Friday, September 12, 2008

Weekend Warm-Up: September 12 – 14

My recommendations for something to do this weekend

Hopefully the rain doesn’t put too much of a damper on all the outdoor activities this weekend and there are a bunch.

Cincinnati Celtic Festival
Tonight through Saturday, check out the annual Celtic Festival at Yeatman’s Cove. All the bands and event information is on their website.

Walnut Hills Festival
Steve at Beit Carr alerted me to the Walnut Hills Festival at Peebles Corner on Saturday. Going from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, it is free and will feature some musicians, games, art, and face painting for the kids (or adults too I guess).

Spring Grove Lantern Lighting
A special event takes place on Saturday, September 13. From the Spring Grove website:

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Gathering, Lantern Preparation, Entertainment
This is a family event. Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the magnificent grounds of Historic Spring Grove as you are entertained by a wide variety of talented musicians. Please note: the cemetery does not provide seating Prepare your personalized lantern by inscribing your own words of remembrance and hope on our specially designed lanterns. Through them you send your unique message of love, peace and hope into the world and to those we love and have lost. The lanterns are then assembled with a candle and prepared for a launch onto Willow Water Lake.

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Lantern Lighting & Launching
At dusk, we will gather at the shoreline to share a simple but beautiful ceremony. The candles are lit and the lanterns are set upon the water to carry their messages. As the lake is slowly illuminated with glimmering candlelight, the individual candles join together to transform the darkness of the setting sun.

Second Sunday on Main
Hopefully the rain lets up by Sunday enough to check out the last Second Sunday on Main from noon to 5:00. Some good bands lined up as it is a MidPoint Music Festival Preview!
The Seedy Seeds (12:00pm)
Jon Justice Band (1:00pm)
Culture Queer (2:00pm)
500 Miles to Memphis (3:00pm)
Captain of Industry (4:00pm)

And if you want to head inside over the weekend a bunch of new shows have opened in our thriving theatre scene or . . .

Krohn Conservatory’s Octoberfest
This is the opening weekend of Krohn Conservatory’s Octoberfest. Check out the special floral display then head to the tent and enjoy the Gemütlichkeit. Have a beer, talk with strangers, and make new friends in the German tradition. Hours of the tent are the same as Krohn, 10:00 to 5:00 every day. Octoberfest at Krohn continues until November 2.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Don't forget the Hispanic Festival at the Carthage Fairgrounds!

Small, very family-friendly, only $5/car for parking (no other entrance fee).

Excellent food! Try the El Salvador booth! Also music, entertainment, kids' section, vendors, etc.