Top 9 things to do around the Tri-State this weekend
CINCINNATI — Welcome to the weekend! As we wrap up another week of work, there are plenty of tri-state events you can look forward to and attend. Whether you want to laugh over a beer or want to grab a bob and send it back to the year 2000, here are the top nine things to do around the Tri-States this weekend:
Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
Combining comedy and beers, Cincy Brew Ha-Ha returns to Sawyer Point Park for its 13th year this weekend. The festival – which is America’s largest beer and comedy festival – will feature over 40 different beers to drink, while over 25 comedians will perform on three different stages. You can buy pre-sale tickets, saving you $5 per ticket, for the festival before 11:59 p.m. on Friday. Proceeds from each ticket benefit pediatric cancer research and get you a beverage wristband with three full installments. Additional drink tickets are $7 for full service.
If you are interested in attending, you can purchase tickets here.
WHAT: Cincy Brew Ha-Ha
WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight
WHERE: Sawyer Point Park, 801 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Red Leg Race 2022
Raising money for the Reds Community Fund, the annual CollegeAdvantage Redlegs Run takes place this weekend at Great American Ball Park. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome, and those 10 and under can participate in Gapper’s Kid Fun Run. Everyone who participates receives a personalized race medal, t-shirt, professional timing for results, downloadable photos and they can enjoy a post-race party in the Great American Fan Zone. Apart from that, they also get a ticket for the Reds’ September 12 game against the Pirates.
To register for the 10K is $55 per person, the 5K is $45 per person, the One Mile Run is $35 and the Gapper’s Kids Fun Run is $25. There are also other prizes if you plan to participate virtually.
If you would like to register for the race, click here.
WHAT: Red Leg Race 2022
WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Cincinnati Circus is heading to CinCity this weekend! The traveling circus will bring together several circus artists. Apart from that, there will be carnival games, food trucks, live music, raffles and more. You may even have the opportunity to participate as a spectator in some circus shows.
For more information on the event, click here.
WHAT: CinCity Circus
WHEN: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: CinCity Harley-Davidson, 1799 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati 45229
Art After Dark: Lay it down like it’s hot
Put on your low-rise jeans, bucket hat or butterfly clips and get ready to step back in time at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark event on Friday. The 2000s-themed silent nightclub will feature cash bars, food vendors, guided tours and free entry to paid exhibits around the museum. For those attending the free event, you are encouraged to don your best Y2K outfits and get into the spirit. Otherwise, attendees should consider arriving early or taking an Uber or Lyft as parking is limited.
WHAT: Art After Dark: Lay it down like it’s hot
WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Bring your friends and head to Lebanon tomorrow to enjoy the Hidden Valley Orchards Fishing Festival. The festival will feature peaches of several varieties for sale, local peach jams and peach iced teas, as well as fresh, homemade peach treats to snack on. Otherwise, The Crate Room will have Peach Bourbon Punch and Peach Bellinis available for adults. Besides the various peach treats, there will be bouncy houses to enjoy, face painting and chalk fun. There will also be a mermaid hunt, where participants can try to find the colorful mini owls hidden around the farm.
For more information on the festival and all it has to offer, click here.
WHAT: fishing festival
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Hidden Valley Orchards, 5474 North State Road 48, Lebanon, OH 45036
With over 100 vendors to shop, food, entertainment and more, Hamilpalooza takes over downtown Hamilton on Saturday. The family event will feature vendors of gifts, home decor, crafts and professional services, vintage items, service organizations, caterers and more. Some of the food trucks present include The Dawghouse, Amazing Grace Kettle Corn, Legasea Cafe and more.
For more information on the event, click here.
WHEN: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Hamilton, Hamilton, OH 45011
Germania’s 50th Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest celebrations are underway in all three states and this week the Germania Society celebrates 50 years of its Oktoberfest celebration. You can enjoy authentic German food, beer and entertainment around Germania Park. Family events have plenty going on including dancing, cup sliding contests, mug holding contests as well as inflatables for the kids to enjoy. You can also purchase your own German merchandise or gifts.
For those interested, it’s $5 per person at the gates. Veterans with current ID and children 12 and under can enter for free.
WHAT: Germania’s 50th Oktoberfest
WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Germania Company of Cincinnati, 3529 W Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251
Bringing over 40 vendors to MadTree’s Taproom, this summer market celebrates merchants, artisans and creatives of all kinds. The market will feature items such as handmade jewelry, woodworking, baked goods, clothing, homewares, artwork, and more. Some of the vendors in attendance include Grandola Granola, Kin Ceramics, The Oakley Soap Co., Happy Hippie Handmades, Hi Hello Arts and many more. Along with the various vendors to shop from, the market will include brunch and, of course, plenty of MadTree beers to sip.
For more information on the open market, click here.
WHAT: summer market
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: MadTree Taproom, 3301 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
ARTFest on Main
Bringing over 100 artists to downtown Springboro, ARTFest on Main will feature several different art mediums and styles, live music and entertainment, a children’s tent for activities, and food and drink vendors. Attendees can expect original works of paintings, sculpture, leatherwork, woodwork, photography, pottery, textiles, glass art and more. The pet-friendly event is free and will take place rain or shine.
If you would like to attend, click here to learn more about the different artists present.
WHAT: ARTFest on Main
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Downtown Springboro, Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066