Your Insider's Guide to the Cincy Region

Welcome to our blog! Find out about local favorites, fun things to do, the best restaurants and shopping, all the events, and more here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

Newport Blast, a 4th of July Celebration

Are you looking for a place to celebrate our Independence Day in true American style? Head on over to Newport on the Levee for the first ever Newport Blast event on Wednesday, July 3, presented by meetNKY, Newport on the Levee and BB Riverboats in conjunction with the City of Newport. Newport Blast…

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Best drag shows in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

This article is updated annually. The Cincinnati LGBTQ+ representation has grown exponentially in the last few years. Whether you're visiting during Pride Month or not, the art of drag has become more popular, resulting in many bars and even some restaurants creating their own shows to bring people…

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Things to Do in the Cincy and NKY Region – June 2024

Summer kicks into gear this month and get out of the house season is in full swing. Pack up the family and head over to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region for unbelievable festivities all summer long. What can we offer you this month you ask? Well, are you interested in celebrating love…

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Local's guide to Juneteenth in Cincinnati

* This article is updated annually. Short for “June 19th,” Juneteenth is America’s oldest celebration to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. Although the 13th Amendment legally ended slavery in 1863, slaves living in Galveston Bay, Texas did not know this until June 19…

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What To Do Memorial Day Weekend in the Cincy Region

Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks off the summer season and there are so many ways to celebrate in the Cincy Region. Whether you’re traveling with kids, ready to play ball, or enjoying a grown up weekend, this guide highlights some of the great Memorial Day Weekend offerings in in the region…

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Crowning Local - The Entertainer - Madame Mira

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Amy Lynch. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Madame Mira, founder and producer of Queen Bee Cabaret. Credit: Madame Mira How did you first get into dancing burlesque? Do you have…

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Crowning Local - The Pawitician - Mayor Wilbur

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Amy Lynch. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Wilbur, a French Bulldog and elected Mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, since 2020. Credit: Mayor Wilbur How did you get this job? Our…

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Crowning Local - The Restaurateur - Chef Hideki Harada

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Nick Dekker. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Chef Hideki Harada, a James Beard-nominated chef who owns Kiki in College Hill, Sen by Kiki at Findlay Market and Daruma downtown…

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Crowning Local - The Historian - Dr. Anne Delano Steinert

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Ann Fazzini. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Dr. Anne Delano Steinert, assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and founding board chair of the…

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