So long winter and hello spring! In my opinion, there is nothing better than the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region in the spring. In the month of March, the grass becomes greener, the trees and flowers begin to bloom, and events are aplenty. March 2024 brings a fun array of events for you to get out of the house and experience, including the Cincy Region’s annual Bockfest, the Reds Opening Day Parade and a variety of St. Patrick’s Day events. Here is a brief lineup of events you may be interested in attending.

Festivals in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region

Bockfest (Photo: @craig.s.smith)

Servatii Bockfest

Cincinnati’s annual celebration, Servatii Bockfest, returns for its 32nd year March 1 – 3 in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Celebrating our brewing heritage, the festival includes a parade, bock beer, music and entertainment all weekend long!

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Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival

Smoke Justis hosts the inaugural Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival on March 2 featuring bluegrass music, light bites, and bourbon! A feature of this incredible festival is bartenders from all over Kentucky will compete to crown the best Bottled-in-Bond cocktail! Get your ticket now! 21+ only.

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

This isn’t your average wine festival. For over 30 years the Cincinnati International Wine Festival has raised funds for local arts, education and health and human services charities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Sip wine from around the world, try some tasty bites and chat with the wine pros on March 7 – March 9 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets are available now. Must be 21 to attend.

Reds Opening Day

When you are the only team in Major League Baseball guaranteed your first game at home, you do it big. And no one does it like we do. Here, the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day isn’t just a day dedicated to one game, it’s an unofficial/official holiday for the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. It’s part of who we are and is ingrained in our culture. If you are looking for a truly authentic Cincinnati experience, this is a must see!

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Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

Starting at noon on March 30, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will begin on Race Street at Findlay Market and continue down to 5th Street and end at the Taft Theater. With over 130,000 fans in attendance last year, be sure to get downtown early to get a great spot!

St. Patrick's Day Themed Events

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Cincinnati St. Patrick's Parade 

On March 16, the 56th annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Parade will start at noon at the corner of Mehring Way and Central Avenue (corner of Paycor Stadium) and will end at the corner of Freedom Way and Rosa Parks Street.

Image is of the side view of Molly Malone's Irish Restaurant.St. Patrick Day at Molly Malone's in Covington, Ky. 

In Northern Kentucky, no one does St. Patrick’s Day like Molly Malone’s. Their three-story bar and outside tent provide guests with a full day of food, live music, drinks, and great craic! It’s no wonder why every year their party gets bigger and bigger. They know how to throw a good party. Stay tuned for more information to come regarding their March 17, St. Patrick’s Day events!

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Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Event

Looking for a great place to take your family for St. Patrick’s Day? The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati welcomes guests on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 for a weekend full of St. Patrick’s Day events including Irish music, food, drinks and Irish Dancing. Visit their website for more information to be posted soon including a full lineup of events and ticket pricing!

This is but a taste of the fun and exciting events the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region have to offer in the month of March. For a full listing of events happening in our region, visit our events calendar page! We hope to see you out and about with your family and friends on one of the many parade routes this month. Sláinte!