5 Budget Friendly Things to do This Weekend in Cincinnati

As we were perusing the Online Calendar in search of the best family friendly events happening this weekend in Cincinnati, we couldn’t help noticing a common theme. All of the most awesome and amazing activities happening on September 9, 10 and 11 just so happened to be free (or easy on the wallet).

So grab the family and head out for a budget friendly weekend in Cincinnati!


Once Upon A Child’s Halloween Kickoff

Friday, Sept. 9 at local Once Upon A Child locations
Looking for some Halloween inspiration? Head to your local Once Upon a Child this Friday for their Halloween costume kickoff! Enjoy free candy while you search for the perfect costume for your kids. Browsing is free; costumes start at just $3.50 — so you can easily purchase this year’s costumes on a budget.

Preparing for Night at the Cincinnati Nature Center

Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-10 p.m.
It’s the Nature Center‘s biggest party of the year — and everyone’s invited! Guests will enjoy loads of family friendly activities, animal encounters, interactive stations, food trucks and free UDF ice cream! Bring the whole family without breaking the bank: member adults are $8, kids are $5 and the family maximum is just $25. (Nonmember adults are $10, kids are $6 and the family maximum is $30).

Deerfield Township Touch a Truck

Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Deerfield Towne Center
Don’t miss the last Touch a Truck of the season! If work schedules prevented you from attending the summer’s various Touch a Trucks, be sure to head to Deerfield Towne Center this Saturday to touch, honk climb and sit in all the best big vehicles. Cost: free, except for that $6 bottle of Tylenol you picked up after 2 hours of steady honking.

ScopeOut Astronomy and Science Fair

Saturday, Sept. 10 from 12-10 p.m. (free admission from 12-5 p.m.) at the Cincinnati Observatory Center
Attention: star gazers! Head to the Cincinnati Observatory Center this Saturday to geek out with the latest equipment, astronomers and research! The best part? Admission is free from 12-5 p.m.

Grand Opening and Open Swim at Goldfish School in West Chester

Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2-5 p.m.
We can’t say enough good things about this brand-new swim school, and on Saturday, you can see for yourself how amazing the Goldfish Swim School really is! Enjoy open swim and lots of family friendly activities at this totally free, totally fabulous fiesta.

You, your kids and your wallet will all be very happy this weekend! As you’re out and about, share the fun by tagging us @cincyparent. Happy weekend!

Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


From our Sponsors