Cincinnati Festivals & Shows

Cincinnati Festivals & ShowsParty hard in the Queen City at some of the favorite local festivals and shows. Whether they are taking advantage of the beautiful weather or bringing a little bit of warmth to the winter months, Cincinnati’s most popular celebrations are a real hit with residents and visitors alike!

Appalachian Festival
Welcome in the spring with the quaint and charming Appalachian Festival, a three-day music and crafts festivals on Coney Island. Begun almost a decade ago in the basement of the Cincinnati Music Hall, this annual festival has grown into the Cincinnati Junior League’s biggest event, drawing in more than 130 crafters, dozens of entertainers and nearly 50,000 people!

Address: 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228 - MAP
Phone: (513) 232-4979
Web: www.appalachianfestival.org

Cincy Cinco Fiesta
Learn about Latino culture, values and traditions at the Cincy Cinco Fiesta in Fountain Square. Celebrate this Mexican holiday with educational events, live music and dance performances, and food that is muy deliciouso! The whole family can take part in activities and competitions that have made this festival known world-wide, such as creating the world’s largest piñata or the longest taco.

Address: Fifth St & Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Web: www.cincy-cinco.com

MidPoint Music Festival
Get your groove on at the MidPoint Music Festival, the Midwest’s biggest and best independent music festival. Discover what all the buzz is about (or discover a new favorite artist) when you make your way through MPMF’s expanding venues throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Over 300 independent local, regional and national artists make it out to perform at this eclectic festival.

Address: W 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Web: www.mpmf.com

Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati
You know it’s autumn when Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati rolls around. Mark the change of the seasons with some of the best German-style music, food and beer in the Midwest at this festival. The largest Oktoberfest in North America, Zinzinnati celebrates Cincy’s true party spirit with an abundance of fun for everyone—including the "World’s Largest Chicken Dance" in Fountain Square.

Address: 441 Vine St., Ste 300, Carew Tower, Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 579-3100
Web: www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com

Party in the Park
Join Cincinnatians at the Party in the Park, one of the most social festivals in the Queen City. Taking place over several days and weekends during the summer, these festivities mostly consist of the hottest music acts and the best cold beer served up at Yeatman’s Cove.

Address: 651 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 579-3124
Web: www.party-in-the-park.com

Riverfest
Come by the banks of the Ohio River for the Tri-State’s largest outdoors festival. Riverfest has served as the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s big summer blowout since 1977. Keep the tradition alive and well by joining in the annual Labor Day weekend music, food and entertainment extravaganza, ending with a spectacular half-an-hour fireworks display.

Address: Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 686-8500
Web: www.cincinnatiusa.com

Taste of Cincinnati
Treat your taste buds and your tummy at the Taste of Cincinnati on Memorial Day weekend. For about $5 or less, you can sample the culinary delights from more than 40 local restaurants. Discover a new favorite eatery, stuff yourself silly and be sure to try foods from the Best of Taste winners!

Address: Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway,
Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 579-3197
Web: www.tasteofcincinnati.com

Bockfest
Beer lovers unite! Bockfest, the oldest bock beer festival in the country, celebrates not only Cincinnati’s brewing heritage but also the beginning of spring. Events kick off with a parade, led by the reigning Sausage Queen and a goat pulling a bock beer keg. Afterward, the weekend is filled with live entertainment, great food, walking tours, brewing demonstrations and lots and lots of beer.

Address: 1619 Moore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 - MAP
Phone: (513) 604-9812
Web: www.bockfest.com