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