5 Things You Have to do this Weekend in Cincinnati

This weekend features lots of fun activities — but there’s a catch. Some of these events, like Books By the Banks, happen just once a year. Others, like Alice in Wonderland, happen only a handful of times. And a few, like the Mermaids, are just about to end. In other words, all of this weekend’s best events are limited-time only. So what are you waiting for?

Here are 5 things you have to do this weekend in Cincinnati:


Books By The Banks

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center
Think of your elementary book fair — on steroids! The Duke Energy Convention Center becomes a book lover’s paradise during this one-day event, featuring story times, kids’ activities, author meet-and-greets, and of course, tons of books for sale! Don’t miss this free, one-day, event!

Fall Back In Time

Tues.-Sun. through Oct. 23 at Krohn Conservatory
It’s the penultimate weekend for this fall show, which is a breath of fresh fall air amid the season’s busyness. You’ll definitely want to take the kids this Saturday for A Very Green Halloween: from 1-3, kids can trick-or-treat at the Conservatory! Read all about this fall show here.


Through Oct. 16 at Newport Aquarium
Mermaids in Cincinnati? Yes — but only until Sunday! Your whole family will be enchanted at this magical exhibit, which features Mermaid Meet and Greets for your little mermaid lovers.

READ MORE: Newport Aquarium Mermaids Make A Splash

Alice in Wonderland

Shows on Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 21-23 at the Taft Theatre
We are so excited for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2016-17 season, which kicks off with everyone’s topsy turvy tale, Alice in Wonderland! Don’t be late — this show is only happening for two weekends.

Fabulous Fall Funday

Sunday, Oct. 16 at Taft Museum of Art
It’s the second-to-last Funday of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! From 1-4, make an autumn decoration to take home, meet some live “spooky” animals from Great Parks of Hamilton County, become an art detective at the Art Cart — and, at 2 p.m., enjoy a performance of Madcap’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Madcap Puppets. Totally free, totally fun.

There’s lots of fun to be had this weekend — don’t miss out! Be sure to check Instagram to see where the Cincinnati Parent team is this weekend, and bookmark our Online Calendar to stay up-to-date on all the cool activities happening around Cincinnati!

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