9 Fun Things to Do in Southwest Ohio | Weekend Guide

Check out our weekend guide to all the family fun in Southwest Ohio! From Nikola Tesla to polar plunges, enjoy a day out on the town with your kids!

Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge

Funky Friday at Fountain Square | Friday 4-8:30p

Fridays just got a little bit cooler! Skate to the freshest, funkiest beats at the UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank. We have a fantastic lineup of DJs to set the tone and bring the vibes to your Friday nights. Visit for reservations!

Queen Night at RiverScape | Friday 7p-10p

Theme Nights continue with Queen Night! Skate along to the biggest hits from the legendary rock group, played by a live DJ! Enjoy a cup of delicious cocoa from the Cafe and warm up in the Comfort Tent during your visit. Admission is $7, and skate rental is $3.

Free Admission to CMC | Friday 10a-5p

WHO DEY! Celebrate a huge Bengals win with the Cincinnati Museum Center. Free admission for all museums including the Children’s Museum, only pay $6 to park!

Free Build Friday at Happy Hangout | Friday 9a-3p

Calling all budding engineers and architects! Come to the small party room where there will be a variety of building toys for your exploration! Free Build Friday is included in Happy Hangout admission.

The Nikola Tesla Story | Saturday 12p and 2p

Travel back in time to the late 1800s and enter the dazzling mind of Nikola Tesla, a brilliant young engineer. Learn the true story of this often ignored inventor, whose work as a “mad scientist” eventually led to the Tesla coil, X-ray, RADAR, wireless energy, and artificial lighting. Free with reservations required.

Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge | Saturday 9a

Plunge for a cause with the Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky Special Olympics! Cheer on the fundraising efforts of those jumping in and giving their all for charity.

Tools of the Sugar House | Saturday 11a

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the maple syrup evaporator and sugaring tools like skimmers, filters, and thermometers. You will be able to look inside the sap storage tanks, help set up for the day’s programs, and help prepare the materials to fire up the evaporator. Pre-registration required.

Owl Prowl with Butler MetroParks | Saturday 6p

Explore Governor Bebb at night while you learn about the owls that live in the parks. Enjoy a fire and hot chocolate while discovering what makes owls such special hunters. Then, venture into the cold and look for native owls out in the park with others.

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo | Fri-Sun

At the Sharonville Convention Center, the home shows offer an unparalleled opportunity to speak directly with local and national experts and receive extremely valuable information all in one place, all under one roof. Every aspect of the home is addressed. For any area of interest you may have regarding your home, it is our goal to present a variety of knowledgeable professionals who many times have focused their entire careers on your particular need.

Weekend Guide, January 27-29, 2023


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