Go! Our Weekend Picks for August 24-26

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Today we are rolling out a new weekly feature we are calling “Go! Our Weekend Picks”. Every Thursday, look for fun ideas of places you go and things to do in the upcoming weekend.



Reds vs Cardinals at home this Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Germania Society Oktoberfest  Cincinnati’s Original and Most Authentic Oktoberfest.

Brew Ha-Ha at Sawyer Point  Add 50 comedians on three stages and 100 beers from which to choose and you have the makings of a fun time. (Note:  the website says the comedy is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for children.)

Bring the Kids or Be One Yourself

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Visitor Appreciation Days Aug. 24th– 26. Half price admission and parking. Rated #7 on Parent’s Magazine list of “Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.”

American Sign Museum  Open every weekend. A Guided Tour is included in the entrance fee but they sell out quickly. Schedule your tour online.




Dayton Dragons at home this Saturday and Sunday


Film Dayton Festival  Do you love to watch the “Making ofs” in the special features section of your DVD? Does idea of locally-connected films intrigue you? Then, this is a must do.


Dayton’s Victoria Theatre wraps up its Cool Films Series for the summer with Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day.  Don’t miss your chance to see this 1953 film in this beautiful theatre. Come early, there is an organ concert and sing-a-long 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Friday, Saturday and Sunday showings.



The Lebanese Festival  Features Middle Eastern dancing and entertainment.

Sunwatch Flute and Art Festival  Features four time Nammy Award Winner Douglas Blue Feather. Sample American Indian foods like Indian Tacos, bison burgers and corn.

14th Annual AleFest  Sample 350 craft beers at Carillon Historical Park


A Little Farther Away


Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival    Local musicians and artisans.