1. Taste of Cincinnati
For the first time since 2019, the country's largest street festival is back with the largest ever restaurant and food truck. This is a great way to try multiple restaurants and dishes in one place. You'll find 36 participating restaurants and 18 food trucks with over 300 menu items, most of which cost between $4 and $8.
There is also plenty of live entertainment. You'll find four different venues with local music from 36 different music events, many of which Cincinnati has partnered with Music Accelerator, a major program for musicians, DJs, producers and record labels: The Stage First is in Finzier's Bear Garden, Finzier's First On Stage Bear garden. Try Findley Market and Rheingist Food Truck Lane.
Taste of Cincinnati can be found free of charge and operates Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and Mondays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, from Fifth Street from Main Street to the I-71 exit and downtown Columbia Parkway. Try the taste.
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Before You Go: Everything You Need to Know About the Taste of Cincinnati
2. "Little Things"
The Ensemble Theater is finishing the 2021-2022 season with the regional premiere of the play "Little Charms". The play is about the relationship between an anonymous, unpaid columnist named Sugar and a sincere real reader. Unsure of himself at first, he finds a way to weave his life experiences to help him find his way through obstacles small and large.
Based on the book of the same name by Cheryl Stride, the play is brilliantly adapted by Nia Verdalos (My Great Greek Wedding) starring Michael J. Bath, Kierston Hawkins Johnson and Kenan Morrissey Sugar. Taha Mandviwala. as a letter writer. The show will start at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 1st, with the official opening at 7:30 pm. The event will run until June 25th. Student tickets cost between $35 and $28. The Ensemble Theater is located at 1127 Karma Street, on the banks of the Rhine. enemblecincinnati.org.
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3. Hippie Art Page Festival Cell Cell Festival
Leave the negative and bad atmosphere at home and enjoy two days and two nights of peace, love and generosity at the Hippie Art Yard Sale Fest this weekend in Falmouth. In a lively, old-school Greatful Dead Show atmosphere, HAYS Fest features over 40 local artists and food vendors performing music and other acting talents such as fire shows and other circus-type shows. Guests can also enjoy yoga and meditation classes, live art performances and real hippie costumes, and there is a sound healing viewing platform with 18 Tibetan songs. The evening ends with performances by the top 10 circus performers and fire heroes, followed by those who are not in the camp.
This is the festival of two rings. Throughout the day, you'll find plenty of family activities and crafts, as well as a family campsite with a playground and kids' movie nights for families planning a weekend getaway. Starting at 22:00, over 18s can enjoy the amazing Rev-Cave show, with over 10 local DJs dancing to a variety of electronic music and hip hop beats.
Entry for 15 cars per day, $25 per day and RV, per day. Adult camp is available at an additional cost of $30 for one night and $40 for two nights, free for 18 year olds and a paying adult. HAYS Fest opens Friday and Saturday at 11:00 am at Laurel Bend, 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth. eventbrite.com.
4. USE Big Band Swing Dance
If you're feeling stress-free, put on your dance shoes and head to the Connie Island Moon Pavilion to hear the USO Big Band swing dance on Saturday night. Watch your moves from Lindy Hop to Charleston, as well as hits from the 1930s and 1940s, on the Tom Dogger Orchestra's Swing Canteen. There are prizes for the best dress and uniform, and you can enter to win a round with a WWII B-17 bomber.
The dance, promoted by the Cincinnati Warbirds, also features a party honoring local seniors, drinks, and a bar. Saturday evenings from 18:00 to 22:00, tickets cost $20 at the entrance, $15 in advance. Coney Island is located at 6201 Kellogg Street, Anderson Township. coneyislandpark.com.
5. Water activities
Memorial Day is a day off, which means water parks and water parks are open. Here's a rundown of a fun Saturday water-related discovery.
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Water Adventures in the Land of Illusion, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. The water park has an inflatable slide and a lake with a lively adventure zone. Tanachophyllusia.com.
Parkin's Arc Wet Playground at Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Wynton Woods is a 2,555-acre park with a large park.org children's play area.
Parkie Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Woodland Mound is a 1,066-acre park with a large play area for kids park.org.
Sharon Woods Harbor Stadium, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Harbor Hole is a 730-acre axis in Sharon Woods Park. There is a children's play area with fog. excellent park.org.
Souk City Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. It has a wave pool, a tube slide, a waterslide and a waterslide, an exciting attraction, a surf simulator, a children's play area and much more. visitkingsisland.com.
Sunlight Water Adventures Connie Island, 6201 Kellogg's Avenue, Anderson Township. There is a solarium, a water tower, a floating obstacle course, an interactive game console, a swimming pool and much more. coneyislandpark.com.
Veterans Gathering at Veterans Memorial Park, 26 Caroline Street, Newport. The only public pool in Campbell County. newportky.gov.
Wake Nation Water Park, 201 Joe Knoxhall Way, Fairfield. There is a floating amusement park and a water skiing water park. Wakeboard offers summer camps and programs. wakenation.com
Honorable Mention: Candy Contest
Who doesn't love sweets? My waist circumference, but okay. The most beautiful, delicious and family-friendly 5K party in town took place on Saturday at Sawyer Point Park downtown. Little Jelly Tot Dash starts at 08:30 and stops after a short 5K race/hike. All participants will receive colorful T-shirts, final medals, special start numbers, candy sets and photos from the competition. $35 for children and $25 for Dragonfly Foundation benefits. thecandyrace.com.
Honorable Mention: Wideman Mile and Chug-a-Log. relay race
Another race this weekend is the Wideman Mile and Chug-A-Log Relay. The Wideman Mile is a test of speed and tactical speed that follows the Miami landscape and the historic Erie Canal starting at Wideman's Bear Garden (4811 Vine Street, San Bernardo). Chug-a-log relay for four 21-year-old teams, participants with beer and delivery at the same time. In general, the best time to win. There is also a fun children's race with prizes for all participants. The race starts at noon on Saturday and costs $25 to enter, including WiedieWurst, your favorite beer, and a bagel. St. Louis Ludlow Grove St. Bernard Historical Association Register: miles.wiedemannbeer.com.
This article was featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this week: May 27-29.