10 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Summer

May 11, 2018

The weather is starting to warm up and that can only mean one thing, summer is right around the corner. Spending the summer is Cincinnati is always special with so many events and attractions to visit. No matter your age or taste, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

If you are planning to spend some time in Cincinnati this summer, here are ten things to see and do.

Cincinnati Reds Baseball

1. Cincinnati Reds Baseball

With 81 home games played from April to September, there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon or evening at the ball park. Located in downtown Cincinnati, the Great American Ball Park offers affordable tickets, family friendly entertainment and edge of your seat action all summer long. Come watch some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars take part in America’s pastime

Coney Island

2. Coney Island

Who doesn’t love a day spent at the amusement park taking in rides, games and cooling off in the water park. Open all summer long, Coney Island offers a full day of fun for the entire family. If you’re looking to cool off, make sure to visit Sunlite Water Adventure which is home to water slides, play stations and the world’s largest recirculating swimming pool. Looking to stay dry? The amusement park features classic rides, roller coasters, miniature golf and so much more to discover.

Summer Cinema at Washington Park

3. Summer Cinema at Washington Park

Air-conditioned movie theaters are nice, but nothing compares to watching a movie outside under the stars. Join movie lovers of all ages every Wednesday night as movies are broadcast on a giant screen. Bring your lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening with family and friends.

Cincy Brew Bus

4. Cincy Brew Bus

Regarded as the “number one tour in Cincinnati”, the Cincy Brew Bus is a beer lover’s dream. Cincinnati has a long and rich history of beer brewing, wine making, and distilling. This tour takes you to four breweries with samples included at each. If beer isn’t your thing, the company also offers tours to local wineries and distilleries as well.

Taste of Cincinnati (May 26-28, 2018)

5. Taste of Cincinnati (May 26-28, 2018)

Spread along 5+ blocks in downtown Cincinnati, kick off the start of summer with the nation’s longest-running culinary arts festival. No matter your taste in food, this festival has something for everyone to enjoy. The entertainment is taken to another level when you include carnival rides, games, and nonstop live entertainment from local performers to national recording artists.

Bunbury Music Festival (June 1-3, 2018)

6. Bunbury Music Festival (June 1-3, 2018)

Returning again for its seventh year, Bunbury Music Festival features three days of performances on three stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. This year’s lineup includes Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182, Post Malone, Incubus, Foster The People, Young the Giant, Dropkick Murphys, and more.

Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament (June 4, 2018)

7. Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament (June 4, 2018)

Come out for a day of golf followed by fine wine, beer, terrific prizes and delicious food from some of Cincinnati’s finest chefs. This annual golf tournament held at TPC River’s Bend will help the Cincinnati International Wine Festival continue to support numerous non-profit organizations. This year the festival will grant $400,000 to 35 local charities.

Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival (June 15-16, 2018)

8. Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival (June 15-16, 2018)

Held annually at Jungle Jim’s International Market Fairfield, this craft beer festival is a great way to spend a weekend in June. With more than 100 breweries sampling over 400 beers, this isn’t your typical craft beer festival. Come experience great food, drinks, entertainment and some unique brews you won’t find anywhere else.

NASCAR Racing at The Kentucky Speedway (July 12-14, 2018)

9. NASCAR Racing at The Kentucky Speedway (July 12-14, 2018)

If you’ve never been to a NASCAR event, it’s something you have to experience. Located just a short drive away at the Kentucky Speedway, NASCAR racing comes to town for three exciting days of action and speed. Enjoy an energetic atmosphere filled with music, food the and fun while watching the world’s best stock car drivers face one of the toughest challenges in all of  the racing!


10. Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest (September 2, 2018)

There’s really no better way to close out the summer than by attending Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks display at Riverfest. This all-day event features music, food and family fun all day long. When the sun finally sets, sit back and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest.