Top Things to Do in Cincinnati this Weekend: August 8-11

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 8-August 11.

Thursday

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

See the Redlegs continue their quest for a playoff spot as they take on the first place Cubs. Thirsty Thursday ticket packages available.
When: Thursday-Sunday
Where: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $12

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Wild About Wine

Wine and wild animals! What could be better? Tickets include 12 drink tickets and special access to animal habitats.
When: Thursday 6:30PM-9:30PM
Where: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale
Cost: Starting at $45

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Friday

Courtesy Hamilton County Fair

Hamilton County Fair

Wrestling, demolition derbies, and all the great food you could ask for. Local bands and other attractions including rides and a petting zoo.

When: Thursday-Sunday
Where: Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7700 Vine St., Cincinnati 
Cost: $7, $5 per car parking

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Owl Prowl

A nocturnal adventure awaits as you search the woods for owls in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight.
When: Friday, 9PM-11:30PM
Where: Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Rd., Hamilton, OH
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Bellwether Music Festival

Bellwether Music Festival

A two-day alternative music festival featuring some of the top local and national music acts. CAKE, Young Heirlooms, and Guided by Voices set to perform.
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds, 10542 OH-73, Waynesville, OH
Cost: Starting at $54

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Saturday

Courtesy Riverbend Music Center

Santana: Supernatural Now Tour

See one of the greatest guitar players living today. Special guests The Doobie Brothers also set to perform. Due to high temperatures, up to three factory sealed water bottles are allowed.
When: Saturday, 7PM
Where: Riverbend Music Center, 6925 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: Starting at $43.50

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Western and Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Come and see some of the greatest tennis stars in the world!
When: August 10-18
Where: Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Dr., Mason
Cost: Adults starting at $20, Kids starting at $10

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Courtesy Madison Theater

Common - Let Love Tour

See the Grammy-Award winning rapper as he promotes his latest album, “Let Love”. Special guest Rapsody also set to perform.
When: Saturday, Doors – 7PM, Show 8PM
Where: Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, KY
Cost: $50 Advance, $60 at the door

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Sunday

Courtesy Strickers Grove

Family Day at Stricker's Grove

One of only four times a year the amusement park is open to the public! Food available for purchase or bring your own food!
When: Sunday 1PM-8PM
Where: Stricker’s Grove, 11490 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton
Cost: $14, Kids 2 and under are 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.