Q To Do: May 24-27

ALL WEEKEND LONG: 

Taste of Cincinnati – Saturday-Monday, Fifth Street, Downtown. Free. One of the nation’s largest street festivals and the nation’s longest running free culinary festival. Features more than 50 restaurants and food trucks.

Spring Grove Memorial Day Weekend Activities – Join Spring Grove Cemetery in remembering our lost loved ones the entire Memorial Day weekend. Different activities will be occurring each day for the entirety of the weekend.

Coney Island Opening Day – Saturday at 10 a.m.! Sunlite Water Adventure will be open, too!

Kings Island Memorial Day Weekend – FREE admission to Military members, Soak City grand opening and a fireworks show!

Nowhere Else Festival – Friday through Sunday in Martinsville. Performers include: The Band of Sweethearts, James McMurtry, John Paul White, Birds of Chicago, Leigh Nash, Joan Shelley, Carrie Newcomer and more!

American Ninja Warrior Filming – Friday and Saturday at The Banks.

FRIDAY:

Furry Friends Festival – Friday and Saturday at Washington Park! Bring your furry friend for fun and food. Enjoy live bluegrass music, the dog park, and visit a variety of pet vendors.

North by Northside – Friday and Saturday in Northside. Multi-venue, 2-day music and arts festival. Urban Artifact, Northside Tavern, Tillies, Happen Inc., Listing Loon, Chameleon and Mixwells.

Cincinnati May Festival – Friday and Saturday at Music Hall. Witness the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Showcase – 6-9:30 p.m. at The Woodward Theater. Featuring Dan Swartwout. Benefits Foundation of Recovery.

Live From Jabba’s Palace: The Star Wars Comedy Variety Show – 8-9:30 p.m. at Clifton Performance Theatre.

   SATURDAY: 

Cincinnati Warbirds USO Dance – Dancers & spectators of all ages are encouraged to attend the 2019 Cincinnati Warbirds Big Band USO dance at the Coney Island Pavilion! A super fun dance every that honors veterans for what they have done for our country. Raffles, a costume contest and lots more!

Family Festival: Animal House – Noon at the Contemporary Arts Center. Animal-themed festival celebrating opening of CAC’s newest exhibition, Creatures! With animals from Sunrock Farm. Animals and artifacts from Cincinnati Museum Center to interact with.

Summer Kick-Off Weekend – 2-9 p.m. at Harmony Hill Vineyards & Estate Winery. Food and music to celebrate the season.

FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls – 7:30 p.m. at Nippert Stadium. Look for Q102 down at Sheakley Lawn for the pregame festivities starting at 5:30pm. Snap pics at the Q102 FCC Blue and Orange photo backdrop and Snapchat filter. FCC Kids Zone and The new Striker Challenge will be set up for young fans to test their skills.

SUNDAY: 

Eat & Run 5K – 10 a.m. Downtown. In conjunction with Taste of Cincinnati.

Main Street Antique and Vintage Show – 9 a.m. in Downtown Waynesville.

MEMORIAL DAY: 

Newport Memorial Day Parade – Line-up in the parking lot at 4th & Columbia Streets – South on York Street to Sixth Street – East on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street – South on Monmouth Street to Tenth Street – Parade ends at Tenth Street (City Building). Following the parade, a ceremony in honor of our Veterans will be held in front of the Newport City Building at Tenth and Monmouth Streets. A continental breakfast will follow in the first floor Multi-Purpose room of the City Building.

City of Florence Memorial Day Parade & Program – The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Boone County High School and ends at the Boone County Veterans Memorial located on the campus of the Florence Government Center. There will be musical performances by the Florence Community Band & Chorus along with a 21-gun salute by the Florence Police Honor Guard. Military personnel will also receive recognition.In addition to the parade and program, we will also have on display in the lobby of the Government Center the Kelly Elementary School’s ‘Heroes Don’t Wear Capes, They Wear Dog Tags’ traveling memorial wall, and military memorabilia.

Memorial Day in Mason – The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall Post 194 located at 401 Reading Road. The parade will travel north on Reading Road and Main Street then head south on Mason-Montgomery Road before concluding at the Mason Veterans Memorial. The best viewing area for the parade is along US Route 42 near the Mason Downtown Plaza.

City of Madeira Memorial Day March – The March will travel north on Miami Avenue and then west on Dawson Road, ending with a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial located at McDonald Commons. This will be a silent March for the purpose of expressing heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who have died protecting freedom throughout the world.

Park Hills Memorial Day Parade – Ft. Wright Elementary will once again participate in this year’s Park Hills Memorial Day Parade! We will gather at 11AM in the Notre Dame Academy parking lot, and the parade will begin at 11:30AM. Please wear Ft. Wright spirit wear, and prepare for the weather (the parade goes on rain or shine)! Current, former, and future Falcons (and their caregivers) are welcome! We are also accepting any and all candy donations – please send to school with your child and mark with PARADE.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony – The public is invited to watch the 67th annual parade as it begins on Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road, proceeding east on Cooper to Kenwood, south on Kenwood to Hunt, and east on Hunt before ending at the Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park at Blue Ash Towne Square. More than 60 groups will participate in the parade, which range from military and non-profit organizations to local businesses and community groups.