Events this weekend:
Bunbury Music Festival - sold out.
CincItalia Cincinnati Italian Festival
The annual CincItalia festival will have live music, carnival rides and plenty of games. And obviously a ton of italian food.
-Games and rides for the kids
-a recreated mini piazza with a small fountain surrounded by colorful flowers and Tivoli lights. Friday night is an adults-only (19+) "Carnevale," and there's fun for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday. Join us!
-The “Famous Cannoli Ladies”
$10 for a day pass, $15 for multi-day pass
The annual fair where over 300 artists display their works of art in tandem with live music, entertainment, food, and much more.
Each year the weekend after Memorial Day Summerfair returns to Cincinnati’s historic Coney Island. This, the 51st year, the Fair will be held June 1, 2 & 3 and will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country, as well as regional performers, a variety of gourmet arts and the “Youth Arts Rocks!” area for kids.What started as a small art fair’s salute to the opening of Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park has grown into one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country, drawing more than 20,000 art enthusiasts to see and purchase the works of artists from across the United States and Canada.Artists apply and are then judged, allowing only the “cream of the crop” to exhibit their art at the fair in twelve categories including photography, painting, drawing/printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed media.
Walk on Woodburn
Friday from 6-10pm
A celebration of a beautiful road where you can enjoy local art, shopping, food and BEER featuring Woodburn Brewery.
Stroll down the Avenue and experience art, shopping, dining and more in East Walnut Hills’ charming business district. There’s typically a new gallery opening to explore, a great local band playing and local craft beer being served. Every Walk on Woodburn is different, so make it a regular part of your Friday evening plans!
9th Annual Donut Day on Fountain Square!
Fountain Square noon-1
FREE DONUTS. Local bakeries supplying delicious donuts. In addition there will be competitions such as the donut stacking contest with local celebrities participating. The event will also be benefiting the Salvation Army.
The History of Donut Day
The unofficial holiday—celebrated the first Friday in June—started in Chicago in 1938 to commemorate the "Donut Lassies" and raise funds and awareness of The Salvation Army's service programs.
Donut Lassies were women who volunteered with The Salvation Army to hand out writing supplies, meals and clothing to soldiers near the front lines of war. With limited rations and poor conditions, two volunteers—Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance—began frying doughnuts in soldiers' helmets, hence their later nickname. The flaky, fried treats were a quite a hit among troops and even served to boost morale.
-Sponsored by The Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association
-doughnut stacking competition for the title of "Grand Champion Donut Handler"
-free doughnuts and coffee from 14 local bakeries
-If you can’t make it to Fountain Square the bakeries will be offering deals (such as free donuts, coffee, etc. at their store locations, check https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/metro/donutdayhistory/ for detials.)
National Donut Day - June 1st
Places giving out free donuts:
QUIRKY DONUT CONCOCTIONS IN CINCY:
Biscuits to Burgers - Rivercenter Covington
Glazed Donut Shake - Vanilla ice cream, bits of glazed donuts, whipped cream, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a glazed donut with a cherry to top it off.
Sotto - Downtown
Ricotta donuts w/ three sauces
Tom + Chee - Multiple locations
GRILLED CHEESE DONUTS!
Senate - OTR
Warm pretzel Beignets and caramel mascarpone - $7.59
Bard’s Donut burger, and Bard’s inside out donut s’more