Cincinnati Summer Festivals                                                 

Italianfest - June 13-16

​Held in Festival Park Newport along Riverboat Row, Italianfest brings authentic Italian food and live Italian music to the city.  Enjoy fireworks on opening night.  Activites will include cooking contests, games and rides for the kids.

Goettafest - June 14-16

MainStrasse Village in Covington again brings the German immigrants' favorite, Goetta, to pizza, chili, burgers, and more.  Everyone will enjoy the children's activities, arts and crafts, music and entertainment.

Paddlefest - June 20-22Paddlefest

As the paddling capital of the United States, the Ohio River Paddlefest is the largest canoe / kayak paddling event in the Midwest.  Coney Island is going to be abuzz with activity. The weekend begins on Thursday with the Kids Outdoor Expo.  They have set up four villages to expand kid's knowledge...Let's Explore, Let's Go Green, Let's Splash, and Let's Move.  Friday's activities feature the Ohio River Music and Outdoor Festival in the picnic grove. There will be music from 5 bands, cardboard boat races, a kayak fishing contest, Dragonfest and more.  Saturday is the big day for boaters; the 8.2 mile float trip, 11 mile canoe and kayak races and 5 mile SUP race all take place.  It all leads to the Gold Star Chili Finish Line Festival at Yeatman's Cove.

Pedalfest - June 22

Planned to coincide with Paddlefest, bike riders can choose two different opportunities.  One group will ride the Trail from Yeatman's Cove to Coney Island and paddle back to Yeatman's Cove.  Other riders will go from Yeatman's Cove to Lunken Airport Playfield and then on to Armleder Park and back in time for the Gold Star Chili finish line.  Everyone can look forward to hearing the Hickory Robot Bluegrass Band.

Panegyri Greek Festival - June 28-30

The Holy Trinity - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church brings us the 39th annual festival.  Fill up on their incredible foods...saganaki, moussaka,, tiropites and baklava.  Immerse yourself in Greek culture, music and dance, shop for jewelry, leather goods, linens, art, and more.  There are also rides and games for the kids.  Free parking and shuttle from St. Xavier High School.