9 Top Events in Cincinnati & Dayton | April 14-16

Our top events this weekend are sure to bring joy in Southwest Ohio! From color runs to Kings Island’s season opening, get out and explore!

Moana Jr. at The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre | Friday-Sunday

Taft Theatre: This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. The final showing of the ’22-23 children’s theatre performance is set in the dark with UV lights and puppets!

Cincy Ballet Beauty and the Beast | Friday-Sunday

Aronoff: Be our guest for Beauty and the Beast at the Aronoff Center, April 13-16! Cincinnati Ballet’s annual Family Series returns with the tale as old as time. The one-hour, narrated production is the perfect introduction to ballet, for even the youngest members of your family. The Aronoff Center will also be transformed into the Beast’s magical castle, filled with free activities including photo booths, games and crafts, all included in your ticket price!

Super Mario Bros and Shazam at the Drive-In | Friday-Saturday

Starlite Drive- In: The first family double-feature and top event of the season is ready for its showing of Super Mario Bros starting at 8:20p.

Spring Fashion Doll Show & Sale | Saturday

EnterTRAINment Junction: Featuring Barbie, Tonner, Fashion Royalty, Madame Alexander, Monster High, Action Figures and other fashion & collectible dolls. Located in the Expo Center. Show open from 10am to 3pm. Show admission is $5, free for kids under 12.

Big Bone Lick Earth Day Clean Up | Saturday

Big Bone Lick: Park staff and volunteers will lend a hand to help clean up the park for Earth Day! Join the stream team to collect litter in and around Big Bone Creek or hit the trails with NKY Sierra Club for trail maintenance.

Monster Jam | Saturday-Sunday

Heritage Bank Center: Experience full-throttle fun for everyone at Monster Jam®, where world-class athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching the legendary Grave Digger®, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon® and more push the limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!™

Pollinators and Flowers Color Run | Saturday

Forest Field Park: Learn about pollinators and their favorite native flowers while you stop by stations with color powder! This will be a one-mile course with a 100-meter dash option for ages 10 and under. The 100-meter dash will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m

Barnyard Bonanza | Saturday

Parky’s Farm: Take this very personalized opportunity with your child to brush and decorate a real pony during this top event! Learn how to care for ponies. Wear old clothes and be prepared to get messy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register for this top event by one day in advance (Friday).

Kings Island Opening Day | Saturday

Kings Island: Celebrate spring in Cincinnati with King’s Island’s opening day! Check out the progress on the brand new family-ride grove, get back on the Beast, eat all the blue ice cream and catch one of KI’s iconic shows for the first day of the 2023 season.

For more top events, visit the full calendar here!

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