The kids are back in school and the 2013 summer of Cincinnati fun is winding to a close. Fortunately, in the Queen City, the end of summer simply means that there are more fun days to come. Right now Cincinnati families can sample a variety of late summer and early fall activities. There's something for everyone, and best of all, admission is free of charge.
Shakespeare in the Park
Throughout August the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has livened up the city’s lush park venues with free presentations of “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Visit cincyshakes.com for details on these final three performances.
- August 28 - 7:00 - Clifton Cultural Center lawn
- August 29 - 7:00 - Smale Riverfront Parak
- August 30 - 7:00 - Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park
Washington Park - Over the Rhine
Washingtonpark.org has a full schedule of free activities, but don't wait to visit this lovely inner city green space that's just across from Music Hall. Children will get a kick out of the new play areas and the interactive water feature. Parents will enjoy the nighttime fusion of dancing water and colorful lights. Here's a sample of upcoming park events.
- Bandstand Bluegrass concerts - August 29, and September 5, 12, and 19 - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Weekend Workout: Insanity - August 31 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Yoga on the Green - September 3, 10, 17, and 24 - 6 to 7 p.m.
- Weekend Workout: Zumba - September 7, 14, 21, and 28 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunflower Revolution Fall Fitness Festival - September 8 - 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Cincinnati Celtic Festival - September 14 - 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sawyer Point - September 1 - Noon to 11 p.m.
Cincinnati officially closes out the summer with Riverfest, the city’s annual Labor Day bash. The celebration brings food booths, music, and daylong fun family to the riverfront. There’s always a big crowd, so get there early. And don’t forget about these Riverfest events:
- Rubber Duck Regatta - 3:00 p.m.
- Dent Schoolhouse Zombie Walk - 5:30 p.m.
- Fabulous Rozzi fireworks - 9:05 p.m.