Top 5 Places to Party Outdoors This Week: June 20-26

Perhaps you’ll opt for a classy night of wine, but maybe it’s cheap suds that’ll quench your thirst. You might be in the mood to sing along to a great cover band, or maybe you’re looking to groove while you booze. Lucky for you, this week’s hot spots give you plenty of choices. Put on your party pants, it’s time to go out.

1. Wild About Wine
Animal lover? Wine lover? This event is for you. Sample eight wines as you stroll through the Zoo to live music. Whether you gather a group or arrive solo to mingle, this popular event is packed with participants—from young professionals to seasoned wine-os, and everyone in between. June 23. Tickets: $35; designated drivers are $20. Thurs 6:30–8:30 pm. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, (513) 281-4700

 2. Hyde Park Blast Block Party
Join thousands of your closest neighbors and get your groove on to awesome rock and pop covers from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s by 3 Day Rule, plus plenty of today’s radio-played favorites. Drinks will be flowing and snacks will be available for your midnight munchies. June 25. Admission: free. Sat 6 pm–midnight. Hyde Park Square, Erie Ave. and Edwards Rd., Hyde Park,

3. RoeblingFest
This all-day fete celebrates the national historic landmark that is the John A. Roebling Bridge. Karaoke and live bands—including Spookfloaters, The Dukes, and Lion’s Rampant—are among the hoards of entertainment options filling the festival area. For the historically inclined, walking tours of the bridge, the mural, and the Riverwalk Statue are $5. June 25. Music begins at 2 pm. Visit for more information.

4. Salsa on the Square
You don’t need chips for this salsa, just some shimmying hips and a shake-able bon-bon. Live, sizzling Latin beats are pumped through the Square by bands like Tropicoso, Acapulco, and Son del Caribe, and dance instructors are available to teach basic dance steps. You’ve got two left feet, you say? Don’t worry. An abundance of adult beverages will help take the edge off your stage fright. Thurs 7–10 pm. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine Sts., downtown,

5. Party in the Park
It’s Wednesday, and it’s summer. We say that’s reason enough to party. At Party in the Park, every summer Wednesday you can celebrate Hump Day’s end with live music, thousands of partiers, and adult beverages aplenty. You might want to plan for a Thursday sick day. This week: music by Cover Model. Cover: free. Wed 4–10:30 pm. Thru Aug 17. Yeatman’s Cove, 805 Pete Rose Way, downtown, (513) 579-3100


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