Cincinnati Special Events

Cincinnati Irish Festival
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Cincinnati Irish Festival. The Cincinnati Irish festival celebrates Irish culture with traditional Irish food, dances and games. It takes place at the Comboni Mission Center. Families will enjoy visiting the family area's face painting booths, games and singing. Many locals enjoy visiting this festival because the festival's St. Patrick's Day parade offers patrons a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

Mardi Gras at Findlay Market
Take the family to celebrate Mardi Gras at Findlay Market. Findlay Market's Mardi Gras features bands, seafood tastings and a traditional Mardi Gras parade that takes place close to Cincinnati's Riverfront District. It also features fantastic barbecue and locally produced wines. Be sure to attend the parade to see why Findlay Market is one of Cincinnati's most popular hangouts.

PNC Festival of Lights
Celebrate the winter holidays at the PNC Festival of Lights. The PNC Festival of Lights celebrates the arrival of the winter holiday season. It takes place at the Cincinnati Zoo's main exhibit grounds. Its main attraction is a light display that features over 100,000 lights. Moreover, visitors will enjoy seeing the Christmas tree, Chanukah menorah and traditional Kwanzaa symbols that dot the zoo's grounds.

Mt. Adams Movie Festival
Attend the Mt. Adams Movie Festival in the historic Mt. Adams neighborhood. The Mt. Adams Movie Festival celebrates America's Golden of Age of cinema. It takes place in theaters in one of Cincinnati's oldest neighborhoods. Its most popular attractions include a silent movie festival and screenings of American movies produced from 1927 to 1935. Movie fans will also enjoy attending advanced screenings of movies produced by independent filmmakers.

Cincy Blues Fest
Music fans will enjoy hearing fine blues music at the Cincy Blues Fest. The Cincy Blues Fest is a Cincinnati institution that celebrates the talents of today's best blues artists. It takes place on four stages at Sawyer Point's main grounds. It features over 40 of the nation's best blues acts that collaborate with local high school students to offer patrons a fun experience. It also features concerts that pay tribute to blues legends. Be sure to arrive early to avoid missing out on the fun.

Tall Stack Festival
Finally, attend the Tall Stack Festival to learn about Cincinnati's heritage as a port. Cincinnati's Tall Stack Festival features over 100 riverboats that have been lovingly restored by volunteers. It also features good food and live music. The festival takes place in front of Cincinnati's Riverfront District. Patrons will enjoy attending this festival because it features guided tours of 19th century riverboats that can help you learn about Cincinnati's heritage as a shipping center and port.