Taylor Is Coming This Weekend, Swiftinnati. Here’s How To Celebrate

These T.S.-themed weekend events will ensure no Swifties have a cruel summer, even without Eras Tour tickets. Just make sure you’re ready for it.
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The Eras Tour takes Cincinnati by storm on June 30 and July 1.

GRAPHIC BY KANE MITTEN

The Queen City will be flooded with Swifties this weekend for yet another stop on the legendary singer’s Eras Tour, on June 30 and July 1. The city eagerly awaits the pop icon’s presence and prepares to celebrate accordingly, with a plethora of events from June 28 to July 1 in the Greater Cincinnati area. Whether you’re a local or just visiting for the weekend, here are 10 Taylor Swift-related events happening around town.

Swiftie Weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Swiftie Weekend includes all things Taylor Swift: her music will be played throughout the zoo, and you’ll find Taylor-inspired face paint, food, drinks, and—most importantly—$13 admission for those who wear Taylor Swift apparel or show their concert tickets at the gate.

June 29 to July 2, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati

“Shake it Off”: Taylor Swift Karaoke ParTAY

If you love belting out Taylor Swift songs with your friends, consider going to this Swift-themed karaoke night at Esoteric Brewing Company. The event is free to attend, and Taylor-themed outfits are encouraged.

Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm, 918 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati

Taylor Swift Trivia Night

If karaoke isn’t your thing, don’t worry—Rhinegeist is hosting a free trivia night about all things T-Swift in the taproom on June 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prizes throughout the night include a winner for the best Taylor-inspired costume.

Wednesday, June 28, 7–10 pm, 1910 Elm St., Cincinnati

Taylor Swift Name that Tune Trivia Night

If you think you know Taylor Swift’s discography “all too well”, then Big Ash Brewing’s free Name That Tune event is perfect for you. The top two teams will receive a Big Ash Brewing gift card.

Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm to 9 pm, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati

Taylor S Themed Cookie Decorating Class

Also on Wednesday, Barleycorn’s Brewhouse will be hosting a Swift-themed sugar cookie decorating class. Everything needed for the class—icing, cookies, decorations, and more—is included with the $45 ticket.

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30–8 pm, 402 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY

Taylor Swift Pre-Party

Stop by Jane’s at Findlay Market the day before the concert for a Taylor Swift-themed pre-party. There will be friendship bracelets, drinks, photoshoots, and plenty of music.

Thursday, June 29, 4–8 pm, Elm & Elder, 45202 Elm St., Cincinnati

Spruce (Taylor’s Version)

Aside from the Pre-Party, another Swiftie event happening in Findlay Market is at Spruce Nail Shop. Tickets to the party cost $22 and there will be music, another friendship bracelet station, raffles, and much more.

Thursday, June 29, 10 am – 8 pm, 1818 Race St., Suite 101, Cincinnati

Eras Tour Kickoff Party

Hotel Covington hosts an expansive Eras Tour pre-party. With the purchase of a ticket, you will have access to hair tinsel, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, even more friendship bracelets, a Taylor-themed dinner, and plenty of Taylor-themed cocktails or mocktails. Tickets for ages 21 and up are $105 and tickets for those under 21 are $85. You can get a  package ticket deal for one adult and one junior ticket for $175.

Thursday, June 29, 6–10 pm, 638 Madison Ave., Covington

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Pre-Concert Party

Knox Joesph Distillery at OTR Stillhouse welcomes all Swifties before both concerts on June 30 and July 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is included with the purchase of a $13 event ticket, and you can leave your car parked at the Stillhouse while you take the streetcar to the concert. There will be Taylor-themed drinks, a photo booth, merchandise, even MORE friendship bracelet making, and, of course, music.

June 30 and July 1, 1–5 pm, 2017 Branch St., Cincinnati

Taylor Swift Drag Brunch with Jade Jolie

Forget your “champagne problems” at this Taylor-inspired drag brunch on Saturday at Bloom OTR. The show features Jade Jolie, known from RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. Tickets start at $30.

Saturday, July 1, 11 am – 3 pm, 1120 Walnut St., Cincinnati

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