Events this weekend:
Kings Island Opens
Free admission for military May 25th
The Beach Waterpark Opens
Only 69.99 for a season pass!
Coney Island and the NEW Island Wheel Opens
Cincinnati’s newest visiting attraction rolls into summer at Coney Island! (Largest wheel in America!)
Travel a soaring 155 feet into the air and you’ll be in awe of the sights only this vantage point can provide. The Coney Island Wheel offers a 360-degree view, overlooking everything from the Ohio River, the beautiful surrounding foliage, a once-in-a-lifetime view of Sunlite Water Adventure, and more!
Furry Friends Festival (Washington Park)
Friday May 25, 6-10p Saturday May 26 12-6p
Enjoy live Bluegrass music, delicious food and tons of fun with your favorite canine companion! Featuring craft beers from Fifty West Brewing Company Taft's Ale House, Rhinegeist, and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
7:15p- Chelsea Ford and The Trouble
8:45p- The Harmed Brothers
12p- Maria Carrelli Band
1:30p- Casey Campbell
4:30p- Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
Saturday's event will also a variety a variety of pet vendors offering everything from dog food, to accessories, to toys, to photography services.
Harmony Hill Winery Kick-off Party (Bethel, Ohio)
7 hours of Live Music
FREE $1 wine samples
Art After Dark: On the Fringe
Friday May 25, 5–9 p.m.
You're invited to the official Cincy Fringe Festival preview this month during Art After Dark! Enjoy live music from Jess Lamb and the Factory and Common Center, live performances from Cincy Fringe Festival actors and Pones, specialty cocktails, food for purchase and access to the entire museum after hours (including *free admission to special exhibition Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China).
*Access to the special exhibition will be limited. Admission is free, but visitors must pick up timed tickets in-person at the visitor services desk in the lobby on the first floor beginning at 4:30 p.m. the day of the event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 5 tickets per person. Access will only be available at assigned times between 5 and 8 p.m. due to expected crowds.
About Cincy Fringe Festival:
Know Theatre’s Cincy Fringe is 13 jubilant days of theatre, art, music, dance and everything between–that’s “kinda WEIRD like YOU!” This year features 250+performances from artists near and far in over a dozen OTR venues between May 29 and June 10, 2018.
TASTE OF CINCINNATI PREVIEW:
A record breaking 550,000 visitors last year and still the nation’s longest FREE culinary festival.
Taste of Findlay Market
Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, Ohio's oldest surviving municipal market house, will have a new home away from home inside Taste of Cincinnati. Taste of Findlay Market, on the Fifth Street ramp to I-71, will exclusively feature food vendors from Findlay Market and "foodpreneurs" from Findlay Kitchen, serving delicious fresh-prepared "bites", throughout the weekend.
The Arepa Place (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
BanaSun Smoothie Bar (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
The Brü Brothers (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Carrots From The Earth (Monday)
Davis Cookie Collection (Sunday)
Dean’s Mediterranean Imports (Monday)
Flavors of the Isle (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Kuya Ed's Lechon Atbpa (Saturday, Sunday)
La Verde Fresh (Saturday, Sunday)
Mashed Roots Latin Kitchen (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Mimi's Gourmet Eggrolls & Curry Bowls (Saturday, Sunday)
OCD Cakes (Saturday)
OTR Bagelry (Saturday)
Pho Lang Thang (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Queen City Hemp (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Ricehead Philippine Cuisine (Monday)
Saigon Market (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Southern Grace (Sunday)
Taste of Belgium (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Tweedles Mini Donuts (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Five Stages of Live Entertainment
45 live music performances representing all genres are scheduled on five stages along Fifth Street.
View full entertainment lineup here: http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/features/entertainment
NEW! Music Bash at Taste
The first-ever Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnati is Sunday, May 27, 2018.The world's greatest party band, The B-52's ("Love Shack," "Rock Lobster," "Roam") and Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician Rick Springfield ("Jesse's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers") will co-headline the first ever Music Bash at Taste of Cincinnati along with special guest Loverboy ("Turn Me Loose," "Working for the Weekend," Lovin' Every Minute of It"). This fun, can't-miss concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Gates for this ticketed event will open at 4 p.m. Concert ends by 10:45 p.m.Tickets for the Music Bash are on sale now. Prices start at $29.99.
This fun, can't-miss concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Gates for this ticketed event will open at 5:30 p.m. Concert ends by 10:45 p.m.
The Cincinnati Pops Poptet
The Cincinnati Pops’ celebrated rhythm ensemble will play standards and showtunes, Sunday, May 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the main stage. The Cincinnati Pops is under the direction of John Morris Russell and presents a diverse array of musical styles, all bathed in the world-renowned “Cincinnati Sound.” The Pops was officially founded in 1977 with the late Erich Kunzel, and just since 1980, the Orchestra has sold ten million recordings around the globe.
Best of Taste Winners:
Restaurant Best Dessert
First Place: Alfio’s Buon Cibo – Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu
Second Place: Market Street Grille – Crème Brulee
Tied for Third Place: Pompilios – Tiramisu Cannoli
McCormick & Schmick’s - Cinnamon and Sugar Shubert Roll
Restaurant Best Appetizer
First Place: Island Frydays – Jerk Chicken Pasta
Second Place: Thai Taste – Crab Rangoon
Third Place: Market Street Grille – Crab Cake
Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Tickle Pickle – Mac & Cheese with crushed BBQ Grippo’s
Tied for Second Place: Market Street Grille – Sidewinder Fries
Delicio – Pepperoni Pasta Salad
Third Place: McCormick & Schmick’s – Watermelon Gazpacho
Restaurant Best go Vibrant!
First Place: Silver Ladle – Silver Ladle Salad
Second Place: Market Street Grille – Spicy Chicken Wrap
Third Place: Tickle Pickle – Black Bean Burger
Restaurant Best Entrée
First Place: Alfio’s Buon Cibo – Veal Short Rib Ravioli
Second Place: Island Frydays – Caribbean BBQ Wings with Yellow Rice and Mixed Vegetables
Third Place: Tickle Pickle – Jalapeno Jam Burger
Food Truck Best Dessert
First Place: SugarSnap! – “Make it a Sundae” Brownie
Second Place: Marty’s Waffles – Belgian Sugar Waffle with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream
Third Place: Hungry Bros. – Fried Cheesecake
Food Truck Best Appetizer
First Place: Adena’s Beefstroll – The Stroll
Second Place: Red Sesame – Mini Quesadilla
Third Place: Best Thing Smokin’ – Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders
Food Truck Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Packhouse – Jalapeno Mac & Cheese
Second Place: Wicked Hickory – Brisket Mac
Third Place: Hungry Bros. – The Kevin Bacon Ranch
Food Truck Best go Vibrant!
First Place: streetpops – Pineapple Passionfruit Streetpop
Second Place: Hungry Bros. – Chicken Schwarma Slider
Third Place: streetpops – Pineapple Strawberry Swirl Streetpop
Food Truck Best Entrée
First Place: Adena’s Beefstroll – Ma’s Meatball Sub
Second Place: Slice Slice Baby – Ballpark Sausage Pizza
Third Place: Empanadas Aqui – Bad Girl Empanada