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7 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Cincinnati

Memorial Day weekend is here – which means it’s time to say “hello” to summer! There are lots of was to enjoy this beginning-of-summer holiday – all outside and all sure to be a blast!

Here are 7 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Cincinnati:

Military Appreciation Days at Kings Island
May 26-29
Kings Island will pay tribute to members of the military by offering free admission on military appreciation days during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. A valid military ID must be presented. Qualifying military personnel can also purchase discount tickets at a special price for friends and family. Soak City opens for the season on May 27!

kings island

Coney Island Opening Day
May 27
Looking for some FUN in the sun on Memorial Day Weekend? Join Coney for a weekend full of laughs, smiles cannonballs and more! Coney Island has announced new features at the park!


Many water Parks around town open for the season Memorial Day Weekend! Don’t miss our round up here!


Strawberry Days at Blooms & Berries
Through June 4
*u-pick strawberries
*bakery treats
*petting farm
*farm games
*barnyard 500 trike track
*bee train
*strawberry bounce pad
*live music, food trucks and beer garden on the weekends!

strawberry days

Taste of Cincinnati
May 27-29 in Downtown Cincinnati
The only way to celebrate Memorial Day in Cincy, Taste of Cincinnati is held every Memorial Day weekend and is now the nation’s longest running culinary arts festival! Taste of Cincinnati features nearly 80 fine restaurants serving up delicious and delectable menu items.

taste of cincinnati

Cincinnati Tiki and Cycleboat
May 27 through the end of summer
Located at Rivertowne Marina on the Ohio River, Cincinnati Cycleboat brings all the fun for adults age 18+ (come prepared to sign a waiver). 6-16 guests get to climb aboard their choice of the new Tiki Boat or the original floating pedal wagon for a two hour trip. The best part? BYOB for your own buoyant bar!

cincinnati cycleboat

Memorial Day at Krohn Conservatory
Through June 18
Celebrate Memorial Day with the butterflies! Children 4 and under are free.

Krohn butterfly

Newport Aquarium Shark Summer
May 26-September 10
This year marks the new sand tiger sharks’ first Shark Summer. Measuring up between 6 and 7 feet long, these giant animals are easily identified by their gaping mouths full of sharp teeth. You may even catch a diver swimming with the sharks as they care for their habitats. Watch for the new sharks circling below  as you cross Shark Bridge, a rope bridge suspended over the 385,000-gallon shark tank.

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27may11:00 amSoak City Opening Weekend

27may10:00 am8:00 pmConey Island Opening Day

20mayAll Day04junStrawberry Days

27mayAll Day29Taste of Cincinnati

27mayAll DayCincinnati Tiki Boat & Cycleboat Opening Day

25marAll Day18junButterflies of the Meadow at Krohn Conservatory

26mayAll Day10sepShark Summer

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