Top 5 Ways To Celebrate Opening Day All Week Long

It’s not Monday, it’s Opening Day! Grab your jersey or cap, and stake your claim along the parade route for Cincinnati’s very own all-points civic holiday.

1. The 98th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade sets off at noon. on Monday April 3. The procession makes a beeline along Race Street from Findlay Market to the Taft Theater and rolls right past Washington Park and Fountain Square, so there are plenty of prime viewing locations.

2. With a single sniff, master sommeliers seem able to identify dozens of notes—cherry, tobacco—and a single taste can signal the varietal, wine maker, and year. So what drives such obsessive devotion among top wine-o’s? Author Bianca Bosker wanted to find out. The result is her best-selling book, Cork Dork, which she’ll be discussing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood. Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.

3. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Over Here! Over Here! is an exhibit of U.S. propaganda and the art of World War I, on view through May 13, 2017 at the Miami University Art Museum. Historian Valerie Elliott and curator Jason E. Shaiman will be discussing the war’s impact on the nation and Ohio, as well as that iconic uncle, at a museum reception, Thursday, April 6; 6-8pm.

4. The Mary Ran Gallery in Hyde Park continues its current exhibition of contemporary and classic Japanese Works on Paper through April 21. Paintings, prints, and stencils are on display with many pieces—some dating back to the 1700s—from the vast holdings of local art collectors Jack and Shirley Chewning.

5. Opening Day for Trails is a national kickoff celebrating a return to the great outdoors. Tri-State Trails is the local sponsor for this second annual event sampler April 8-9 with plenty of group events—bike rides, wildflower hikes, scavenger hunts—to get you off your duff and out on the trails.

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