OTR event

Santa swimming with sharks or rappelling down a skyscraper, live Nativity scenes, an authentic German Christmas market, a Victorian Christmas, all manner, types and styles of trains, lights and music -  there'’s even a Reindog parade. Greater Cincinnati knows how to enjoy the holidays. Tricia Suit, director of marketing for Downtown Cincinnati Inc.; Rebecca Calkin, manager of digital communication for ArtsWave; and Mike Deininger, co-owner of MiCA 12/v and president of the Central Vine Street Business Association, give us a sample of the many events around town that celebrate the season. For more information on holiday happenings, check out the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. and Artswave's Choose Your Own Holiday Arts Adventure sites.

Provided, Second Sunday on Main

2014 marks the ninth season of Second Sunday on Main, the eclectic monthly street festival located in historic Over-the-Rhine. The first event of the season is Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 PM with the theme “Main Street Block Party.” 

Aside from the many local vendors, food trucks, street performers and specials available from area shops, galleries, and restaurants, there will be an abundance of great local music.

Provided, Bockfest

  Bockfest, that celebration of Cincinnati’s brewing tradition, Over-the Rhine, and spring, which we all need so desperately right now, starts Friday.

The Alphabet as Art

Feb 28, 2014

Purveyors of locally-made art supplies and music, Rock Paper Scissors presents The Alphabet Show! as part of February's Final Friday downtown celebration.

The Alphabet Show! is a fun and family-friendly exhibit that focuses on the identity, typography and cultural associations of each letter of the English alphabet - plus four common punctuation marks. Thirty regional and national artists have been asked to create a graphic interpretation of an individual letter.

Cincy Fringe Festival

May 24, 2013

The 10th Annual Cincy Fringe Festival kicks off on May 28, and joining Lee Hay with a preview of this year’s anniversary event is Producing Artistic Director Eric Vosmeier.

Starting May 28, it’s the 10th anniversary of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. It’s become one of the fastest growing and most popular stops on the fringe circuit, and this year will provide 12 days of unique, creative, and provocative theater, dance, art and more. Producing Artistic Director Eric Vosmeier joins Mark Perzel with a preview of what to look for at this year’s Fringe Festival.

OTR Night with the CSO

May 3, 2013

Our friends at The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are celebrating National Bike Month with a special OTR Night on Friday, May 3rd.  The event includes a pre-concert Music Ride - "a slow music ride through the streets of OTR, beginning and ending in Washington Park-- with special musical surprises!"

The New Bockfest 5K

Feb 15, 2013

It’s growing very close to the serious running season, and there’s a new run on the horizon that’s part of a newly dubbed Christian Moerlein Beer Series and part of the ever-growing Flying Pig Marathon events. The new Bockfest 5K will be part of the annual Over the Rhine beer festival. Iris Simpson Bush from the Flying Pig Marathon is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about all three stages of the Beer Series, some additions to the Flying Pig, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for people of all ages.