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Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: Aug. 8 – 12

If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend, you've come to the right place. We're breaking down all the best events happening in the Tri-State this weekend, Aug. 8 - 12.

Wednesday

Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson

3 legends. One night. Catch Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at Riverbend on Wednesday night. We’re pretty sure it’ll be full of amazing riffs.

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township

Cost: Tickets start at $21.50

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Hamilton County Fair

Rides, games, a demolition derby and plenty of good times are waiting for you at the Hamilton County Fair this weekend. At only $7, this is one of the most affordable and family-friendly events of the weekend.

When: Wednesday – Sunday

Where: Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7700 Vine Street, Carthage.

Cost: $7

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Thursday

Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears

FOOTBALL. IS. BACK. And we couldn’t be more excited. The Bengals are battling the Chicago Bears Thursday night under the lights for the first pre-season game. Buy a ticket, or maybe just tailgate with the fans right outside the stadium. Either way, we’re sure the Queen City will be buzzing.

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown.

Cost: Tickets start at $36

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Mo Alexander

Mo Alexander at Go Bananas

With appearances on Comedy Central, Bob and Tom and so much more, Mo Alexander is definitely a name you need to know. He’s getting a lot of hype for putting on hilarious shows all over the country. Don’t miss your chance to see him while he’s in Cincinnati.

When: Thursday – Sunday

Where: Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery.

Cost: $8 – $14

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Salsa on the Square

Salsa on the Square

Salsa bands, plenty of dancers and expert instructors will be packing Fountain Square for you to get your vibe on.

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Fountain Square, Downtown

Cost: Free

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Friday

Bellwether Music Festival
Bellwether Music Festival

Bellwether Music Festival

The inaugural Bellwether Music Festival kicks off this weekend featuring huge names like the Flaming Lips, MGMT, Local Natives and more.

When: Friday – Saturday

Where: Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds, 10542 Ohio 73, Waynesville

Cost: Tickets start at $65

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

Astronomy lesson! Right now, Earth is passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle which means we get the chance to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. One of the best places to see it in all of its glory is the Fernald Preserve. The gates will be open from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., so you can stop by with a blanket and bug spray for a night you probably won’t forget.

When: Friday, 10 p.m.

Where: Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton

Cost: Free

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Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze at the Liberty Funny Bone

Fresh off his wildly popular half-hour Netflix Special “The Standups”, Nate Bargatze his stopping by the Liberty Funny Bone for 2 shows this Friday and Saturday. After touring with Chris Rock, appearing on Fallon and Conan multiple times and performing for troops overseas, there’s no doubt his shows will be absolutely hilarious this weekend.

When: Friday – Saturday

Where: Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St, Liberty Township

Cost: Tickets start at $50

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Union Centre Food Truck Rally

Union Centre Food Truck Rally

Live music, family entertainment and enough food trucks to give you the feast of a lifetime. Don’t miss the Union Centre Food Truck Rally, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County.

When: Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester

Cost: Free

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Saturday

Western and Southern Open

Western and Southern Open

The biggest week for tennis in Cincinnati is finally upon us! Don’t miss the Western and Southern Open in Mason starting this Saturday.

When: Saturday, Aug. 11 – Sunday, Aug. 19

Where: Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason

Cost: Tickets start at $42

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Jake Owen

Jake Owen at Great American Ball Park

The Reds summer concert series rolls on this Saturday, with one of the biggest names in country music, Jake Owen!

When: Saturday, 20 minutes after the 6:40 p.m. game ends

Where: Great American Ball Park, Downtown

Cost: Concert included with a ticket to the game, starting at $12

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Cincy Blues Fest

Cincy Blues Fest

With performances by Delbert McClinton, Noah Wotherspoon Band, Judy Carmichael and more, the Cincy Blues Fest is one of the best places to check out live music this weekend.

When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. – midnight

Where: Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown

Cost: Tickets start at $25

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The OFF Market

Bakers, chefs, artists, boutiques and so much more will be packed into MadTree this Saturday for the Oakley Fancy Flea.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.

Where: MadTree Brewing Company, 3301 Madison Road, Oakley

Cost: Free

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Sunday

Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration and Cornhole Tournament

Grab a beer, brush up on your cornhole skills and help raise money for the Ronald McDonald house at this unique event on Sunday.

When: Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside

Cost: $50 per team, $10 non-tournament ticket

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If you're looking for even more things to do in Cincinnati, check out the calendar tab at the top of the page.