12 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (June 24-26)

Enjoy Pride events, find new wearable art or stuff yourself at some of Cincinnati's favorite food and drink festivals.

Mazunte is one of the vendors at the Rockin Taco Festival. - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Mazunte is one of the vendors at the Rockin Taco Festival.


Friday, June 24

Selfie Museum at Glenway Crossing Shopping Center
On Friday, Selfie Galaxy will open its doors at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center in Western Hills. The new selfie spot will feature more than 20 different themes, including original artwork from local artists. Selfie Galaxy is a Black- and Latina women-owned business that prides itself on inclusivity. "We want you to feel at peace and happy when you walk through our doors. A judge-free zone, a brave space, your own galaxy!" Selfie Galaxy writes on its website. Opening June 24. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for people age 13 and older, $15 for ages 3-12. 5084 Glencrossing Way, Western Hills. selfiegalaxy.com. Read CityBeat’s story about Selfie Galaxy.

Rockin Taco Festival at Covington Plaza
The second-annual Rockin Taco Festival offers "a splash of Latino culture on the banks of the Ohio River," per an event description. The weekend is slated to include Mexican street-style eats from a dozen vendors, live music, family-friendly activities, beer and margaritas. The weekend also promises salsa dancing lessons and kid-friendly inflatables. Food vendors include Mazunte, Django Western Taco, Latin Taste Grill and more. June 24-26. Times vary. Free admission. Covington Plaza, 1 Madison Ave., Covington. thingstodocincinnati.com. Read CityBeat’s preview of the event.

Panegyri Greek Festival at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
After canceling 2020's event and moving to a drive-thru model in 2021, Panegyri is back with a full-scale, Opa!-inducing event.This weekend, the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its annual celebration of Greek culture, complete with exhibits, cooking demos, live music and lots and lots of folk dancing. June 24-26. Times vary. $3 admission; free for age 12 and under. 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown. panegyri.com. Read CityBeat’s story about the event.

Plan B Art Project at Ombré Gallery
Coming from its debut in Boston, the Plan B Art Project features art inspired by reproductive rights and health issues. The exhibit will showcase more than 40 artists and pieces of contemporary, handmade jewelry in its Cincinnati installment, including pins, earrings and necklaces. Through July 30. 1429 Vine Street, Over-the-Rhine. ombregallery.com. Read CityBeat’s article about the exhibit.

Tiny Beautiful Things at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
A well-received play is entering its final weekend. Based on a book, Tiny Beautiful Things follows struggling writer Cheryl Strayed, who takes over an unpaid online advice column, “Dear Sugar” and adopts the titular name. The play revolves around Sugar's correspondence with people who write to her for help and are troubled, lovelorn, shattered and inquisitive. Tiny Beautiful Things concludes the 2021-2022 season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Through June 25. Times vary. Tickets start at $27. 1127 Vine St., Downtown. ensemblecincinnati.org. Read CityBeat’s review of the play.


Saturday, June 25

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival
Cincinnati will celebrate 49 years of Cincinnati Pride this year. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at 7th St. and Plum and will end at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, the location for the Pride festival. The festival will include vendors as well as entertainment provided by Shea Diamond, Jordy, Alex Newell and Daya. June 25. Free. 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincinnatipride.org. Read CityBeat's interview with Alex Newell.

Cincinnati Rollergirls Scrimmages and Open Skate at Sawyer Point Park
The Cincinnati Rollergirls will hold a series of scrimmages on Saturday as part of their second-annual Pride Roll Out. Festival-goers will be able to “see roller derby for free, meet skaters and officials, and learn more about joining the team,” Lauren Bishop, founding member of the Cincinnati Rollergirls, said in a press release. After the scrimmages, Cincinnati Skate Collective will host an open-skate with music from a live D.J.  June 25. 2-9 p.m. Free. Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman's Cove near the Boathouse at Montgomery Inn, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. cincinnatirollergirls.com.

Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival at Karrikin Spirits Company
After hosting its inaugural installment in Columbus in 2021, the Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival is being held in Cincinnati this weekend. The festival, which organizers say brings together Ohio-based craft whiskey distilleries “in a celebration of whiskey and whiskey culture,” will be held at Cincinnati distiller Karrikin Spirits Company. Ohio-made whiskey from nearly 20 distillers will be available to sample and purchase. Food will be available from Karrikin, and other Cincinnati vendors will offer samples. June 25. Noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $40. 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax. cincyticket.com. Read CityBeat's preview about the event.

Rhinegeist’s Ninth Anniversary Party at Rhinegeist Brewery
The “Nines are Wild'' party will be a western-themed extravaganza to celebrate Rhinegeist’s ninth anniversary. The party will feature a limited-edition beer called “Nines are Wild,” a cold double IPA featuring Centennial, Citra, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops. Additionally, in honor of Pride month, there will be music from DJ G9 and pop up drag performances by PHDee and Chasity Marie. June 25. Noon-1 a.m. Free. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. rhinegeist.com. Read CityBeat’s story about the event.

Marren Morris at Smale Riverfront Park
Humble Quest, Marren Morris’ recently released third major-label effort that inspired the tour, is heavy on introspection without wallowing in self-pity. The tour stop at the ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park will be heavy on new songs, but Morris promises an acoustic set to, per a TikTok post, “break out some older stuff & deep cuts.” Brent Cobb will open the show. June 25. 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75. 166 West Mehring Way, Downtown. bradymusiccenter.com. Read CityBeat’s preview of the event.


Sunday, June 26

Summer Market at Fern
Fern Shop Cincinnati, an interior plant design and home goods company, will host its first summer market this weekend at its College Hill location. Guests can browse and buy products from vendors such as Fill More Waste Less, Conscious Seed and Four Eyes Ceramics. Food and drinks will also be sold. June 26. Noon-5 p.m. College Hill, 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. fern-shop.com. See CityBeat's list of top local plant shops.

Puppies & Pours at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar
Hotel Covington and Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar will host a day of fun for dog owners and their pals. Humans can relax on the patio as their puppies enjoy various pool stations. The event will feature dog treats from Pet Cakes. Human food will be served, as well, courtesy of Coppin’s. Reservations are requested. June 26. 2-5 p.m. 638 Madison Ave, Covington. hotelcovington.com.

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