Looking for something to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks!
1. Germania Society 42nd Annual Oktoberfest
Kick off Oktoberfest season Friday with Cincinnati’s oldest celebration of German culture, heritage and, of course, beer. With more than 40 years to perfect the art of sauerkraut and schnitzel, the Germania Society’s Oktoberfest is one of the most authentic in the city.
Come hungry and wear a belt with a few extra notches, because between the Klubhouse sauerbraten dinner, schwenkbraten and Limburger cheese sandwiches, you’re going to need the space. Wash down your five helpings of dinner with various Warsteiner and Spaten biers.
Get more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-germania-society-42nd-annual-oktoberfest) .
2. Price Hill Cultural Heritage Fest
Price Hill is a community through and through, and it’s proud to be where and what it is. A self-proclaimed (and rightfully so) “global village,” Price Hill is something of a culture haven. To showcase all of its diversity in one go, the little town is putting on its annual Cultural Heritage Fest this Saturday, featuring all things local and wonderful.
That community spirit will surely come alive when the streets are draped in colorful artworks and jewelry from our local artists, with the sounds of the city’s top-notch musicians filling the void.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-price-hill-cultural-heritage-fest) for more information.
3. Lions and tigers and bears- for half price!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering half-price admission and parking during its Visitor Appreciation Days, which run from Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26. Admission will be $7.50 for adults and $5 for children (ages 2-12) and seniors. There is no admission charge for children younger than two.
If you haven't made a trip to the zoo yet this summer, now's the perfect chance. Get more information here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/avondale/half-price-admission-and-parking-at-the-cincinnati-zoo-this-weekend) .
4. 4th Sunday Mainstrasse Antiques, Etc.
picturesque fall day: strolling through a promenade in Covington’s elegant, historic Mainstrasse Village amongst a bevy of antique and vintage wares for sale from a collection of more than 30 dealers peddling heirloom glassware, jewelry, furniture and trinkets from bygone eras.
Pick what tickles your nostalgic fancy the most.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-4th-sunday-mainstrasse-antiques-etc) .
5. River Downs Dog Day of Summer
Everyone thinks their dog is a "one in a million" pooch, but this weekend you'll have the chance to prove it at the River Downs Dog Day of Summer.
If your dog has a special talent or a unique trait, River Downs is holding several canine contests, including talent, costume, look-a-like and ugliest pooch, in which you can show off your fury friend.
This year marks the first River Downs Dog Day of Summer, which takes place Saturday Aug. 25. Dogs are welcome in the east end of the grandstand and the event is open to all breeds.
The event is free and the Sonny Moorman Group is performing after the festivities. For more info go here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/celebrate-river-downs-dog-of-summer-this-weekend) .