Mark Your Calendar for These 14 Charitable Cincinnati Events in 2020

They’re fun. They give back to the community. And they happen in 2020.

Mark your calendars for these events that bring the community together to have fun for a good cause.


January 31
See aerial acrobatics and performances by the Cincinnati Circus Co. and QKIDZ Dance Team. A portion of taproom sales benefit Mission2Move.

February 1
Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K/10K
Keep warm running this race, on a unique course along the Ohio River and through Cincinnati’s Transit Center, to benefit Cincinnati Cyclones and help make hockey accessible to local children.

February 6
Handbags for Hope
Help celebrate and further literacy through the Literacy Network—and score a new handbag!—at this dinner at the Newport Syndicate.

February 8
Mardi Gras MASKerade 
An exciting night of Mardi Gras masks at The Phoenix, including tarot readings and face painting, to benefit research for head and neck cancers.

March 13–14
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
One of the largest wine events in the U.S., this festival brings the community together to raise funds for local charities.

March 22
Heart Mini-Marathon & Walk
Join the thousands of participants for the downtown run/walk that helps fight heart disease and stroke through the American Heart Association.

April 30
Cincinnati Go Red Luncheon
This luncheon benefiting the American Heart Association raises funds to support critical research and educational initiatives for women’s heart health. events/go-red-luncheon

Savor Cincinnati
Cincinnati Magazine hosts five nights of chef-driven meals benefitting Cincinnati International Wine Festival and Cincinnati Preservation Society.

Photograph Courtesy Paula Norton Photography

May 3
Flying Pig Marathon
Don’t miss out on Porkopolis’s biggest charity event of the year. Whether you run or walk the full or half marathon or the little ones participate in the kids’ race, there’s a way for everyone to have a good time and give back.

June 12-14
Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance
This collector car show at Ault Park benefits local children with juvenile arthritis through the Arthritis Foundation.

Image courtesy Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance

June 27
Hyde Park Blast
Be active in the Hyde Park community and run to raise funds for The Cure Starts Now and Karen Wellington Foundation.

September 17
Dress For Success Cincinnati Fashion Show & Luncheon
Celebrate women reclaiming their lives with an elegant fashion show, luncheon, and reception at Hard Rock Casino.

Photograph Courtesy Dress For Success

September 24
Slice Night
An all-you-can-eat pizza event hosted at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point benefitting the UC Cancer Institute’s cancer research.

Eat. Play. Give. SIDS Brunch
Brunch with the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation at this annual fund-raiser at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College to raise awareness of infant mortality.

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