Category: Parks/Nature

Fests, fairs and outdoor fun in Cincinnati

City Flea at Washington Park

Summertime fun is always close at hand in Cincinnati. It’s a rare weekend that doesn’t have a festival, fair or music event to make the steamy summer air sizzle. Here’s a Makers’ dozen of summer attractions that support our local creatives and charitable organizations.

What to Do/See/Hear | May 30-June 5

Summerfair Cincinnati

Astronomers and sticklers will tell you that summer does not officially begin until June 21. These people have apparently not experienced either Cincinnati’s arts scene or humid heat in late May and early June. To my allergy-clouded eyes, it looks like summer to me. Judge for yourself.

Hats Off to Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Co-chairs Jamie Humes and Marty Humes

Under the leadership of mother-daughter co-chairs Marty and Jamie Humes, 137 volunteers are working to infuse springtime magic into the annual Hats Off Luncheon. Hosted by the Women’s Committee of Smale Riverfront Park, the iconic event promotes Cincinnati’s urban park system.

Springtime is for the birds

A chickadee

A big sign that weather is warming up is the increase in bird activity, from raptors to robins. Here are some free opportunities to get out and experience our fine feathered friends in Great Parks Hamilton County.

What to Do/See/Hear | Feb. 28-March 6

For many in the Tri-state, especially those near a river, torrential rains and rising waters made the last week a little stressful. If life has drained your spiritual tank, we have a few ideas for refueling it – most of them on high ground. It’s a particularly rich music weekend.