After a hoppin’ party in 1810 to celebrate German Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, the happy newlyweds decided that such a fun party shouldn’t come to an end. So Oktoberfest was born.
From body paint to chamber music, Cincinnati makes saying goodbye to summer a little easier.
“What happens with festivals is that a culture eventually develops. [Bellwether] will be what the campers want to make of this.”
Being Cindependent means claiming what it means to live and work here and to be proud of that, and not let anyone talk you out of it.
What event has a greater economic impact on the city than the Flying Pig Marathon and Western & Southern Open combined? That would be the Cincinnati Music Festival.
Nothing says summer in Cincinnati like a festival, be it church-, ethnic-, or neighborhood-based. But there are so many. Herewith, a selective guide to 13 of the wildest, wooliest, tastiest fests this summer.
We’re chock-full of festivals this time of year. But you can’t hit ’em all. We found six worth your time.
Celebrate 15 years of fringe with hundreds of performances and events.
Cincinnati’s favorite expat band The National is set to pack its hometown with an array of indie tunes and evocative art this month. If the band’s vibe is just esoteric enough for your mainstream-averse taste, then this hipster-studded lineup is sure to tickle your bespoke, artisinal fancy.