The Color Run, described as "the happiest 5K on the planet," will douse runners in different colors along a race route downtown Saturday morning. (Photo: Flickr/Scooter Lowrimore)
Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
The popular light show and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra experience returns
to Over-the-Rhine with added nights and ways to watch, included live simulcast
on Fountain Square, at Riverbend Music Center and on the LumenoCity website.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (gates open 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m.
Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday). Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.,
Over-the-Rhine. Tickets required. www.lumenocity2014.com.
Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp
Open practice with access to the Bengals team not available during the
regular season, including autographs from several players who stay after
practice. Practice fields include 1,250 bleacher seats plus additional room for
fans to stand along sidelines. Family Day includes kid-friendly activities,
full team available to sign autographs after practice and free parking available
in stadium Lots D and E.
Details: 6 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Friday. 1:30 p.m. (gates open at 12:30 p.m.) Saturday.
Practice field just west of Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown.
Free admission. www.bengals.com.
The second annual festival hosted by Listermann Brewing Company serving beers from only
local breweries:Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt.
Carmel, Madtree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist,
Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith and Listermann. Celebration begins with kegs
Produced by the Cincy Blues Society, the event returns for its 22nd year
with four stages of local, regional and national blues acts. Texas blues
singer, guitarist, harmonicist and songwriter Guy Forsyth headlines in addition to dozens
of other acts throughout the weekend. Cincy Blues After Fest Sunday at Belterra
Details: 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Sawyer Point
Park, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $15, two-day passes $20. www.cincybluesfest.org.
PNC Summer Music Series: MidPoint Indie Summer
The 2014 Indie Summer Series lineup of local, regional and national artists,
as part of the PNC Summer Music Series. Featuring the Spiders and Honeyspiders.
Described as the "happiest 5K on the planet," the un timed
race brings runners dressed in all white downtown. Each color runner is doused from head to
toe in different colors at each kilometer. Race starts at Longworth Hall
parking lot and ends near West Pete Rose Way and Gest Street.
Details: 8 a.m. Saturday. Longworth Hall, 700 W Pete Rose Way,
Downtown. $55, 4-person teams $50 per person. www.thecolorrun.com.
Wild for Pets Festival
The first ever festival welcomes all cats, dogs and birds to enjoy more than
20 vendor booths with free samples, coupons to purchase products, pet experts
answering questions, pet costume contest, demonstrations as well as adoptable
animals from several area societies on site.
SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Ten: Hi-Tek & Friends
The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of
downtown. Hi-Tek & Friends, Jillian Faith Ellis, Suave
& Under New Order, Frankly
Speaking, B. Soul and Haze on the P&G Music Stage.