It may be July, but this is not your typical fried-food summer fair. Cincinnati’s inaugural Kale & Ale festival is a one-day event on a mission to bring communities together in support of local music, breweries, and restaurants, all while benefiting a charitable cause (League for Animal Welfare). Restaurants–Bouquet, The Farmstand, and others–dish out healthier grub, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, while Doc Robinson and Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle bust out jams all afternoon. The festival’s founder and CEO Amie Sparks says, “I want to offer people a way to get involved in the community…and [learn] how amazing food prepared from fresh, whole ingredients can taste.” The best part? Your ticket gets you up to 84 ounces (not all at once, silly!) of local craft brew of samples. There are more than 38 beers on tap, so make sure you’ve got Uber on call.
Sawyer Point Park, July 21, 2–6 pm. 21 and over only. Tickets: $75 (designated driver $35). kaleandalefestival.com