All the Photos from the BLINK Cincinnati Future City Light Spectacular Parade

BLINK returns this weekend and kicked off the four-day light and arts festival with the Future City Light Spectacular parade last night…

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All the Photos from the BLINK Cincinnati Future City Light Spectacular Parade
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25 Must-See Installations and Activations at This Weekend's BLINK Art and Light Festival

It’s only a matter of days before BLINK takes over Cincinnati and Covington in a technicolor wave of light, sound, music and…

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“re:FRACTION”
    
    Fountain Square and the iconic Genius of Water fountain will be awash in blue, pink and purple light in this interactive projection mapping experience. Steve McGowan of Brave Berlin, a local media production company behind BLINK, describes “re:FRACTION” as “a totally different, immersive experience altogether.” With the entire square bathed in light, visitors will be transported into a beautiful expression of the fountain’s water and movement: a celebration of a true Cincinnati icon. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown.
    Photo: blinkcincinnati.com
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Sneak Peek at BLINK Cincinnati's Highly-Anticipated Installations

When BLINK debuted nearly two years ago, Over-the-Rhine and Downtown  Cincinnati were transformed. The city effused vibrant light and color, twisting through…

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BLINK's 2019 iteration will see the experience expand across the river into Covington via the Roebling Bridge. Blink producers have said that the "the singing bridge" will, well, sing, and its most predominant features — the anchorage, gateway towers, arches, spires — will be lit accordingly.
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21 Weird Traditions Only True Cincinnatians Will Understand

Cincinnati has plenty of traditions that are a little on the quirky side, whether they’re German-inspired, bier-fueled antics or something entirely unique…

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Encountering goats, Sausage Queens and plenty of beer at Bockfest
    German monks used to drink bock beer instead of food during the Lenten fast. And while many folk may hesitate to spend 40 days ingesting nothing but alcohol (though, if that’s your jam, we certainly aren’t judging), you can still get a taste of the monastery tradition at Cincinnati’s annual Bockfest, a weekend-long fest that honors both beer and the coming of spring. It kicks off with a Friday parade led by a goat pulling a keg and the reigning Sausage Queen — a gender-neutral pageant-winner honored for their personality, presence and talent (the only real requirement is the ability to carry a symbolic tray of bockwurst). The rest of the weekend’s activities include historic brewery tours, beer drinking, the Sausage Queen/Beard Baron finals, live music, a 5k and plenty of German food.
    Photo: Paige Deglow
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A Look Back at BLINK Cincinnati's Inaugural Light and Art Festival

In fall of 2017, Cincinnati was transformed into a "future city" filled with light displays and art events from The Banks to…

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A Look Back at BLINK Cincinnati's Inaugural Light and Art Festival
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