16 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (June 10-12)

With pop-up markets, theatre, beer events and even goats, there's something for everybody.

click to enlarge The O.F.F. Market returns to Summit Park on June 11, 2022. - Photo: Provided by O.F.F. Market
Photo: Provided by O.F.F. Market
The O.F.F. Market returns to Summit Park on June 11, 2022.

Friday, June 10

Charm at the Farm in Lebanon
The open-air vintage market will return for its first pop-up of the season this weekend, featuring more than 100 vendors with items such as clothing, jewelry and gifts, with food and drinks available from local businesses. On Saturday, Pure Barre will host a $5 fitness class before the market opens. Tickets for Friday and Saturday must be purchased online, while Sunday tickets can be purchased online or in person. June 10-12. Times and prices vary. 4953 Bunnell Hill Rd., Lebanon, charmatthefarm.com. Read CityBeat's preview of Charm at the Farm.

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance at Ault Park
The 44th annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance will feature vintage and exceptional automobiles. The annual event will follow the theme “Euro Luxe vs. American Luxury” with displays honoring the 75th anniversary of Ferrari, 60th anniversary of Shelby American and vintage SUVs. June 10-12. Times and prices vary. 5090 Observatory Ave., Mt. Lookout, ohioconcours.com. Read CityBeat's preview of Concours d'Elegance.

Italianfest in Newport
The 30th-annual Italianfest returns this weekend to Newport, featuring authentic Italian cuisine and celebrating Italian culture. The event is expected to bring more than 120,000 guests, inviting them to experience food from local Italian restaurants, listen to Italian music, play games and view historical photographs. The fest will be held between the Taylor-Southgate and the Purple People bridges. June 10-12. Times vary. Free admission. 1 Levee Way, Newport, italianfestnewport.com. Read CityBeat's story about popular food festivals to hit this summer.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Woodward Theater
The Ohio River Foundation is bringing its Wild & Scenic film festival to Cincinnati to emphasize the importance of environmentalism, sustainability and conservation. The event will include several short films by environmental filmmakers to inspire guests to support environmental efforts. Small snacks, a cash bar and activities will be included. Proceeds will go toward ORF’s educational programming for the Ohio River. June 10. Doors 6:30 p.m., films start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. 1404 Main St., Downtown, wildandscenicfilmfestival.org. Read CityBeat's story about other film events happening this summer.

Rainbow Shabbat at Sample Space
Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial, ish and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati are collaborating to host Rainbow Shabbat to “honor and celebrate Cincinnati Pride month and LGBTQ+ identity as an important part of the Jewish experience, and engage with the broader civic community,” according to the event’s Facebook event page. The event will be hosted by Miz Cracker, who was featured on Rupaul’s Drag Race. All proceeds will benefit Transform Cincy, an organization that provides clothing to transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Tickets include Shabbat dinner, wine, a drink ticket and a performance. June 10. 7-10 p.m. Suggested donation of $36 per person. Sample Space, 140 Marian Spencer Way, Downtown, jewishcincy200.org. Read CityBeat's story about Pride events throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Chris Rock at Taft Theatre
Comedian Chris Rock will make a stop in Cincinnati as part of his “Ego Death World Tour.” The Grammy and Emmy winner returns after a five-year hiatus from touring. Rock recently starred in the series Fargo and has had a successful career in stand-up, acting and voiceovers. June 10. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. Tickets start at $150. 317 E. 5th St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.

Saturday, June 11

City Flea at Washington Park
The City Flea is back with its monthly flea market on Saturday, bringing hundreds of vendors who sell unique items from small businesses. Find art, plants and vintage items among the shops and enjoy local food and drink vendors that will be on-site. June 11. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com. Read CityBeat's list of favorite pop-up markets.

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Truck at Kenwood Towne Center
Say hello to the iconic Hello Kitty at the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Truck, featuring themed goodies and merchandise. The truck will stop at Kenwood Towne Center at 10 a.m. near the Cheesecake Factory, selling sweet treats such as cakes and macaroons as well as plushies and pins to personalize your items with Hello Kitty merch. June 11. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 7875 Montgomery Rd., Kenwood, sanrio.com. Read CityBeat's preview of the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up.

The O.F.F. Market at Summit Park
The monthly O.F.F Market is back this Saturday with small businesses across Cincinnati, from farmers to brewers. Check out the market during a stroll or have a dining experience at Summit Park. June 11. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, theoffmarket.org.

Strawberry Festival at Hidden Valley Orchards
Saturday will be a berry special day for strawberry lovers at the Strawberry Festival. Hidden Valley Orchards's event will have numerous strawberry-centric treats in the market. From pies to jams to margaritas or the fruit on its own, the festival will have a wide variety of strawberry items to choose from. June 11. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 5474 N State Rt. 48, Lebanon, hiddenvalleyorchards.com.

Lagerfest at Northern Row
Northern Row Brew & Distillery will host Cincinnati’s first Lagerfest, featuring craft lager from seven local breweries as well as six different lagers from Northern Row itself. According to Northern Row’s website, attendees will get 10 beer-tasting tickets, three half-pint beer tickets, an official Lagerfest taster glass and a guided tour of Cincinnati’s underground lagering tunnels. June 11. Noon-5 p.m. $55. 111 W. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine, northernrow.com.

Gincinnati at Woodburn Brewing
In celebration of World Gin Day, Woodburn Brewing will host a “Gincinnati” event, highlighting gins from all over Ohio. The event will include gin tastings and cocktail-making sessions as well as a judged gin blind tasting. Participating distilleries include Cincinnati Distilling, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery, Indian Creek, Watershed, Northside Distilling Co., Karrikin and Echo Spirits Co. Tickets are sold at the door. June 11. 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, woodburnbrewing.com/gincinnati.

Country Music Festival in Lebanon
The Country Music festival brings classic country music to downtown Lebanon. The festivities kick off Friday evening with a special guest from the Lebanon Grand Ole Opry as well as music from 9EightCentral and Jessie Lyn & The TNT Band. The event continues Saturday with more country artists, as well as food, drinks and local vendors. June 11-12. 6 p.m. Free admission. Mulberry St. Plaza, Lebanon, mainstreetlebanon.org.

Cincinnati Fringe Festival
Now in its 19th year, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival is back in force with an eclectic selection of offbeat shows that represent a broad creative spectrum — monologues, musicals, satires and serious storytelling. Artists from 15 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and Australia are performing on Know Theatre’s Jackson Street stage as well as on classroom stages in the nearby Art Academy of Cincinnati. Multiple shows run daily through June 18. Single tickets start at $16; passes are available. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyfringe.com. Read CityBeat's must-see picks from the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

Sunday, June 12

Goat Yoga at Rosedale
Relax with a goat at Rosedale’s goat yoga event. Rosedale, in conjunction with Yogoat, is hosting a 45-minute yoga session with four baby goats at the Over-the-Rhine bar. According to the event's Facebook page, goat yoga is known to be effective as it “increases overall mood and happiness.” Following the yoga class, post-workout mimosas will be provided. All attendees must be 21 or older. June 12. Noon-1 p.m. $25. 208 E 12 St., Over-the-Rhine, rosedaleotr.com.

Northgate sMall Business Takeover at Northgate Mall
Head to Northgate Mall for a sMall Business Takeover for local vendors and interactive art activities. The Miles We Walk and Miley Pooh Sweets host the takeover at the mall on the second Sunday of each month through September. June 12. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission. 9501 Colerain Ave., Northgate, small-biz-takeover.square.site.

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Lauren Serge is a frequent contributor to CityBeat. Born in Mason, Ohio, Lauren graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism, working for various publications during her education. She currently resides in Pittsburgh and enjoys spending time with her friends and family and making copious Spotify...
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