Festivals ~ Near and Far ~ Our Go! Weekend Picks

Our Weekend Picks.pngJungle Jim’s International Wine Festival
Wine aficionados wanted… celebrate your love of wine by partaking in the opportunity to taste over 400 wines at Jungle Jim’s Grand Tastings taking place both Friday and Saturday nights, the 16th and 17th from 7-10pm each night.

Tour the event with your souvenir tasting glass, while music plays in the background and the sounds of laughter and talking fill the room as you mingle. To accompany the wines, a full complement of finger foods will be served.

The free Purchase Passport you get at the Purchase Passport booth, will allow you an easy way of reserving a bottle of the wines you like as you tour the event. Just give the vendor your passport number and a week or so after the event once your order has been collected together, the wine manager will contact you.

Each night will feature a silent auction of wines and merchandise with the proceeds going to charity.

You must be 21 or older to participate in the event and prices are $55, in advance, $60 the day of for those who want to taste the wines. For those who are choosing to not drink, but still want to enjoy the atmosphere, entrance is $25 and you will have access to water and coffee, and the finger foods at no extra charge.

Balluminaria
Here’s your chance to enjoy the wonders of a tethered hot air balloon festival including all the trimmings ~ balloon glow, face painters, carolers, food and hot chocolate for sale. Take part in the Cincinnati Parks’ Explore Nature activities.

Saturday, November 17 at Mirror Lake in Eden Park in Cincinnati from 4-6p.m.
Parking is free for on-street parking in the surrounding Mt. Adams neighborhood. $5 to park in the lot off of Martin Drive, between Cliff Drive and Parkside Place.
No charge for admission.

Christmas in Historic Springboro
All I Want for Christmas is the theme of this year’s 26th Annual Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival held this weekend. Join in the festivities that include a parade, heated tents filled with unique gift items, food of all kinds, strolling musicians and horse-drawn carriage rides. Saturday morning the festivities start early with the 5K Fun Run. Click here for more details about the run.

Festival Hours
Friday 5pm -9pm
Saturday 10am -10pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
5K run Saturday, November 17

We hope you enjoy your weekend!!