Events and Fun Things To Do throughout March in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

March events and festivals

March is here and soon it will be spring. Be sure to have some fun by attending a local event. We have listed lots of fun things to do throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Have fun!

Please note: Public-attended social events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).


 Events happening into March:
(See events starting in March below)

28th Annual Bockfest 
Through March 1, 2020
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

Dayton Off Road Expo and Show
Through March 1, 2020
Roberts Centre at 120 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Monster trucks, Jeeps and more!

The Ultimate Home Expo 
Through March 4, 2020
Dayton Mall at 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Landscaping, baths, kitchens and other great ideas for your home!

Maple Syrup Festival
March 7–8, 2020
Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, Ohio
Feast on food with maple syrup!

Secrets Revealed
March 7, 2020
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street,Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
Learn about the SR-71, U-2 and Cold War and more

AmericUS by Universes
Through March 8, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Theater, poetry, dance and music in a contemporary American way

Annie Jr.
Through March 8, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The comic strip character comes to life!

Meet Me in St. Louis
Through March 8, 2020
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts at 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Music theater production – a classic!

Gloria: A Life
February 27–March 15, 2020 (various date)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
The Human Race Theatre presents a play about Gloria Steinem

Alabaster
Through March 21, 2020
Know Theatre of Cincinnati at 1120 Jackson, Cincinnati, Ohio
Play about picking up the pieces and healing

Destiny of Desire
Through March 28, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Burning passion, melodrama via a Latin American soap opera

Pride and Prejudice
Through March 28, 2020
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel

The King and I
Through April 5, 2020
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A classic musical musical!

Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers
Through May 3, 2020
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmont Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Yoshitoshi’s art

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Events starting in March:

First Fridays and Second Saturdays at Pendleton Art Center
March 1–2, 2020
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Meet artists and enjoy food, music and more!

Bird Nerds
March 2, 2020 (+April 6 and May 4)
Nature Center at the Summit at 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Observe local birds in the morning

Cincy Beerfest
March 6–7, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hundreds of craft beers to try!

Classical Roots
March 6, 2020
Music Hall at . 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
African-American musical featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Fiedler’s Favorites II with Rhapsody in Blue 
March 6–7, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra SuperPop Series

First Friday Downtown Troy – Scavenger Hunt
March 6, 2020
Tory Main Street in Troy, Ohio
Enjoy looking for things in Troy!

The Man Who Came to Dinner
March 6–15, 2020 (various dates)
Dayton Playhouse at 1301 Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, Ohio
A funny play to enjoy

A Mid-Summer Night’s Texas-Sized Nightmare
March 6–15, 2020
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A youth-oriented production

The Man Who Came To Dinner
March 6–15, 2020
Dayton Playhouse at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Comedy and silly farce!

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
March 6–8 and 13–15, 2020
Lebanon Theatre Company at 10 S. Mechanic, downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Comic mayhem with murder

Stuart Little
March 6–22, 2020 (various dates)
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street, Centerville, Ohio
A play about a mouse!

Baby Shark Live!
March 7, 2020
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
Baby shark, Ollie, sings and dances!

The Cincinnati Sound
March 7–8, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Paul Shaffer presents important music from King Records and Herzog Studios along with the Cincinnati Pops

Let’s Lebanon! A Community Affair
March 7, 2020
Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Ohio
Pancake breakfast from 7–11:30am; Free classes, kids activities and more!

Owl Prowl
March 7, 2020
Spring Grove Cemetery  at 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about birds of prey

Pancakes in the Park
March 7, 2020
Russ Natural Reserve at 2380 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
It’s an annual event!

Pipeline
March 7 – April 4, 2020
Ensemble Theatre at 1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio
A portrayal of parenthood and education

Secrets Revealed
March 7, 2020
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton Ohio
Learn about the Air Force perspective of the SR-71, U-2, Cold War and more

Youth Art Fair Awards Ceremony
March 7, 2020
Englewood Government Center in Englewood, Ohio
See the talented artwork of the community’s youth

The Barber of Seville – Second Sunday Family Showtime
March 8, 2020
Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
A live performance by ROKCincy to enjoy!

Batesville Winter Festival
March 8, 2020
Batesville Village Green at Main and Boehringer, Batesville, Indiana
Go ice skating

Cin City Reptile Show
March 8, 2020
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

City Flea at Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
March 8, 2020 (+May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17 and December 12)
Find a treasure and support local, small businesses

First Friday/Second Look Saturday at Pendleton Art Center
March 8–9, 2020 (+April 3–4, May 1–2, June 5–6,  July 3–4, August 7–8, September 4–5, October 3–4, November 6–7, December 4–5)
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
The studios will be open – meet the artists, food, music and fun!

The Musical World of Harry Potter
March 8, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is playing

Adult Nature Walk at Englewood MetroPark
March 10, 2020 (+April 14, May 12 and June 9)
4361 National Road, Vandalia, Ohio
Relaxed adventure!

Blue Man Group – Speechless Tour
March 10, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Art, music and blue men!

Boldly Go
March 10–11, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs music behind some remarkable stories about people

Ms. Lauren Hill 
March 10, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A 5-time Grammy award winner

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
March 11, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
South Africa’s 5-time Grammy Award winners@

The Wolves
March 11–14, 2020
Gates Abegglen Theatre – Center for Performing Arts at 420 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, Ohio
A youth soccer team – The Wolves – practice and bond.

Johnny Mathis – The Voice of Romance Tour
March 12, 2020 
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Johnny Mathis will be singing!

The Last Five Years
March 12–29, 2020
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
Musical about two people falling in and out of love over five years

The Peking Acrobats
March 12, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 128 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Daring maneuvers of tumbling, juggling and gymnastics

Untold Stories with DCDC2 and the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble
March 12–13, 2020
University of Dayton at 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio
A collaborative performance

Whiskey Myers
March 12, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Always a sell out concert

Cincinnati International Wine Festival
March 13–14, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy wine and food!

Handel in Rome: The Delirium of Love
March 13–14, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music of Handel and Vivaldi with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Jurassic Quest
March 13–15, 2020
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
It’s all about dinosaurs! Roar!

Tommy Emmanuel
March 13, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A talented guitarist!

54th Annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14, 2020 
Downtown Cincinnati, OH
Celebrate the life of one of Ireland’s greatest Saints

49th Annual Spiral Stakes 
March 14, 2020
Turfway Park at 7500 Turfway Road, Florence, Kentucky
Northern Kentucky’s biggest springtime party . . . where Derby Dreams begin

Dancing on Main
March 14, 2020 
228 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana
Dance, socialize and enjoy historic downtown Aurora

Goitse
March 14, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Irish music and songs

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
March 14–15, 2020
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
A one-woman storytelling experience

NKY International Festival
March 14, 2020
Northern Kentucky Convention Center at 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Kentucky
Live performances, food and items for sale from around the world

Shamrock Shuffle 5K, 10K and Block Party
March 14, 2020
The Square at Union Center at 9285 Centre Poointe Drive, West Chester Township, Ohio
A fun race and party!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14, 2020
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
An annual event since 1967!

St. Patrick’s Weekend
March 14–15, 2020
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, Irish food, green beer and more

Sweet Spring Marketplace
March 14–15, 2020
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio
Art, craft and marketplace show

Cincinnati Spring Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show
March 15, 2020
Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center at 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, Ohio
Artists and crafters will have their crafts for sale.

St. Pat-rocks Day Party 
March 17, 2020
Downtown Fairborn, Ohio
Block party with music, food and beer

Strings and Piano Salon
March 18, 2020
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Principal String Quartet will be performing

St. Pat-Rocks Day Festival
March 17, 2020
Fairborn, Ohio
Live music, food and more!

Director’s Cut
March 18–20, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet presents three dances

Lucky Chops
March 18, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Brassy funk music

Shen Yun
March 18–20, 2020
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Artistic and theatrical experience of Chinese dance

Disney on Ice Roadtrip Adventures
March 19–22, 2020
Heritage Bank Arena at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
See Mickey and the gang!

The Official Blues Brothers Revue
March 19, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A live show to enjoy

The Agitators
March 20–April 4, 2020

Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky
Friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

HorrorHound Weekend
March 20–22, 2020
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrities, panels and more!

Lebanon Quilt and Fabric Arts Show
March 20–22, 2020
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 North Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Quilting supplies, patterns and fabrics!

Meshell Ndegeocello
March 20, 2020
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grammy nominee performs!

Mornings’s At Seven
March 20 – April 5, 2020
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
A comedy by the Dayton Theatre Guild

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
March 20, 2020
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dinner and dessert trucks!

Actually
March 21 – April 25, 2020
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chain of events that happen from one night together

Cabin Fever Arts Festival
March 21, 2020
S. State Community College Patriot Center at 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro, Ohio
Enjoy learning all about cabin arts – removing bark, etc…

End of the Rainbow
March 21 – April 5, 2020 (various dates)
The Carnegie at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Kentucky
Drama about Judy Garland in 1968

Hometown EXPO That Spring Thing
March 21, 2020
Springboro High School at 1675 S. Main Street, Springboro, Ohio
Warren County’s largest business expo

The Music of the Rolling Stones
March 21, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic is rocking!

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
March 21, 2020
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

The Price is Right
March 21, 2020
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come on down! Win prizes!

Springfield Antique Show
March 21–22, 2020
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Lots of treasures to be found!

Super Science Saturday – Boonshoft Museum
March 21, 2020 (+May 16, August 15 and November 21)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at 2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, Ohio
Free event!

Trick! Starring Sir Pat-Trick Magical
March 21, 2020 (+April 25 and May 23)
Madcap Education Center at 3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-style entertainment with a nod to Vaudeville

Waynesville, Ohio 223nd Birthday Celebration
March 21, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Enjoy celebrating historic Waysnesville!

Cincinnati Heart Mini MarathonCincinnati Heart Mini Marathon
March 22, 2020
P&G Gardens at Fifth Street (1 Procter & Gamble Plaza), downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers –  heart disease and stroke

National Geographic Live! Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World
March 22–23, 2020
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Learns all about Egypt and the women who ruled there

Opera Star Recital: Angel Blue
March 22, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Recital

Tab Benoit
March 26, 2020
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Grammy-nominated singer

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day
March 26, 2020
Great American Ballpark at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Play ball!

Findlay Market Opening Day Parade 
March 26, 2020
Findlay Market and through downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A tradition since 1920!

Alpine Symphony
March 27–28, 2020
Schuster Center at 1 W. Second Street, Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton Symphony Orchestra performs

Built to Last: The Taft Historic House at 200
March 27 – July 19, 2020
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Explore the city’s oldest surviving wooded residence still at its original location!

Dayton Philharmonic: Alpine Symphony
March 27–28, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra plays Stavinsky and Strauss

Manny and Mozart
March 27–28, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pianist Emanuel Ax

Morning’s At Seven
March 20 – April 5, 2020
Dayton Theatre Guild at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, Ohio
1939 comedy about four aging sisters from a small town

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
March 27–28, 2020
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Bluegrass, old-time and gospel music!

Lollipops: Peter and the Wolf
March 28, 2020
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Get to the the instruments of the orchestra!

Monster Jam – Triple Threat
March 28–29, 2020
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Big trucks!

Ruffles of Rust Expo
March 28–29, 2020
Butler County Fairgrounds, Hamilton, Ohio
A traveling boutique show

Snow White
March 28 – April 5, 2020
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet performs!

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute
March 28, 2020
The Murphy Theatre at 50 W. Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio
A great tribute to the King of Pop!

Dayton Philharmonic Free Stained Glass Concert
March 29, 2020
New Season Ministry at 5711 Shull Road, Huber Heights, Ohio
A free concert!

Summer : The Donna Summer Musical
March 31 – April 5, 2020
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Broadway show to enjoy – get your 70s vibe!