Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: June 17–19

Celebrate Juneteenth and enjoy summer fun at these local weekend events.
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Celebrate Juneteenth at local festivals, catch a butterfly show before it closes, make a splash at Coney Island, and lace up your running shoes for these weekend events.

Looking for Father’s Day events? Check out our guide for Dad-centric events, activities, and last-minute local gifts here.

Juneteenth Celebration at Heritage Hill

The worker-owned apparel company honoring Black culture hosts a Juneteenth celebration Friday, featuring Black food vendors, music, and special Juneteenth clothing.

June 17, 10 am–7 pm, 431 Elliott Ave., Arlington Heights

Last Chance to See Butterflies of the Nile

The Krohn Conservatory’s butterfly show closes Sunday, and tickets are still available for timed entry all weekend. See thousands of colorful butterflies in a showroom modeled after an ancient Egyptian garden. Plus, enjoy full access to the other showrooms of the Krohn, featuring stunning ferns, orchids and more. Purchase tickets online here.

June 17–19, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Mt. Adams

Findlay Market Celebrates Juneteenth

This three-day event celebrates and showcases the market’s Black-owned businesses and community partners with food, drinks from Jane’s, live music and DJs, a panel discussion at The Columns on the history of the holiday, and more. Check out the weekend lineup here.

June 17-19, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

Juneteenth Craft Festival at Esoteric

Celebrate Emancipation Day at this 2nd annual festival featuring outdoor music, arts, food, and craft beer from Black-owned vendors. Enjoy food trucks, craft beer live music, DJs, activities for kids, and community.

June 18, 2–7 pm, Esoteric Brewing, 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills

Flying Pig and FCC Friendly

Also known as the FCC3, this 3-mile walk/run/watch event takes you through Over-the-Rhine and the West End and concludes with a TQL Stadium watch party for FC Cincinnati’s away match against the Philadelphia Union. The event also benefits the FC Cincinnati Foundation and Flying Pig Marathon charities.

June 18, race at 6 pm, watch party 7:30 pm, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy., West End

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