Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Entertainment
4:15 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Busy weekend on tap for downtown Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati has a busy weekend on tap. Oktoberfest kicks off this evening and runs through Sunday. There's also a 14K run, and UC's Homecoming, all capped off by a Bengals home game.

City officials are encouraging people to plan ahead and use public transportation as a number of streets will be closed or detoured.

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
12:58 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Oktoberfest road closures

As you're donning your lederhosen and getting ready to head  to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati keep in mind there will be some road closures and parking changes.

These streets are now closed until 5 a.m. Monday:

  • Fifth Street between Vine and Sentinel
  • Walnut between Fourth and Sixth
  • Main Street between Fourth and Sixth
  • Sycamore between Fourth and Sixth
  • Broadway between Fourth and Sixth

Broadway will be temporarily converted from one-way to two-way between Seventh and Sixth Streets.

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Entertainment
12:35 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Star Trek actor to lead Oktoberfest chicken dance

Actor George Takei, who be in Cincinnati in September for Oktoberfest

We now know who'll be leading the chicken dance at next month's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.  

The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce announced Monday actor George Takei will be the event's grand marshal and will lead the Saturday dance.

“Who famously played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and six movies that followed,” said Chamber Vice President Patrick Sheeran.  “George continues to be extremely active and popular decades after the show went to syndication.”

Takei is also taking part in performances that weekend with the Cincinnati Pops.  

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
10:19 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Oktoberfest road closures

The swine of Cincinnati's Big Pig Gig get in the Oktoberfest spirit.
Credit Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Fifth Street closes Friday night at 6pm to make way for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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Entertainment
12:19 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

37th Oktoberfeset Zinzinnati is this weekend

The 37th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati begins this weekend.  The event billed as the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the world, only behind the original in Munich, Germany is expected to draw a half million people.

Spokesman Chris Kemper says this year for the first time there will be a live Glockenspiel or clock tower at the East end of the event, with celebrities and dancers coming out every hour to ring the bell and mark each hour of the event. 

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