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Where to Spend Your Summer Nights

We found 64 fabulous options for creating a fun summer evening experience—no sunglasses or sunscreen required.

By Emma Balcom, Brianna Connock, John Fox, Aiesha D. Little, Claire Lefton, Sarah McCosham, Steven Rosen, Bill Thompson, Rodney Wilson

Edited by John Fox

Summer Brights: Concerts

From neighborhood parks to sports stadiums, find the right concert to fit your mood.

Summer Knights: Get Medieval

Surely you joust! Try your hand at real and pretend sword-fighting.

Summer Frights: Ghost Tours

Still afraid of the dark? Take a walk on the haunted history side.

Summer Bites: Outdoor Dining

Eat, drink, and be merry! Move your evening meals or nightcaps to the patio at these amazing al fresco spots.

Summer Sights: Outdoor Activities

You’ll want to “carpe noctem” to make the most of your glorious outdoor options. 

Summer Delights: Movie Night

Movies under the stars! Enjoy big fun at the big screens.

Summer Tights: Performing Arts

Enjoy Shakespeare and the Symphony in local parks or Paul McCartney’s opera at Music Hall.

Summer Writes: Words with Friends

Make this summer your very own page-turner.

Summer Whites: The Cincinnati Open

A net gain for tennis fans. The Cincinnati Open remains open for business.

Summer Lights: The Sign Museum

Highlights of the Sign Museum’s expansion this summer. 

Summer Rites: Festivals

It’s time to rediscover these long-running community events.

Summer Excites: Sports

Break a sweat by playing, watching, or both.

 

Summer Heights: Kings Island

KI adds to Planet Snoopy and the annual Carnivale.

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The Soundtrack of Your Summer

From neighborhood parks to sports stadiums, find the right concert to fit your mood.

Movies Under the Stars

Enjoy big fun at the big screens.

How This Summer’s Festivals Stack Up

It’s time to rediscover these long-running community events.

Where to Get Medieval This Summer

Try your hand at real and pretend sword-fighting.