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See America’s greatest landmarks – in LEGOS!  

Lego Americana Roadshow: Building Across America features ten, one-of-a-kind large scale models of American landmarks built from LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builders. Models include the U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. This free exhibit runs July 3-19 at the Kenwood Towne Center.

Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road in Cincinnati

To be or not to be?

Sneak in some literary fun this summer by taking the kids to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare/Abridged. This play features all 37 of The Bard’s plays, performed in just 97 minutes by The Ohio Stage Company. It’s fast-paced, witty, physical and sure to entertain. Tickets are $10, with shows on July 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 at 8 pm, as well as a 3 pm matinee on July 5.

New Miami High School, 600 Seven Mile Ave., Hamilton, OH

Be an All-Star

Cincinnati hosts the All-Star game this year (Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park) and while tickets may be hard to come by, fans can still participate in the excitement. July 10-14, head to the Duke Energy Convention Center for T-Mobile All-Star FanFest for a chance to enjoy “an unrivaled baseball experience.” If you can’t score All-Star game tickets, check out All-Star Sunday on July 12 at Great American Ball Park. The doubleheader includes the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

All Star Game/All Star Sunday: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

All-Star FamFest: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St

The sounds of summer

If you’re into music, then you’ve got to get yourself to the Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati’s three-day music event that transforms the banks of the Ohio River into a vibrant musical experience! Now in its fourth year, the 2015 festival features The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers and Snoop Dog, and takes place the weekend of June 5-7. Tickets can be purchased for individual days or the entire weekend, and a full lineup can be found on the website.


Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove, 705 East Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati

Celebrate the Fourth

Bring the family to Red, White and Blue Ash on July 4th for music, food, family activities and of course, fireworks! The Doobie Brothers take the stage at 8:15 pm, and fireworks begin at 10 pm. This free event is hosted by the Blue Ash Recreation Commission, and takes place at the city’s brand new Summit Park.

Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Road in Cincinnati

Check out the contraband at Krohn Conservatory

Did you ever wonder what happens to exotic plants that are smuggled into the U.S. and seized at customs? Well, some are sent to Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory  where horticulturists plant them and see what grows. Check out these contraband plants at Krohn Conservatory’s Summer Floral Show: The Healing Garden. The show runs July 4-August 23, Tuesdays-Sundays (closed Mondays). Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for ages 5-12 and free for kids ages 4 and under.

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati

Think you know everything about the Reds?


Take the kids down to the Cincinnati Public Library for “The Great American Pastime: Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds.” This exhibit presented by the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum includes jerseys, programs, photographs, the 1894 score book, a scrapbook from a player on the 1919 World Series team and original newspapers. This free exhibit runs through July 31 at the Cincinnati Public Library’s Main Branch.

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library, 800 Vine St.

Enjoy summer cinema

Pack a picnic and take the family to Washington Park for a free movie every Wednesday night as part of the Summer Cinema series. This summer’s feature films include classics such as Napoleon Dynamite, Top Gun and Back to the Future. Movies start at 9 pm.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, OH 45202

Go to a festival and come home with a car? 

Summer means festivals, and this year’s St. Rita School for the Deaf Festival is a must. This festival boasts the standard selection of games, rides and concessions – plus raffles to win a Kindle, membership to the Cincinnati School, a brand new car or $25,000! Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 10-12 at St. Rita School for the Deaf. 

1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale, OH

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