Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

WorldFest

Friday, September 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/worldfest

Join and celebrate the many cultures in Cincinnati! Celebrate Cincinnati's welcoming spirit with live music, speakers, health screenings, and food trucks.

Friday Night Bourbon Tastings

Friday, September 13, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fiery Hen, 26 West Court St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/friday-night-bourbon-tastings

Through October 4.

Head to Fiery Hen through October 4 for a free bourbon tasting from 5 different distilleries.

Field of Dreams at the Ballpark

Friday, September 13, 7:15 p.m.

Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/field-dreams-ballpark

Enjoy a free screening of "Field of Dreams" at Great American Ballpark. No tickets required, and concessions will be available before and during the film. Film duration: 1hour 47 minutes.

Fans should enter Great American Ball Park via the main Crosley Terrace gates at the corner of Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way. Concessions will be available in the Kroger Fan Zone before and during the movie.

Gladys Knight

Friday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/gladys-knight-1

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

Fall Music Series

Friday, September 13, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://myfountainsquare.com/series/fall-music-series/

Join us for free live music every Friday and Saturday night in September at Fountain Square! Fall Music Series is sponsored by New Riff Distilling. Events at Fountain Square brought to you by Fifth Third Bank.

9/13: Naked Karate Girls

9/14: VIBE Cincinnati with the Cincinnati USA CVB

Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry

Friday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/pops/1920-pops-season/hamiltons-renee-elise-goldsberry/

Renée Elise Goldsberry, the original "Angelica Schuyler" from Broadway's Hamilton, brings her engaging stage presence and amazing voice to a program of Broadway, pop and soul. This Tony winner will blow us all away with selections from Broadway hits including Hamilton, Rent and The Lion King, plus songs by Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Dylan and more.

The Kaplan New Works Series

Friday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/the-kaplan-new-works-series-6

Celebrate the start of the season with a mix of innovative dance by some of today’s most talented choreographers, including a trio of female powerhouses—Heather Britt, Andrea Schermoly, and Sarah Van Patten. The Kaplan New Works Series also includes three world premieres from Cincinnati Ballet dancers Taylor Carrasco, Melissa Gelfin, & David Morse.

The City Flea

Saturday, September 14, 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.

Sam Adams Cincinnati Oktoberfest Celebration

Saturday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Samuel Adams Brewery, 1625 Central Parkway

https://365cincinnati.com/event/sam-adams-cincinnati-oktoberfest-celebration/

Celebrate this Oktoberfest at the Sam Adams Cincinnati taproom. Enjoy live music, German food, Stein hoisting, giveaways and raffles!

Dorothy in Oz

Saturday, September 14, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/memorial-hall-presents-tct-on-tours-dorothy-in-oz/

Memorial Hall presents TCT On Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s DOROTHY IN OZ. Ideal for Grades K-5.

Join this inspirational young lady as she takes your audiences down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why a lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin are all singing the blues.On this adventure our heroine, Dorothy, must find a way home but, in the process, she must help her new friends unlock their full potential. Dorothy in Oz is an adaptation of the popular Frisch Marionettes’ production Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Cincinnati Moon Festival

Saturday, September 14, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-moon-festival

The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association are excited to announce the 2019 Cincinnati Moon Festival. As part of Vibe Cincinnati’s efforts to make our beloved city a multi-cultural destination for all, the Chinese community is celebrating its Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and showcasing its cultural heritage.

This is a family-oriented event with activities designed for children and families.

Bourbon in the Park

Saturday, September 14, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1239483016229233/

Bourbon In The Park brings together a wide variety of bourbons, educational sessions and interactive demos,brought to you by industry leading speakers, for a night you won't forget. Whether you are a seasoned bourbon enthusiast, or just wanting to become familiar with the art of bourbon distilling, this event has something for everyone!

We have selected some of your favorite names in bourbon and are working with local chefs and bartenders to create inspired dishes and jaw dropping cocktails.This is a one of a kind experience that you won’t want to miss!

The Raconteurs

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/raconteurs

The Raconteurs with Olivia Jean.

Hot on the heels of announcing their new album HELP US STRANGER (out June 21 via Third Man Records), The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler –

HELP US STRANGER (Third Man Records) is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

Ride Cincinnati

Sunday, September 15, 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sayer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/ride-cincinnati-4

Join us September 14-15 for the 13th annual Ride Cincinnati, with distances for all abilities ranging from 8-100 miles. Registration includes an opening ceremony, the ride and a post-ride celebration along Yeatman's Cove. 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar benefits life-saving cancer research at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center. Ride Cincinnati is more than just a bike ride – it’s a place of hope, optimism, determination and change.

Workout Sundayz

Sunday, September 15, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Ziegler Park, 1322 Sycamore St.

https://zieglerpark.org/series/workout-sundayz/

Take your workout outside of the studio with FREE fitness at Ziegler Park. The Workout Sundayz series features classes led by licensed, trained instructors. Workouts take place on the great lawn above the parking garage on Sundays from September 8 – October 20. Register and sign up for classes through the MindBody app for full workout schedules and day-of updates. Thank you to our sponsors FC Cincinnati, Melanoma Know More, First Watch and Turner Construction Company.

Tailgate Party

Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://myfountainsquare.com/events/tailgate-2/

Join us on Fountain Square for a Tailgate party before the Bengals take on the San Francisco 49ers on September 15! Enjoy live music from Josh McIntosh and Company starting at 10a and free face painting. Music goes until 1p. when we switch over to watch the game on our giant LED board.

Bud Light Tailgate Zone

Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Banks, 105 E. Freedom Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/bud-light-tailgate-zone

Through December 29.

Live music, food, drinks, Bud Light Tailgate Bar and more.

Cincinnati Bengals Football

Sunday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.

Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium

https://www.bengals.com/schedule/

Cincinnati Bengals take on San Francisco 49ers for the home opener.

Dog Swim

Sunday, September 15, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Ziegler Park, 1322 Sycamore St.

https://zieglerpark.org/events/dog-swim-pawty/

Pool time is running out for the summer — and then, it all goes to the dogs! At our 3rd annual Dog Swim- your best friend can cool off and play with other dogs from 5-5:45p or 6-6:45p on September 15! Registration is required! $15 per dog online, $20 at the gate. Your doggie ticket includes one human companion. Additional humans are $5.