Where are we going this weekend? April 2-3

Here we are — the first weekend in April (and no — that’s no April Fool’s Joke!).

April in Cincinnati is simply wonderful. Not too hot, not too cold. Long, lazy evenings as the school year winds down. Afternoons at the park. Baseball season. Big, blue skies that are perfect for kite flying.

We could go on.

Here are our top 5 picks for where go this weekend! Spring is here — and we want to be outside!

(All events courtesy of our fabulous online calendar)

Reforest Northern Kentucky

Saturday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
England-Idlewild Park, 5550 Idlewild Rd., Burlington KY 41005
All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Bring your friends, family, and shovels to help make a difference planting trees in your community. Refreshments and take home native tree seedling for all volunteers.

Butterflies in the Spring

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Saturday, April 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45230
Join us for a day of education and entertainment on everything butterflies. Make and take your own butterfly crafts, hear butterfly stories, and listen to a real butterfly expert from the Krohn Conservatory. Ages Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Must register. Please call or email at 513-369-6030 or [email protected].


ICYMI: We shared our enthusiastic review of Butterflies of the Caribbean

Where the Wild Things Play

Saturday, April 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Kids and adults alike will love the stories and songs, art activities and creative movement, “Where the Wild Things Play” at Washington Park. All activities are led by Cathy Barney, founder and director of Artsy Fartsy Saturdays. This week, kids will celebrate Opening Day by making a felt pennant.

Zoo Blooms

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Daily through April 30
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220
It’s the first weekend of Zoo Blooms! Every spring, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden becomes the Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo when it transforms into a magnificent explosion of color! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Dubbed “Tulip Mania,” Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs exploding with color.

Trader Joe’s Opening Day Celebration

Sunday, April 3, 1 – 5 p.m.
Trader Joe’s, 7788 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati OH 45236
Your neighborhood Trader Joe’s wants to celebrate Reds Opening Day with the community! Join us for lots of fun and free activities, including: face painting, a cart parade, coloring contest and food!


Related Post: Celebrate Opening Day in Cincinnati

Let’s get outside and make it a great spring weekend!

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