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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: June 22-25

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 11:17:40-04

Spirit Song

Celebrate faith during the Spirit Song music festival at Kings Island. The three-day event will feature five acts each day, and performers include artists such as TobyMac, Skillet, Chris Tomlin and Bone Hampton. Christian retailers also will sell books, jewelry and clothing at the festival. Ticket prices include parking and admission at Kings Island.

4-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Three-, two- and single-day tickets available. Ticket prices vary. www.spiritsongfest.com

Northside Music Festival

The Northside Music Festival is sure to rock. Nineteen bands will play on three different stages at Northside Tavern. The lineup includes performances by Jeff the Brotherhood, Brian Olive, Eye, Chuck Cleaver, The Harlequins and Andy Gabbard with Grape Whizzer.

Starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. Northside. Ages 21 and over. Free admission. www.northsidemusicfestival.com

Panegyri Greek Festival

Enjoy Greek food, dance and culture during the 43rd annual Panegyri Greek Festival at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The Finneytown festival also will feature cultural exhibits, church tours, cooking demonstrations, folk dancing and music. A portion of the $2 admission will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.

5-11 p.m. Friday; 3-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-8 p.m. Sunday. 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown. Admission: $2 per person; children 12 and under free. www.holytrinity.oh.goarch.org

The Hyde Park Blast

The annual Hyde Park Blast is a block party, race and community fundraiser all rolled into one. The Blast starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a 4.4-mile foot race from Hyde Park Square. There are other races and a free block party throughout the day. Online registration for the races is closed, but you can still sign up at either Fleet Feet Sports, at 3235 Madison Road in Oakley, or Hyde Park Square on Saturday.  

7:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Hyde Park Square, Erie Avenue at Edwards Road, Hyde Park. www.hydeparkblast.org

Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate and support Cincinnati’s LGBTQ community during Saturday’s Pride Parade and Festival. This year’s parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Seventh Street and Central Avenue. The parade will travel through downtown and end on Mehring Way near the entrance to Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point. The Pride Festival then begins at noon and continues until 9 p.m.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday: Parade begins at Seventh Street and Central Avenue, Downtown. Pride Festival is held at at Yeatman’s Cove. Free. www.cincinnatipride.org

Deschutes Brewery's Street Pub Cincinnati

Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery is bringing its traveling Street Pub festival to the Banks on Saturday. The daylong event will feature more than 50 beers on tap, live music, and food and beer pairings by local chefs. Proceeds will benefit the Starfire Council, which connects communities with people who have disabilities, and the Schubert-Martin IBD Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Giving Hope program, which cares for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

2-10 p.m. Saturday. The Banks, Second and Vine streets, Downtown. Free entry. $5 tokens for one 14-ounce beer. www.deschutesbrewery.com

Suits That Rock

Suits That Rock's last performance takes place Saturday at the Carnegie in Covington. Enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar before more than 40 business and community leaders take the stage. The show benefits the Carnegie’s children education programs.

8 p.m. Saturday. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. $85 orchestra seating; $60 mezzanine. www.thecarnegie.com

East Price Hill Crawfish Boil

The East Price Hill Crawfish Boil, the primary fundraiser for the East Price Hill Jazz Festival, returns Sunday. Live Louisiana crawfish will be flown in, boiled and served hot and spicy. The Common Roots Pub, site of the boil, will serve adult beverages, and Mike Wade's quartet will perform live music.  

4-8 p.m. Sunday. Common Roots Pub, 3642 W. Eighth St., East Price Hill. $25 per person. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Over the Rhine’s “Live at Home” concert

Over the Rhine will perform its “Live at Home” concert Sunday at Washington Park. Though the concert is free, the band is suggesting people donate $20 to support United Way of Greater Cincinnati's efforts to lift children and families out of poverty.  

4-8 p.m. Sunday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. $20 suggested donation. www.eventbrite.com