Top 9 things to do this weekend: June 2-5

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 02, 2016

Bunbury Music Festival

Florence & the Machine. Deadmau5. Ice Cube. The Killers. The Bunbury Music Festival returns for its fifth year at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove this weekend with nearly 50 acts on the lineup. Check out our guide to the fun, the daily schedule, band recommendations for your musical tastes and our dream schedule for the weekend.

Gates open 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. Only single-day tickets remain: $89.

NKY Pride Festival

Stage performances, food vendors and live music will be part of the Northern Kentucky Pride Festival, a four-day celebration showcasing diversity and promoting inclusion. Events include a happy hour, pub crawl, daylong street festival and Sunday brunch. 

Thursday-Sunday. For a full schedule of events, read WCPO’s story here.

National Donut Day

Friday is National Donut Day, and in honor of that glorious distinction, local bakeries will give away more than 1,500 free doughnuts on Fountain Square. The festivities benefit the Salvation Army and will include games, contests, local notables and, of course, the freebies. Make sure not to eat a big lunch. (Tip: Here are more places to get freebies on Friday.)

Noon Friday. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets. Free admission.

Time to Fringe

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival runs through June 11, with more than 40 eclectic plays being performed at multiple venues in Over-the-Rhine.

For the full schedule, visit

Valley Vineyards Wine & Beer Festival

Valley Vineyards is hosting its annual Wine & Beer Festival on Friday and Saturday. Tour the cellars, learn how Valley makes its wine and beer -- and sample both, of course. Tastings by the bottle or glass will be available all day, along with food and live music.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Valley Vineyards, 2276 East US 22 & 3, Morrow. Free admission.

Taste Of Newport

Newport restaurants and businesses will be showing off menus at the Taste of Newport. Sample food from popular eateries such as La Mexicana, Newport Pizza Co., Packhouse, Pepper Pod and nearly 20 more, along with plenty of Wiedemann’s beer. There also will be live music all day.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. 700-800 blocks of Monmouth Street, Newport.

Selena Gomez

Singer-actress Selena Gomez (aka Justin Bieber’s ex-bae) is bringing her Revival Tour to U.S. Bank Arena on Sunday. Her music is perfect for summer: danceable pop with a sexy vibe. DNCE and Bea Miller also will perform.

7:30 p.m. Sunday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St. $30.50-$74.50.


More than 300 artists from across the country will display and sell their works at Summerfair this weekend. The art fair, which is returning to Coney Island for its 49th year, will feature arts and crafts ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography.

2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Admission $10 (children 12 and under free).

Cincy Blues Challenge

The Cincy Blues Challenge will bring more than 20 acts to Germania Park on Sunday. The competition will include artists such as the Leroy Ellington Band, Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project and the Magic Lightning Boys. Are you ready to jam?

Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. $10 members; $15 non-members.