Top Things to Do in Cincinnati this Weekend: August 1-4

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, August 1-August 4.


Glier's Goettafest

Get your eat on at the celebration of one of the tri-state’s signature dishes. Live entertainment, family-focused goetta games, and super inventive food all available.
When: Thursday-Sunday
Where: Newport On The Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY
Cost: FREE to enter

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Courtesy 127 Yard Sale

World's Longest Yard Sale

Stretching from Michigan to Alabama, stop along the tri-state’s portion of the 690 mile long sale. Stops include Hamilton, North College Hill and Sparta, KY
When: Thursday-Sunday
Where: U.S. Route 127
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Roverbend Music Center

Beck and Cage The Elephant at Riverbend Music Center

Alternative artist Beck brings the tunes to the tri-state. Special guests Cage The Elephant, Spoon, and Wild Belle
When: Friday
Where: Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati
Cost: Starting at $26

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Courtesy Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare in the Park Presents: A Midsummmer Nights's Dream

Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s finest and funniest plays. No tickets or RSVP required!
When: Friday, 7PM-9PM
Where: Griffin Center, 320 Fairgrounds Rd, Falmouth, KY
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Paddlefest

Paddlefest Paddler's Party

Kick off the weekend with the nation’s largest paddle celebration. Live music, food trucks, and local beer available.
When: Friday 4PM-9PM
Where: Schmidt Recreation Complex, 2944 Humbert Ave, Cincinnati
Cost: FREE

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FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

The Orange and Blue take on the Vancouver Whitecaps for a shot at a home win.
When: Saturday 8PM
Where: Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati, Clifton
Cost: Starting at $20

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Bands, BBQ, and Brews

Enjoy live music from Saffire Express and more. Barbecue dinner and local craft beer available. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
When: Saturday 3PM-9PM
Where: Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Rd, Crosby Twp.
Cost: Adult starting at $10, Child – $6

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Courtesy Bogarts

Def Leggend - A tribute to Def Leppard

Might as well jump and head out to see Def Leggend, the world’s greatest tribute to rock band Def Leppard. Special guest BlackWater also to appear.
When: Saturday, Doors 8PM
Where: Bogarts, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati
Cost: $10

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Courtesy Push 4 Pencils

FOX19 NOW at Coney Island!

Stop by the FOX19 NOW booth and meet some of your favorites from the FOX19 NOW News Team. You might even get a great prize while you’re there. If you bring a back-to-school item and donate to Push 4 Pencils at the gate, you’ll get $5 off of your general admission.

When: Sunday 11AM-2PM
Where: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Observatory

Sunday Sun-day Sundae at the Cincinnati Observatory

Learn all about the sun! Includes talks, tours, and safe viewings of sunspots and solar flares. Free ice cream for those in attendance.
When: Sunday 1PM-4PM
Where: Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati
Cost: FREE

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Check out Cincinnati's Breweries

Take a load off and have a pint at one of the tri-state’s 50+ breweries.

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