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, unity, and freedom? We have Pride festivals and parades as well as Juneteenth programming and events. Looking to eat and shop local? We have plenty of opportunities including craft fairs and food festivals. June is jam-packed! Here is just a taste of what our community is offering all month long.

Festivals in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Cincy Fringe Theatre Festival

The Cincy Fringe Theatre Festival returns this summer for a 14-day celebration, May 31 – June 15 of unconventional expression of theatre, art music, film, dance and more! Get your tickets now to witness over 200 performances from 40+ theatre productions.

Cincinnati Pride Festival

NKY Pride Parade and Festival

Northern Kentucky celebrates and supports the LGBTQIA+ community for the 15th year in a row at the NKY Pride Parade and NKY Pride Festival on June 2. Head over to Covington’s Mainstrasse Village for a day filled with a fantastic parade, live entertainment, food, drinks and more!

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Head down to Newport’s Festival Park for the annual Newport Italianfest, June 13 -16 featuring authentic Italian music, food, drinks and entertainment for children!

Cincinnati Pride Parade float

Cincinnati Pride

Cincinnati Pride is celebrating 50 Years of promoting inclusion, acceptance and support for the Greater Cincinnati LGBTQIA+ community. Come downtown and join Cincinnati Pride for the annual Cincinnati Pride Parade and the Cincinnati Pride Festival on June 22. Bring the family and enjoy a day of live entertainment, food and community love, support, and unity.

Shopping Local

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Summerfair Cincinnati

Summerfair, one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country returns May 31 – June 2 with more than 300 artists and craftspeople bringing their goods to Cincinnati. Peruse photography, jewelry, wood, glass and more while enjoying live music from great bands, sipping cold drinks and munching on good food. Get your tickets now, and read our official guide!

Image is of vendor tents set up on a sunny day with people walking by and shopping.

Flea in the Fort

Looking for local handmade art and crafts? Join the City of Fort Thomas for their annual Flea in the Fort on June 2 at Tower Park for a day of shopping, live music, great food and more!

City Flea

City Flea

Peruse dozens of local artisans, artists and vendors for the perfect Cincy souvenir or gift at The City Flea on June 15! This huge craft market takes place at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, right in front of historic Music Hall.

Happy Father’s Day Events

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Father’s Day Tour at Samuel Adams Taproom

The Samuel Adams Taproom celebrates dads with a special Father's Day Tour on June 15. Experience a guided tour through the Samuel Adams Taproom Brewhouse and leave with a growler of Boston Lager, a pint glass and branded hat. Tickets are going fast, grab yours now!

BB Riverboats Boat Tour on the Cincinnati River

Father’s Day Dinner Cruise

Set sail with dad on a BB Riverboat for their ultimate Father’s Day Dinner Cruise on June 16. Treat dad to a great dinner and fantastic views of the cities of Cincinnati, OH, and Covington, Ludlow, Bellevue, and Newport, Ky. Tickets available now.

Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth Jubilee

Juneteenth Jubilee

Celebrate Juneteenth at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Juneteenth Jubilee on June 19 with special guest Orlando Brown Jr. of the Cincinnati Bengals. Enjoy a day of great programming, music, delicious food trucks, a community market and more!

Image is of hands with roots and families standing next to the hands with the words "Juneteeth Freedom Day, Discovering Your Roots".

Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Join For Family By Family and the City of Florence at the Florence Nature Park for the Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19. Celebrate this unforgettable holiday with cultural exhibitions, educational presentations, music, art, family activities, food and more. Registration required. For more Juneteenth celebrations and events, check out our guide

Need more? Visit our Calendar of Events page, updated daily to showcase all of the exciting events happening in the Cincy Region all month long. Then head over to our Places To Stay page for a full listing of accommodations, campgrounds and more! And be sure to request a copy of your Official Cincy Region Visitors Guide here, and ALSO sign up for our monthly eNewsletter, providing you with great trip-planning content and news!