Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things To Do – May 2021

Local May events Sibcy Cline

It’s May and the weather is warm. Be sure to check out our full list of local, fun things to do this month. Events are organized by region – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Some events are virtual, but most are “in person” activities. Enjoy!

CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
Through May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Through June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream
Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oak Hills Band Association Spring Craft/Vendor Show

May 1, 2021
Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Look and purchase something homemade

Zoo Babies
May 1–May 31, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at  3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The babies are so cute!

German Biergarten Experience
May 1, 8 and 15, 2021 (most Saturdays through August 7, 2021)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, beer and music

Flea in the Fort
May 2, 2021; (+June 6, Aug 1)
Mess Hall Lane, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
10am–3pm flea market

Madeira Art Fair
May 2, 2021
Miami Rd in downtown Madeira, Ohio
Enjoy looking at the talent of artisans!

Spring Serenade
May 2, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will be playing, Register for one of two time slots.

Pop Up Concerts at Washington Park
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30, 2021 (Sundays at Thursdays at 6pm)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Adult beverages available for purchase from The Porch

Jazz in the Park at Washington Park
May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021 (+June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12,19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Washington Park Porch in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Limited seating

Breakfast with the Animals
May 5 and 22, 2021 (+June 4, 19; July 17, 31; August 7 and 28)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

Party on the Purple
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (through August 4, 2021) Wednesdays through Aug 4
Purple People Bridge, downtown Cincinnati and Covington
Live music, food trucks
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VIRTUAL > Cincinnati Fire Museum Concert
May 7, 2021
RSVP on the Facebook event page
Live concert from the museum!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
May 7–8, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Murder at the Banquet by Robert LaVohn
May 7–15, 2021
The Liberty Exhibition Hall at 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Dinner and a show!
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The City Flea
May 8, 2021 (+June 5, July 10, August 7, September 11, October 9 and December 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Crafty Supermarket Spring Show
May 8, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Independent vendor craft show

Germania Biergarten Experience
May 8 and 15, 2021 (+June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, 24, 31; Aug 7)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy German food, beer and music

Get to Know Indian Creek MetroPark
May 8, 2021
Indian Creek Metro park at 6500 Springfield Rd., Oxford, Ohio
.9 mile hike

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reap the Rewards
May 8, 2021
Village Green Park at 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
Learn about recycling through games, crafts and animal demonstrations

Hamilton Flea
May 8, 2021 (+June 12, July 10, August 15 and September 11)
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market!

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Bali
May 8 – September 6, 2021
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy seeing 1000s of butterflies! Purchase tickets ahead of your visit

Loveland Food Truck Rally
May 8, 2021
Shopper’s Haven Plaza at 597 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Food trucks, live music and beverages. Masks required

Maysville Annual Jazz Band Dinner and Dance
May 8, 2021
US Bank parking lot on McDonald Parkway, Maysville, Kentucky
Mason County High School Band and other local talent will be playing

Second Saturday Art Walk
May 8, 2021
Camp Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio
Walk and see some creative art along the way.

Second Saturday Flea Market
May 8, 2021 (second Saturday of the month) (+Jun 12, July 10,, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11)
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

SpringFest
May 8, 2021
Lebanon, Ohio
Local artists, food and vendors

Upstanders Onstage: Performances for Social Change
May 8, 16 and 23, 2021
May 26–27, 2021
Various outside locations, Cincinnati, Ohio
Monologues, poetry and music

Jazz in the Park
May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021 (+June 7, 14,21, 28; July 5, 12,19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts

Burlington Antique Show
May 16, 2021 (+June 20; July18; Aug 22; Sept 19; Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild, Burlington, Kentucky
Over 200 dealers –find a treasure

Ronald Dalhl’s Matilda
May 19–22, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
A musical

Art on Vine at Washington Park
May 9, 2021 (+June 6)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local artists will be selling their pieces

Reinhardt Conducts Mendelssohn’s Italian
May 14–16, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

VIRTUAL: One Dish Wonders
May 12, 2021
Local chefs share recipes via Zoom (thanks to the Clifton Cultural Arts)

O.F.F. Market
May 8, 2021 (+June 12, July 10, Aug 14, and September 11)
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Artisans, brewers, bakers, famers provide a unique shopping experience

Plant Sale – Lebanon Council of Garden Club
May 13–15, 2021
198 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
All kinds of perennials, annuals and vegetables! Stock up!

VIRTUAL: Wyoming Art Show
May 14–23, 2021
View local art from Wyoming, Ohio

Kings Island Opening Day
May 15, 2021
Mason, Ohio
Ride, eat and have fun!

Let’s Go Hiking! Spring Birding
May 15, 2021
Hardin Park at 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield, Ohio
Hike and look for birds. Pre-registration required.

Music in the Park
May 15, 2021
Upper shelter near the City Building, Deer Park, Ohio
The Remains will be playing 1960s–2000 music

VIRTUAL: Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days
May 15-17, 2021
Hands-on learning of creative projects

Burlington Antique Show

May 16, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Nature Walk at Bethtold Park
May 18, 2021
Shelter 4 – 4312 Sycamore Road, (Sycamore Twp), Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about local trees and birds

The Summit Cinema
May 19, 2021 (+June 16; August 18; September 15)
Summit Park
Watch a movie on a giant screen from the great lawn! Movies start at dusk

Greenhills Concert on the Commons
May 19, 2021 (+June 16 and 30; July 14 and 28; Aug 11; Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
View the concerts on the internet, too.

Rockin’ the Roebling
May 20 and 27, 2021 (June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept 2)
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
May 21 and 27, 2021 (+June 4, 11, 18 and 25; July 4, 9, 16, 23; Aug 7, 13, 21 and 27; Sept 3, 11 and 18)
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

May Festival
May 21–30, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the performances
Digital performaces

Great U.S. Route 50 Yard Sale
May 22–23, 2021
Along US 50, Milford, Ohio
Find a bargain!

VIRTUAL: Crafty Supermarket Spring Show
May 22–23, 2021
Cocktail demos, maker sessions and demos, virtual tours

Music at the Esplanade
May 22, 2021 (+June 5 and 18; July 10 and 24; Aug 14 and 28)
Smale Riverfront Park at Castellini Esplanade at Mehring Way and Main Street), Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts

Strawberry Days
May 22 – June 6, 2021
Blooms and Berries Farm Market at 9669. S. SR 48, Loveland, Ohio
Pick your fresh strawberries; strawberry bounce pad, petting zoo, games, bakery items

Loveland Concerts in the Park
May 23, 2021
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert.

Village Players: A Tale of Tails
May 23, 2021
Tower Park Amphitheater at Cochran Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Enjoy the play; two performances

The Skivvies: Live and Literally In-Person
May 26–27, 2021
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Comedy performance

Summer Music on the Levee
May 27–September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Coney Island Opening Day
May 29, 2021
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunlite Pool is open!

Summer Concert Services
May 29, 2021 (+July 4 and Aug 7)
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free community concert

Bellevue Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky
Parade begins at 10:30am

Blue Ash Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Bicentennial Veteran’s Memorial, Blue Ash, Ohio
11:30am

Loveland Memorial Day Parade and Memorial
May 31, 2021
Veterans Memorial at 211 Riverside Drive, Loveland, Ohio
Parade at 9am at Loveland Elementary School followed by the memorial

VIRTUAL: Park Hills Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Park Hills, Kentucky
A video will be displaying the “parade”

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

The Sound of Music
Through June 13, 2021
LaComedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio
These are a few of my favorite things!

Beethoven 1 and The Firebird
May 1, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform

Moving Day Dayton
May 1, 2021
Dixie Drive-In Movie Theater at 6201 N. Dixie, Dayton, Ohio
Family-friendly walk course and kid’s area (fund raiser)

Spring Fields and Flowers
May 1–2, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Flowers, artists and crafters

Springboro May Nature Walks
May 1, 8 and 15, 2021
North Park at 195 Tamarack, Springboro, Ohio
Explore the woods and trails with a volunteer naturalist

Show and Tell on the Farm – Grow Your Own Pizza
May 2, 2021
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Picnic Shelter at 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Take home a pizza starter kit

Deeds Carillon Concerts
May 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2021 (+June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5 and 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
May 6, 2021
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through September 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Late Night at the Air Force Museum
1100 Spaatz Street,Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
May 6, 2021
First Thursday 5pm–8pm; Enjoy an evening exploring the museum

Show and Tell on the Farm – Magnificent Moms
May 6, 2021
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Picnic Shelter at 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Explore motherhood on the farm through activities, crafts and live animals

Disney’s The Lion King
May 6–23, 2021
Schuster Center at 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio
Six Tony awards! A must see!

Eintracht Fish Fry Friday
May 7, 2021
2707 Troy Street, Dayton, Ohio
Carry out available

First Friday Downtown Dayton
May 7, 2021 (5–10pm)
Shops, galleries, restaurants are open
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Go Green First Friday
May 7, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Masks and social distancing required. Shops and restaurants will be open for business.

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
May 7, 2021
1001 East 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Art, entertainment and more
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Troy Main Street Car Show
May 7, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
View some cool cars!

Out on 5th Downtown Dayton
May 7,14, 21 and 28, 2021
Fifth Street in the Oregon District, downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shop, dine and have a beverage

Xenia Food Truck Rallies
May 7,14, 21 and 28, 2021
150 S. Miami Ave., Xenia, Ohio
Every Friday enjoy food truck fare

Fitness in the Park – Riverscape
May 8, 15 and 22, 2021
Riverscape Park, Dayton
Saturdays 10–11am. Virtual available

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
May 8, 2021 (+June 19, July 9, August 20, Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13 and Dec 18)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

Patterson Homestead Afternoon Tea
May 9 and 16, 2021 (+June 6 and 13; Aug 15; Sept 12; Dec 4–5 )
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service by costumed interpreters

Dayton Dragons Opening Day
May 11, 2021
Day Air Ballpark at 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Play ball!

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
May 12 and 26, 2021 (3pm–7pm)
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
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Antique Show and Flea Market
May 14–16, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure at the May extravaganza

Superhero Donut Run 5k/10k
May 15, 2021
Centerville High School at 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville, Ohio
Wear your costume!
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Blessing of the Bikes
May 16, 2021
Kil-Kare Raceway at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Motorcycles are blessed for a safe riding season

3rd Sunday Market
May 16–17, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
May 16, 2021 (+June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19 and Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

Greenhills Summer Concerts on the Commons

May 19, 2021(+June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug 11 ; Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and snacks!

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
May 21, 2021
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dinner and dessert trucks! Every third Friday March – October

Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition
May 22, 2021
Miami County Fairgrounds at 650 N. County Rd., Troy, Ohio
40 food trucks to give a try!

Patriot Freedom Festival
May 22–23, 2021
Dayton VA Medical Center at 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio
Food vendors, kids’s activities, historical reenactments

Vintage Ohio South – Ohio Wine Festival
May 22, 2021 (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
2nd annual festival. Sample winds from throughout Ohio. Local craftsmen and artisans. Food trucks, too.

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
May 12 and 26, 2021 (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
103 W Main St., Fairborn, Ohio
Try some great food!

Memorial Day Weekend at Young’s Dairy
May 27–31, 2021
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio
Carnival rides

Kettering Memorial Day Celebration
May 28, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Picnic, swing-style band and fun!

Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival
May 28–31, 2021
Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio
Fun run, parade and more

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show
May 28–30, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Look at lots of cars

Kettering’s Adventure ReefWater Park Opens
May 29, 2021
Kettering, Ohio
This 3-acre outdoor aquatic park is open for the season!

Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park
May 30, 2021
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Special activities, costumed interpreters, Dayton Philharmonic

Fairfield Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
Drive-by parades in several locations in Fairfield, Ohio
Community Arts Center (10am); Veterans of Foreign Ways (Post 1069); Fairfield Youth Playfields; Waterworks Park; Thomas O. Marsh Park; Fairfield Aquatic Center; Point Pleasant Park and Veterans Memorial Park

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Batesville Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast
May 1, 2021
119 W. Pearl St., Batesville, Indiana
Lodge #663 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 6am.

Versailles State Park – Welcome Weekend
May 1, 2021
1387 US 50, Versailles, Ohio
Take a hike and admire spring flowers

Tri-State Antique Market 
May 2, 2021 (+ June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5 and October 3, 2021)
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds at U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a special treasure!

Vogt Farm Hanging Basket Festival
May 7, 2021
12115 N. State Road 129, Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy the flowers

Mayfest
May 8–9, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main St., Batesville, Ohio
Enjoy live music

Spring Wine Walk
May 14, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Enjoy sipping wine

Art in Nature Community Art Show
May 17–19, 2021 (+May 22)
Versailles State Park at 1004 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
View art demonstrations

Updated May 14, 2021



Your Guide to Local Dog Parks

Local dog parks Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Indiana Dayton Springfield

Your pooch loves to socialize with other dogs. What better place to meet fellow canines than at a dog park? Whether playing fetch or letting your dog explore and meet other furry friends, a dog park is a great way to give your pet some exercise. The popularity of these type of parks has increased since the first dog park was established in 1979 in Berkley, California, and their numbers have grown steadily in the last several years. (91% of Americans believe dog parks provide benefits to their communities.)

We found quite a few local dog parks for you and your dog to explore. Many of them provide benches for owners, water, as well as separate areas for small and large breeds. Most of the dog parks are free, but there are a few private parks with a membership fee. A few public parks require registration and/or have a park fee.

Dog parks are listed by region and then alphabetic.

Did we miss your favorite dog park? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com


CINCINNATI, OHIO

Bark Park at Miami Meadows
1546 OH-131, Milford, Ohio
Small dog park is part of Miami Meadows Park. Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water is provided. Agility equipment. Benches for owners.

David J. Stricker Dog Park
1359 Clough Pike, Batavia, Ohio
One-acre park with fenced areas for small and large breeds. Benches and shade trees are available.

Diamond Dogs Park
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Heritage Park)

Doris Day Dog Park
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Airy)
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is also onsite. (See Mt. Airy Dog Park)

Fairgrounds Park
700 S. Railroad Ave. and Fire Engine Red Rd., Loveland, Ohio
The dog park is located at the south end of the park. Fence division for small and large breeds. Water fountain for pets.

Fido Field
630 Eggleston Avenue between Gilbert Ave and the I-71overpass, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
This is a fenced-in, off-leash park (with 28,000 square feet) that is maintained by volunteers! There are play areas for large and small breeds. Bring your own water.

Furfield Dog Park
6611 River Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Great view of the Great Miami River. Dog pool. Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Shaded area. Water is available.

Hamilton Bark Park
20 New London Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water station for dogs and owners. Benches and shady areas available.

Harrison Dog Park
300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
Agility equipment. Trees and benches. Water is available seasonly.

Heritage Park
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Diamond Dogs Park)

Holly’s Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment. (See Schafer’s Run Dog Park)

Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, Ohio
The dog park is located near the park office and nature center.

Ida Juris Bennett Dog Park
225 Cook Rd., Lebanon, Ohio
Located within Tecumseh Park. Three acres of dog-park fun. Separate areas for small and large breeds.

Kellogg Park Dog Field
6701 Kellogg Rd, Anderson Township, CIncinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in, four-acre area for dogs to run and roam. Dog-height drinking fountain. Enjoy the dog-themed mural from ArtsWorks. Yearly permit required.

Kennel Resorts
5825 Meadowview Drive, Milford, Ohio
Two dog parks available. Membership is required at this private park. Small and large breed areas. Tunnels, sand box, trees, Lake Dogbegone and waterfall.

Mt. Airy Dog Park

3006 Westwood Northern Blvd.
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is onsite. (See Doris Day Dog Park)

Northside Bark Dog Park
5160 Morning Sun Rd., Oxford, Ohio
Open space with hills and trees. Drinking fountain during warmer months. Benches available.

Otto Armleder Dog Park
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Linwood)
Dogs can roam off leash and socialize with other dogs in a fenced area. There are separate areas for large and small breeds. Dog drinking fountains, a canine shower and lots of trees and benches.

Red Dog Park
5081 Madison Road, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Membership-only park run by Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Three acres of fenced grassy and wooded grounds. Separate fenced areas for large and small breeds. Drinking fountains for dogs and owners.

Schappacher Dog Park
4686 Old Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, Ohio
There is a 38,000 square foot dog run in this park. There are two sections with a separate small-breed area.

Schafer’s Run Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment, (See Holly’s Dog Park)

Simmonds Family Dog Park
8715 Hamilton-Cleves Pike Rd., Cleves, Ohio (Miamitown)
This park is located at Miami Whitewater Forest and has 11 acres with four separate fields, dog-agility equipment, shade tree and benches. $3 a day or $10 for an annual pass.

Spencer Shank Memorial Park
Robin Way and Canary Lane, Amelia, Ohio
Off-leash, fenced in dog park with separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches for owners.

Symmes Township Dog Park
11600 Lebanon Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Fenced dog park with shade. (Closed in winter.) Bring your own water.

Summit Park Dog Park
4355 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
A large, fenced-in area is available for dogs to roam leash free. Benches are located along the perimeter. Dog-height water fountains available.

WagsPark
3810 Church Street, Cincinnati, Ohio (Newtown)
Cincinnati’s largest private dog park. Three acres of grassy areas along with a central lake. Agility equipment for the dogs. Seating for the owners as well as a jumbo TV screen that plays shows and movies. Daily admission fee or yearly membership available. NOTE: This park is currently closed temporarily due to COVID-19.

Washington Park Dog Park
1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The 12,000 square foot fenced area is located within the park. There is a water creek, granite boulders and water spout. Owners can relax on park benches along the perimeter. Dogs can roam without a leash in the dog-park area.

Westwood Town Hall Dog Park
3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grass and turf with concrete and trees in this park.

Wiggly Field Dog Park
7850 VOA Park Dr,, West Chester Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in dog park within the Voice of America MetroPark. Two areas for small and large breeds. There are benches, shaded structures and trees. Water fountains and water bowls are available.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Boone County Dog Park
5550 Idlewild Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Four-acre park with a 2.5 acre section for small dogs. Shelter and benches. Water fountains for dogs and owners.

Cocoa Dog Park
Williamstown, Kentucky
This park is located behind the baseball outfield behind the Williamstown City Building. Three separate enclosures for various-sized breeds. Water sources, benches and shade trees. (Watch for gaps in the fence.)

Cynthiana Dog Park
117 Reynolds Ave., Cynthiana, Kentucky
Sections for large and small breeds. Well shaded. (Flat Run Dog Park)

England/Idlewood Park and Dog Park
290-acre park with a dog park area. (See Boone County Dog Park)

Fort Thomas Dog Park

199 Mayfield Avenue in Highland Hills Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Separate fenced areas for small and large breeds. Grassy areas along with a few trails. A water fountain is available on a hill outside of the dog park – you may want to bring your own water. Follow on Facebook.

Newport Dog Park
901 E. 6th Street, Newport, Kentucky (behind the library)
Fenced park with benches, exercise and agility features, water fountains and concrete walking paths. Separate area for small and large breeds.

Walton Community Park
35 Old Stephenson Mill Rd., Walton, Kentucky
Part of the park has a dog-park area: dog enclosures with benches, trees and a covered table. Uphill walk from the parking lot to access the enclosures. Only the middle enclosure has a water fountain. Bring your own water.


DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO


Canal Run Dog Park
550 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Three separate areas for large and small breeds. Water fountain is turned off during the winter. Shade structure.Tunnels and logs for the dogs. Annual registration fee.

Central Bark Dog Park
501 N Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available.

Creager Field Dog Park
210 Shafor Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Oakwood Dog Park)

Deeds Point Dog Park
555 Webster Street in Deeds Point MetroPark
Lots of room for dogs to run and explore.

Duke Dog Park
1670 Troy-Sidney Rd., Troy, Ohio
Located within Paul G. Duke Park, the dog park has two acres. Area is divided for small and large breeds.

Francis Kennels Private Dog Park
1984 Lower Bellbrook Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Membership fee to enjoy this dog park that includes a pond and dock.

Hazel Woods Park
3789 W. Lower Springboro Rd., Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches. (See Springboro Dog Park.)

Hisey Park Dog Park
5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Picnic benches. Bring your own water.

Kitty Hawk/Menlo Park
5210 Sabra Ave., Huber Heights, Ohio
Designated areas for small and large breeds. Dog drinking fountain, misting fire hydrant water play feature, benches and trees. Walking paths inside and around the perimeter of the dog park.

Kyle Dog Park at Thomas B. Kyle Memorial Park
Kyle and First Streets, Tipp City, Ohio
Fenced dog park with benches and picnic tables. Water is available – bring your bowl.

Montgomery County Bark Park
6794 Webster Street, Dayton, Ohio
Fenced exercise areas. Water is available onsite. Currently closed due to COVID-19.

Oak Grove Dog Park
1790 E Social Row Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Fenced area with a separate area for small breeds. This park is closed the first Monday of each month for maintenance.

Oakwood Dog Park at Creager Field
210 Shafor Blvd., Oakwood, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Creager Field Dog Park)

Snyder Park
501 N. Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available. (See Central Bark Dog Park)

Springboro Dog Park
75 W. Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches are available. (See Hazel Woods Park.)

Wiggley Field
1545 Pumphouse Rd. Springfield, Ohio
Areas for small and large breeds. Grassy area, benches, water fountain, picnic tables and lots of trees. Located inside Old Reid Park.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Aurora Dog Park
107 Manchester Landing, Aurora, Indiana
Near the Dearborn Trail entrance. Separate areas for small and large breeds.

Batesville Dog Park
508 E. Eastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Located with in Liberty Park. Separate areas for small and larger breeds. Benches available. Registration is required.

Brittingham Park
326 S. Broom Street, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain available at this .36-acre park.

Demetral Park
2297 Commercial Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this fenced-in .57-acre park. Bring your own water.

Lawrenceburg Dog Park
Todd Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Spaces for small and large breeds. Dog fountains and playgrounds.

McCormick Park
702 N. McCormick Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this .38-acre park. Bring your own water.

North Star Dog Park
439 Milky Way, Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this 2-acre park. Bring your own water.

Odana School Park
678 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, Indiana
2.8-acre fenced park. No benches or water provided.

Quann Park
1802 Quann-Olin Parkway, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain are found at this park.

River Front Dog Park
101 W. Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Enjoy the Ohio River views! Separate areas for smaller breeds. Drinking water. Passes available from the City Parks Department.

Todd Creech Park
148 Front St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Separate area for smaller and large breeds. Grassy area and paved paths. Water bowls.

Walnut Grove Park
202 N. Westfield Rd., Madison, Indiana
Benches are available at this 1.17-acre park. Bring your own water.

Warner Park
2301 Sheridan Dr., Madison, Indiana
Benches are found at this park. Bring your own water. Water in the lagoon is not tested.


















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April Local Events and Things to Do Socially Distanced (and Virtually)

April 2021 events

Spring is in the air. There is so much to do throughout our communities this month. Be sure to check out list of fun things to do (sorted by region) and attend in person or virtually. Enjoy April!

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper
Through April 24, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 30 works of Charley Harper

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
Through May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19

Zoo Blooms
April 1–30, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at  3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The zoo will be blossoming in color during April. See 100,000 tulips

Extreme (Adult) Egg Hunt
April 2, 2021
Caesar Ford Park at 520 Stringtown Road, Xenia, Ohio
Registration required. Prizes!

Easter Egg Bunny Express
April 2–4, 2021
LM&M Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Kids will enjoy an easter egg hunt

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
April 2–3, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Mid-Century Songbook: Ella, Nat and More
April 2–3, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
John Morris Russell conducts the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The April 3rd performance will be live-streamed simultaneously.

Greater Springdale Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Ross Park, Springdale, Ohio
Kids up to 10!

Harrison Drive-Thru Easter Celebration and Pancake Breakfast
April 3, 2021
Harrison Community Center at 300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
See the Easter Bunny, receive a treat bag and more

Hop into Spring – Waynesville
April 3, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
The Easter Bunny will be passing out candy.

Kamikaze Pinball
April 3, 2021
Pinball Garage at 113 N. 3rd St., Hamilton, Ohio
Circus antics!

Willie and Family Live: A Tribute to Willie Nelson
April 3, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
Listen to Willie’s hit songs

This Time Tomorrow Performing Arts Festival
April 7–11, 2021
Various locations throughout Cincinnati, Ohio
Performance artists with COVID-19 protocols

Virtual: Light on IOWA Ann Segal’s Conversation with Nancy Rexroth
April 8, 2021
Conversation with photographer Nancy Rexroth and her summers spent in the Midwest
Presented by the Cincinnati Art Museum

Breakfast with the Animals
April 9 and 18, 2021 (+May 5 and 22, June 4, 19; July 17, 31; August 7 and 28)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

Cerrone Brass Premier & Ellington
April 9–11, 2021 (+April 30)
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
This Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will also be live streamed on April 30, 2021

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

Wild About Spring Wildflowers
April 10, 2021
Rentschler Forest MetroPark at the Riverview Shelter at 5701 Reigert Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Search for spring flowers

Art on Vine at Washington Park
April 11, 2021 (+May 9 and June 6)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local artists will be selling their pieces

Ballet, Beatles & Bowling
April 11, 2021
Pohlman Lanes at 954 Pyramid Hill Boulevard, Hamilton, Ohio
Miami Valley Ballet Theater will put on their bowling shoes at Pohlman Lanes and feature their ballet moves to the music of the Beatles

Cincy Seltzer Fest 2021
April 17, 2021
The Fowling Warehouse at 2940 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy sipping seltzers!

Burlington Antique Show
April 18, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Virtual: Sunset Salons: Craft Cocktails
April 21, 2021
From the Clifton Cultural Arts Center: A-list bartenders show how to make some fun cocktails

German Biergarten Experience
April 24, 2021 (Saturdays through August 7, 2021)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, beer and music

Midwest Ceramics Show
April 24–25, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
View and learn all about ceramics

New Crowned Hope
April 24–25, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The music of Mozart performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Portal to Romanticism
April 24–25, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music of Mozart performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Sorg’s First Stand(up) Night
April 24, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main Street. Middletown, Ohio
Three comedians will perform.


Deeds Carillon Concerts
April 25, 2021 (+May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5 and 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Digital Premier — Cerrone Brass Premier & Ellington
April 30, 2021
This Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is live streamed

Spring Blues and Roots Rock Extravaganza
April 30, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

Artisans: Warm Colors vs Cool Colors Lobby Show
Through April 15, 2021
Village Artisans at 100 Cory St., Yellow Springs, Ohio
Admire the art!

First Thursday ay the National Museum of the US Air Force
April 1, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
The museum and gift shop will be open late until 8pm

Virtual: Ellen Magellan Falterman presents: Finding Your River
April 1, 2021
From the Five Rivers MetroParks: Listen to a personal journey from around the world from England, Greece and the USA

Go Green First Friday
April 2, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Masks and social distancing required. Shops and restaurants will be open for business.

Breakfast with the Bunny at Scene75
April 3, 2021
6196 Poe Avenue, Vandalia, Ohio
Buffet-style breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny

Annual Vandalia Community Egg Hunt

April 3, 2021
Vandalia Sports Complex Concession Stand. Vandalia, Ohio
Bring your basket and there at 11am

Virtual: Tykes on Hikes: Adventuring with Kids of All Ages

April 8, 2021
Presented by MetroParks: Nailah Blades Wylie shares how to have fun outdoors

Bunny Hop
April 10, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex, Kettering, Ohio
Socially distanced 50s dance. Must register.

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

Night Rides
April 10 and 24, 2021
Green County Parks and Trails – take a moonlight bike ride
April 10: Xenia Station to Cedarville
April 24: Old Town Reserve to Young’s Dairy

Kettering Saturday Night Cruise-In
April 17 and 24, 2021
Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, Dayton, Ohio
Classic cars, motorcycles and trucks

Antique Show and Flea Market
April 17–18, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure

See How They Run
April 17–18, 2021
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Xenia Community Theater presents a comedy/force set in the background of WWII

3rd Sunday Front Street
April 18, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Local vendors and artists

Virtual: Setting a New World Record in Grand Canyon National Park
April 22, 2021
Presented by MetroParks: Dale Sanders talks about becoming the oldest person to complete the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Trail

National Dutch Rabbit Show
April 23, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
100s of rabbits!

Springtyme Faire Craft Show
April 24–25, 2021
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio
100+ booths of artists, crafters and farmers

Centerville City-Wide Garage Sale
April 29–May 1, 2021
Various homes throughout Centerville, Ohio
Find a treasure!



SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA


Hillforest Victorian House Museum
April 1, 2021
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
65th touring season opens. Open everyday except Mondays and major holidays through December 30.

Batesville Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast
April 3, 2021
119 W. Pearl St., Batesville, Indiana
Lodge #663 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 6am.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 3, 2021
Main Street Aurora, Indiana
Reservations required. 812-926-1100

Casey’s Great Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Casey’s Garden And Gifts at 21481 State Line Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Bring your baskets and look for eggs through the garden center. Registration required.

Easter Egg Hunt
April 3, 2021
Aurora City Park, Aurora, Indiana
812-926-1100 for more info about this 1pm event

SE Indiana F.A.R. M. Club Swap Meet and Flea Market
April 10, 2021
Ripley County Fairgrounds at 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Find a treasure

Rock the Block
April 10, 2021
Various locations through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Clean up projects throughout local communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio

SE Indiana Guild Spring Art & Photography Show

April 12–24, 2021
302 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana
812-221-1252 for more info – Enjoy the art!

Annual Community Cook Out
April 24, 2021
Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Meet and eat!


Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things To Do – March 2021

Spring is almost here! Be sure to grab your mask and head out to enjoy a fun, local event. Although some events are virtual, there are still quite a few things to do throughout our communities in person. Events are listed by region and date.

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale
Through March 21, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – Redbank location, Cincinnati, Ohio
Public and digital performances

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Through June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream
Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

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March First Friday
March 5, 2021
The Windamere at 2 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Tasting Away in Margaritaville!

Pintscher Conducts Mahler’s The Song of the Earth
March 5–6, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
This concert by the Cincinnati Symphony will also be livestreamed

28th Annual Bockfest 
March 5–7, 2021
Bockfest Hall and various venues in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the Coming of Spring, Over-the-Rhine’s brewing heritage, and bock beer at the largest Bockfest in the United States

The Kaplan New Works Serves Streaming for Free
March 5–7, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet performs online!

Rumors
March 5–7, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
A mysterious and thrilling play

United Kennel Club Ohio Classic
March 5–7, 2021
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Agility, obedience and conformation feats by man’s best friend

Virtual: Butler Philharmonic Orchestra
March 6, 2021
Enjoy the music from your home!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
March 6–7, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

The Root Beer Stand Opens
March 8, 2021
11566 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Old-fashioned root beer and footlong cheese coneys – a local tradition!

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
March 8 – May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19.

Scribble Showdown
March 9, 2021
Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio
Improvisation animation game show.

Founder’s Day
March 11, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Free admission to the park

Virtual: 2nd Friday Virtual Concert
March 12, 2021
Oxford Community Arts Center presents bluegrass music!

Alpha and Omega
March 13–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Conrad Tao, pianist, performs

Traveling with Mozart
March 13–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Melissa White, violinist, plays with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Cin City Reptile Show
March 14, 2021
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Virtual: Show and Tell on the Farm: Ohio Feeds the World
March 18, 2021
MetroParks presents a virtual show and tell on Facebook and the MetroParks website

Let’s Go Hiking! Scavenger Hunt
March 20, 2021
Huffman Park at 2100 John Gray Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Find objects along the trail. Space is limited.

Pruning Seminar

March 21, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn from the experts how to prune from this outdoor walking seminar. Rain or shine.

Virtual: Show and Tell on the Farm: We are Rockin’
March 25, 2021
MetroParks presents information about rocks found at farms.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2021
Liberty Park at 6757 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, Ohio
Have fun searching for eggs!

Easter in Candyland
March 27, 2021
Liberty Home Association: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
The candyland trail guides you! Easter Bunny breakfast.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2021
Freedom Park at 550 Freedom Park Dr., Edgewood, Kentucky
Masks required. 2pm event.

Easter Egg Bunny Express
March 27–28 + April 2–4, 2021
LM&M Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Kids will enjoy an easter egg hunt

Things That Flutter: Rookeries
March 27, 2021
Gilmore MetroPark at 7950 Gilmore Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Observe birds and learn about their nesting grounds. Space is limited.

Egg Orienteering
March 28, 2021
Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge area at 1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve area at 1810 Hamilton-New London Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Egg hunt course with a map. Pre-registration required.

Egg-Splorers
March 29 – April 4, 2021
Fairfield Parks
Six large wooded Easter eggs will be placed in 6 of the city’s 29 parks. Find all six eggs — take a photo of them by April 5 and email the pics to bthellman@fairfieldoh.gov. Prizes to be awarded!

Best Restaurants Event
March 29, 2021
Delta Hotel by Marriott at 11320 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Cincinnati Magazine presents local restaurants offering tasting portions

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Perfect North Spring Carnival
March 7, 2021
10974 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Confirm event before attending

Spring Junkin Trail
March 11–14, 18–20, 2021
SE Indiana
Various shops throughout SE Indiana. Confirm event before attending.

Holtkamp Winery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 13, 2021
10868 Woliung Road, Sunman, Indiana
513-602-5580 – Pizza and wine specials

Party Place Bridal Expo

March 14, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 South Eastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
View SE Indiana’s premier wedding venue

St. Patrick’s Day – All Day Party
March 17, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main Street, Batesville, Indiana
Everyone’s Irish!

American Longriflle Show
March 26, 2021
NMLRA Education Center at 7436 S. Co. Rd., E Versailles, Indiana
Their first show!

Easter at the Park
March 27, 2021
Versailles State Park t 1004 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
Annual Ripley County Easter Egg Hunt

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Now and Then
The Loft Theatre Dayton, Ohio
Through March 7, 2021
Play about a chance meeting

First Thursday ay the National Museum of the US Air Force
March 4, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
The museum and gift shop will be open late until 8pm

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
March 5, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Reading Rainbow First Friday
March 5, 2021
Troy Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Children can listen to stories being read in the Troy businesses by local volunteers

The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs
March 5–14, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Enjoy this youth-theater production

Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow – A virtual event
March 5, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Learn all about women’s role in the US Air Force

Wild Woman Project Moon Circle
March 11, 2021
Tend & Flourish: 1906 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Guided meditation

Feats of Filmmaking with Bryan Smith and Kether Ladzinski – streaming
March 16, 2021
Dayton Live Presents
Stories of adventure from some of the world’s most remote locations

The Best of John Williams
March 20, 2021
Schuster Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
America’s composer – listen to the Dayton Pops as they perform movie music

3rd Sunday Market
March 20–21, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Antique Show & Flea Market
March 20–21, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Church Basement Ladies
March 25–April 18, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro, Ohio
Musical comedy

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2021
Kettering Recreation Center at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Bring your flashlights to hunt in the dark for big prizes. Registration required.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 27 and 28, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex, Kettering, Ohio
Must register in advance

Angel Blue: Opera Start Recital Live Stream
March 28, 2021
Dayton Opera
Soprano star Angel Blue will present a special recital

Mysterious Seas with Diva Amon and David Gruber – streaming event
March 30, 2021
Dayton Live Presents
View deep into the ocean with all of the amazing creatures who live there



Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things to Do for February 2021

February local events and festivals 2021

It’s February – still winter. Be sure to grab your mask and head out to a fun, local event. Although some events are virtual, there are still quite a few things to do throughout our communities. Events are listed by region and date.

Want to support a local fish fry? Go here to see our list of venues.


CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Garfield, The Miusical with Cattitude
Through February 14, 2021 (streaming begins Jan 28)
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 4015. Red Bak Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Our favorite cat from the comics!

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Through February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground

January 4 – June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream

Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
February 5–6, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Cin City Reptile Show
February 7, 2021
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Bizet & Rodrigo’s Concierto De Aranjuez
February 4 and 6, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Pablo Sainz-Villegas playing guitar

#ILoveTheArts – Light Display
February 12–13, 2021
Various Cincinnati locations
50 buildings representing arts organizations will light up in red from 6–9pm.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
February 12–28, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
Virtual presentation of this book by Artsville in Madisonville an Playhouse in the Park
Tickets required

Findlay Market’s Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savory Stroll
February 13, 2021
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Taste food samples and enjoy live music. The Biergarten will be selling warmer cider and local beer.

Love on the Levee
February 13, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Socially distanced, outside event. Build a bouquet, take-home goodie bags and live music

Nancy Brew Zoom Dunnit via ZOOM
February 17–20, 2021
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Interactive mystery to solve

Spirited Riffs at Music Hall
February 19–21, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs live!

Mittenfest
February 20–21, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
“Winter brews to fight the winter blues”. Craft beer, music, food tricks and more. Tickets required

The Kaplan New Works Serves Streaming for Free
February 25–28, and March 5–7, 2021
The Cincinnati Ballet performs

Moonlight Winter Stroll
February 25, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the grounds in winter on this guided tour.


Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale

February 25 – March 21, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – Redbank location, Cincinnati, Ohio
Public and digital performances

Carnaval! At Music Hall
February 27–28, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Pops performs music from Latin and South America

Lollipops Carnival of the Animals (Digital Premiere)

February 27, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
Musical menagerie by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through March 1, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

Late Night at the Museum
February 4, 2021 (+ first Thursday of each month)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Museum, gift shop and cafe are open until 8pm

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
February 5, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Sweetheart Stroll
February 5, 2021
Downtown Tipp City, Ohio
Enjoy delicious treats while strolling through the streets. Tickets required.

Love Your Craft Show
February 6–7, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio
All kinds of crafts. home-made foods, candles, jewelry and more

Dayton Live’s National Geographic Live virtual series
February 9, March 16 and 30, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
In-person presenters via high-definition video from the Victoria Theatre

Dance and Romance
February 12–13, 2021
Victoria Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
Live duet performances by the Dayton Ballet

TechFest (virtual)
February 13–14, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
Free family fun with science, tech and math

Virtual Fasching (German Mardi Gras)
February 13, 2021
Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Liederkranz Turner presents a Facebook Live event with fun activities

Now and Then
February 18 – March 7, 2021 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Romantic comedy by The Human Race Theatre

Miami County Home & Garden Show
February 19–21, 2021
Hobart Arena at 255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Learn about all kinds of home-improvement projects

Beethoven 8
February 20–21, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic with violinist Florence Price

Ohio Exotic Pet Expo
February 21, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Snakes and more!

Dayton Off Road & Outdoor Expo

February 27–28, 2021
Roberts Centre at 120 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Jeeps and trucks!

Dayton’s Winter Wedding Expo & Bridal Show

February 27, 2021
Presidential Banquet Center at 4538 Way Kettering, Ohio
Plan your wedding with inspiration from this event

Don Giovanni Live Stream
February 27, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton opera online performance

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling
February 11–15, 2021
Schmidt’s Bakery at 125. Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Indiana
An annual tradition of deliciousness!

Get Wine(d) and Dine(d)
February 19, 2021
Downtown Aurora, Indiana

Holtkamp Winery Souper Saturday
February 27, 2021
10868 Woliung Road, Sunman, Indiana
513-602-5580 – Homemade soups and wine tastin

Party Place Bridal Expo
February 27, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 Southeastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Here comes the bride!

Did we miss an event? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com



Local (and Socially Distanced) Events for Winter 2021

It’s wintertime. Be sure to get out of the house and enjoy one of these fun, local things to do in a socially distanced manner. Events are in order by date and cover the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana regions. (Check events first before attending to make sure there are no cancellations.)

Lawrenceburg Winter Wonderland Ice Skating
Through January 3, 2021
Todd Creech Park at 305 W. Tate Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Have fun ice skating!

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Through February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through March 1, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

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Antique Show and Flea Market
January 16–17, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo
January 22–24 and 29–31, 2021
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville (Cincinnati), OhioLearn about all kinds of home projects

Beethoven 8 and Florence Price Live Stream
January 23, 2021
Live Streamed performance
Enjoy the music from the Dayton Philharmonic and violinist Florence Price online!

Gold star Chili Fest 2021
January 24, 2021
Findlay Market – Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sample chili and enjoy live music

Bridalrama Winter 2021
January 30–31, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Weddings!

The Price is Right Live
January 31, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Interactive stage show — win prizes!

Jewels
February 11–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Ballet

Dance and Romance
February 12–13, 2021
Victoria Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
Live duet performances by the Dayton Ballet

Now and Then
February 18 – March 7, 2021 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Romantic comedy by The Human Race Theatre

Beethoven 8
February 20–21, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic with violinist Florence Price

Party Place Bridal Expo
February 27, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 Southeastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Here comes the bride!

Don Giovanni Live Stream
February 27, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton opera online performance

61st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs
March 12–14, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Look at really cool rides!

Wendy’s Bridal Show
March 13–14, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Weddings!

Local Holiday and Winter Events in a Socially Distanced Way

Winter 2020 is going to be different this year when celebrating the holidays. Although many community holiday events have been cancelled, there are still many events where you can still be socially distanced or enjoy remotely. We listed holiday events for Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Events are listed regionally:

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CINCINNATI, OHIO

Christmas Night of Lights
November 6 – January 9, 2020
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
Two-mile car ride through Cincinnati displays and light shows

Fountain Square Ice Rink
November 7, 2020 – February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Winterwald (Winter Forest) at Germania
November 7–8, 2020
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 West Kemper Road, CIncinnati, Ohio
Traditional German shopping experience”

Holiday in Lights
November 13, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
View holiday lights from your car

Holiday Junction Featuring Duke Energy Holiday Trains
November 13 – December 31, 2020 (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio
9,000sf of trains with displays from the 1900s and 1930s

A Very Merry Garden Holiday at Krohn Conservatory
November 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
The greenhouse will be decorated for the holiday! See building replicas of Cincinnati landmarks

Lebanon Old-Fashioned Country Christmas

November 14, 2020
Lebanon Fairgrounds at 664 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Crafts, gifts and more

Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

The Christmas Ranch
November 20 – December 23, 2020
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music.

Christkindlmarkt
November 20–22, 2020
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Heated tents with German music, children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, German food and drinks as well as German ornaments available for purchase.

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods
November 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods Park. at 11450 Lebanon Road (Route 42) Cincinnati, OH 45241
Drive through Sharon Woods to see the lights.

PNC Festival of Lights
November 21 – January 3, 2021 + January 8, 9 10, 15, 16 and 17, 2021 (Closed on Thanksgving, and Christmas Eve and Day)
Cincinnati Zoo at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required! Enjoy all of the lights and the animals

Holiday Lights on the Hill
November 22, 2020 – January 5, 2021
Pyramid Hill at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Annual drive-through display of lights

Light Up Middletown
November 26 – December 31, 2020
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

FOUND Cincinnati Holiday Lights
November 27 – December 24, 2020
Downtown and Over-the-Rhine locations, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the festive lights

Virtual Macy’s Light the Square
November 27, 2020
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the tree lighting online or on Channel 5 WLWT.

Holiday Lights – Downtown Cincinnati
November 27 – December 24, 2020
Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and The Banks
Dazzling light displays! Key weekend dates: December 5, 12 and 19, 2020

Oxford Night Lights
November 28, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Oxford, Ohio
Enjoy holidays lights at various locations

Light in the Forest
December 3–6, 10–13, 17–20, 26–31, 2020 and January 1–3, 2021
Cincinnati Nature Center at 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford, Ohio
Tickets required. Gentle lights illuminate trees while you walk through the forest. Music, bonfires and more at the lodge.

A Christmas Nightmare – Dent Schoolhouse
December 4–5, 2020
5963 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday decor and a bit of fright

First Friday – Middletown
December 4, 2020
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy meeting the artists.

Christmas in the Village
December 4–6, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Entertainment, carolers and more

Holiday Market at Findlay Market
December 5–6, 2020
Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Light Up Madeira
December 5, 2020
Downtown Madeira (Miami Road), Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop and enjoy Madeira. Virtual lighting of the tree at 6pm.

Symmes Township Operation Santa
December 5, 2020
Throughout the township

The City Flea at Washington Park
December 12, 2020
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Support local businesses

Hannukkah at Oakley Square

December 12, 2020
Oakley Square on Madison Road, Oakley (Cincinnati), Ohio
Menorah lighting

Cincinnati Reptile Show
December 13, 2020
Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser, West Chester, Ohio
See 1000s of spiders, inserts, snakes and more

Hanukkah at Fountain Square
December 13, 2020
Downtown CIncinnati, Ohio
Register for this event. Dancing dreidel, crafts and more. Virtual experience available, too.

The Nutcracker
December 17–23, 2020
Music Hall Ballroom, Cincinnati, Ohio
A classic ballet with a limited audience

Outdoor Menorah Lighting
December 17, 2020
Jewish Community Center at 8485 Ridge Road, (Amberley Village) CIncinnati, Ohio
Light the menorah!
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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Sugarplum Festival Of Trees
November 14, 2020
Dayton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio
View the trees! Boutique and raffles.

A Carillon Christmas
November 20 – December 30, 2020
1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Thousands of lights, live music and more!

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 27– December 30, 2020
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Dayton Holiday Festival
November 27, 2020
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Children’s parade, tree lighting on Courthouse Square and more.

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve
November 27– December 27, 2020
Lost Creek Reserve at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, Ohio
Drive-through light tour!

Riverscape Ice Skating
November 27, 2020 – February 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

Rike’s Holiday Windows

Schuster Center
December 2–6, 9–13 and 16–20, 2020
Register for your time slot to view the windows

Christmas in the Village
December 4–6, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Entertainment, carolers and more

New Year’s Eve: Vienna, City of My Dreams
December 31, 2020
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Celebrate with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Light Up the Fair
November 13 – January 2, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music

Holidays@BCM

November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021
1600 Montague Road, Covington, Kentucky
Behringer-Crawford Museum will have holiday lights, displays, music and crafts. The trains will be spread throughout the museum this year.

Christmas Town
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Sims Furniture Holiday Windows
November 27 –holiday season 2020
727 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky
View animated holiday decor

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
Novermber 27 – December 24, 2020
Newport Aquarium at 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, Kentucky
Santa’s in the water! (No mermaids this year)

Christmas Time at the Ark
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Art Encounter at Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities

Queen City Blues Fest
December 12, 2020
The Southgate House Revival at 111 E. 6th St., Newport, Kentucky
Lives blue music

Celebrate Snowmen Tot Tuesdays
December 15, 2020
Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Avenue in Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky
Listen to a story and create a snowman (There is a participation limit)

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
November 20 – December 30, 2020 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana

Milan Christmas Walk
November 21, 2020
Milan, Indiana
Walk, shop and eat!

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels
November 27 – December 31, 2020
Lanthier Winery ay 123 Mill Street, Madison, Indiana
Midwest’s largest collection of holiday angels
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Batesville’s 11th Annual Tree-Lighting Celebration
November 27, 2020
Downtown Batesville at S. Main St. and W. George St., Batesville, Indiana
Tree lighting, shopping and Santa Drive By

Batesville Historical Society Caroling
November 27– December 19, 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Batesville Historical Museum at 15 W. George Street, Batesville, Indiana
Sing along!

First Annual Holiday Lights at Liberty Park
November 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Liberty Park at 716 South Park Avenue, Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy the lights!

Metamora Christmas Walk
November 29 – December 20, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
Metamora, Indiana
Enjoy all of the lights while walking and shopping.

Inflatable-Wonderland
December 1–31, 2020
2026 N Old Michigan Rd., Osgood, Indiana
View holiday inflatables as you drive through; Facebook

Lohrum Christmas in the Park
December 1, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Ripley County Fairgrounds art 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Walk or drive-thru light display; Facebook

Batesville 11th Annual Tree-Lighting Celebration
December 4, 2020
S. Main St. and W. George St. (downtown), Batesville, Ohio
Parade, Santa and music

Holiday Affair on the Square
December 5, 2020
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North St., Versailles, Indiana
Parade, Santa and winter-market vendors

Are we missing an event? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com







Best Local Candy Stores – Where to Stock Up on Sweet Treats

Who knew our region had such a sweet spot for sweet spots? We certainly didn’t realize the wide variety of confectionary companies that made their home in Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. After browsing the numerous shops, specializing in everything from gummy bears, old-fashioned candy, handmade and bean-to-bar chocolates, it is clear that when it comes to sweet treats you can find anything your heart or tastebuds desire. Here’s a brief rundown of what our area has to offer:

CANDY STORES WITH VARIOUS REGIONAL LOCATIONS

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Esther Price Fine Chocolates
8621 North Pavillion Dr., West Chester, OH
7501 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
5500 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH
1709 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH
194 Woodman Dr., Dayton, OH

269 N. Main St., Centerville, OH
4810 Bolzano Blvd., Clayton, OH
Esther Price Candies continues the tradition of old-fashioned quality using the same recipes that Esther Price herself perfected over 85 years ago! They are a tried-and-true source of delicious chocolates.


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Graeter’s
50+ locations (including Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Northern KY)
In 1868 a young Louis Graeter moves to Cincinnati, Ohio to sell ice cream at neighborhood street markets. Graeter’s is now the only commercial ice cream manufacturer anywhere in the world to use French Pot freezers, and its two-gallon batches are the smallest in the industry.


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Winans Chocolates and Coffees
14 locations throughout Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, OH
Established in the late 1800’s and in its fourth generation of family ownership, Winans Chocolates and Coffees brings cutting-edge flavors and time-tested quality.


CANDY STORES IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

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Aglamesis Bro’s.
3046 Madison Road and 9899 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH
Aglamesis Bro’s has been around since 1908 when it was originally known as The Metropolitan. Its Oakley location ice cream and candy parlor remains virtually unchanged and is considered by many to be one of the very last original ice cream parlors from a bygone era. You must try the root beer float – it’s served with tea cookies.


Candy Stash Sweets & Treats
7125 Liberty Centre Dr., West Chester, OH
An old-fashioned candy shop, this store has yummy sweets from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. You can create a personalized candy stash with mix and match sweets at a flat price! This store also has rolled ice cream and craft soda.


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Chamoda’s Candy Café
11512 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH
Indulge in your favorite candies and coffees at Chamoda’s. They also boast the largest and best assortment of gummy bears. Enjoy a drive-up window for your orders.


Chocolats Latour
4037 Hamilton Avenue, Northside, Cincinnati, OH
Try their chocolate bars and hand-painted truffles. It is works-of-art for your mouth! They also have  caramels and brittle. This is a go-to place for Valentine’s Day and Easter seasonal chocolate. This is a wonderful candy store when you need a special gift.


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Doscher’s Candy Co.
6926 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 
Doscher’s Candies was founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, a German immigrant who arrived in Cincinnati in 1868. They are widely known for their Doscher’s French Chews and handmade candy canes. They also have candy buttons, root beer barrels, caramels and other individually wrapped candies. (Doscher’s is the oldest U.S. manufacturer of candy canes! Read more here about this company.)


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Fawn Candy Co.
4271 Harrison Ave. and 2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Since 1946, The Fawn Candy Company has been owned and operated by Cincinnati’s Guenther family. They make the confections the old fashioned way – selecting only the finest of ingredients and continuing to cook many of their confections over an open fire. Enjoy munching on jelly beans, chocolate turtles, “caramellows”, and sea salt caramels.


Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory
120 S. Broadway St., Lebanon, OH
Homemade chocolates! This candy store has turtles, cherry cordials, toffee, buckeyes, truffles and assorted chocolate boxes. When you go, you’ll have a difficult time making up your mind of what to select.


Groovy Gumball Candy Company
6848 Wooster Pike in Mariemont (Cincinnati), OH
You’ll find candies from yesteryear as well as European treats, cotton candy, gourmet-Belgian fudge and ice cream. They create homemade waffle cones daily.


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Haute Chocolate Inc.
9424 Shelly Lane, Cincinnati, OH
Haute Chocolate has been creating freestyle chocolate treats since 1979. In addition to chocolates, enjoy munching on brownies – imagine their two-pound brownie! They have beautifully boxed tins and gift sets as well as seasonal sweets.


Henry’s Candy Co.
243 High Street, Hamilton, OH
Candy is sold by the pound with treats including chocolates, gummies, lollipops and more. Fill your bag! They also feature snack mixes. Follow on Facebook.


Waynesville Candy Shoppe
33 S. Main St., Waynesville, OH
Twenty-six years making homemade candy! Enjoy their chocolates, fudge and other candies.


It’sugar
7125 Haskell St., (Located at Liberty Center) Liberty Township, OH
Swedish fish – check. Pop rocks – check. Skittles – check. Pez – check. They have all kinds of gummy sweets, too. Fill up your candy bag. Be sure to check out their candy-scented hand sanitizers.


Karma in the Kitchen
8779-B Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, OH
This wonderful shop features chocolates and caramels. And, for those of you watching the carb count or are vegan, they have sweets for you, too! makes their sweets in small batches. They also feature soft-serve ice cream. Follow on Facebook.


Lebanon Candy & Sports Cards
38 E. Mulberry Street, Lebanon, OH
Find some old-time candy here. And you can purchase sports trading cards!


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Loveland Sweets
124 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH
Inspired by a love of fine chocolates and homemade confections, Gloria Wilson founded Loveland Sweets in 2006. You’ll also find gummies, novelty candies, ice creams and coffees. This is a quaint shop filled with goodness.


Macaron Bar
1206 Main St., Cincinnati (Over-the-Rhine), OH
3431 Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Although technically not candy, these sweet confections look and taste amazing! All ingredients are gluten free. These macarons are eye candy to behold and eat. They make perfect gifts.

 


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Maverick Chocolate Co.
129 W Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH
Family-owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate company located at Findlay Market.


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Murray Bros. Old Time Store
4446 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Murray Bros. Old Time Store specializes in selling vintage candies. They are proud to offer Marpro Marshmallow Cones, BB Bats and Kits Taffy, which are made right here in Cincinnati.


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OTR Candy Bar
1735 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH
OTR Candy Bar operates as part of Findlay Market and offers a vast array of local and national candies, retro sodas, soda floats, specialty gift baskets, and Cincinnati-themed goodies.


Patty’s Old Fashioned Popcorn
3437 Michigan Avenue, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH
Enjoy gourmet popcorn and classic candies such as turtles.


Peter Minges & Son Confectionary
138 W. Court Street, Cincinnati, OH
The Queen City’s oldest candy store. Specializes in bulk sales. Awesome store to visit in person with original hardwood floors and an old-style candy store vibe!


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1210 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH
Artisan marshmallows including a s’more bar! Build your own!


Ruby’s Chocolates
6741 Gilmore Road, Hamilton, OH
3923 Isabella Ave. in Oakley (Cincinnati), OH
Chocolates and candies! And at the Oakley shop, there are truffle cakes and Joy Sticks!


Supreme Nut and Candy
6147 Glenway Ave. #2, Cincinnati, OH
10829 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
5800 Cheviot Rd., Cincinnati, OH
This family-owned candy operation features many candies and chocolates by the pound. You can also purchase nuts and dried fruits. It’s a great place to stock up if you are having a party with a candy bar.


Tickled Sweets and Treats
317 Main St, Milford, OH
This local sweet shop features locally produced Auel’s Fine Chocolates. Enjoy fresh fudge, too!


Trailside Provisions
120 Karl Brown Way, (historic) Loveland, OH
This shop features chocolate-dipped treats along with coffee, popcorn, jams, syrup and more! It’s a great place to browse for gifts.


CANDY STORES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Galerie Au Chocolat
3380 Langley Dr., Hebron, KY
This store features candy as well as toy/candy sets! When shopping here, Think about picking up great (and delicious) gifts here.



The Gifted Apple
Aspen Place, Union, KY
Do you love caramel apples? Then you will love this shop. They offer gourmet caramel apples dripping with chocolate and other delicious treats. Think toffee, peanuts, pecans, M&M’s and more and have fun looking at all of the apples!



Hickory Dickory Dock Retro Candy & Mor’
540 6th Street, Dayton, KY
It’s a nod to the past at Hickey Dickory Dock. Here you will find some favorite retro candies – some from the 1800’s all the way through the 1990’s. At this candy store, you will find B.B.Bats, Kits, Chick-O-Stixs, Yum Yum Cones, Chuckles, Neccos and more! The store also serves ice cream and sells retro toys.



Natalie’s Candy Jar
3087 B Terminal Dr., Hebron, KY
Flying in or out of the airport? Located at the CVG airport, Natalie’s Candy Jar features chocolates and other sweets! At this candy store, you will see gummies, chocolate-covered nuts and jelly beans along with many more varieties of candy to drool over.


Papas Candies
921 Baker St., Covington, KY
Papas is known for wonderful opera creams, seasonal Easter egg candies as well as Putman’s chocolates. Although you cannot shop at Papas Candies since it is not a retail operation, you can purchase these local candies at various grocery and drug stores. Papas is looking into possibly offering their candies via the Internet in the future.


Perfetti Van Melle
3645 Turfway Road, Erlanger, KY
This is not a retail store, but Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest candy manufacturers (located in Northern Kentucky). Here they create Airheads, Mentos and Chupa Chups Magic lollipops. (Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!)


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Schneider’s Sweet Shop
420 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY
Founded in 1939 by the Schneider Family, Schneider’s originated as an old-fashioned neighborhood candy and ice cream store. Their most popular item (that is unique to the Kentucky area) has always been their opera creams. They are also known for their amazing homemade ice cream and ice balls. Try the caramel apples in the fall. They are a great place to stop for Valentine’s Day and Easter treats.

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See’s Candie
7875 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township
Enjoy chocolates, fudge. nuts and more! A National operation, See’s has been making candy since 1921. 


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Sweet Dreams Candy Co.
One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Located next to the Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levee, Sweet Dreams Candy Company offers a delicious assortment of treats. They offer homemade buckeyes, sea water taffy, fudge, brownies, cookies as well as old-fashioned candies like Coconut Long Boys and Neccos. It’s difficult to make a decision of what candy to select when shopping here.


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Sweet Tooth Candies
125 W. 11th Street, Newport, KY
Sweet Tooth Candies’ fine chocolates are made with over hundred years of tried and true experience. They offer delicious, homemade chocolates and ice cream all year long. In the fall you will find caramel apples at this store.


CANDY STORES IN DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

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Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe
101 E. Alex-Bell Rd., Suite 144, Centerville, OH
Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe is a family-owned and operated business that has been in existence since 1984. Their chocolates and shortbread are handmade in their “shoppe”.



Bratt Tasties
11 E. Dayton St., West Alexandria, OH
Candy and ice cream with a small-town vibe.


Candy Break
208 Market Street, Brookville, OH
Chocolates and confections


Candy on the Curve
3741 W SR 185, Piqua, OH
Old-fashioned candy selections


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Friesinger’s Fine Chocolates
45 N. Pioneer Blvd, Springboro, OH
919 N. Main St, Dayton, OH

This family-owned business manufactures the finest quality nuts and candy in two facilities in Dayton and Springboro, Ohio. Products are marketed under various brand names which include Dayton Nut, Friesingers, Candy Farm and Riverdale Fine Foods.


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Kilwins Dayton-Beavercreek
4391 Holly Drive, Beavercreek, OH
Kilwins began in 1947 and continues to offer the finest quality, traditional down-home confections and ice cream that are kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.


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Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
42 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH
1212 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH
1 East Main Street (on the square)\ Troy, OH 

They carry a wide variety of vintage and modern candy favorites. Over 325 flavors of Old Fashioned Glass Bottled Soda.


La Puf Sweets Bakery & Candy
1003 Shroyer Rd., Dayton, OH
Old-fashioned candy plus cotton candy


Marie’s Candies
311 Zanesfield Rd., West Liberty, OH
Gourmet chocolates that are drool worthy


The Peanut Shoppe
1576 E. Main St., Springfield, OH
Candy and nuts – what’s not to love?


Signature Confections
2495 Commons Blvd, Suite A4, Beavercreek, OH
Their goal is to produce the finest gourmet products to meet customer’s chocolate desires for every event or special occasion – from weddings to corporate galas.


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Sweet Sensations
Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH
This store offers a variety of gourmet chocolates, over 300 candies and nuts from your childhood as well as chocolate-covered strawberries, fudge and ice cream.


Trophy Nut Company
320 N Second St, Tipp City, OH
Bulk candy as well as features Winan’s Chocolates


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Wise Choice
6171 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH
Wise Choice has a hundreds of authentic British Foods, gifts and candies from Jolly Olde Britain and Ireland. They’ve been shipping British goodies to Anglophiles and British expats living and working in the USA and Canada since 1997!


CANDY STORES IN SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

DJ’s Bakery
523 Green Blvd., Aurora, IN
Sells Fawn candy (along with donuts!)


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Plug’s Sweet Tooth
313 2nd St., Aurora, IN
This store is brimming with gourmet popcorn, ice cream and candy. Because of that, if you love flavored popcorn, you’re going to have a wonderful time making your selections. Plug’s also features “Move Night Baskets” that include a selection of popcorn, five boxes of theater candy and a DVD movie. Be sure to follow them on Facebook.


Strong’s Sugar Shack
98 E. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN
Find all kinds of wonderful treats here – from ice cream, floats, malts, coffees, mixed bulk candy and more. With all of these sugary treats, it’s a great place to stop by for a snack. Follow them on Facebook.


La Sweets
24201 Stateline Rd. Suite A, Lawrenceburg, IN
La Sweets is “the premier chocolatier in southeast Indiana”. And, as the “premier”, they create handmade chocolates, custards and gelato. In addition to confections, gift baskets are available. Thirdly, if you need coffee, say no more – they will serve your favorite cup of joe along with a muffin of scone. And lastly, La Sweets create incredible wedding cakes and specialty cakes.


McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral
1066 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN
McCabe’s makes gourmet fudge on site. Pick up a plant or flowers and something sweet to to eat. They have over 20 flavors of fudge and you can purchase by the piece or slab.


Updated: May 11, 2021 – Did we miss your favorite candy shop? Let us know and we will add it! sknabe@sibcycline.com

Fall 2020 – Local Community Events to Enjoy in a Socially Distanced Way

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Although many community events are cancelled this fall due to COVID–19, there are some activities still on track. See our list by region in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Be sure to bring your mask and follow social distancing rules. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from the state of Ohio.

(See our list of local pumpkin patches and festivals here.)

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Burlington Antique Show
September 20 and October 18, 2020
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Halloween Night Out
October 27, 2020
UC Health Stadium at 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, Kentucky
Sppoky stations for “trunk” treats

Jack O Lantern Walk
October 29, 2020
130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 7, 2020
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
Honor our veterans at 12pm

Light Up the Fair
November 13, 2020 – Early January 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music

Christmas Town
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Christmas Time at the Ark
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Art Encounter at Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities


CINCINNATI OHIO

Plum Gorgeous
September 5 – October 25, 2020 (closed on Mondays)
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH
Admire autumn plants in shades of purple

Cincinnati Reptile Show
September 13, October 4, November 1 and December 13, 2020
Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhuser, West Chester, Ohio
See 1000s of spiders, inserts, snakes and more

The City Flea at Washington Park
September 19, October 17 and December 12, 2020
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Support local businesses

Fall Fest at Pot-Luck Greenhouse 2020
September 26 – November1, 2020
6555 West SR 73, Wilmington, Ohio
5-acre corn maze and more

Figtoberfest
September 26, 2020
FigLeaf Brewing Company at 3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Middletown, Ohio
Beer, food and music

Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
September 26– November 2, 2020 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
Food, activities and entertainment

Ruffles and Rust Expo
September 26–27, 2020
Butler County Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Shop for all kinds of home decor and fashion. Wider aisles and spacing between booths.

Fright Night Weekend
October 1–4, 2020
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See movies outside: Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice and Frankenstein. Bring your mask and social distance.

First Friday – Middletown
October 2, November 6 and December 4, 2020
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy meeting the artists.

Saturdays at the BOO!seum
October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required. All kinds of distanced Halloween fun.

Operation Pumpkin
October 8–10, 2020
101 High St., #1, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
There will be a lot of food and drink booths for this event along with live music, activities and crafts and a pet parade

Downtown Living Tour
October 9–10, 2020
Tour various homes in downtown Cincinnati
Limited admission and staggered start times. Tour begins t Encore at 716 Sycamore Street.

Summit Park Drive-In Movie
October 9, 2020
Hocus Pocus! Registration required! First come, first served!

Wyoming Virtual Fall Festival
October 17–18, 2020
Featuring Wyoming retailers and vendors. Support local!

Family Festival
October 24, 2020
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Local artists, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and hands-on art marking

Fall Fest Weekend
October 24–25, 2020
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Entertainment, vendors and more

Evendale Juried Photography Exhibit
October 25, 2020
Cultural Arts Center, Evendale, Ohio
View photography by local artists. Live music. Masks required.

Spooktacular Drive-In Movie for Halloween
October 30, 2020
Wyoming Rec Center at 9940 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming)
Featuring The Addams Family (6pm) and Hocus Pocus (8:30pm)! Reservations required.

Final Fridays
October 30 and November 27, 2020
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton Street, CIncinnati, Ohio
Enjoy looking at the art.

Hearth Warming Holidays in Waynesville
November 6–8, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Start your holiday shopping

Holiday Junction Featuring Duke Energy Holiday Trains
November 6 – December 31, 2020 (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) –TBD
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio
9,000sf of trains with displays from the 1900s and 1930s.

Blue Ash Veterans’ Day Ceremony
November 11, 2020
Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial, Blue Ash, Ohio
Lunch at the Rec Center follows

Holiday in Lights
November 13, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Outdoor light display with music!

Cincinnati Dessert Festival
November 15, 2020
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., Ohio
Sample desserts from 20+ Cincinnati “treat makers” — this is a drive-thru event

Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

Christkindlmarkt
November 20–22, 2020
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Heated tents with German music, children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, German food and drinks as well as German ornaments available for purchase.

The Christmas Ranch
November 20 – December 23, 2020
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music.

PNC Festival of Lights
November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2020 (+ Jan 8,9, 10,15,16 and 17)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Thanksgiving Day 10k Run and Walk
November 23–29, 2020
The 111th year for this annual event. Virtual run/walk and then go home to gobble down

Light Up Middletown
November 26 – December 31, 2020
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

Santa’s Workshop
November 28, 2020 (+December 5, 12 and 19, 2020)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Visit Santa and his elves, make an ornament

Symmes Township Operation Santa
December 5, 2020
Throughout the township


DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

Centerville Try a Truck Drive-Through
October 3, 2020
Municipal Maintenance Facility at 789 Orchard Lane, Centerville, Ohio
Trucks on display. Receive a goody bag. Stay in your car and look!

Springboro 3rd Annual BBQFest
October 3, 2020
North Park at 195 Tamarack trail, Springboro, Ohio
COVID-19 restrictions apply with masks and distancing. Live music and food trucks

Spooky Search
October 10, 2020
Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
The hunt begins at dusk for eggs filled with toys, candy or coupons. Must register.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
October 16, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Vintage Market Days of Dayton-Cincinnati – Home for the Holidays
October 30 – November 1, 2020
120 Fairgrounds Rd. at Greene County Expo Center, Xenia Ohio
Start your holiday shopping early.

Wag-O-Ween
October 31, 2020
Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Trick or treating for the dogs. photo booth and pet costume contest.

NMRA Annual Dayton Train Show

November 7–8, 2020
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Vendors, exhibitors, food trucks and more. Facebook

Centerville Veterans Day Ceremony
November 9–11, 2020
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Color Guard presentation and music. Facebook

Sugarplum Festival Of Trees
November 14, 2020
Dayton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio
View the trees! Boutique and raffles.

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!
November 19, 2020
Wright State University at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Comedy!

A Carillon Christmas
November 20– December 30, 2020
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more!

Ringing in the Holidays
November 21, 2020
Carillon Historical Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Music and festivities

Springfield Antique Show
November 21, 2020
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy the hunt for a treasure!

Woodland Lights
November 22 – December 1, 2020 (various nights) + Dec 6–23, 2020 (nightly)
Countryside Park at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township, Ohio
Walk the half-mile path of holiday lights and displays

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 27 – December 30, 2020
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Dayton Holiday Festival
November 27, 2020
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Children’s parade, tree lighting on Courthouse Square and more.

Grand Illumination
November 27, 2010
100 South Market Street, Downtown Troy, Ohio
Light the night in downtown Troy with carriage rides, Kris Kringle Market and the tree lighting

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve
November 27– December 27, 2020
Lost Creek Reserve at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, Ohio
Drive-through light tour!


SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Tri-State Antique Market
September 6, October 4 and November 1, 2020
Lawrencebrug Fairgrounds, US 50, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a treasure

Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul
November 7–8, 2020
Ertel Cellars Winery at 3794 East County Rd.,Batesville, Indiana
5 wineries are participating

Whiskey City Festival
November 7, 2020
91 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Whiskey tastings, music and food

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
November 20 – December 30, 2020 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels
November 27 – December 31, 2020
Lanthier Winery ay 123 Mill Street, Madison, Indiana
Midwest’s largest collection of holiday angels


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2020 Local Haunted Houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton – in a Socially Distanced Way

Haunted houseRegional haunted houses will be different this year in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio for 2020. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and outside events are encouraged. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from Ohio and another guideline from the CDC.

Be sure to check first to make sure your favorite haunted house is operating for 2020 before heading out the door:

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Covington Haunted Tour
Covington, Kentucky
Learn all about Covington’s scary past

Dead End Haunted House
625 Second Street, Dayton, Kentucky
Located in a former YMCA building, learn about the Hogg Woman

The Mayhem Mansion
13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, Kentucky 41063
A very spooky home. Come if you dare.

Newport is Haunted
Newport, Kentucky
Evening walking tour with a guide who tells scary stories

Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge
4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg
Voted best haunted hayride! Masks to be worn at all times.

Haunted Trails of Whispering Woods
Georgetown
Hayrides take you deep into the back woods

USS Nightmare – cancelled for 2020
101 Riverboat Row in Newport
The 30-minute tour on a steamboat has two very scary levels

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Fear Factory Haunted House – cancelled 
7  S. Eastern Ave in Batesville, Indiana
This house was rated #5 in Indiana! Their website has lots of scary pics so be prepared to be frightened! This house benefits the Cierra’s Club.

Haunted House Lost Soul Asylum
Aurora Fireplace at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road in Aurora, Indiana

Haunted Tour of Metamora
September 12 – October 31, 2020 (Saturdays)
19042 Main Street, Metamora, Indiana
1.5 hour walking haunted tour — learn about the history of Metamora

Horror Hike Haunted Trail
1415 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Half-mile hike that will make you scream!


CINCINNATI, OHIO

All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
Haunted trail, food, drinks, live music and horror games. Masks/social distancing required.

Brimstone Haunt 
472 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Located at the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Three scare options: hayride, forest trail and an indoor haunt. Masks required.

Dent Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Avenue, Dent, Ohio (45248)
Promoted as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house! The site has been known to be haunted. (Their website is pretty scary!) Monsters will be socially distanced. Guest need to wear masks (as will monsters.)

Halloween Haunt – cancelled for 2020
Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.

Haunted Village
October 9, 10, 16,17, 23 and 24, 2020
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly, slight-fright event! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Highway 50 Fright Field – cancelled for 2020
October 4–27, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
11294 Highway 50, North Bend, Ohio
Travel a haunted trail into haunted woods and back…

Land of Illusion Scream Park
8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
This haunted scream park has 4 haunted houses and 1 trail.

Madisonville Haunted Trail
October 31, 2020
Trail entrance behind the school off Bramble and Homer (4324 Home Ave), Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Less-spooky version at 6pm. Haunted version at 7pm. Social distancing and number of people on the trail to be monitored.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall – cancelled for 2020
7700 Seward Avenue (45231), Cincinnati, Ohio
House, 5 tents, a back yard and a giant vortex. This is the oldest continuously running haunted attraction in the area! Facebook

Haunted Poasttown Elementary School
6600 Trenton-Frankkin Road, Middletown, Ohio
Book a group tour
Facebook

Queen City Is Haunted
October through October 24, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
American Legacy Tours presents an outside 3/4-mile walking tour about murder, death and other scary tales. Limited tickets for each tour.

Zipping from Zombies
Camp Kern at 5291 State Route 360, Oregonia, Ohio
Escape the undead below!

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DAYTON, OHIO

Brimstone Haunted Hayride
September 28 – October 27, 2018
472 Brimstone Rd, Wilmington, Ohio
Hayride and forgotten forest

Dayton History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour – cancelled for 2020
Various dates October 2020
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum at 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Tales of bank robbers and murderers

Dayton Scream Park
5117 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Haunted trails, 40 live monsters, hay ride

Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror
1291 Cold Springs Road, Springfield, Ohio
1858 Haunted house with four stories of terror

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – cancelled for 2020
September 25–26, 2020 (+Friday and Saturday evenings in October)
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Scary stories while on the wagon – stories designed for families with kids

Horror Acres
6995 Springfield Jamestown Rd in Springfield, Ohio
This haunted attraction has won a lot of “best of’s”…Best Queue Line Entertainer, Best Freddy Krueger, etc…

Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage Trail & Maze
September 25 – October 21, 2020  (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
1213 Harshman Rd., Riverside, Ohio
Masks required. Facebook

Lewisburg Haunted Cave – cancelled for 2020
4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg, Ohio
Be prepared to get scared 80 feet below the ground in a limestone cave!

Sidney Haunted Woods
September 19 – October 31, 2020
2232 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio
Half-mile trail of terror.

Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride – cancelled for 2020
1261 W. Dalton Road in Wilmington
Enjoy (??) a haunted bus ride through a forest of monsters and more. And there’s more: nightmare penitentiary, slaughter hotel and terror in the corn!

If haunted houses are not your thing, take a look at homes in the area for sale!