17 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (June 3-5)

VegFest, Summerfair, concerts and carnivals are on the agenda.

click to enlarge Cincinnati VegFest is back this weekend. - PHOTO: JA MA
Photo: Ja Ma
Cincinnati VegFest is back this weekend.

Friday, June 3

Wine and Beer Festival at Valley Vineyards
Valley Vineyards will host its annual Wine & Beer Festival this weekend, featuring alcoholic beverages made entirely in-house. Taste the locally-made alcohol and enjoy live music and food trucks while at the two-day festival. Admission to the festival is free, with a parking charge of $5. June 3-4. 2276 US 22 & 3, Morrow, valleyvineyards.com. (Lauren Serge)

Summerfair Art Show at Coney Island
Coney Island will transform into a haven for artists and art-lovers from June 3-5 when Summerfair Cincinnati returns to the park for its 55th year. The work of more than 300 artists will be featured across 12 juried categories: photography, painting, drawing/ printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and mixed media. There will also be a special "gourmet arts" zone with food and drink options and live music throughout the weekend. June 3-5. Tickets start at $10; children under 12 free. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., California, summerfair.org. (Lindsay Wielonski) Read CityBeat's Summerfair preview.

To Kill a Mockingbird at the Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird continues at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Cast members include Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick and Will Pullen, among others. Performances last about two hours and 35 minutes, and one intermission is included. June 3-5 and regularly through June 12. Tickets start at $36. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, Cincinnati.broadway.com. (LW)

Pride Community Night at Great American Ball Park
During Pride Community Night, the Cincinnati Reds will celebrate Pride Month by recognizing local LGBTQ+organizations and citizens at the ballpark. There are several special ticket packages for the event, and the first 1,500 guests to purchase one will receive a Cincinnati Reds Pride hat. A portion of proceeds from special ticket packages will be donated to Cincinnati Pride. 6:40 p.m. June 3. Ticket package prices vary. 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, reds.com. (LS)  Read CityBeat's list of June's popular Pride events.

All Saints Catholic Church Festival

One of the first parish fests of the season, All Saints promises bourbon tastings, local beer (from Fretboard, March First and Rhinegeist), indoor card games, outdoor carnival rides and live music from The Remains, The Menus and 3 Piece Revival. There will also be food trucks and bites from Dewey's Pizza, Midwest BBQ, Kona Ice and more. June 3-5. 8939 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, allsaintsfestival.com. (Maija Zummo) Read CityBeat's list of this summer's most popular church festivals.


Saturday, June 4

Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series
The first Sawyer Point Concert Series of the summer begins on Saturday, showcasing musical artists at the P&G stage. Saturday’s featured artists will include headliner Town Mountain as well as Vertnon McIntyre Appalachian Bluegrass, Jake Speed and the Freddies and Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle. Food and drinks will be available. 2-10 p.m. June 4. Free admission. E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, facebook.com. (LS) Read CityBeat's story about the summer film series coming to Sawyer Point.

Over-The-Rhine Cocktail Tour at Washington Park
During the guided tour from Riverside Food Tours, participants will travel to four different locations while learning about the history of the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood and tasting various cocktails. The tour has a one-and-a-half-mile walking distance. 4 p.m. June 4. Tickets start at $69. Saturdays through Oct. 22. Meet at the Northeast corner of Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhne, riversidefoodtours.com. (LW)

Comedy Magic Show at Barnwood Bravo Theater
On Saturday, Brad Brown will perform his second magic show of the summer in Northern Kentucky. His family-friendly show includes comedy tricks such as mind reading, levitation, making objects appear or disappear and card magic. June 4. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through August 27. $35 for adults, $20 for children. Barnwood Bravo Theater, 1107 Fashion Ridge Road, Dry Ridge, kentuckymagicshow.com. (LW)

Fashion Forward: Pop-Up Shopping Experience at Artologe Studio
Grab your shopping bags for Artologe Studio’s Pop-Up Shopping Experience this Saturday, featuring various retail vendors selling clothing and accessories. The event will also include a wine tasting, refreshments, games and prizes. Noon-6 p.m. June 4. Free admission. 1001 Race St., Downtown, artologe.com. (LS)

Cincy VegFest in Clifton
Veggie lovers can enjoy an arrangement of vegan meals to encourage further plant-based lifestyles. The event, hosted by the VegFund, will also feature music and yoga amid the food offerings and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 4. Free admission. 280 Burnet Woods Dr., Clifton, cincyvegfest.org. (LS) Read CityBeat's preview of VegFest.

Monarch Fest at Christ the King Lutheran Church
Head to Monarch Fest to learn about monarch butterflies and how to protect these and other pollinators, plus get a chance to create a “pollinator-friendly habitat in your own yard” according to the church’s website. The event will also include music, a food truck and family-friendly activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4. Free admission. 7393 Dimmick Rd., West Chester, ctkluth.org. (LS)

WestSide Market at Westwood Town Hall
The WestSide Market will return this Saturday as part of its seasonal, monthly schedule. The market will feature numerous small businesses from around Cincinnati, consisting of more 100 vendors, including clothing, art and food trucks. The market will return on the first Saturday of each month through September. 10 a.m-3 p.m. June 4. 3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood, westsidemarketcincy.com. (LS) Read CityBeat's story about other outdoor markets happening this summer.

German American Day at Findlay Market
Findlay Market will celebrate German American Day with German history and culture, commemorating the 127th German Day Parade in Cincinnati. The event will feature live music, poetry and authentic German food and beverages. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. 1801 Race St., Downtown, findlaymarket.org. (LS)


Sunday, June 5

Northern Kentucky Pride Parade and Festival
Northern Kentucky will celebrate Pride Month at MainStrasse and Goebel Park on June 5. The parade and festival will feature a variety of local LGBTQ+ organizations and community services. The parade will begin at the Covington Riverfront at 1 p.m. Noon-5 p.m. June 5. Free admission. 501 Philadelphia St., Covington, nkypridecenter.org. (LS) Read CityBeat's list of June's popular Pride events.

Trail Fest at Mt. Airy Forest
Cincinnati Hikes in partnership with Cincinnati Parks will host a Cincinnati Trail Fest at Oak Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest, in which guests can celebrate the natural area with outdoor events. The fest will feature speakers, food, drinks, music and games. All proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Noon-8 p.m. June 5. 5083 Colerain Ave., Westwood, cincinnatihikes.com. (LS)

100 Years Over The Rainbow at Showcase Cinema de Lux Springdale
On Sunday and Monday, Showcase Cinemas will celebrate the late Judy Garland’s upcoming 100th birthday with screenings of the beloved film The Wizard of Oz. The movie is considered to be one of the most popular of all-time, and when it was first broadcast in 1960, it attracted 64 million viewers. The showings will feature an exclusive deleted musical number, according to the Showcase Cinemas website. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 5. Cinema de Lux Springdale, 12064 Springfield Pike, Springdale, showcasecinemas.com. (LW)

Art on Vine at Fountain Square
The pop-up art show will return to Cincinnati on Sunday for its second show of the summer. The event first started as James Jenkins and Page Lansey’s class project before evolving into a full-fledged art-buying show that hosts more than 80 artists each month. June 5. Noon-6 p.m. Free admission. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown, artonvinecincy.com. (LW)

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