Cincinnati Free Weekend Events September 21-23, 2012

All Weekend

Great Outdoor Weekend Saturday & Sunday

The Great Outdoor Weekend gives you and your family over 120 opportunities throughout the Tristate to enjoy the outdoors. Everything from the Boone County Arboretum, the Cincinnati Nature Center, Imago and all kinds of other great attractions are included. You can search by region, day and organization to find the event perfect for your family. Check the full brochure for a listing of all events. I can't wait for the Grailville tour on Sunday!

All events included in the Great Outdoor Weekend are Free and open to the public!

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Friday-Sunday

Come to Downtown Cincinnati this weekend to get in touch with your German side starting on Friday at Fountain Square only, then expanding along 6 blocks of 5th St from Vine St to Sentinel on Saturday and Sunday. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving almost 200 dishes.

Entrance to the festival is Free. Park for only $5 on Friday after 4pm, $5 on Saturday, and $10 on Sunday (up to 8 hours for one flat rate) in the Fountain Square Garage. Festival hours are Friday 12pm-12am, Saturday 11am-12am, Sunday 11am-10pm.


Deerfield Township Free Family Movie at Dusk

Deerfield Township is showing the last in their Free Summer movie series tonight at Cottell Park. The movie will start at dark. Be sure to wear long pants, bring your jacket, chairs and a blanket. It may be chilly! The movie shown will be Pirates! Band of Misfits. It is rated PG.


Benken's: Deer Proofing Your Yard 10:30am-12pm

Do you have trouble with deer getting into your gardens and landscaping? This Free lecture is for you! At Benken's in Blue Ash this Saturday Mark Armstrong will discuss the best plant selections for deer ridden neighborhoods.  The discussion will also include products that can be used to protect your landscaping plants and their effectiveness.

The lecture is Free, but please call ahead to let them know you are coming 513-891-1040.

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Fire Truck 10am

Kids can build their own Fire Truck 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!

Washington Park Date Night Movie 8:30pm

Washington Park is hosting another Date Night movie this Saturday at 8:30pm. The big reveal is that they will be showing The Hunger Games….for FREE! Wear warmer clothes and bring blankets because it may get chilly. This will be a great movie to see outside!


Taft Museum of Art Fall Jazz Series 2:30pm

The Taft Museum will be hosting it's second in their Free Fall Jazz Series this Sunday at 2:30pm. Come to hear the music of the Royal Palm Orchestra.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House: Civil War Songs 4pm-6pm

Dr. Paul Sanders will discuss and demonstrate several Civil War songs, the common themes and characteristics shared by these songs. Be prepared to sing along. Reception follows. The event is Free and open to the public.

Check the Free Fall 2012 Fun in Cincinnati list for more ideas for family fun!

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by Noelle on September 21, 2012

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