Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: September 19 – 22

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, September 19 - 22.


Courtesy Taft Theatre

Indigo Girls at Taft Theatre

Chase all the ghosts from your head and see the Grammy Award winning group Indigo Girls make a stop in the Queen City! Special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche also set to perform.
When: Thursday, 8PM (Doors 7PM)
Where: Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $35

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Running of the Wieners

It’s the best race on four legs. Check out the Running of the Wieners before the official start to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati!
When: Thursday, 11AM
Where: Freedom Way, Downtown
Cost: FREE

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Prost! It’s the official opening of the 2nd largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world! Authentic German beer and food (Hint: the cream puffs are out of this world). What more could you ask for?

When: Friday-Sunday
Where: 2nd and 3rd Streets between Walnut and Elm, Downtown
Cost: FREE

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Cincinnati Comic Expo

Let your inner geek shine with the biggest comic convention in town. Get autographs or photos with movie stars from Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and even The Little Mermaid herself, Jodie Benson! Don’t forget to support your local artists!

When: Friday-Sunday
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $20

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'90s Night Concert

Let bands Eve 6, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball show you the way and turn things inside out at ’90s night! If you’re a fan of this decade, this is a show you do not want to miss.

When: Friday, 7:30PM
Where: Lawrenceburg Event Center, 777 Hollywood Blvd, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost: Starting at $24

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Fire Up the Night

three world-class teams representing  Belgium, Vietnam, and Russia will come together for a pyrotechnic competition that will light up the night skies for the 8th annual Fire Up the Night International Fireworks Competition at Coney Island.   Fire Up the Night is the only International Fireworks Competition in the United States.

Spend the day riding rides, canoeing on Lake Como or playing a round of mini golf. Enjoy a LaRosa’s pizza and other Cincinnati favorites plus live entertainment at the world’s largest “empty-pool” party at Sunlite Water Adventure.

In Moonlite Pavilion visitors can experience the unique cultures of the countries competing in Fire Up The Night. Interactive music, dancing, and more will be presented to be both fun and educational for family members of all ages.

When: Saturday, 4PM – 11PM (Fireworks 8:30PM)
Where: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati
Cost: $25 per carload – Includes parking, rides and Attractions, and event admission.

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Miranda Lambert at BB&T Arena

Come see two-time Grammy Award winning, and country music icon, Miranda Lambert make a stop in the tri-state. Special guests Elle King, Pistol Annies, and Caylee Hammack also set to perform.

When: Saturday, 7PM (Doors 5:30PM)
Where: BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B. Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY
Cost: Starting at $56.75

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Schappacher Farms

Owned and operated on over 50 acres, come pick your own pumpkins or hop on a free hayride! New activities each weekend from food trucks, local hard ciders, and tons of fun for the family.

When: Weekends, September 21 – October 28, 10AM-6PM
Where: Schappacher Farms, 3068 W. State Route 73, Wilmington, OH
Cost: $8

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FC Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire

Help the Orange and Blue put out the Fire! Chicago is fighting for a playoff spot and the team needs your help to be loud and dump water all over their playoff dreams.

When: Saturday, 7:30PM
Where: Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati Campus, Clifton
Cost: Starting at $15

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Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets

The Reds may be out of postseason contention, but there’s nothing like cheering on your Redlegs at GABP. Plus, it’s Reds Fathead Wall Decal day at the stadium! Bring the family!

When: Sunday, 1:10PM
Where: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $12

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Beaver Ramble

Ever wanted to see beavers in their natural environment? Here’s your chance! Hike two miles (wear sturdy shoes!) to see what our local beavers are up to. Coffee and treats available after the hike.

When: Sunday, 8:30AM-10:30 AM
Where: Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Rd, Hamilton, OH
Cost: FREE

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