Cincinnati Free Weekend Events Sept 7-9, 2012

As usual there is a ton of fun you and your family can have around Cincinnati this weekend for Free! Did you see that it's the opening weekend for Krohn Conservatory's Fall Floral Show as well?

All Weekend

Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest Fri-Sun

Come down to Mainstrasse Village in Covington this weekend for the 34th Annual Oktoberfest celebration!  The festival extends over 6 city blocks, along the 6th St. Promenade, Philadelphia St., Main St. and Goebel Park. There will be plenty of German food & drinks and works by over 75 artisans and crafters from all over the country. The Kinderplatz will have rides and amusement for kids of all ages. Check the Entertainment schedule to see which musical guests are performing when and on which stage!

Event hours are Friday 5pm-11:30pm, Saturday 12pm-11:30pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.


First Friday Bellevue 4pm-8pm

Come down to Bellevue Place Fountain Court for First Friday Bellevue for a complimentary art walk event featuring  juried local artists, live entertainment and specials from the participating Bellevue Place stores and restaurants. This month’s artists display oil-dyed wood, jewelery, crystals and metalworks. This month’s entertainment is provided by New Age Flamenco.

Free Shows, Movies & Concerts


Michael's Craft Store: Grandparents Day Frame 10am-12pm

Purchase a $1 wooden frame, then decorate it. Frame it with a picture for Grandma or Grandpa and give it to them for a gift this Sunday in honor of Grandparent's Day!

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic: Chuck E. Roller 10am

Kids can build their own Chuck E. Roller at the Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic this Saturday. All project materials plus an apron, goggles, a project themed patch and a certificate of merit will be Free for each participant. Register online to reserve your spot!

Free Shows, Movies & Concerts


OTR Second Sunday on Main 12pm-5pm

Stop down to Main St in OTR for the Second Sunday on Main! The Second Sunday on Main is a hip, urban neighborhood street festival that takes place the second Sunday of each month through October. Activities include live band performances, artists and vendors showing and selling their wares, beer, food and Celebrity Chef demos. This Sunday's theme is Dance on Main! Check the schedule to see which dancers will perform on which street at what time!

The event is dog, bike and kid friendly!

Washington Park: Storytelling in the Park 1pm-4pm

Join professional storytellers Eric Wolf, Omope Carter Daboiku, and Harold and Jonatha Wright as they bring their talents to the stage, joined by the 2005 New York Times Librarian of the Year and College Hill Branch Manager Arnice Smith with stories just for kids. Amateur storytellers will have the opportunity to share their own story in a special session with festival partner Teilen. This event is presented by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My kids love Ms. Arnice! She's a great storyteller!

Granny's Garden School: Grandparents Day 1pm-5pm

Bring your grandparents and celebrate Grandparents Day with a stroll through the gardens at Granny’s Garden School in Loveland this Sunday. While you’re there, stop and pick a free bouquet of flowers.  A bouquet consists of 10 stems of your choice, except sunflowers. Everyone is invited and the event and flowers are Free!

Washington Park: Cincy Shakes Family Friendly Performance of The Tempest 6pm

The performers of Cincy Shakes will transform the stage in Washington Park on Sunday evening into a desert island to explore this tale of magic, monsters, sorcerers and sprites! In this special performance, the audience will collectively create special effects by waving fabric, making noise, lighting up their cell phones and more. Kids can enjoy face-painting and art-making starting at 6pm, plus special music by the Young Heirlooms.

Admission is Free and open to the public!

Free Shows, Movies & Concerts

  • Sun Sept 9, 2:30pm Erwin Stuckey & The Omega 3, Taft Museum of Art, Downtown Cincy
  • Sun Sept 9, 5:30pm Cincinnati Pops, Smale Park, Riverfront Downtown Cincy

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