Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 4 to Oct 31, 2021
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open on weekends only, with a different theme each weekend
Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2021
Buy a duck to race in the regatta and raise money to feed 15 hungry children in the tristate area!
Harvest Home Fair - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 12, 2021
The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio, dating back to the 1860s, is attended by an estimated 40,000 annually. It has been run by the Kinwanis Club of Cheviot since 1939. Parade, livestock exhibits, art show, flower show, commercial booths, live entertainment, and more
Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
It will be open on Friday evening from 6 PM to midnight, and Saturday from 11am to midnight. Lots of live music, German food, and Paulaner beer. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.
Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year. Six blocks in downtown Cincinnati are closed for the weekend. Started in 1976, you can enjoy the festivities including the Running of the Wieners and the World’s Largest Chicken Dance. The Opening Ceremony will be on Saturday at 11:30 AM at Fountain Square.
Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
The Dayton Art Institute has hosted this German festival in Dayton for over 40 years. Craft beer, home brew contest, live music on two stages and family friendly kids activities. Preview party takes place on Friday from 7 to 11 PM for those who are 21+ with complimentary beer, wine and live entertainment. Ticket purchase to Preview Party is recommended as space is limited. Location: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N Dayton, OH 45405
Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.
Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, 5K Tater Trot run/walk, carnival rides, children’s games, kiddie tractor pull, and pet parade. Annual event for 40+ years.
Night Nation Run – Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts and crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.
Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Enjoy food, craft beers, kids activities and more. Event raises money for Miller Park Fund.
Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968. Contests, parade, 5K, rides, log sawing, pageants and more
Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2021
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.
Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 12 to Jan 2, 2022
This family event features a 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows consisting of over a million LED lights, driven by more than ten thousand computer channels. Mark your calendars for the fantastic holiday event!
Holiday Lights on the Hill - Hamilton, OH - Nov 19 to Jan 2, 2022
The 2021 “Journey” starts with glimmering trees and arches before winding through the blue-and-white glow of Jerusalem’s Hanukkah celebration and arriving to the park’s famed Swan Lake. Visitors will then travel through Germany’s Candy Cane Forest with more than 50 yarn-wrapped trees. Next, see if you can find two sneaky characters in Grinch’s Greenland. Then we celebrate Bethlehem’s birth of Jesus, and finally arriving at the North Pole. Before exiting, we have one last surprise
Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods Park - Sharonville, OH - Nov 19 to Dec 30, 2021
Drive through light show (two walk through nights). Closed Thanksgiving but open Christmas Eve and Christmas.
PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 19 to Jan 9, 2022
In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.
Give Back Cincinnati’s Fall Feast - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 22 to Nov 25, 2021
Whether you have fallen on hard times, staying in Cincy for the holiday, find yourself homeless, or are living paycheck to paycheck – we invite you to be our guest on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a great meal prepared by local chefs. There are also several days of prep proceeding this event if you would like to give back.
Thanksgiving Day Race - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
112th running of a Thanksgiving Day 10k. Run for the UC Barrett Cancer Center, for Cancer Free Kids, for the Alzheimer’s Association, for Girls on the Run, for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
Macy’s Light Up the Square: Fountain Square Tree Lighting - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 26 to Nov 26, 2021
Festivities will begin at 5p with live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus and continuing into the evening with a dazzling fireworks display.
Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 26 to Aug 28, 2022
Food options will include rotisserie grilled chicken, schwenkbraten, sauerkraut balls, schnitzel, brats giant pretzels, Black Forest Cake and more. They will have 60 German and domestic beers on tap including Warsteiner. German wine, schnapps and Jagermiester also available. Grand Raffle featured prize is a tour of Germany for two (or $5000 in cash). Location: Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251