Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

Christmas in July at Taft’s

Friday, July 19, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Taft’s Ale House, 1429 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/christmas-july-tafts

Oh the weather outside is sunny, but we thought it would be funny, and since we're all full of cheer, let's drink beer, let's drink beer, let's drink beer. The most wonderful time of the year is back. We're ho-ho-hosting a Christmas in July party!

Nellie's Tap Room, at the bottom of Taft's Ale House, will be decking the halls with all the Christmas decorations we can find. Taft's is making holly jolly boozy Christmas drinks and a limited amount of their popular Liquid Advent brew is being made just for this one night! They'll also have free candy canes and Christmas Cookies from friends at Donna's Gourmet Cookies. Everyone will get a white elephant gift...but don't get too excited, you never know what you could get! Plus, the best and ugliest Christmas sweater/outfit of the night will get a $50 Ale House gift card.

Your ticket gets you a free welcome pint of your choice, a white elephant gift, free Christmas cookies and candy canes, and exclusive access to this closed party - must have a ticket to enter (and we're only releasing 40 tickets!). It will NOT be a silent night. Don't get your tinsel in a tangle and get your ticket before they're gone! 21+ only!

Cincinnati Burger Week

Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.

Cincinnati

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-burger-week

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger.

NamasDey: Yoga on the Field

Saturday, July 20, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Paul Brown Stadium, Second and Elm Street

https://local.citybeat.com/event/paul-brown-stadium/namasdey-yoga-on-the-field

Come out to the Bengals’ field for an all-levels class led by instructors from The Yoga Bar. Bring your own yoga mat. Event is rain or shine. Entry fee proceeds go toward the Tidal Babe Period Bank, which provides feminine care products to local women in need. 8:30 a.m. check in; 9-10 a.m. class Saturday. $10. Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown, facebook.com/bengals.

The City Flea

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/the-city-flea/

The City Flea is Cincinnati’s original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is with much pride that we consider ourselves not only a monthly market, but a small business incubator, community organization, and city advocate. The Flea is a place to keep your dollars local, support small business and experience YOUR city in a unique and engaging way.

Our vendors range from vintage dealers to artisan pizza makers to plant studios. We have something for everyone

Crafted Local Food, Beer & Music Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/crafted-local-food-beer-music-festival

Calling all beer and food lovers! Discover new inspired dishes and farm-to-table fare from 8 of your favorite local restaurants. And explore Cincinnati’s unique breweries from a selection of 42+ different craft beers. Homegrown acts like Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle and Doc Robinson will also take the stage to keep you entertained throughout the festival. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit League for Animal Welfare, so join for a day of fun and help support a great cause!

Tequila Fest

Saturday, July 20, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://local.citybeat.com/event/fountain-square.365SlP/tequila-fest

The third-annual Tequila Fest takes over Fountain Square with more than 50 different tequilas. Tickets include 12 samples (which totals about six shots); food from Mazunte; live music from Sun King Warriors, The Cliftones and Secret Circle; a T-shirt; and an additional cash bar. If you opt for VIP, you get in early with access to a build-your-own taco bar and high-end tequila. Tequila brands who will be at the event include Herradura, El Jimador, Patron, Don Julio, Casa Noble and Cabo Wabo. 6-10 p.m. Saturday. $50; $55 door; $125 VIP. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, tequilafestcincinnati.com.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/porgy-and-bess

Through July 28.

ll was forgiven. The past was done. They had each other, and they were happy. Morning time and evening time, summertime and wintertime… In each others’ arms, they found peace and unexpected, if fleeting refuge.

For only the second time ever, Cincinnati Opera will present the Gershwins’ great American opera Porgy and Bess on the Music Hall stage. Replete with hits including “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and a touching story of love and perseverance in adversity, it will be presented in a “vibrant” (Chicago Tribune) production by star director Francesca Zambello with costumes by the Tony Award-winning Hamilton costume designer, Paul Tazewell. Grammy-nominated soprano Talise Trevigne makes her company debut as Bess with a voice that’s “high and rich and round“ (Washington Post). Bass Morris Robinson, praised for singing with “an extraordinary blend of power and fluidity” (San Francisco Chronicle), leads the cast as Porgy.

3rd Sunday Fundays

Sunday, July 21, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Taft Museum, 316 Pike St

https://taftmuseum.org/experience/families-children/fundays/

Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances, and animal encounters. Most activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon, so stop by when you have time and stay as long as you can. Celebrate all things French at the Taft! Practice your French at the Art Cart, create a mini poster to take home, and view L’Affichomania exhibition. Be on the lookout for a wandering mime from Cincinnati Circus, 2–4 p.m. Learn about French macarons in a cooking demonstration* by OCD Cakes at 1:30, 2:30, or 3:30 p.m.

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