Cincinnati Community Spotlight

When pigs fly…

Come be part of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, a weekend-long event that draws participants from around the country. On Saturday, May 2, kids can take part in the Piglet Kids’ Fun Run at 1 pm. At 1:30, watch as Cincinnati’s canine competitors tackle the IAMS Flying Fur Run. On Sunday morning, bring the family to one of the Flying Pig’s 26 mile markers to cheer on marathon participants. Afterwards, join the fun at Yeatman’s Cove for the Family Fun Festival, which runs from 8 am to 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The 23rd Flying Pig Marathon

The best bites from all over town

Enjoy samples from over 40 area restaurants at the 36th annual Taste of Cincinnati, the nation’s longest-running culinary arts festival. This free event takes place on Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, from 11 am to midnight; Monday, May 25, from 11 am to 9 pm) in downtown Cincinnati from Vine Street to Sentinel.

Walk for a cause

Register the family for Cincinnati’s Butterfly Walk for CancerFree Kids, held at Cottell Park on Saturday, May 9. With a 5K run, walk and junior jog, there’s something for every member of the family! After the races, head over to the Fun Festival for food, games, pony rides and a giant slide and trampoline.

Artsy fun

The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) at The Cincinnati Art Museum is a new space for families to discover art in a fun, hands-on and immersive environment. Open during regular Art Museum hours (Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am-5 pm), the REC is located on the Museum’s first floor, just off the Great Hall. Themes for the interactive space are based on the permanent collection, special exhibitions and elements of art and world cultures.

Make Sunday Funday

Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art for 3rd Sunday Fundays at The Taft. This free event takes place on select third Sundays from 1-4 pm at the Taft. Mark your calendars for May 17, when the Taft’s outdoor tent becomes a circus big top! Bring the kids down for face painting, crafts and a performance from My Nose Turns Red youth circus at 2 pm.

This one’s a real gem

Check out the 50th Annual Geo Fair, which takes place May 2-3 at the Sharonville Convention Center. This event is a must for the gem and fossil enthusiast – or the kid who loves dinosaurs and science! Admission is $9 for adults and $3 for kids. Check for coupons on the event website at

Bluegrass comes to the Queen City

The weekend of May 8-10, mark your calendar for Cincinnati’s annual Appalachian Festival, held at Coney Island. The event features artisans, crafts, dance, food vendors, storytelling and bluegrass music. Tickets are $8 for adults ($4 for adults over 55). For a list of events and musical acts visit

Fuzzy, furry, funny babies 

Is there anything cuter than a newborn chimp? Or a baby lion cub? Come find out at Zoo Babies at the Cincinnati Zoo! Six foot tall pink and blue stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo lead visitors to the best little baby faces around. If you follow the Zoo on Twitter (@CincinnatiZoo), tag a post or photo of your family (#ZooBabies) to share your experience. This event runs May 1-31 during normal Zoo hours (10 am-5 pm until May 22; after May 22, the Zoo begins Summer hours: 10 am- 6 pm).

Zoo Babies

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