Top Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend: August 29-September 1

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 29-September 1.

Thursday

KISS: End of the Road World Tour

It’s the final time KISS makes a stop in the Queen City. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends bring their larger than life shows to our own backyard.
When: Thursday 7:30 PM (Doors 6PM)
Where: Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: Starting at $39.50

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The Takeover Summer Concert Series

Free admission, live music, craft beer and great dinner options. What more could you ask for? Music guest “3 Piece Revival” set to perform.
When: Thursday 6PM-9PM
Where: The Square, 9285 Center Pointe Dr., West Chester
Cost: FREE

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Friday

Cincinnati Tattoo Arts Convention

Come get tattooed by some of the world’s greatest tattoo artists. Meet and greet with TV celebrities, live music, and a whole lot more.
When: Friday-Sunday
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown
Cost: $20-Single Day Pass, $40-3 Day Pass. Children under 12 are FREE

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Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Come see the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company put one of the greatest and funniest plays. No tickets or RSVP’s required. Just show up ready to laugh. Did we mention it’s free?
When: Friday, 7PM
Where: Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Dr., Fairfield
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum

It’s your last chance to see the mesmerizing displays in “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man”. Food and drinks available to purchase. Also includes free admission to, “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.” Local artist Triiibe also set to perform.
When: Friday, 5PM-10PM
Where: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati
Cost: $30

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Saturday

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Hail and well met! It’s the opening weekend of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Celebrating their 30th season, come cheer your favorite jousting knight to victory. Adult tickets buy one get one free for opening weekend only!
When: 10AM-6PM Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds, 10542 E OH-73, Waynesville, OH
Cost: $23

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Courtesy Rising Star Casino Resort

Rob Schneider

Come see former SNL superstar Rob Schneider make a stop in the Tri-State. This is a free show, but get there early. Seating is based on a first come, first served basis.
When: Saturday 8PM (Doors 7PM)
Where: Rising Star Casino, 777 Rising Star Dr., Rising Sun, IN
Cost: FREE (Ages 21+)

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Courtesy Hamilton NightGlow

Hamilton NightGlow

Ohio’s ultimate night running experience. The streets of Hamilton are set aglow as you run through a one-of-a-kind experience. Full, half, relays, and 10k races all available to run.
When: Saturday, 6PM
Where: Race start line at 101 S Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH
Cost: Starting at $60 per person

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Sunday

Riverfest and WEBN Fireworks

It’s the unofficial end of summer and it always goes out with a bang! Come see one of the biggest and baddest fireworks show in the country. Fun for the whole family on both sides of the river!
When: Sunday, Noon. Fireworks begin 9PM
Where: Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Downtown; Riverboat Row, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Brewgrass Beer Festival

Brewgrass Beer Festival

Kick off the holiday weekend with some tasty brews! Plenty of great food also available.
When: Sunday, 11AM-4:30PM
Where: FIRE at Rivercenter, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd. #20, Covington, KY
Cost: $12

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