Put your party pants on and dance by the river, take a trip to a farm and get tips from leading local chefs, or visit vendors at the Cinco de Mayo festival.
Party in the ParkThis Wednesday kicks off the 36th season of Party in the Park, now featuring The Naked Karate Girls. This group claims to be more than just a cover band—they’re an experience. The set list promises anything from hip-hop to rock, including Rick Ross, Katy Perry, Beastie Boys, and Aerosmith. The best part? Admission is free and The Happy Hour and a Half special means $2 off drinks from 5–6:30 p.m. May 1, Yeatman’s Cove, 805 Pete Rose Way, riverfront, free, party-in-the-park.com
Flying Pig MarathonYou may have missed the registration boat, but it’s not too late to be a “Street Squealer.” The 15th-annual marathon will kick off Friday with P&G’s Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Center, but the real action takes place Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s Toyota 10K race offers a scenic path for runners and walkers, but that night’s Flying Pig Pasta “Pig-Out” might tempt the less athletically inclined. Finally, the main events start bright and early at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. May 3–5, downtown, flyingpigmarathon.com
Savor the SeasonVisit Gorman Heritage Farm Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and watch food demonstrations by local chefs from restaurants including Local 127, Metropole, Gabriel’s Place, Relish Restaurant Group, and others. Check out the food vendors or stroll around the farm’s 122 acres and partake in garden and farm workshops. May 4 at 9-4 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, Evendale, general admission $10/$5, chef demo $20/$15, gormanfarm.org
Cincy-Cinco Latin FestivalThis weekend, head to Fountain Square and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Music and dance will set the pace for this lively festival packed with authentic Latino art, food, costumes, and children activities. The Children’s Area will feature free games, crafts, and prizes, along with appearances by Dora the Explorer. May 4-5, Fountain Square, downtown, free, cincicinco.com
GeoFair 2013Discover any mysterious rocks in your backyard lately? Bring it to the 48th-annual GeoFair for free identification. The gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show will also feature 70 displays from museum, university and private collections, and retail vendors to satisfy your inner geologist. May 4-5, 2250 E Seymour Ave., $9 adults/$3 children, geofair.com
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