Cincinnati's Streetcar Will Be Free to Ride During BLINK

The 3.6-mile rail transit loop through downtown and Over-the-Rhine will be free to ride after 4 p.m. each day of the massive four-day art event.

BLINK 2017 - Provided by BLINK
Provided by BLINK
BLINK 2017

As if you needed more reasons to venture downtown Oct. 10-13 to check out nationally-lauded light art extravaganza BLINK, well, here is another one:

Cincinnati's streetcar system will be free to ride from 4 p.m. to close of service all four days of the art event. 

BLINK, which drew more than one million people to downtown and Over-the-Rhine in 2017, will be even bigger this time around, extending across the Roebling Suspension Bridge into Covington. There will be 39 projection mappings created by 36 organizations/artists from six countries and seven U.S. cities, including 21 artists from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is sponsoring the free rides. To partake, simply board the streetcar at one of its 18 stops throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine after 4 p.m. 

The streetcar will run a regular schedule during all four days of the event and will run at higher frequencies after 7 p.m. each night. That schedule is:

— Thursday | 6:30 a.m. - midnight

— Friday | 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m

— Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

— Sunday | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.