Cincinnati Weekend Picks June 7-9

Concours D’Elegance, Duck Tape sculptures in the park, and Reds Pride Night this weekend.
Check out Cincinnati’s primer auto showcase, Concours D’Elegnace at Ault Park on Sunday.

Photograph courtesy of Concours D'Elegance

Cincinnati always has plenty of activities of offer in June. From car shows to concerts to craft shows to Pride (see here for a comprehensive Pride events guide,) nobody’s day should be uneventful. Here are some events this weekend to check out.

Hootie & The Blowfish Concert

Darius Rucker is bringing his band to Riverbend for the Summer Camp with Trucks Tour. The bands Collective Soul and Edwin McCain will will be featured openers. Then, take a trip back to the 90s while Hootie and his Blowfish play hits like “Let Her Cry,” “Hold My Hand,” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” Tickets start at $39.75 for general admission lawn seating. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson

Cincinnati Reds Pride Night

Grab your City Connect jersey, your pride flag, and head down to Great American Ball Park for Pride Night. When you purchase the special Pride Night ticket, you’ll also get the exclusive limited edition Reds Pride hat. For every special ticket sold, five dollars will go to Cincinnati Pride. Hats will be available for pickup at the Party Barn and First Star Fan Zone until the bottom of the fourth inning. After the game against the Chicago Cubs, stick around for the fireworks. Friday, June 7, 7:10 p.m., Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks

Taft at Twilight Movie Night

You can watch cinematic masterpiece Barbie and marveling at the artistic masterpieces in the Taft galleries in the same night. This event geared towards young professionals is a chance to mingle with fellow art and movie lovers. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for you to peruse the garden, view the art exhibitions, snack on some complimentary light bites, and grab a drink or two from the cash bar. The movie will start at 8 p.m. Admission is free and Taft Young Professional Members receive two complimentary drink tickets. Friday, June 7, 7-10 p.m., Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown

The O.F.F. Market

Artisan shopping fans rejoice for the O.F.F. Market is making its June return. The popular small business flea market is back with all the handcrafted jewelry, organic skincare products, and vintage dish ware you could possibly buy. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for good Fathers Day gifts like beard oil and handmade leather wallets. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash

Duck Tape in the Park

The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s annual celebration of all things Duck Tape is coming back to Washington Park. 14 sculptures constructed entirely from tape by ACC students and alumni, local artists, sixth graders from Winton Woods Intermediate, and students from Summit Country Day, will be on display all weekend for people to see. A reception will be held on Saturday where attendees will get free rolls of Duck Tape while supplies last. Reception is Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

2024 Covington Garden Tour at Old Seminary Square

This beloved garden tour will take you through houses in the beautiful and historic Old Seminary Square. Nine households will be letting people in to see their gorgeously curated private gardens. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 day-of and a raffle will take place with one ticket for $5 or five tickets for $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Point Arc. Free parking will be available at John G. Carlisle Elementary. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Russel St. and West Robbins St., Covington

Concours D’Elegance

Cincinnati’s favorite showcase of beautiful classic cars is back for the 46th year. All kinds of luxury vehicles will be fighting for the title of Best in Show. This year’s theme is “La Dolce Vita – Celebrating Italian Style” so expect showings of Fiats and Ferraris. The event also features an automotive art show, craft beer garden, and awards ceremony. Tickets are $45 for adults, $15 for students with ID, and free for kids 12 and under. Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Cir., Mt. Lookout

Wigs & Waffles

Queen City Charities is taking over Rhinegiest for the biggest drag brunch in Cincinnati. The party brings together some of the best drag performers in the city to raise money for LGBTQIA+ causes. Tickets for the fundraiser are $90 and include the entertainment, an unlimited brunch buffet (yes, including waffles,) and an open bar with craft Rhinegeist brews, mimosas, and specialty cocktails. All tips for drag performers will be donated to Queen City Charities. Sunday, June 9, 10:30 a.m., Rhinegiest Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

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