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Bockfest 2019: See how Cincinnati's bawdy beer fest began

Bockfest Poster 2019
Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 11:12:46-05

CINCINNATI – One of the most unique neighborhood festivals returns to the Queen City for its 27th anniversary this weekend.

This year's Bockfest kicks off with a parade at 6 p.m. Friday, starting from Arnold's Bar & Grill. The parade ends at Bockfest Hall, located at 1621 Moore St. in Over-the-Rhine, where festivities will continue through Sunday. (Pro tip: Check out this Bockfest bingo card that you can download or play on your smartphone.)

Over-the-Rhine residents and merchants organized the first Bockfest in 1993 as a way to showcase the neighborhood.