Local Summer Outdoor Events to Enjoy in a Socially Distanced Way

If you are feeling cooped up at home and need to stretch your legs outside, here is a list of local outdoor events where you can be socially distanced and still have fun this summer! (Be sure to check out our Summer Outdoor Concerts list, too.) Whether you live in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, Dayton or Springfield, Ohio – you can find something to do outside.

Please verify all events before attending and be safe with your activities.

All summer:

CMF Outdoor Museum
July 23– September 7, 2020 (various dates)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor public art exhibition

Cowvins Corny Maze at Young’s Dairy
Weekends starting August 1. Daily starting September 21.
Young’s Jersey Dairy at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio
3.5 acres of cornfields made into a one mile of maze paths.

Exercise in the Park
June 3– August 26, 2020 (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Civic Park at 6:30pm, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Florence Y’alls Baseball
Through September 13, 2020
7950 Freedom Way, Florence, Kentucky
Seats are spread between each party including each side, diagonally as well as rows below or above.

Fountain Square
Through early September, 2020
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Mondays: Trivia Night; Tuesdays:  Fountain Feud; Wednesdays–Saturdays: Live music; Sundays: Singing Bingo
Socially distanced fun every day on the Square!

Hawthorn Hill Tours
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Advance reservations required.  Tour the Hawthorn Hill house – an historic landmark.

Mt. Adams Historic Guided Walking Tour
July 5 – October 26, 2020 (Sundays)
Mt. Adams Bar & Grill at 938 Hatch Street, Mt. Adams (Cincinnati), Ohio
Sunday tours from 1–3pm (mtadamsca@gmail.com)

Shakespeare in the Park
July 31 – August 26, 2020 (various dates)
Various parks throughout Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy Shakespeare outside! Bring your blanket or chair.

Washington Park – Free Yoga
July 1 – August 26, 2020 (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Space is limited due to social distancing – arrive early!

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Events by date:

World’s Longest Yard Sale
August 6–9. 2020
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky along US 127
Bargains galore

Movie in the Park
August 7, 2020
Montgomery Park, Montgomery (Cincinnati), Ohio.
Get tickets before you go!

Movie in the Park
August 8, 2020
Trenton Community Park at 440 Dell Dr., Trenton, Ohio

Pirates Treasure Hunt
August 8, 2020
5th and Vine Streets, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Find the missing treasure map! You are going to find virtual pirates and scurvy dogs!

Rozzi’s Drive-In Fireworks Show
August 8, 2020
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive-in fireworks show over Lake Como choreographed to a Cincinnati Pop’s soundtrack. Make a reservation!

Swingzinnati
August 8, 2020
Harmony Hills Winery at 2534 Sings Corner, Bethel, Ohio
Listen to jazz music while admiring the vineyard.

Wake the Lake
August 8–9, 2020
Campions Park Lake, Springfield, Ohio
Formula 1 Tunnel boat racing

Reds Baseball Camps
August 11–13, 2020 
Reds Youth Academy at 2026 E. Seymour Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Baseball training in COVID-19 safety  fashion.

Big Art Party Drive-Thru Edition
August 14, 2020
Evendale Village Complex on Reading Road
between 7pm–8:15pm.
Must RSVP first: 513-563-2247
Celebrate the arts in COVID-19 fashion.

Drive-Thru Pop Up Lobster Shop (in lieu of the Great Inland Seafood Festival)
August 14–15, 2020
Pre-orders taken by August 10 at 5pm. Select a live or cooked whole Maine lobster meal.

GermanFest Picnic LITE
August 14–16, 2020
1400 E. Fifth St. in St. Anne’s Hill, Dayton, Ohio
Smaller event with all kinds of German food. Pre-order your meal and it will be packaged up for you. Then enjoy your picnic in a socially-distanced fashion.

Meteor Shower Party
August 14, 2020
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Watch the meteor from 11pm–2am.

Union Centre Food Truck Rally
August 14, 2020
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Twp., Ohio
40+ food trucks, craft beer and live music

Bacon Week
August 15–22, 2020
Dayton, Ohio
Participating Dayton restaurants will be serving bacon dishes

My Black Family Reunion
August 15, 2020
Sawyer Point at Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food truck rally and more

Rock Piqua Drive-In Concert
August 15, 2020
Miami Valley Centre Mall at 987 E. Ash Street, Piqua, Ohio
Enjoy the modern-country music

Shriners Rummage Sale
August 15, 2020
9730 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
40+ vendors. Wear a mask and be COVID-19 compliant!

Springfield Antique Show
August 15–16, 2020  (+ Septemer 18–20′ NOvember 21–22, 2020)
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Hundreds of vendors. Food, too.

Summer Ghostly History Walking Tour
August, 15, 2020
Museum at the Friends Home at 115 S. Fourth Street, Waynesville, Ohio
Tour guides will share scary stories and legends. Book online!

Springfield Antique Show
August 15–16, 2020 (+September 18–20; October 17–18; and November 21–22)
Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio

Waynesville Street Faire
August 15, 2020 (+September 12)
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Arts and crafts along Main Street. Entertainment and food trucks.

Cincinnati Burger Week
August 17–23, 2020
Get out of the house and enjoy $6 burgers at 50+ restaurants.

Canines and Wine
August 21, 2020
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Bring your pet!

Gorman Heritage Farm Row by Row TO GO
August 22, 2020
Gorman Heritage Farm at 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy dinner-to-go with an in-car drive-thru pick up

Madcap Puppets
August 28, 2020
Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky

Cincinnati Celtic Festival
August 28–30, 2020
E. Freedom Way, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy everything Irish

Shakespeare in the Park
August 29, 2020
Montgomery Park, Montgomery (Cincinnati), Ohio.
Get your tickets for this event!

Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival
September 12, 2020
6111 Madison Road, Madisonville (Cincinnati), Ohio
Music and food!

Latest update: August 6, 2020