawrenceburg. Stop by, find that perfect gem and enjoy your Sunday.
When: Sunday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, US 50 at Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg.
Looking for even more things to do in Cincinnati? Check out the calendar tab at the top of the page.