Celebrate Marty Brennaman as Reds legends face off, veg out in Burnet Woods, take an Ohio River plunge, and rock out at these weekend events happening in Greater Cincinnati.
The largest gathering of Reds alumni ever will be at Great American Ball Park Friday to welcome legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman to the Reds Hall of Fame. After his induction ceremony, Hall of Famers and former players take the field for the Reds Hall of Fame Legends Game, followed by a Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks show to cap off a night celebrating the best of Cincinnati baseball. Reserved tickets also include a ticket for the Reds–Pirates game on September 20, a voucher to visit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and a commemorative scorecard for Friday’s Legends Game. Get your tickets here.
Aug 27, Gates open 6:30 pm, ceremony starts 7:15, Great American Ball Park
Welcome to a veggie lover’s paradise. Exhibitors at Cincy VegFest offer plant-sourced bites and food demos as visitors enjoy a day of yoga, lectures, music, and community at this free festival in Burnet Woods. Whether you’re a foodie, environmentalist, yogi, or animal lover, there’s something for everyone. Find the full schedule of events here.
Aug 28, 11 am–7 pm, Burnet Woods Bandstand, 280 Burnet Woods Dr., Clifton
This free, family-friendly event in Hamilton hosts vendors offering unique gifts and home decor and features local clubs, nonprofits, businesses, service organizations, restaurants, and caterers. Grab a bite from a food truck (Sweet Jazz Treats will be there), get down to some live music, and let the kids enjoy a petting farm at this Hamilton event.
Aug 28, noon–6 pm, downtown Hamilton along streets near Marcum Park
Whether you’re a born swimmer or just looking to check an Ohio River dip off your bucket list, this Sunday is your perfect opportunity for a river plunge. At little more than half a mile, the Great Ohio River Swim is the largest open water swim across the mighty Ohio and back. This tradition (since 2007!) also supports the nonprofit Adventure Crew and its Swim Training Program, which provides urban youth access to swim lessons, water safety instruction, and lifeguard certification. Don’t forget to bring your cap and goggles.
Aug 29, registration 7 am, Public Landing, 435 E. Mehring Way, downtown
The Midwest’s premier guitar show returns to Sharonville Sunday, featuring local dealers, rare guitars, beautiful works of art, and great deals for those who are just starting to pick up the six-string. You can also find new and used basses, amps, drums, and everything you need to get the band together. Rock on!
Aug 29, 10 am–4 pm, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Sharonville
The second weekend of the Big Biergarten Experience kicks off Friday, featuring the largest selection of German bier in Cincinnati. Food, merchandise, music, and games abound at this “warmup” for the Germania Society’s Oktoberfest (which will return in 2022).
Aug 27–29, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Colerain Twp. Tickets required.