Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: August 22-25

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 22-August 25.

Thursday

Courtesy Whispering Beard Folk Festival

Whispering Beard Folk Festival

Come see one of the Queen City’s best kept secrets; a thriving folk music scene. Local artists include The Tillers, Maria Carelli, plus Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle. Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winning artist Ryan Bingham will also perform.
When: Thursday-Saturday
Where: Smale Riverfront Park, 166 W Mehring Way, Downtown
Cost: Single day tickets starting at $30

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Courtesy Queen City Clay

Colorlust - An Exploration

Artist in residence Joshua R. Maier discusses his work. Learn different techniques and maybe get your hands on some clay.
When: Thursday 6PM-8PM
Where: Queen City Clay, 3130 Wasson Rd., Cincinnati
Cost: FREE

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Friday

Germania Oktoberfest

Bust out the lederhosen! Come and celebrate the 49th annual Germania Oktoberfest. Authentic German beer, food, and live entertainment.
When: Friday-Sunday
Where: Germania Park, 3529 W Kemper Rd., Cincinnati 
Cost: $5, Children 12 and under are FREE

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Courtesy Price Hill Will

Concerts in the Square

It’s funk night! Come and see some of the tri-state’s best fun artists. Ricky Nye, Raymond and the Fernbank All-Stars, plus Robin Lacy & DeZydeco all set to perform.
When: Friday, 7PM-10PM
Where: St. Lawrence Square, 3650 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Riverfront Live

Ted Nugent at Riverfront Live

Rock artist Ted Nugent makes a stop in the Queen City. Special guest Michael Austin also set to perform.
When: Friday, 8PM (Doors 7PM)
Where: Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: $30

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Saturday

Courtesy Sayler Park Oktoberfest

Sayler Park Oktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest season in the tri-state! Come and try local and international beer. Plenty of food also available (you really don’t want to miss out on the creampuffs). Live music and entertainment for the whole family.
When: Saturday, 2PM-Midnight
Where: Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 6600 Gracely Dr., Sayler Park
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Color Run

Cincinnati Color Run

Let your colors shine! Start in a white shirt and finish covered with colored powder form head to toe. Only good vibes allowed.
When: Saturday, 9AM
Where: Riverfront, 425 E Mehring Way, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $29.99

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Butterflies

Take a stroll and look for butterflies! Learn how to safely catch and identify species local to our area. Information also available for those looking to enhance their garden for butterflies!

When: Saturday, 11AM-1PM
Where: Frenald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Rd., Hamilton, OH
Cost: FREE

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Sunday

FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew

Hell is Real! Come see the Orange and Blue take on their rivals, Columbus Crew, in Part II of the Hell is Real derby.
When: Sunday 6PM
Where: Nippert Stadium, Univeristy of Cincinnati campus, Clifton
Cost: Tickets starting at $25

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Rides on Monmouth

Come and see hundreds of classic cars from past decades. Fun for the whole family! Benefits the Newport Buenger Boys and Girls club.

When: Sunday, Noon-5PM
Where: Monmouth St., Newport, KY
Cost: FREE

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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.