Cheer on the Bengals at These Local Super Bowl Events

Get ready to party like it’s 1989, because the Bengals are heading to Super Bowl LVI this Sunday.
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Super Bowl LVI zones in Cincinnati.

Map courtesy City of Cincinnati

The Bengals are heading to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles on Sunday, but there’s plenty of partying going on in Cincinnati all weekend.

Party Like It’s 1989

This free party on Fountain Square takes it back to 1989, the last year the Bengals went to the Super Bowl. Dress in your best ’80s garb (think leg warmers, spandex, and big hair) to dance to DJ Diamond spinning the best hits from the era and enjoy a hot or cold drink at Fountain Square’s full-service bar.

Thursday, 4 – 9:30 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

Welcome to the Jungle Party

“Do you know where you are? You’re in the jungle, baby!” Fountain Square brings more fun and games for this Friday night party featuring tunes from DJ Diamond and a live band, plus drink specials and heaters by the full-service bar.

Friday, 4 – 9:30 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

CVG Bengals Wonder Lights

To celebrate Cincinnati’s Super Bowl berth, Fountain Square’s CVG Winter Wonder Light Show presented by Vincent Lighting System is revamping with a Who Dey-themed light display and soundtrack to dance across the UC Health Ice Rink.

Friday & Saturday– 5 pm, 7 pm, & 9 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

Who Dey & Friends Skate

Ever seen a tiger on the ice? You’ll get your chance Saturday when Bengals’ mascot Who Dey brings his friends—FC Cincinnati’s Gary the Lion, the Reds’ Mr. Red, and the Cincinnati Cyclones’ Puck Chop—to the UC Health Ice Rink for a Saturday morning skate. Snap a photo with your favorite mascot and take a break with a hot or cold drink and free face painting.

Saturday, 10 – 11:30 am, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

Show Your Stripes Party

Time to bust out your best Bengals stripes for this free Saturday night celebration. Dance to tunes from DJ Fusemania and live music from Audio Graffiti on the Fifth Third Bank Center Stage.

Saturday, 4 – 9:30 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

Findlay Flavor Zone

There will be plenty of Bengals-themed libations to keep spirits high at Findlay Market, like specialty WhoDey cocktails, orange Jell-O shots, and Kill the Keg specials. Catch live music from Everything’s Jake on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., and Tracy Walker & Friends play Sunday noon to 3 p.m. Test your QB skills with the inflatable football toss featuring the Cincinnati Circus Company, take your picture with a Joe Burrow cutout (bring your shades), and enter a raffle to win Pho Lang Thang’s Year of the Tiger Who Dey shirt.

Saturday & Sunday, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

Fountain Square Game Dey Party

Watch this weekend’s main event from Fountain Square. The Game Dey Party kicks off at 1 p.m. with pre-game music from DJ Arie and the 2nd Wind Band. Get your game face on with free face painting and spend some time on the ice rink (skates and bumper cars). You can see all the game day coverage on the giant Fifth Third Bank high-def LED Board plus celebratory music from DJ Etrayn & pyrotechnics throughout the game.

Sunday, 1 – 11pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown

Game Dey at The Banks

Head to your favorite spot at The Banks and the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) for the ultimate Super Bowl Game Dey experience. Stake out a spot at one of four viewing areas on Freedom Way and the Schmidlapp Event Lawn and enjoy live music from 2 p.m. until kickoff by What She Said and Audio Graffiti.

Sunday, 2 pm – midnight, The Banks, downtown

Newport on the Levee

It’s the final tailgate party of the season at Game Day on the Levee. The Gallery and new Bridgeview Box Park will host live music, themed photo ops, face painting, balloon artists, and pop-up food and beverage vendors. And don’t miss out on food and drink specials and places you can catch the game, like Beeline, Brothers Bar & Grill, the Buzz, and Rotolo.

Sunday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, 1 Levee Way, Newport 

If you’re looking to celebrate the Bengals and catch the game at a local bar or restaurant, check out this list of Super Bowl watch parties at local establishments on the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s website.

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