Family Fun Weekend to Kick Off August in Cincinnati

Weekend Fun in Cincinnati, August 5-7

August is finally here and we are kicking off the month with tons of fun in Cincinnati! From Bengals training camp to celebrating the new birth of Bibi’s hippo baby, get outside this weekend and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Outdoors For All Expo

Friday 4p | Schmidt Boat Launch

The Outdoors for All Expo encompasses all things outdoors! Check out exhibits from local parks, outdoor outfitters, adventure experts and environmentally minded organizations while enjoying live music, local beer and food trucks. Admission is free and open to the public. The fun takes place the night before Ohio River Paddlefest.


Friday-Sunday 5p | Newport on the Levee Riverfront

A weekend stuffed from top to bottom with live entertainment, family-fun goetta games, and super inventive food, what makes it all so grand is the gathering of the goetta-lovin’ community who travels from all corners of the country, to decorate with festivity and joy Northern Kentucky’s Newport on the Levee at the breathtaking Ohio Riverfront.

goetta fest

Lebanon Safety Town

Saturday 10a | Lebanon Library

Safety town is a program that uses a 45’ x 60’ “roadmap” tarp with traffic signs, familiar Lebanon buildings, and cool ride-on cars to teach young children how to stay safe inside and outside the home. For the first hour, children will rotate through 4 different stations to learn about fire, pedestrian, and bus safety, as well as join Miss Connie on the school bus for a fun safety story time. This structured portion of the event is for children ages 4 to 6. The second hour of the event is open-house, where children of all ages are welcome to explore the Safety Town mat and take turns practicing pedestrian safety with the ride-on cars.


Saturday 11a | Cincinnati Museum Center

From free range exploration, to planned workshops and design challenges, KidSPACE offers a wide variety of learning opportunities that encourage STEAM education: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Explore five different fun “zones:” a wet zone, where you can create masterpieces through painting, screen printing and ceramics; a textile zone for weaving and sewing; a light and dark zone for shadow play; an assembly zone where you can build and construct; and a high tech zone for experimenting with computers and 3D printing.

fun kid space

Bibi and Baby Hippo Painting

Saturday 12:30p | Painting with a Twist- Mason

Welcome new baby to the Cincinnati Zoo with a Bibi and Baby Hippo paint day! Family Day Classes are the only class that allows an adult observer to remain during class without a paid reservation.

Bengals Training Camp

Sunday 1:30p | Kettering Health Practice Field

Who Dey is back! Celebrate the start of a new season at the Bengals Training Camp! Open to the public, fans can watch the players practice and scrimmage with gates opening on Sunday at 1:30p.


BB Riverboats Ice Cream Social

Sunday 2:30p | BB Riverboats

Is there anything better than having ice cream in the summer? How about having ice cream while you cruise the Ohio River on BB Riverboats! On Sundays this season, each passenger will enjoy scooped ice cream and their choice of assorted toppings on this 1 1/2 hour afternoon sightseeing cruise. The Captain will guide your afternoon with interesting commentary about Cincinnati and the surrounding area.


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