Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

Art After Dark: Life’s a Beach

Friday, July 26, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/art-after-dark-lifes-beach

pla·ya: Spanish for beach, also used to describe dry lake beds in the American West such as the Black Rock Desert, home to the Burning Man event and inspiration for this month’s Art After Dark.

Life’s a beach and we’re just playing in the sand! Enjoy live music from Cincinnati-based reggae band The Cliftones, food for purchase from Eli’s BBQ and Macaron Bar, Graeter’s Ice Cream and free admission to special exhibitions No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man and Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style. Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Crowds expected: we encourage visitors to carpool, take Uber or Lyft due to parking lot capacity limits. Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

Zedd Post-Game Concert

Friday, July 26, Post Reds Game

Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://www.mlb.com/reds/tickets/concerts/zedd

As part of the Ohio Lottery Post-Game Concert Series, Zedd will be performing a LIVE concert from the field on Friday, July 26! The Reds take on the Rockies, and the concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the game ends. Everyone with a ticket to the Reds game will have the chance to enjoy the show!

Cincinnati Reds

Friday, July 26, 6:40 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 7:10 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 1:10 p.m.

Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://www.mlb.com/reds

Cincinnati Reds play the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy an Ohio Lottery Post-Game Concert Featuring Zedd on Friday, Tony Perez 150 Series Bobblehead on Saturday and Family Sundays.

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G

Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Brown Stadium, One Paul Brown Stadium

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-music-festival-presented-pg

Held each summer at Paul Brown Stadium - home of the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Music Festival has become one of the country’s premier summer music events attracting more than 80,000 attendees annually from all over the country for two days and nights of music, dining, dancing, shopping, and entertainment. Past performers include Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Frankie Beverly, Fantasia, Chaka Khan, The Roots & Common.

2019 Headliners include Maxwell and Mary J. Blige along with the following acts: Kid Capri,

Slick Rick, EPMD, Earth Wind & Fire, RBRM, Tamia, Raheem DeVaughn, Frankie Beverly &, Maze, Blackstreet featuring Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, The Ohio Players and Major.

VIBE Cincinnati

Friday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/vibe-cincinnati-fountain-square

Enjoy daily events, performances and an urban market on Fountain Square presented by Vibe Cincinnati.Vibe Cincinnati amplifies our region's culture through art, entertainment and immersive multicultural experiences. They connect visitors with our region’s unique vibe, to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for diverse audiences.

Daily Performance Lineup:

Friday: 11:30am-1:30pm - DJ Stank, 6:00pm - Chubb Rock, 8:00pm-12:00am - Natural Progression

Saturday: 12:00pm-1:30pm - Fixx Band Cincy & Lit Funk Music, 1:30pm-7:00pm - DJ Vader Mixx, 2:30pm - Cincinnati Line Dancers, 3:30-5:00pm - Montell Jordan, Roxanne Shante, 7:00-11:00pm - Lando's Old School Happy Hour

Sunday: 10:00am-12:15pm - Sunday Service on the Square with Pas. Damon Lynch III, Pas. Nick Barnett, Dunamis Mime Ministry, Pas. Rousseau A. O'Neal III, New Jerusalem Baptist Church Mime Ministry, Pas. Mike Scruggs, Pas. David Goins, Pas. Stanton Thomas, Pas. Damon Lynch Jr., 3:30-8:30pm - DJ Rude, 4:00-6:00pm - DJ Butch Gibson, 4:00pm - Deuces Musik, 4:30pm-7:00pm - Lil' Mo, Kwame, Arin Ray

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste—also going on Thursday through Sunday on 5th street next to Fountain Square.

VIBE Queen City 5K

Saturday, July 27, 8:00 a.m.

Downtown Cincinnati

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/vibe-queen-city-5k-0

5K Run Walk benefiting the Queen City Foundation, an educational foundation that has been helping minority students here in the Greater Cincinnati area for more than 50 years.

Weekend Workout

Saturday, July 27, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/weekend-workout-3/

Through August 31.

Washington Park’s summer Weekend Workout offers a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed Central Parkway YMCA instructors 9a-10a on Saturdays. All skill-levels welcome, no experience needed. Weekend Workout is part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions and the First Financial Bank Summer Series at Washington Park!

DANGERWHEEL

Saturday, July 27, 12:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Pendleton Neighborhood, 1200 Broadway St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/dangerwheel

On a certain summer's night, family and friends gather as the tranquil neighborhood of Pendleton transforms into two blocks of asphalt, speed and down-hill competition! THIS IS DANGERWHEEL! This 5th annual tournament of bravery and outdoor jollification is composed of two key elements: 1) A wide selection of summer swill by local breweries and bars. 2) The first of it's kind, adult big-wheel racing tournament.

Kaze Relaunch Party!

Saturday, July 27, 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Kaze, 1400 Vine St.

http://www.cincyweekend.com/event/?eID=9590858

Get ready for the most kickass day party of the year! Since joining Thunderdome Restaurant Group in March, we've busy developing a new menu, look and vision. Kaze's next chapter begins now and we're ready to share it with the world! We've got drinks, we've got dumplings, we've got DJs! No Cool Kids Allowed will provide the tunes with DJ Rare Groove, DJ Apryl Reign and SmokeFace spinning. And we'll be giving away Thunderdome Gift Cards every hour throughout the day. So round up your squad to come drink, dance and check out what we've been up to! The event is FREE and open to the public.

All Shook Up

Saturday, July 27, 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/all-shook-up

Join Jersey Productions for this crowd-pleasing musical, inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, performed by the Camp Jersey Campers! It’s 1955 and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Jailhouse Rock', and 'Don’t Be Cruel'.

DBL Law OTR Performs

Sunday, July 28, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/dbl-law-otr-performs/

OTR Performs returns this summer! Enjoy FREE arts programming in the Park on Sunday evenings that is sure to please the whole family. This week’s performance is The Fab Fivefrom the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Thanks to our sponsors DBL Law, The Segoe Foundation, GBBN and Enquirer. OTR Performs is part of the First Financial Bank Summer Series at Washington Park.