June Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Cincinnati & NKY {2021}

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june 2021

School is out, and Summer has arrived! Check out our top recommendations for things to do around the city during the month of June this year.


Summerfair at Coney Island 

June 4 – 6
Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45228
Friday: 2-8pm, Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm
$10, FREE ages 12 and under

Cincinnati’s premier festival of fine arts returns to historic Coney Island. For more than 50 years, Summerfair has featured hundreds of fine artists and craftspeople from around the country, as well as regional performers and a variety of gourmet arts. Drawing thousands of art enthusiasts to see and purchase the works of artists from across the United States and Canada, Summerfair has grown into one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country.

Sly Band Dance Party at Coney Island

June 25
Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45228
8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
$10 (Tickets available for purchase on the website

The Sly Band is an 11 piece band that plays a diverse mix of pop, rock, R&B, and classic songs for all! This event is in Moonlite Pavilion.

Art in the Garden

June 5
Riverside Drive Augusta
116 Main Street, Augusta, KY 41002
10am-5pm
FREE

Every year on the first Saturday in June, the Augusta Art Guild presents this premier event in Augusta. Set on the banks of the Ohio River in Augusta’s beautiful historic district along Riverside Drive (on the National Register of Historic Places), Art in the Garden features over 70 local and regional artists, a wide array of food vendors, a fun children’s venue, and live entertainment. Musical entertainment will be offered by area folk, bluegrass, and acoustic musicians. The Augusta Ferry brings cars and people across the Ohio River during the event, presenting a picturesque view of Augusta.

Family Flow Yoga 

Glenwood Gardens Gatehouse Lawn
June 30
10:30-11:30 am                                                                                                        $8/class or $70/10 class punch card

Join us with your little ones to explore awareness of body and mind through movement. It is family mixed level class, taught by a certified instructor so beginners are welcome, especially those who have never tried yoga. Weather dependent. Please bring your own mats. We are following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health. Physical distancing and sanitation recommendations will be followed. 

Barnyard Bonanza

Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm
Pen Pals: June 4
Pretty Pony: June 11
9:00-9:45 am
$8.00/person, register at least 1 day in advance

Pen Pals – What’s your favorite farm animal? This farmyard tour includes a variety of our livestock to help you decide! Moo! We are following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health. Physical distancing and sanitation recommendations will be followed. Children must be accompanied by a paid, participating adult. 

Pretty Pony – Take this very personalized opportunity with your child to brush and decorate a real pony! Learn how to care for ponies. Wear old clothes and be prepared to get messy. We are following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health. Physical distancing and sanitation recommendations will be followed. Children must be accompanied by a paid, participating adult.

2nd Annual Bluegrass Music Art & Craft Festival

June 19
Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45252
11am-7pm (Craft Show) 12-11 (Music)
$5 admission

Come for a day of live music, food booths, art and craft vendors, and restaurant dining at Grilled to Perfection. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and enjoy the show from the hillside in front of the stage. Family friendly! 

Art on Vine

June 6
Fountain Square
Fifth & Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202
12-6pm
FREE admission

Art show featuring fine art and handmade goods for sale from 70+ local Cincinnati artists.

Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises

June 20
BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Prices starting at $50

This year, skip giving Dad that tie. Take him out on BB Riverboats instead. Tell him he’s #1 by treating him to spectacular views and sensational food. He’ll even receive a souvenir photo to remind him of the great gift you gave him this time.

Thursday Art Play

Thursdays starting June 3
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10:30-11:30am
$5 for non-members, FREE for members

Join us every Thursday morning for creative playtime at Washington Park’s Porch. This family program uses hands-on art making activities and yoga to excite and educator our youngest visitors. Stick around for yoga following each Art Play session.
Once registration is full there will be additional drop-in spots available each week. Stop by Washington Park to join in on the fun! Art Play is designed for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers, older and younger siblings are welcome.

NKY Pride Festival

June 6
MainStrasse Village
12-5 pm
FREE

The festival will feature vendors, performers, family friendly activities, and food/drink options. A variety of adjustments have been made to ensure that the event can take place in as safe a manor as possible. The official event programs will be 100% outdoor, vendors will be spaced to encourage social distancing, masks will be required and the parade will not take place this year. 

Dudes and Daughters Dance with Florence Freedom Professional Baseball

June 18 
UC Health Stadium
7950 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042
Gates Open: 6:03 | Game Time: 7:03
Tickets start at $10

Calling all Dudes and their wonderful daughters! Join us for a Y’alls
game, watch the fireworks with your little girl and then put on your
dancing shoes. We encourage y’all to dress up for the evening!
Firework Friday – Watch as Rozzi Fireworks light up the sky
presented by McDonalds! Ruby Green will be performing after the fireworks!

Princess Night with Florence Freedom Professional Baseball

June 25 
UC Health Stadium
7950 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042
Gates Open: 6:03 | Game Time: 7:03
Tickets start at $1

Come watch the Y’alls dressed as your favorite Princess! We can’t wait
to see all of y’all in your beautiful dresses and crowns!
Firework Friday – Watch as Rozzi Fireworks light up the sky
presented by McDonalds!

The City Flea 

June 5
Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-4pm
FREE admission

The City Flea is Cincinnati’s original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park and various other locations throughout the year. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is with much pride that we consider ourselves not only a monthly market, but a small business incubator, community organization, and city advocate. The Flea is a place to keep your dollars local, support small business and experience YOUR city in a unique and engaging way. Our vendors range from vintage dealers to artisan pizza makers to plant studios. We have something for everyone.

Great Bear Rainforest and Backyard Wilderness

OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Thurs – Mon 10-4, Closed Tues and Wed
Member Adult: $6, Member Child: $5, Non-member Adult: $9, Non-member Child: $7,

Backyard Wilderness – Explore the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses. Peer inside wildlife dens, crawl along the forest floor and swim along the pond bottom as you meet the creatures who call them home in breathtaking and intimate detail. Spanning a full year of seasons, Backyard Wilderness reveals the wild that surrounds even our suburban homes and that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters.

Great Bear Rainforest – Travel to the land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, humpback whales and the fabled white Spirit Bear – one of the rarest animals on Earth. Set in one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast, Great Bear Rainforest is a story of wilderness and balance, belief and preservation.

Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Bali

Through September 6th
Family Fun Night – June 25th                                                                                  Krohn Conservatory                                                                                                  1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
$10 Adults, $7 Children (ages 5-17), FREE ages 4 and under

Krohn is delighted to open Butterflies of Bali presented by ScherZinger Pest Control, marking our 25th year of this iconic event. Gaze in wonder as thousands of butterflies flutter through our tribute to the Indonesian island of Bali. This dazzling homage to the beautiful culture and incredible landscape of Bali is sure to take your breath away. Timed ticketing admission and extended evening hours are new this year.

A Year on the Edge

Through August 18
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Thurs – Mon 10-4, Closed Tues and Wed
Adult: $14.50, Child: $10.50, FREE Children 0-2

A Year on the Edge features nearly 100 framed photographs captured over the course of all four seasons at the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System that bring the forest to life. Brilliant sunlight streaming through rock crevices, cascading waterfalls and wildlife holding dominion over the landscape illustrate in vivid detail the beauty of the Edge’s wild spaces.


Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@cincymomcollective) and use the hashtag #MomsAroundCincy, so we can keep up with all the fun you’re having this month!

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Allison Leland
I am a wife and mommy to two sweet girls ages 4 and 10 months. I work from home part-time as an art teacher for a local online school. As a Cincinnati native I love this city and am so thankful to be raising my family here. I love getting creative with my four year old and letting her run wild with paint and lots of other art supplies. I am passionate about encouraging creativity and art making at any age. When I am not crafting or having adventures with my little girls, I love organizing, decorating, shopping for a bargain, exploring new places for family fun around the city, cooking, and searching for local restaurants with great food. I also run an Etsy shop, be tees. by AJB (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraJanesBoutique), with my sister selling screen printed baby and toddler apparel.

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