Spring has sprung friends! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and our beloved outdoor festival season is beginning. It is going to be a great month in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. We have a great lineup of outdoor events for you and your family including solar eclipse parties, the annual Cincinnati Asian Food Fest, shopping, and music. It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the food, culture, and fun.

Eclipse Themed Events

Are you looking for a great place to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th? Here are a few of our recommendations.

Image is of a woman with two kids as they face a full solar eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse at Miami Whitewater Forest

Looking to stand in the path of totality of the 2024 Solar Eclipse? Head over to Miami Whitewater Forest for their Total Solar Eclipse 2024 event. There will be educational stations, animal encounters, certified eclipse glasses (available on a first-come, first-served basis) and more!

Image is a poster that says Eclipse & Sips on April 8th from 1-3PM.

Eclipse and Sips

The City of Bellevue, in partnership with the Cincinnati Observatory are hosting the Eclipse and Sips event on April 8, where you can safely view the solar eclipse, engage in space education, enjoy lite bites, and taste a refreshing mocktails by the one and only Molly Wellmann on the top deck of the MRBL parking garage!

Image is a poster of the Edgewater Total Eclipse Party on Monday, April 8.

Total Eclipse Party at Edgewater Sports Park

Take in the celestial event on April 8 at the Total Eclipse Party at Edgewater Sports Park. There will be family-friendly fun, live music, drag racing, food, and adult beverages. Need a place to stay? They will have primitive camping available all weekend leading up to the event!

Local Food Festival

Image is of momo dumplings covered in a sauce in a small bowl.Asian Food Fest

The popular Cincinnati Asian Food Fest returns for its 13th year on April 27 & 28 with plethora of Asian cuisine small plates, local craft and Asian beer as well as live entertainment, family fun activities and more. See you there.

Shopping in the Cincy and Northern Kentucky Region

Image is a flyer with a telescope that say's "Scope Out Bellevue, Shop Bellevue, First Friday, April 5th, 5pm".Scope Out Bellevue

Come down and Scope Out Bellevue on April 5. Featuring family friendly events on Fairfield Ave and the information you need for the April 8 solar eclipse, provided by the Cincinnati Observatory. Sip and shop all evening with fun, space themed events!

Flyer that say's "Art on Vine, Sunday, 12-6, at Rhinegeist Brewery".

Art on Vine

Shop local fine arts and crafts at the Art on Vine event, hosted by Rhinegeist Brewery on April 14. Sip and purchase items that would be a great addition to your home or closet while also supporting regional businesses and artists. 

Image is of handmade windchimes with spoons for the Ludlow Flea & Craft Fair.

Ludlow Flea and Craft Fair

Bircus Brewing is hosting the Ludlow Flea and Craft Fair on April 7, featuring handmade goods, food, jewelry, vintage items and more. Grab a slice of their delicious, artisanal, wood-fired pizza and a Bloody Mary as you sip and shop during this fun afternoon event. 


Image is of a band playing at the Cincinnati Zoo with people standing and sitting around listening.

Tunes & Blooms

Tunes & Blooms returns to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden with performances by some of Cincinnati’s finest musicians on April 4, 11, 18 and 25. With the tulips in full bloom all around you, it is a gorgeous place to hear music, grab a slice of LaRosa’s Pizza and tasty beverage with your friends and family.

Image is of a violin player playing while surrounded by flowers and candlelight.

Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

While Tay Tay will not be stopping by this year for another phenomenal concert at Paycor Stadium, you can still enjoy her music at this unique, candle-lit, musical event. The StringSource String Quartet performs some of your favorite songs at the Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Taylor Swift event at Memorial Hall on April 11. Tickets for this two-show concert are available now.

Image is of Dustin Lynch.Dustin Lynch

Welcome to outdoor concert season! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Dustin Lynch: Killed the Cowboy Tour, featuring Skeez on April 27 at the MegaCorp Pavilion. Tickets are currently available for purchase!

If you think this is all we have to offer, think again. This is just a sample size of all the amazing events awaiting you in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Request our visitor's guide to help plan your next trip!