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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: June 1-4

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-03 06:51:23-04

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

The eclectic and weird performance arts festival Fringe is taking over Over-the-Rhine through June 11. The Cincinnati Fringe Festival offers experimental theatrical expression with 50 productions and more than 200 performances. Check out WCPO contributor Leyla Shokoohe's preview to learn more.

Through June 11. Various locations in Over-the-Rhine. Ticket prices vary. www.cincyfringe.com

Tropical Truth ice cream social

Rhinegeist Brewing will serve scoops of pure joy Thursday. The brewery is hosting an ice cream social celebrating the release of Tropical Truth, a collaboration ice cream between the brewery and United Dairy Farmers. It's made with Rhinegeist's Truth IPA and UDF's sweet cream and is available for purchase at UDF stores all summer.

5-8 p.m. Thursday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Lynyrd Skynyrd with David Lee Murphy and Ashley McBryde

Lynyrd Skynyrd, the classic 1970s rock band, will jam at Riverbend this Friday with special guests David Lee Murphy and Ashley McBryde. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band will play songs from its catalog of more than 60 albums. (The concert also will be the perfect opportunity to yell, "Play 'Freebird,' man!")

7:30 p.m. Friday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Reserved seating: $33-$58; general admission lawn: $23. www.riverbend.org

Bunbury Music Festival

The three-day music festival returns to Yeatman's Cove and Sawyer Point for its sixth year this weekend. This year's Bunbury lineup includes headliners Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar and Muse, and Braxton Brewing is sponsoring the craft beer village.

Noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $89 for single-day general admission tickets; $189 three-day general admission tickets. www.bunburyfestival.com

Summerfair Cincinnati

Summerfair Cincinnati is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Coney Island all weekend long. The fair was first held in Mount Adams in 1968 to celebrate the opening of a new Playhouse in the Park. Summerfair eventually outgrew its space and moved to Coney Island, then to the riverfront and back to Coney again. This year Summerfair will showcase the works of more than 300 artists.

2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $12 single-day admission; $85 VIP admission; $15 multi-day pass; children 12 and under free. summerfair.org

Valley Vineyards wine and beer festival

Find your new favorite wine or craft beer during Valley Vineyards' wine and beer festival in Warren County. Festival events include wine tastings, cellar tours, food, beer samplings from Cellar Dweller Brewery, hot air balloon rides and live music.

5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. U.S. Highway 22 and 3, Morrow. Free admission; $5 for parking. www.valleyvineyards.com

Jungle Jim’s Bacon and Cheese Festival

It's bacon! Jungle Jim's International Market will celebrate bacon and cheese with a festival Saturday in Eastgate. The festival includes unlimited food samples from multiple vendors, a beer garden and live entertainment. 

4-8 p.m. Saturday. Paradise Pavilion, 4450 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate. Admission: Adults $8 presale or $10 day of; children $2 presale or $4 day of. www.junglejims.com

Taste of Newport

Try something delicious during the fifth annual Taste of Newport this Sunday. The event features Newport eateries, live music and sidewalk sales on Monmouth Street between Sixth and Ninth streets. Participating Newport businesses include Wooden Cask Brewing Co., Bello's Bike Pops, Carabello Coffee, 27 Bar+Kitchen and Blue Chip Cookies.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 998 Monmouth St., Newport. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Charm on the Farm spring market

Come celebrate the grand opening of Charm on the Farm, a vintage open-air market located on a 56-acre farm in Lebanon. The market will feature rustic gifts, furniture and home decor, along with do-it-yourself project sessions, food trucks and a fashion show. WCPO Insiders have a chance to win VIP tickets and free admission to the grand opening.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Charm on the Farm, 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. $5 general admission. charmatthefarm.com

Bonus events

National Doughnut Day: Celebrate National Doughnut Day and the history of the Salvation Army this Friday on Fountain Square. Local bakeries will hand out free doughnuts in tribute to Salvation Army volunteers, who did the same for thousands of soldiers during World War I. Jim Scott and Marilyn Harris will emcee the event, which will also include doughnut-themed games. Noon-2 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Shumrick and Leys Distillery grand opening: Micro-batch Shumrick and Leys Distillery is celebrating its grand opening Saturday with barbecue and a ribbon cutting by Norwood Mayor Thomas Williams. He had previously proclaimed June 3 “Shumrick and Leys Distillery Day” in Norwood. The distillery will serve the Blackberry Norwood Mule, a cocktail made with its vodka, rum or bourbon, to return the honor. 1-10 p.m. Saturday. Shumrick and Leys Distillery, 2810 Highland Ave., Norwood. www.shumrickleys.com