Best Of 2021

1. Contemporary Arts Center

2. 21c Museum Hotel

3. Pendleton Art Center

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1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

3. Contemporary Arts Center

1. “Fiona and Bibi at the Cincinnati Zoo”

2. “Cincinnati Toy Heritage”

3. “Charley Harper's Beguiled by the Wild”

4. “Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon”

5. “Ezzard Charles: The Cincinnati Cobra”

6. “Democracy!”

7. “Mr. Dynamite”

8. “Dream Big and Fly High”

9. “Homecoming (Blue Birds)”

10. “Swing Around Rosie”


1. Cincinnati Pride

2. Flying Pig Marathon

3. My Furry Valentine

1. Panegyri Greek Festival

2. CincItalia

3. St. Cecilia Parish Festival

1. Ice Rink on Fountain Square

2. Reds Opening Day Rally on the Square

3. Light Up the Square

Findlay Market
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Findlay Market


1. Findlay Market

2. Smale Riverfront Park

3. Cincinnati Art Museum

4. Jungle Jim’s International Market

5. Cincinnati Public Library

6. Washington Park

7. Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

8. Contemporary Arts Center

9. Fountain Square

10. 21c Museum Hotel

1. The Masks We Wear (Pendleton Street Photography)

2. UPRISING (Kennedy Heights Arts Center)

3. OVER/TIME (Bunk Spot)

1. The Dent Schoolhouse

2. Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt

3. The USS Nightmare

4. Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park

5. All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town

6. Horror Hike Haunted Trail

7. Sandyland Acres

8. Brimstone Haunt

9. Fenwick Haunt

10. The Mayhem Mansion

Festival of Lights
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Festival of Lights


1. Festival of Lights (Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)

2. Christmas Nights of Lights (Coney Island)

3. Journey BOREALIS (Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum)

1. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (@cincinnatizoo)

2. Cincinnati Refined (@cincyrefined)

3. The Friends of the Public Library (@cincylibraryfriends)

1. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

2. Kings Island

3. Duke Energy Children’s Museum at the Cincinnati Museum Center

4. Great Parks of Hamilton County

5. Cincinnati Parks

6. Newport Aquarium

7. Cincinnati Art Museum 

8. Coney Island  

9. The Friends of the Public Library Warehouse

10. ComedySportz

1. Bob Herzog

2. Andrew Maloney

3. Annie Fitzpatrick

1. Leah Noumoff

2. Pam Kravetz

3. Shay Nartker

1. Phil Nuxhall

2. Curtis Sittenfeld

3. Travis McElroy

1. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

2. Cincinnati Pops

3. MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir

1. Gary Owen

2. Steve Caminiti (TIE)

2. Mark Borison (TIE)

3. Josh Sneed

1. Cincinnati Ballet

2. Cin City Burlesque

3. McGing Irish Dancers

1. Cincy Stories

2. Mark Borison

3. Biz Young

1. Improv Cincinnati

2. OTRimprov

3. ComedySportz