One of the great reasons to plan a trip to Cincinnati and NKY is because when you come here you get to experience two destinations in one! You can enjoy the cultural attractions on the Cincinnati side of the river and the best of the South on the Northern Kentucky side. NKY has a top 10 U.S. Aquarium and the first Hofbrauhaus built outside of Munich, Germany. After visiting them, walk across the pedestrian-only Purple People bridge to enjoy a Cincinnati Reds or Bengals game!

There are many more examples, but one of the tastiest combinations you can enjoy in the Cincy Region is craft brewing and its storied history on the Cincinnati side and a wealth of bourbon experiences and history in Northern Kentucky.

Bockfest and the Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival

The first weekend of March 2024 you can experience both the best of craft brewing and bourbon at two signature festivals: Bockfest in Cincinnati and the Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival in Covington, Ky.

Bockfest parade

Bockfest 2024

Bockfest is a yearly celebration of Bock beer that happens the first weekend of March in Cincinnati. It’s one of our quirkier festivals with monks riding Segways, a parade led by the Sausage Queen, and a variety of Bock beers available on tap throughout the region. There’s so much fun to be had, we wrote an entire article about it! Get the details on Bockfest 2024 here.

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Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival 2024

The Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival was created by our local bourbon tour, The B-Line®. It used to be called the John G. Carlisle Bottled in Bond Competition and Celebration®. In 2024, it takes place March 2 from 4pm – 10pm at Smoke Justis in Covington, Ky. It’s an annual celebration of Bottled in Bond bourbon and this year added a Bluegrass music festival. You can get all the details about the Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival here. 

If you have any interest in bourbon, great craft beer, bluegrass music, and fun parades you need to plan your trip to the Cincy Region March 1-3. Get your Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival tickets here!