Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Cincinnati Celtic Festival
If you haven’t been able to attend in recent years then you’re in luck. This Saturday and Sunday the Cincinnati Celtic Festival is set to make its annual appearance. This year the festival will take place in the beautiful, newly renovated Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.
This historic Cincinnati neighborhood makes for a more intimate setting for the Celtic Fest.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-cincinnati-celtic-festival) .
2. Longstone Street Festival
Historic Downtown Milford isn’t exactly close to Cincinnati’s bustling city center, but it’s an oft-overlooked little thoroughfare ripe with history and charm. Local in-the-know event planner Far-I-Rome co-hosts the Longstone Street Festival along Milford’s Main Street, uniting a diverse collection of arts, music and entertainment set to old-timey Milford as a backdrop.
Expect Folk, Americana, Soul, Funk, Rock, Jam and Bluegrass performances, local food vendors like 20 Brix, Dojo Gelato and Big Poppa Slims, plus a wealth of amped-up kids’ entertainment.
Get more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-longstone-street-festival) .
3. Bands take stage below Cincy's streets
There’s a free underground party this weekend, and you’re invited. Hosted by Scion, the 8th Exposed event will take place below the streets of Cincinnati. Haven’t heard of an underground party in Cincinnati before? Didn’t know there was a half-mile long tunnel downtown? Continue reading.
Upon entering the tunnel, nationally known acts such as Chairlift, Walshy Fire (Major Lazer) and RJD2 will perform alongside Cincinnati favorites DJ ETrayn, Archer’s Paradox and DAAP Girls. Along with good tunes, there will be a car show, food trucks, beverages, a skate park and many more surprises. So, are you ready to cross off “underground party” on your bucket list?
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-scion-exposed) for more details.
4. Tailgate Bash kicks off Cincinnati tailgate season
Football fan or not, the official beginning of Cincinnati's tailgate season is this Saturday.
A favorite pastime of the Queen City, the official season gets under way with Tailgate Bash on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at the Moerlein Lager House.
In its sixth year, the Tailgate Bash has raised the bar on tailgate entertainment, hosting the event just one day before the Bengals home opener.
The event expects to rally more than 10,000 people and will feature games, food, drinks, live entertainment and cornhole.
Sound like fun? Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/local_events/tailgate-bash-kicks-off-cincinnati-tailgate-season) .
5. Live It Up Downtown: A Celebration of Urban Living
Planning a move into Cincinnati’s urban core can be intimidating; real estate is tough to sort through, and you have to work a little bit to find your geographic niche. It’s also game of hardball; properties are often snatched up at lightning-fast speeds. Live it Up Downtown intends to celebrate the verve and vibrancy that goes along with residing downtown while still providing ease and a sense of comfort for those that are thinking about taking the leap.
In true representation of life downtown, the event will feature live music, entertainment and a slew of food and drink, including food trucks Streetpops, C’est Cheese and Café de Wheels. Have a one-on-one with a knowledgeable realtor or talk to members of the Downtown Residents Council to hear insider scoop on the nature of life downtown.
To find out more information visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/live-it-up-downtown-a-celebration-of-urban-living .