Where are we going this weekend? April 9-10

where are we going this weekend April 9-10 TEXTAs we get into spring, you’ll notice a lot more events popping up on the Calendar. We encourage you to check in regularly as we are constantly updating it to be the best, most comprehensive, family friendly calendar in Cincinnati!

Ok — now onto the good stuff: the events! This weekend, there are lots of great things going on. Between the many theatrical performances, parks events, library programs and festivals — it was hard to choose just five!

Without further ado, here are our top five events for this April 9-10 weekend (courtesy, of course, of our fabulous Online Calendar):

Ready to Read Festival
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – noon
Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45245

Help your child get ready to read. Bring the whole family to take a walk around the pretend neighborhood and enjoy stations that have fun activities for reading, talking, writing, playing and singing. Enjoy a storytime, have your face painted and take a picture in the photo booth. Earn a prize for visiting every station and take home crafts to continue the fun. The festival is geared toward children age 0-6 and their families, but everyone is welcome.

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CHCA Art Beat
Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 11525 Snider Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249

Join us at CHCA’s ArtBeat 2016-18th Annual Fine Arts Festival as we celebrate artistic expression! Free.

Monster Jam
Shows on Saturday, April 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Your truck-loving littles will love this show! Featuring the world’s most famous 1,500 horse power Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam events are the only place where fans will see legendary behemoth machines, including: Grave Digger®, Max D℠, Scooby Doo™ , El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt Dalmation™, & Zombie™ compete in jaw-dropping spectacles.

Shrek The Musical JR.
Shows on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” for everyone’s favorite ogre in “Shrek The Musical JR.,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film.

Reds vs. Pirates

Sunday, April 10 at 1:10 p.m.
Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Head to Great American Ball Park for the first Family Day of the season! It’s Kids Opening Day — and all kids under 14 will get a free Reds hat for the occasion.

Before you head to GABP, read up on 8 Ways to Save at Your Next Reds Game.

Let’s make it a great weekend, Cincinnati Parents!

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