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Timeline: See how Bockfest has evolved through the years

Posted: 7:27 AM, Feb 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-02 12:46:45Z

CINCINNATI -- One of the bawdiest and most unique neighborhood festivals returns to the Queen City for its 26th 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 save to your smartphone.)

Over-the-Rhine residents and merchants organized the first Bockfest in 1993 as a way to showcase the neighborhood. Check out the timeline below to see what elements of that inaugural event continue today and how it has evolved.