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Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: Aug. 1 – 5

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.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Glier’s Goettafest

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

Cost: Free

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Things to do in Cincinnati

Metro PCS Party on the Purple

This free summer party series rolls on with live music, food trucks, beer and more.

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Purple People Bridge

Cost: Free

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Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band at GABP

GABP will be bumping on Saturday night when the Zac Brown Band takes over. With one of the biggest bands around stopping through, you know this is a show you can’t miss.

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: Great American Ball Park, Downtown

Cost: Tickets start at $41

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Delhi Skirt Game

This annual softball game raises money to help those in need in Delhi Township.

When: Friday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Rd, Delhi

Cost: Free

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40 Years of Jack

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

Cost: Free

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Tony Hinchcliffe

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

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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

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Covington Beer Mile

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. 

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Bands BBQ and brews

Bands, BBQ & Brews

Harrison is hosting Bands, BBQ, and Brews this Saturday featuring plenty of food, live music, and even an obstacle course.

When; Saturday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Club, 8801 Mount Hope Road, Harrison

Cost: $9 – $18

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Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin at Go Bananas

You’ve seen her on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central and so much more and this weekend the hilarious Laurie Kilmartin will be at Go Bananas all weekend.

When: Thursday – Sunday

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

Cost: $8 – $14

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Tri-State antique market

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.

Cost: $3

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