At English Traditions, we love summer in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is one of the most vibrant cities in the country to spend your summer. There are cultural and family friendly events for all ages, from summer opera to great events in Washington Park. Below are some of our favorite upcoming summer events right here in fabulous Cincinnati:
June 9-July 28
Opera in the Park
June 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
June 13 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.
June 27 & 29 at 7:30 p.m.
July 11, 14, 17, & 19 at 7:30 p.m.
July 21 at 3:00 p.m.
SCPA’s Corbett Theater
July 18, 20, & 26 at 7:30 p.m.
July 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets & Information:
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Market in the Park
Mondays, June 3 – August 26, 4pm to 8pm
A farmers market is coming to Washington Park! Every Monday from 4PM to 8PM, stop by the park and enjoy fresh produce, baked treats, handmade crafts and MORE–all courtesy of local vendors found in and around Over-the-Rhine. Be sure to bring your friends and your grocery lists as you explore all of the colorful wonders that are sure to be found in Washington Park. CLICK HERE to see the full list of vendors.
Yoga on the Green
Tuesdays, May 28 – September 3, 6pm to 7pm
Join the community of downtown yogis every Tuesday night for a fun and flowing Vinyasa Yoga Class. Led by two of Cincinnati’s favorite teachers, Rachel Roberts and Donna Covrett, classes will feature a number of different yoga asanas (postures) that can be easily mastered by both beginners and experts. CLICK HERE for more information!
Dance Under the Stars
Tuesdays, May 28 – September 3, 7pm to 9pm
Join us in the Park every Tuesday evening from 7PM to 9PM to experience a wide variety of dance and musical styles. The series will offer Line Dancing, Salsa, Ballroom dancing and more, as well as professional dance instruction by Dare to Dance Studios. CLICK HERE to see the full dance schedule!
Crown Jewels of Jazz
Wednesdays, May 29 – September 4, 7pm to 9pm
From 7PM to 9PM every Wednesday night, Washington Park will be filled with the sounds of sweet, soulful Jazz. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or simply take a seat and enjoy–don’t let the Crown Jewels of Jazz pass you by. CLICK HERE to see the full performance lineup!
Thursdays, May 30 – September 5, 7pm to 9pm
Enjoy Bluegrass music over by the bandstand every Thursday, from 7PM to 9PM. Music fans can expect performances from the likes of The Tillers, Jake Speed & The Freddies, Magnolia Mountain and more. CLICK HERE to see the full performance lineup!
Fridays, May 31 – September 6, 7pm to 10pm
Every Friday night, the silky sounds of R&B and Neo Soul will take over Washington Park. Get up and dance or relax and feel the groove as local and national performers take to the stage to delight the crowd with their smooth moves and soulful voices. Maroon 5’s own PJ Morton is set to headline the first concert of the series, followed by the Rick James Stone City Band, Young Guru (Jay-Z’s DJ) and The Ohio Players. CLICK HERE to see the full performance lineup!
Saturdays, June 1 – September 7, 9am to 10am
The Weekend Workout will offer FREE fitness classes to the interested public. This fourteen week series will feature a variety of exercise styles including boot camp, cardio training and Zumba, all led by professional YMCA instructors. CLICK HERE to see the full fitness schedule!
Saturdays, June 1 – September 7, Noon to 2pm
Curiosity Saturdays will feature a variety of FREE interactive programs designed foster children’s creativity, feed their curiosity, and expose them to the many wonders of nature in a unique, urban setting. CLICK HERE to see the full activity schedule!
Date Night Movies
Saturdays, June 1 – August 17, 8:45pm to 11pm
Date night returns to Washington Park for its second season. Couples and friends are invited to lay down their blankets, curl up on the Civic Lawn and enjoy a one-of-a-kind date night with a movie shown on the roll-down screen at the main stage. CLICK HERE to see the full movie schedule!
Sundays, June 2 – August 25, 6pm to 9pm
Enjoy a variety of free, family-friendly arts programming in Washington Park. The series will feature everything from puppet shows and musicals to three-act plays and Shakespeare. CLICK HERE to see the full performance lineup!
Ault Park Summer Events for 2013 — Mark Your Calendars Now!
From Classic Cars to Summer Sips to Dancing Dips, you’ll want to mark your calendar for all of the fun summer events scheduled at Ault Park. Here’s our list of awesome events. See you at the park!
June 9: Ault Park Concours de Elegance http://www.ohioconcours.com/
June 20: Summer Dance Series Featuring The Modulators 6-10 PM
July 4: Ault Park Fireworks: http://www.aultparkac.org/fireworks
July 12: Summer Sips Vodka Tasting, Music by Lagniappe 6-10 PM
July 18: Summer Dance Series Featuring Soul Pocket 6-10 PM
August 15: Summer Dance Series Featuring Tone Yard 6-10 PM
September 6: Big Band & Bigger Beer Featuring Jumpin’ Jive Show Band 6-10 PM
Art in Ault, Featuring Paintings of Ault Park by Artist Holly Schapker
Meet renowned local artist, Holly Schapker on May 2nd, and preview her gorgeous Ault Park works in advance of her full exhibit of the Ault Park series opening May 17 at the Xavier University Art Gallery.
Art in Ault is sponsored by the Ault Park Advisory Council with support from Cincinnati Parks, Premiere Park Events, and APAC members. With very special thanks to Holly for her generous donation of a portion of the sales proceeds to the care and maintenance of Ault Park. Join us to enjoy beautiful art and fine wines.
Summer Dance Series
The Ault Park Advisory Council is happy to announce the dates for the 2013 Summer Dance Series. Dances will be held on the third Thursdays of June, July and August. Mark your calendars on June 20th, July 18th and August 15th. We will feature popular local bands and Cincinnati’s finest draft brews. New this year, there will be fun ways to add a digital wrinkle to your enjoyment, with prizes awarded for FourSquare Ault Park Pavilion mayors and best dressed and best dancer photos posted to the Ault Park Advisory Council Facebook page. We’ll have a list of bands and brews soon, so check back often for updates.
Hyde Park Blast: June 29, 2013
Balloon Glow at Coney Island: Wednesday, July 3rd
Coney Island comes alive at the 13th Annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow! Live music, family entertainment and Coney’s Classic Rides make for a fun-filled evening. Later, the evening sky illuminates when hot air balloons of every color “glow” for all to see. The grand finale for the event is a spectacular Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display over the banks of Lake Como.
Schedule of Events:
5:00-7:00 Q102 Live from the Python Coaster
6:00pm Stiltwalkers and Jugglers in Moonlite Square
6:30pm Live Music at the Moonlite Square Gazebo from the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band Jazz Ensemble
6:30pm Live Music in Moonlite Mall from the Anderson Township Symphony Orchestra
8:00pm Balloon Glow in Moonlite Mall. See glowing hot air balloons fill the evening sky with dazzling colors!
10:00 Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks puts on a beautiful display over Lake Como!
PLUS – All of Coney’s Classic Rides will be open until 11:00pm!
LIVE MUSIC on FOUNTAIN SQUARE 6 days a week! PNC Summer Music Series
2013 music line-up:
Every night of the week, Fountain Square hosts a series of FREE concerts that feature local, national and international bands, encompassing a wide variety of musical genres. From Hip Hop to Salsa to Bluegrass to Indie Rock—the PNC Summer Music series has it all and much, much, more.
August 2-3, 2013
One of Cincinnati’s hottest summer festivals — bringing a unique blend of music to the city, with more than 40 acts on four stages.
The festival takes place at Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point Park in Cincinnati, Ohio – a beautiful downtown park located on the banks of the Ohio River.
Parking is available at Bicentennial Commons and nearby lots. The park is handicap accessible. No dogs, coolers, cans, or bottles are allowed. No audio or video equipment is allowed. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, as well as blues related merchandise.
What are YOUR favorite summer events in Cincinnati? Please let us know!