Don’t miss William Menefield, Juneteenth, a free Carl Thomas concert and more. There are plenty of things to do in Cincinnati!


Juneteenth Festival CincinnatiLooking for things to do in Cincinnati? This week, you can eat, drink, shop and play! Here are several events for you to enjoy June 15 – June 21.

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Friday – June 15

Basic Truth R&B Band
The Fifth Lounge
8 p.m.

Basic Truth has been one of Cincinnati’s most popular groups playing old-school dance music since 1998.


William Menefield
The Greenwich
9 p.m.

Enjoy the finest in jazz entertainment as pianist William Menefield and friends visit The Greenwich every third Friday. Admission includes appetizers.


Guy Torry Comedy Show
Funny Bone Liberty Township
Through June 17

In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap to comedic actor with great success and he is coming to the Liberty Funny Bone. Tickets prices range from $12.00 – $15.00. Dinner packages range from $42.00 – $45.00 and can be purchased online. To avoid the hassle, arrive 1-2 hours before the start of the show.

Saturday – June 16

Push Play
The Greenwich
8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the return of the talented R&B/Funk band “Push Play”. Admission includes appetizers.

Juneteenth Festival
Eden Park
Saturday & Sunday
Free Entry

Juneteenth celebrates Emancipation Day. This festival brings together people from all over the city to celebrate freedom and brotherhood. Attendees can pet and groom horses while watching horse demonstrations. Pony rides will also be available. Saturday hours are 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

East Price Hill Crawfish Boil
Common Roots Pub
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of food, fun, friends and fabulous jazz. Admission includes fresh, spicy Louisiana crawfish and all the fixin’s. Mike Wade’s quartet will be providing live entertainment for the evening. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The City Flea
Washington Park

June 16
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free entry

This Urban flea market features shopping, eating and drinking from local vendors. City Flea also features a Kids Market on Aug. 18. This market features child vendors of 4 – 14-years-old selling their merchandise. Have your child apply to be a vendor today!


Sunday – June 17

MysFits Free Fitness “Pop-Up”
West Side Brewing
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free Entry

Enjoy a free 1-hour high intensity, dance fitness class incorporating some kickboxing and combat style routines. Grab your parent, favorite workout buddy, or just bring yourself and join in on the fun.

World Cup Watch Party
Fountain Square
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Entry

Watch the games on the big screen, play futsal on the Ginga courts, and enjoy drinks from the fountain Square bar. Food trucks will also be available.


Monday – June 18

Reds Day at the Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$12 – $19

Don’t miss an exclusive 45 min. Q&A session at 11:30 am at the Wings of Wonder Theater with your favorite Reds players including Amir Garrett, Jared Hughes & Michael Lorenzen! Zoo opens at 9 am for members and ZAT ticket holders & 10 am to the public. 


Tuesday – June 19

Summer at the Glassroom
Brazee Street Studio
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$10 – $65

Select from a range of glass project options such as plates, platters, coasters, ornaments and use colorful glass accessories to design and create your own glass projects. Great indoor activity for parents, babysitters, and nannies to bring kiddos to on those hot summer days.


Wednesday – June 20

Wednesdays in the Woods feat. Natural Progression
Burnet Woods
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Entry

Come to celebrate everything great about. Good friends, good tunes, good food, good times with a variety of hands-on art-making activities for the kids – all at the historic 1911 Burnet Woods bandstand!


Thursday – June 21

VIBE Cincinnati welcomes The Boule!
Fountain Square
Thursday – Sunday

Vibe Cincinnati 2018 welcomes  Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity 54th Grand Boulé from June 21-26. Events include a marketplace, food, DJs, live bands and national recording artist, Carl Thomas. Click the link to see the line


Ault Park Summer Music Festival
Ault Park
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Free Entry

Dance to fantastic live music at Ault Park’s June Summer Music Festival. Bring your friends and family. Eli’s BBQ, Hungry Bros, beer, wine and water available for purchase.


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Smale and Washington Park also have water parks for everyone to run through when the heat becomes too much. Need more options? Check out these activities from your favorite discount sites like Groupon and Cincy Savers.


Is your summer body ready? Here are some ways to keep in shape.


Body Alive – Enjoy one month of unlimited hot yoga, cardio, and barre classes.

Bootcamp Cincinnati – Enjoy Hip Hop infused, strength and cardio circuits up to $115 work.

Mercy HealthPlex – Enjoy a one-month membership for one, two or family at all Mercy HealthPlex locations.
$30 – $70

CycleBar – Enjoy four premium indoor cycling sessions.

The Punch House – Enjoy one month of unlimited boxing and fitness membership.
$50 – $92


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