If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend, you've come to the right place. Here is our breakdown of the top events going on this weekend, May 23 - May 26.


Braxton & The Rhined Beer & Cheese Pairing

Dare I say that beer is a better pairing than wine with cheese? Braxton Brewing Company and The Rhined are pairing up for a beer and cheese experience in the Loft so that you can judge for yourself! We will be tasting through 5 beers and 5 cheeses, each unique pairing complimenting the other.

When: Thursday, 5:30PM – 8PM
Where: Braxton Brewing Company, 27 West 7th St, Covington, Kentucky
Cost: $30

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Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos Tour

Now that their 1996 debut album ‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’ is all grown up, what better way to celebrate it’s anniversary, than to take it back on the road next year for all their loyal fans to see!!

When: Thursday, 8PM
Where: Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati
Cost: $25 +

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Margarita Madness

Calling all margarita lovers! Join us on the Purple People Bridge for our seventh annual Margarita Madness! It’s a high-energy evening run on tequila, great food, live music, and healthy competition. Local guest judges and lovely folks, such as yourself, will vote for Best Margarita, Most Creative Margarita, and People’s Choice. We’ll pair that with the infamous Guac-Off, to crown Queen City’s Guac aficionado.

When: Thursday, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: Purple People Bridge, Cincinnati
Cost: $40

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North by Northside

North by Northside is a neighborhood-wide, conference-style festival in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio’s Northside neighborhood. The inaugural year, 2019, will see nearly 50 acts between 6 venues over Memorial Day weekend.

When: Friday, 5PM – Sunday, 1AM
Where: Northside, Cincinnati
Cost: Free

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Courtesy Nowhere Else Festival

Nowhere Else Festival

Experience a world-class boutique music and arts festival that feels like an extended musical family reunion in a beautiful green space. It really is a festival unlike any other.

When: Friday, 4PM – Sunday Evening
Where: Nowhere Else Farm, 190 Townsend Road, Martinsville, Ohio
Cost: $50 – $500

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Live From Jabba’s Palace: The Star Wars Comedy Variety Show

This fun, eclectic show features sketch comedy, improv games, stand-up, and hilarious videos, all set a long time ago in a galaxy far away. Will the mighty Jabba be entertained by his slaves… or will they be fed to the gargantuan Rancor monster? If you are a fan of the Star Wars universe, you will love this show! Bonus: stay after the show and snap a pic of yourself being snatched by the Rancor’s hideous claw.

When: Friday, 8PM
Where: Clifton Performance Theatre, 404 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati
Cost: $20

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Opening Day at Coney Island

Looking for some fun in the sun on Memorial Day Weekend? Join Coney for a weekend full of laughs, smiles, cannonballs and more to kick off the 2019 season!

Saturday, 11AM – 9PM
Where: 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati
Cost: $6.95 – $21.95

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Taste of Cincinnati

It’s finally here!Taste of Cincinnati is held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati by the Corporate and Community Events division of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Started in 1979, it is now the nation’s longest running culinary arts festival.

Saturday & Sunday, 11AM – 11PM, Monday, 11AM – 9PM
Where: 5th St, Cincinnati
Cost: Free Admission, Menu items range from $3 – $6

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Cash Unchained: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Have you ever imagined experiencing all of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them? From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records, to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breath taking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time.

When: Saturday, 8PM
Where: 2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati
Cost: $12

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Main Street Antique & Vintage Show in Waynesville

Come to Waynesville, Ohio the Antiques Capital of Warren County for our annual Main Street Antique Show! We are celebrating 30 years of exceptional antique treasures and fun on the quaint Main Street in Waynesville where you can eat, shop, and play with booths of antiques plus our regular Main Street Antique Dealers and shops.

When: Sunday, 9AM – 4PM
Where: Main St, Waynesville
Cost: Free Admission

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Eat & Run 5K at Taste of Cincinnati

Join us for the inaugural Eat & Run 5K, presented by 26.2 from Marathon Brewing!  The start and finish line for the inaugural run and walk will be at Sentinel and Culvert Streets in downtown Cincinnati. Eat & Run 5K participants will receive a commemorative medal, t-shirt, and a complimentary beverage at Taste of Cincinnati. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in the men’s and women’s categories. Eat & Run packet pickups will take place the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the start line located at Sentinel and Culvert Streets in downtown Cincinnati.

When: Sunday, 10AM
Where: Corner of Sentinel and Culvert Streets, Downtown
Cost: $30

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