September Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Cincinnati & NKY


september 2020 events

Exoplanets- Beyond Our Solar System
Tuesday, September 1st @ 7-8pm
$10 per household- reservation required

Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets circling distant stars. During this event, you will learn how they find them and what they are like. Also this month, Krohn Conservatory will be offering more online events similar to this, such as History of the Telescope, Constellation Mythology, Deep Space, and The Fall Sky. All classes are $10 per household, and proceeds go towards Education Programming at the Cincinnati Observatory. 

Full Moon Walk at Rowe Woods
Wednesday, September 2nd @ 8:30-10pm
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150
Member Cost: $5 (adults and children)
Non-member Cost: $10 (adults and children)
Registration Required

Hike the trails of Rowe Woods while being guided by the light of a full moon. This hike will also be educational, as there will be periodic stops to discuss nature’s history and admire the shadows cast in the moonlight. For your safety, steps, hills, and stream crossings will be avoided on your nighttime hike. The hike should last roughly 1.5 hours.

Labor Day Weekend at Hollywood Drive In Theater
College Hill East Parking Lot: 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224
Admissions: $20 per car

The Hollywood Theater has been around for years, providing entertainment in the College Hill area. This summer, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they were able to add a fun twist to their entertainment by showing their movies drive-in style! Cruise on over to the Hollywood Drive-In Theater with the whole family to view some classic movies!

September Screenings

  • Thursday 9/3 @ 8:45pm – Aladdin (2019) 
  • Friday 9/4 @ 8:45pm- Star Trek (2009)
  • Saturday 9/5 @ 8:45pm- National Treasure
  • Sunday 9/6 @ 8:45pm – Captain Marvel
  • Monday 9/7 @ 8:45pm- Rogue One: A Star Wars story

Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth
Friday, September 4th @ 7-8:30pm (no intermission)
1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 (Cincinnati Museum Center, Parking Lot)
Free Admission

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theater company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages. On September 4th, pack the cooler, snacks, and the family, and enjoy their drive-in performance of Macbeth in the parking lot of the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Note: This is a drive-in event. Cincy Shakes asks that you remain in your car. No public restrooms available on-site.

Drive Thru Grill Out & Baby Shark Adoption Day
Friday, September 4th @ 6:30-8pm
3420 Glenmore Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Vineyard Westside
Admission: FREE Event

Vineyard Westside will be hosting a community drive-thru grill-out for anyone in the community who wants to stop by. They will take your order and deliver your food to you and your family right at your car door! For the kids, they will be offering stuffed baby sharks, whales, and penguins!

Westside Market
Saturday, September 5th @ 10am-3pm
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Free admission

The Westside Market showcases local small businesses who have their products for sample and for sale! This market takes place in Downtown Cheviot and is family (and dog) friendly. This event showcases over 100 local vendors and food trucks and offers family-fun activities. This event will also be offering early shopping hours for senior citizens from 9- 10am, as well as curbside pickup for those who still want to shop without the crowd.

Note:Mask and social-distancing required. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided for your use.

Labor Day Weekend Airshow & Fly-in 
Saturday, September 5th @ 5pm & Sunday, September 6th @ 5pm
4925 N State Route 42, Waynesville, OH 45068

Come watch as pilots show off their aircraft and aviation skills while flying planes! This event will also have local vendors for you to shop with.

Art on Vine at Fountain Square
Sunday, September 6th @ 12-6pm
Fountain Square – 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free admission

Meet 60+ local artists who will be showcasing and selling their creations and handmade goods. This event will also feature local food, a full bar provided by Fountain Square, and a big screen so that Reds’ fans can enjoy watching the game! 

Pyramid Hill Art & Music Festival
Saturday, September 26th @ 11am-8pm & Sunday, September 27th @ 11am-4pm
Admission: $10 per car load or $15 two-day pass 

The Pyramid Hill Art & Music show will feature over 50 local artists and musicians. At this event, you will be able to shop, enjoy live music, treat yourself to some delicious food from vendors like Flubs and Neal’s Famous Barbecue, and grab a beer from the beer garden near the Grand Pavilion. Family-friendly activities to enjoy include kids’ yoga and helping construct a Cardboard Castle. Once the Castle is complete, children are welcome to play on and around it for the remainder of the weekend. A full artist and vendor list can be viewed with the hyperlink in the event heading.

Beastly Breakfast @ Cincy Zoo – Hippo and Elephant
Saturday, September 26th @ 7-9am
Admission: $119 per ticket – non-refundable and no discount for children or members
Space is limited (75 people max per event)

Enjoy a nice breakfast with the family on the Africa observation deck at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, while overlooking the “Savannah”. Breakfast consists of Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes O’Brien, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit, and Beverages such as Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, and Water. After breakfast, you will split up into two groups and go get up-close and personal with a Hippo and an Elephant. The Zoo Curators will tell you stories, personal experiences, and fun facts about the animals. Early admission and parking are included in your ticket, which guarantees your reservation for the full day at the Zoo.

Have a ton of fun this month, and share your adventures with us on Instagram using #MomsAroundCincy!

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Jenna Lindsey
My name is Jenna, and I am a born-and-raised Cincinnati girl. I grew up on the West Side of Cincinnati, but my love for this city expands in all directions! I studied Communication and Public Relations at the University of Cincinnati, and am beyond proud to be a Bearcat. My Fiance and I currently live in Covedale where we are raising one sweet and adventurous little boy. Some of my favorite things about Cincinnati are the food (especially Skyline Chili), the parks, and the history of the city. When I am not working full-time in Marketing, I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, trying new coffee shops, traveling, and simply spending time with my family and friends.


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